Hillary Clinton disenfranchises WA state voters

This year was the last and from now on the WA caucuses will no longer count toward the presidential election.  This year there were both caucuses and a primary, but the primary didn’t count due to a ruling by the WA supreme court on 07/15/05 (see para below from Wikipedia).  A "beauty contest" primary was held anyway, and over half the state’s registered voters showed up.  Guess who won … that Young Turk, Barack Obama.  You can see the  WA Sec of State results below, but I bet Hillary Clinton doesn’t want to count the +50,000 votes for Barack when she disenfranchises all the WA democrats in her fake "I won the popular vote" argument. 
Primary election
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Because many Washingtonians were disappointed over the loss of their blanket primary, which the Washington State Grange helped institute in 1935, the Grange filed Initiative 872 in 2004 to establish a "Louisiana" or "Top 2" primary for partisan races, thereby allowing voters to once again cross party lines in the primary election. The two candidates with the most votes then advance to the general election, regardless of their party affiliation. Supporters claimed it would bring back voter choice; opponents said it would exclude third parties and independents from general election ballots, could result in Democrat or Republican-only races in certain districts, and would in fact reduce voter choice. The initiative was put to a public vote in November 2004 and passed. On July 15, 2005, the initiative was found unconstitutional by the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. The Supreme Court heard the Grange’s appeal of the case in October 2007. In March 2008, the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality the Grange-sponsored Top 2 primary; the first election under the system will be held in August 2008.
February 19, 2008
Voter Turnout
President – Democratic Party
Federal (Statewide)
Last updated on 3/7 9:16 AM 
Candidate Votes Votes %
Joe Biden Democrat
1,883 0.27 %
Hillary Clinton Democrat
315,744 45.67 %
Christopher J. Dodd Democrat
618 0.09 %
John Edwards Democrat
11,892 1.72 %
Mike Gravel Democrat
1,071 0.15 %
Dennis J. Kucinich Democrat
4,021 0.58 %
Barack Obama Democrat
354,112 51.22 %
Bill Richardson Democrat
2,040 0.30 %

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