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Democratic National Convention Round 5:

Total delegate: 4763 (total needed under current rules for nomination: 3177; total needed should a majority-only amendment be passed: 2382)
 
Recent moves: 
- Ryan drops out and his endorser goes to Brown
- West Virginia and Kentucky nominate Manchin
- Sanders endorses Warren, but some of his delegates go elsewhere, and some refuse to endorse anyone else. 
- Swalwell endorses O'Rourke, but some go to Harris
- Hickenlooper drops out and endorses BIden, but some go to Klobuchar
- Booker drops out with no endorsement and his delegates scatter to Harris, Warren, Clinton, and O'Rourke
- Yang's delegate leaves him for Buttigieg
- Many delegates shift
 
Biden 1804
Harris 719
Warren 710
Clinton 473
O'Rourke 260
Klobuchar 119
Brown 90
Gillum 89
Buttigieg 81
Manchin 76
Abstain (for Sanders) 38
Wolf 19
 
States can propose new nominees. 

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Wolf withdraws, stating that he declines his nomination in the ballot casting but is flattered nonetheless. He urges his delegates to vote for Biden, whom he believes to be the eventual nominee.

Similarly, Gillum withdraws, citing his lack of a state elected title among a highly talented crowd. Many believe he is gearing up for another Gubernatorial challenge. He urges his delegates to choose Harris, a fellow up and coming black progressive with a strong following.

Buttigieg also reads the writing on the walls and withdraws, endorsing fellow newcomer to the national stage Beto O'Rourke. 

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Utah and Colorado, two states with strong mining industries, also nominate Joe Manchin, in an attempt to gain pro-coal concessions when it comes time to decide the party platform.

A group of Sanders stragglers nominate Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon.

New Mexico nominates their Senator Martin Heinrich, hoping he can become a unifying "Dark Horse".

 

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Brown drops out in support of Warren 

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Connecticut's delegation pushies for Chris Murphy

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Biden says that if he doesn’t get the nomination before round 10, then he will drop out, even if he’s leading. 

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K no more for this round. Calculating. 

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Democratic National Convention Round 6:

Total delegate: 4763 (total needed under current rules for nomination: 3177; total needed should a majority-only amendment be passed: 2382)
 
Recent moves: 
- Biden announces that he will drop out after Round 9 if he hasn't the necessarily delegates. 
- Klobuchar drops out and endorses Warren; however, many go to Biden or Clinton
- Wolf endorses Biden
- Gillum endorses Harris, but some abstain. 
- Buttigieg endorses O'Rourke, but some go to Biden and Brown
- Utah and Colorado second the nomination of Manchin from the previous round. 
- Sanders supporters from various states nominate Merkley, and they are joined by the Gillum supporters who had abstained. 
- New Mexico nominates Heinrich
- Connecticut nominates Murphy
- A few delegates shift around
- Clinton says she will drop out after round 7, if she doesn't reach 700 delegates. 
 
Biden 1873
Harris 799
Warren 759
Clinton 393
O'Rourke 301
Manchin 136
Brown 110
Merkley 47
Heinrich 40
Murphy 20
 
States can propose new nominees. 

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Merkley refuses the support, wants to focus on Senate race. Urges delegates to support Brown or Warren. 

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Manchin gains delegates who come from the coal mining heavy state Pennsylvania, and positions himself as a "coal country" favorite son.

O'Rourke drops out, but doesn't endorse anyone.

Heinrich's nomination is seconded by the "Sun Belt" states of Arizona and Nevada.

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Brown decides to follow advice given to him last round and to drop out and endorse Warren. 

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With Merkley dropping out, 19 former Sanders delegate refuse to endorse anyone. One of these nominates former president Jimmy Carter. Another renominates Gravel. After Sanders refuses renomination from the remaining 17, they abstain. 

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Defectors from Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, and Kamela Harris in the New York and greater New England region have drafted former Secretary of State John Kerry, who hopes to emerge as something of a compromise candidate. 

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Chris Murphy withdraws, citing that his candidacy only hinders that of fellow progressive Elizabeth Warren and that his supporters should coalesce around her. 

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Arkansas nominates Mike Beebe and hopes to ignite the fire Bill Clinton had once.

(Sorry for coming late into this, I was very busy yesterday. If it's too late for this nevermind. I will follow closely)

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If it isn't too late, I'll join it and if not, whatever.

 

Dave Freudenthal announces a run and gets Wyoming's delegates and most delegates in Idaho.

 

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Manchin declines the support of the Conservative states and instead signals that the moderate choice that can win is Joe Biden. He hints that should Biden drop out he'd resume the race.

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Ok, no more moves. Calculating the next ballot. 

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Democratic National Convention Round 7:

Total delegate: 4763 (total needed under current rules for nomination: 3177; total needed should a majority-only amendment be passed: 2382)
 
Recent moves: 
- Merkley urges his supporters to support Brown or Warren, but 19 former Sanders supporters abstain. In the last moment of the voting, 1 abstainer nominates Jimmy Carter and another renominates Gravel
- Brown drops out and urges his supporters and those gained from Merkley to support Warren. Some of them go to Biden.
- Kerry is nominated by several delegates. 
- Murphy endorses Warren. 
- Arkansas nominates Beebe
- Wyoming nominates Freudenthal
- Clinton opts to withdraw a ballot early as she senses no added support. She endorses Harris as the best candidate to break the glass ceiling. However, many of her voters go to Biden and Harris and O'Rourke as well. 
- Manchin declines support and urges support of Biden to prevent progressives from winning the nomination. He vows to return if Biden drops out. Some of his support goes to Beebe and Freudenthal. 
- Several delegates shift around. 
 
Biden 1813
Harris 999
Warren 986
O'Rourke 366
Kerry 170
Beebe 60
Heinrich 40
Freudenthal 26
Abstain (stubborn Sanders supporters) 17
Carter 1
Gravel 1
 
States can propose new nominees. 

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Heinrich and Bebe endorse O'Rourke claiming he is the best candidate to win South western and southern states.

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The more conservative southern states of Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana second the nomination of the pro-life Mike Beebe, put off by Joe Biden's (somewhat)pro-choice position.

Jimmy Carter give a Shermanesque statement that he will not accept the nomination, and he instead gives a personal endorsement of Elizabeth Warren, his single delegate abstains . Georgia nominates his son Jason Carter, to show that Mike Beebe's pro-life position does not represent all of the south.

As the convention drags on delegate start to become prankish and antsy, with some casting ballots for people not involved in politics, deceased persons, non-American persons, and even fictional characters. (This is more just to add humor, though I'm sure we'd see some spoiled ballots).

Abstaining Sanders delegates nominate Congressman Ro Khanna of California.

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In a protest, John Edwards announces run for President and gets most of North Carolina's delegates, 

Gary Hart announces and gets most of Colorado's delegation

Bill Clinton is nominated by all of Arkansas's delegates.

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Tennessee's delegates are enraged and nominate Al Gore as compromise candidate for southerners, moderates and climate advocates.

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