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What are the 54 contests Obama just referred to in his speech?

Asked by occ (4080points) June 3rd, 2008

54 electoral contests – I count 50 states, plus DC and Puerto Rico. What are the other two primary contests?

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buster's avatar

guam maybe?

jrpowell's avatar

What he was referring to might have been the state that holds a primary and a caucus. That is how they roll in Texas. It is basically two separate elections. And Guam.

BirdlegLeft's avatar

My wife and I were on the Obama website. There is a header labelled “States,” which list all fifty states and our other holdings. A total of 56 I believe. But, I’m tired, drinking a beer, and listening to Obama speak, and not going to look at the moment.

GD_Kimble's avatar

+ Guam, +US Virgin Islnads

jlelandg's avatar

He campaigned in 57 states and sat of out a couple…at least that’s what he said.

Michael's avatar

GD Kimble is right. 50 states + DC + PR + Guam + Virgin Islands = 54 contests.

Interesting note: PR, Guam and VI do not have any electoral votes in the general election (DC has 3). None of them have voting members of congress, though they all, including DC, have non-voting representatives (as does American Samoa) in the House.

lefteh's avatar

Democrats also allocate some primary electoral votes to Democrats Abroad, who, as the name suggests, are United States citizens who are not living in the country.
There’s also the American Samoa primary, making for a total of 56 Democratic contests.

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