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Tue Mar 31, 2020, 09:45 AM

 

Massachusetts Democrats cancel state convention

They had already suspended caucuses for the cities and towns which had not yet caucused. (My city did hold caucuses before the pandemic hit in force.) Mass has only one statewide election this year, for US Senate. Rep. Joe Kennedy III is challenging Sen. Ed Markey. The campaigns agreed that since the Senator had already won more delegates and the Cong. had passed the 15% threshold, Markey has won the party's endorsement and Kennedy will be on the primary ballot in September.
I do feel badly for the delegates who were elected for the first time and were excited to be attending their first convention, but I feel that the party has done the right thing, and has made the best possible decision given the circumstances in which we find ourselves.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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Response to bluescribbler (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 09:50 AM

1. Poor delegates, I'd be so disappointed, but definitely the right thing.

 

As for the rest, we're going to learn a lot from the pandemic election, and the shaking up it requires, and inevitably some of it is going to be to the good.
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Joe Biden

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Response to bluescribbler (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 10:19 AM

2. I'm sure our conventions will be cancelled or done online somehow.

 

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Response to George II (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 12:24 PM

3. Sounds great

 

If for no other reason than it would deny the inevitable sour grapes disrupters a platform. Iím actively hoping the convention is altered solely for that reason.
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