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Santa Monica Blogger Uses Calculator, Finds Out Everyone Was Wrong About CA's Super Tuesday Results

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First, let's reemphasize the good news from last week, as reported by David Dayen at Calitics: "47,153 "double bubble" votes were counted in Los Angeles County. The expectation on the day of the election was that none of these ballots from decline to state voters would be counted, but the pressure put on by the Courage Campaign and other groups led to this result."

Second, Dayen's post that included the above news has made its rounds through the national blogasphere, having the Wall Street Journal and Wonkette pick up on it. While Hillary Clinton still won California, the official count, that some media is still reporting, of California delegates is "so very, very wrong, and in fact are about 800,000 votes off from the official tally." The Democratic party confirms that the count is 203-167.

"Apparently many news organizations predict that Clinton will reap 207 delegates from California, and Obama 163," Dayen scolded last week, "MSNBC has this. Real Clear Politics has this. CBS has this. The New York Times has this. CNN has it as 204-161 with 5 to be decided. They're all simply wrong, and I know math is hard and everything, but get out your calculators, people."

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