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2008 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
American Samoa Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Territorial Caucus: Tuesday 5 February 20081
Delegate Selection: Caucus/Convention
Voter Eligibility: Open Caucus
9 total delegate votes - 3 at large; 6 Unpledged PLEOs
Unpledged delegates as of
Reference: Summary of State Delegate Selection Plan
Tuesday 5 February 2008: Today's Territorial Caucus made up of interested voters meets to choose 6 of American Samoa's 12 delegates to the Democratic National Convention (together representing 3 pledged delegate votes [of American Samoa's 9 total "delegate votes"] at the National Convention): Each of these 6 pledged delegates will only cast ½ (or .5) of a vote on the floor of the Democratic National Convention, thus the total of 3 pledged "delegate votes". The caucus is scheduled to take place between 9 AM local time (2000 UTC) and 11 AM local time (2200 UTC).
The remaining 6 delegates (representing American Samoa's remaining 6 delegate votes) are Unpledged PLEOs who will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".
Here is how we estimate the delegate count as compiled from a media source from the 5 February 2008 Caucuses):
Note that each of the 6 delegates casts one half vote at the convention for a total of 3 delegate votes.
A report from the The Honolulu Advertiser.
|Delegation to the National Convention|
American Samoa Delegation (as posted by http://www.demconvention.com/, 11 August 2008)
|Alternate Pledged District||0||0||0||0|
|Alternate Pledged PLEO||0||0||0||0|
|Alternate Pledged At-Large||0||0||1||1|
|Pledged At-Large||Obama||Marilyn AhChing||Pago Pago, AS|
|Pledged At-Large||Obama||Clara Reid||Pago Pago, AS|
|Pledged At-Large||Clinton||Aliimau "JR" Scanlan, Jr.||Pago Pago, AS|
|Pledged At-Large||(unknown)||Jacinta Titialii Abott||Pago Pago, AS|
|Pledged At-Large||Obama||Oreta Togafau||Pago Pago, AS|
|Pledged At-Large |
|(unknown)||Galeai Moaaliitele Tuufuli||Pago Pago, AS|
|Alternate Pledged At-Large||Obama||Marcus Langkilde||Pago Pago, AS|
Delegation Vice Chair
|Therese L. Hunkin||Pago Pago, AS|
|Fagafaga D. Langkilde||Pago Pago, AS|
|Unpledged Congressman||Hon. Eni F. Faleomavaega||Washington, DC|
|Unpledged DNC Member||Deanna Fuimaono||Pago Pago, AS|
|Unpledged DNC Member||Nathaniel Savali||Pago Pago, AS|
|Unpledged Governor||Hon. Togiola Tulafono||Utulei Village, AS|
|Credentials Committee||Obama||Reupena Tagaloa||Pago Pago, AS|
|Platform Committee||Obama||Oreta Togafau||Pago Pago, AS|
|Rules Committee||Clinton||Aliimau "JR" Scanlan, Jr.||Pago Pago, AS|
|Page||Dennis Fuimaono||Pago Pago, AS|
1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.
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