Now that we know who the Republican nominee will be, it’s time to put away the calculators, and all that delegate math we learned when we thought this whole thing was going to a contested convention. However, should we forget what we learned from the process? I say no way.
We learned every state is different in how they award delegates.
For example, in Colorado, constituents don't even vote in a primary or caucus anymore. They just elect delegates.
We learned in Pennsylvania, most of the delegates -- no matter who wins the state -- aren't bound to that winner.
The most important thing we learned is that the will of the people, and the votes they cast don't always determine the final result. So my question to you today is this: what are we going to do with that information? Should each state re-analyze the way they pick their delegates? Should we streamline the way states choose delegates, or does that take too much power away? Whatever the case, I don't think we should disregard this conversation just because we have an apparent nominee. We've always been told our voice counts when we vote -- but don't you want to make sure?