Alaska Democratic caucuses, 2008

The 2008 Alaska Democratic caucuses took place on Super Tuesday, February 5, 2008.cite news |url=http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P08/AK-D.phtml |title=Alaska Democratic Delegation 2008 |accessdate=2008-02-01 |publisher=The Green Papers] This was the first time that Alaska Democrats participated in Super Tuesday, and the large turnout forced at least one caucusing site to delay closing its doors far beyond the 6:00 pm deadline. [cite news |last=Hunter |first=Don |coauthors=Sean Cockerham, Kyle Hopkins |title=Alaskans statewide have their say |url=http://www.adn.com/politics/story/306521.html |publisher="Anchorage Daily News" |date=2008-02-06 |accessdate=2008-02-06]

Process

The Alaska Democratic caucuses was open to all Alaska voters. Non-Democrats and unregistered voters could register or switch party affiliation at the meeting. At the caucus, voters "fanned out" to groups of supporters of their candidate. Then delegates to the state convention on May 24, 2008 will be selected from the preference groups. There is a minimum 15% threshold at each level of the caucus. However, results are not binding on the state convention delegates. In addition, the actual number of votes are disclosed, unlike in most caucus states, where only state delegates or state delegate equivalents are tabulated. [cite web|url=http://alaskademocrats.org/pdf/uploaded/2008%20Alaska%20Delegate%20Selection%20Plan%20Final.pdf|format=PDF|title=INSTRUCTIIONS FOR THE MODEL DELEGATE SELECTIION PLAN|publisher=Alaska Democratic Party|date=2007-10-23|accessdate=2008-02-24]

In addition to officially allocating 13 national delegates, the state convention also decided five delegates that will attend the national convention as officially unpledged.

Results

Caucus

Caucus date: February 5, 2008

National pledged delegates determined: 0 (of 13)

ee also

*Alaska Republican caucuses, 2008

References

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