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1 hour ago, Ishan said:

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.

 

25 minutes ago, Conservative Elector 2 said:

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

 

2 hours ago, WVProgressive said:

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.

 

2 hours ago, Dr. Insano said:

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

 

2 hours ago, Actinguy said:

Kerry endorses fellow Massachusettsenite Elizabeth Warren

Just so you all know, I'm going to determine how many delegates a nomination gets. Some of these suggestions are starting get absurd. It would make sense if someone like Bill Clinton, or Gary Hart or John Edwards gets a single protest vote, but they are unlikely to get monolithic support from a single state. As such, expect some of your suggestions to be very loosely followed. Also keep in mind that the conventions tend to move towards finding a compromise pick that is acceptable and doesn't move towards everyone adhering even more strictly to their unbendable ideologies. 

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I'm now calculating the ballot. 

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Democratic National Convention Round 8:

Total delegate: 4763 (total needed under current rules for nomination: 3177; total needed should a majority-only amendment be passed: 2382)
 
Recent moves: 
- Kerry endorses Warren, but many of his supporters go elsewhere. 
- Heinrich and Beebe endorse O'Rourke, but many supporters go elsewhere. 
- Beebe declines the nomination of the Southern states as he's dropped out. 
- Jimmy Carter endorses Warren, but his endorser nominates his grandson, Jason Carter, but Carter endorses Warren. 
- Sanders supporters nominate Ro Khanna
- Delegates get antsy and start nominated celebrities and fictional people, and Donald Trump
- Some delegates nominate Bill Clinton, Gary Hart, and John Edwards
- Tennessee nominates Al Gore
- Hillary Clinton announces that she might jump back in if Biden drops out after Round 9. 
- Some delegates are calling for a measure to limit the nominees to 5 after Round 10. 
 
Biden 1820
Warren 1087
Harris 1019
O'Rourke 446
Freudenthal 56
Al Gore 20
Ro Khanna 17
Dwayne Johnson 10
Donald Trump 3
Lebron James 3
Oprah Winfrey 3
Mickey Mouse 1
Gravel 1
B Clinton 1
Edwards 1
Hart 1
 
States can propose new nominees. 

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I'll take this one step further. 

O'Rourke withdraws and endorses Elizabeth Warren, and hopes to be her VP pick as he would balance the ticket (young, southern, moderate).

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37 minutes ago, Herbert Hoover said:

I'll take this one step further. 

O'Rourke withdraws and endorses Elizabeth Warren, and hopes to be her VP pick as he would balance the ticket (young, southern, moderate).

Was gonna say the same for Harris. Too slow 😕

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Calculating the next ballot. Wait for it. 

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Democratic National Convention Round 9:

Total delegate: 4763 (total needed under current rules for nomination: 3177; total needed should a majority-only amendment be passed: 2382)
 
Recent moves: 
- A vote to limit the number of nominees to 5 after Round 10 has passed. Any delegates for weaker candidates will be released. They have the option to abstain. 
- In a surprise announcement, Biden drops and endorses Harris, but some of his delegates go elsewhere.  
- O'Rouke endorses Warren after this announcement, in what is another surprise move, some go elsewhere. 
- Al Gore urges Biden to return, believing that Biden is the best shot to beat Trump. Gore says he will release his delegates in the event Biden returns. 
- Minnesota nominates Al Franken for the presidency. 
- Several of the minor candidates drop out. 
- Delegates shift around. 
 
Harris 2119
Warren 1687
Oprah Winfrey 257
Al Gore 220
Al Franken 87
Freudenthal 66
Ro Khanna 47
Donald Trump 13
Gravel 1
 
 
States can propose new nominees. 

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Oprah Winfree declines, stating she has no interest in politics.

Donald Trump ridicules the Democratic National Convention for being unable to ready a consensus. "Sad! There is even a movement among Democrats to nominate me! They should just give up already! #MAGA"

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Joe Manchin makes good on his promise to return if Joe Biden dropped out, but he is only able to gain the delegation of his home state of West Virginia. As does Hillary Clinton, who is able to gain the delegation of New York.

Ro Khanna endorses Elizabeth Warren, but a small group of his delegates refuse to vote for her, with some voting for Trump in protest. 

 

 

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Calculating the next round. Please hold. 

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Democratic National Convention Round 10:

Total delegate: 4763 (total needed under current rules for nomination: 3177; total needed should a majority-only amendment be passed: 2382)
 
Recent moves: 
- Oprah calls in to release her delegate, most of which go to Harris. 
- Trump is reported to be ridiculing the Convention, stating that he thinks he will probably win. 
- Ro Khanna endorses Warren, but many go to Gravel and some to Trump
- Manchin and H Clinton jump back in before the 5 nominee rule goes into effect. 
- Freudenthal released his delegates to Manchin, but some go to Trump. 
- Al Franken, seeing no support as delegates shift, releases his delegates. 
- Gravel, realizing that he will be cut out of the top 5, releases his delegates, suggesting Warren as the best of a bad lot. 
- Manchin with 50 delegates is being pressured to drop out as well, but he stays in since this would allow Trump, who has 43 delegates, into the top 5. 
- Delegates shift. 
- Delegates consider passing a rule for a straight majority to settle the nomination in Round 15. 
 
Harris 2329
Warren 1778
H Clinton 307 
Al Gore 256
Manchin 50
Donald Trump 43 [Will be forced out in the next ballot]
 
*The 5 nominee rule is now in effect. No new candidates unless someone drops out

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Al Gore endorses Warren in return for the possible SOS or Interior Sec. position and because he feels her position on climate change is the best.

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Delegates begin to shift towards Al Gore as a compromise candidate between the "Establishment" and "Progressive" wings of the party.

 Most of the Trump delegates abstain.

(The convention seems stuck in dead heat, Kamala is still more than two-thousand delegates short of getting the nomination and I doubt Warren would withdraw.)

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Updating. Please hold. 

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Democratic National Convention Round 11:

Total delegate: 4763 (total needed under current rules for nomination: 3177; total needed should a majority-only amendment be passed: 2382)
 
Recent moves: 
- Candidates begin to shift towards Gore, but they are soon in disarray after learning that he’s already endorsed Warren
- Warren is still unlikely to match Harris this round, so Massachusetts nominates Joseph P Kennedy III as a compromise progressive and liberal. Warren reluctantly agrees to drop out. 
- Clinton feels comfortable dropping out now that Warren is out. She releases her delegates. 
- Trump and abstaining delegates mostly leave the convention but some support Manchin. 
- delegates shift
- Harris realizes she probably can’t gain more steam, but she stays in. 
- delegates consider passing movement requiring only a majority to win the nomination
 
Kennedy 2798
Harris 1829
Manchin 115
Absent 23
 
*The 5 nominee rule is now in effect.

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27 minutes ago, vcczar said:

Democratic National Convention Round 11:

Total delegate: 4763 (total needed under current rules for nomination: 3177; total needed should a majority-only amendment be passed: 2382)
 
Recent moves: 
- Candidates begin to shift towards Gore, but they are soon in disarray after learning that he’s already endorsed Warren
- Warren is still unlikely to match Harris this round, so Massachusetts nominates Joseph P Kennedy III as a compromise progressive and liberal. Warren reluctantly agrees to drop out. 
- Clinton feels comfortable dropping out now that Warren is out. She releases her delegates. 
- Trump and abstaining delegates mostly leave the convention but some support Manchin. 
- delegates shift
- Harris realizes she probably can’t gain more steam, but she stays in. 
- delegates consider passing movement requiring only a majority to win the nomination
 
Kennedy 2798
Harris 1829
Manchin 115
Absent 23
 
*The 5 nominee rule is now in effect.

The Democratic party bosses, wanting to minimize the damage the convention does to their chances at winning the Presidency, and frankly, quite tired after a long day of hectic politics, pressure Harris to endorse Kennedy. She does so after Kennedy promises her the Attorney General position, should he be elected.

Kennedy promises to let the convention vote on who his running mate will be, in an effort to create excitement for the ticket, like how Adlai Stevenson did in 1956.

Millions of Americans watching the convention at home become disillusioned with the Democratic party?

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Calculating. Please hold. 

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Democratic National Convention Round 12:

Total delegate: 4763 (total needed under current rules for nomination: 3177; total needed should a majority-only amendment be passed: 2382)
 
Recent moves: 
- Kennedy delegates call for an amendment for a majority wins rule. Voting is stopped by the Harris delegates. 
- Harris drops out and endorses Kennedy. 
- Just prior to the Round 12 vote, Manchin reluctantly endorses Kennedy. 
- 23 Sanders delegates still refuse to back the nominee. 
- Kennedy agrees to let the convention select his VP. 
 
Kennedy 4740
Absent 23
 
Joseph P. Kennedy III is the Democratic Nominee for President! 
 
The following factions seek a VP of their liking:
- Sanders and anti-establishment supporters
- Centrist Democrats
- Democrats not from the Northeast
- Non-catholic Democrats
- Working class Democrats
- Identity Democrats (women, African-American, Hispanic, LGBT)
- Progressive non-Sanders Democrats wanting two progressive on the ticket
- Democrats wanting an older VP with foreign policy or military experience
 

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Realizing their that their strength is not enough to propel their preferred candidate to victory the factions team up to pick a candidate that pleases both of them.

Progressives, and Working Class Democrats, team up to nominate, Senator Jeff Merkley, of Oregon.

Non Catholics, and Centrists,  team up to nominate the Congregationalist, and noted moderate, Senator Amy Klobuchar, of Minnesota.

 Sanders/Anti-establishment supporters, and those wishing for someone with military experience, nominate Representative Tulsi Gabbard, of Hawaii.

Non-Northwesterners, and delegates wishing for a minority candidate nominate, Senator Kyrsten Sinema, of Arizona.

 

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Group of delegates that long for the Obama days team up to nominate Michelle Obama.

Sanders delegates push for Sanders to be nominated. 

Some delegates push for Mayor Pete to be nominated.

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 Centrist Democrats, Non-Catholic Democrats, Democrats not from the Northeast, and Democrats that desire strong executive experience, a list list of legislative experience, and an older nominee nominate Governor Roy Cooper of North Carolina. 

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