Thursday, January 3, 2008
Obama Champion in Iowa Caucus
Congrats to Barack Obama who had a sweeping victory for the Democratic party in Iowa, humbling the over-confident Hillary Clinton. This was the first vote and considered very important because it sets the tone for who America wants on the ballot for the upcoming presidential election. If Obama wins he'll be the first black person to become president of America.
The Iowa caucus is an electoral event in which residents of the U.S. state of Iowa elect delegates to the county convention to which their precinct belongs in a caucus. There are 99 counties in Iowa and thus 99 conventions. These county conventions then select delegates for both Iowa's Congressional District Convention and the State Convention, which eventually choose the delegates for the presidential nominating conventions (the national conventions).