January 30, 2012
Credit to The Texas Tribune
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, again. All one sees anymore are campaign commercials. Even from the other room we are inundated with “I’m so-and-so, and I approve this message.” In Florida, the Republican Primary Campaign has taken over, leaving little room for the idea of an Obama-won Florida, and (through recent polls) an assumed Romney win. But why does everyone care so much about the little Sunshine State? Delegates.
A delegate is simply this; a member of the pre-election Electoral College. Each state is allowed a certain number of delegates, typically corresponding to the percentage of population a particular state has in comparison to the rest of the country, and Florida holds the largest amount of delegates we’ve seen in any other caucus this year: 50, however, only in a winner-takes-all situation.