It was a raucous caucus in Canyon County tonight. Many of the Obama supporters who braved the long lines in frigid weather to hear him speak at Taco Bell Arena on Saturday found themselves repeating the experience at the Nampa Civic Center. On both occasions, the wait was worth it. Inside the crowd was in a festive mood and the results were never in doubt. The first count resulted in Obama with 72%, Clinton 20%, Uncommitted 7% and Edwards 1%.
After it was determined that the Uncommitted and Edwards supporters didn’t have the necessary votes to receive a single delegate, the second vote resulted in 23 delegates for Obama and 6 for Clinton. With just over 79% of the count, Obama’s Canyon County vote was close to the overall Idaho results of 81%.
All in all, a pretty amazing night for Idaho Democrats. Here are some pictures from Nampa Civic Center.
Outside the Civic Center- The Obama Line
Waiting in Line
Still waiting inside
Chair Judy welcomes the crowd
Edwards and Clinton Supporters
Obama supporters who could find a seat and some who couldn’t
Victor explains the process
Mac rallies the troops
Why we should support Obama
Why we should support Edwards
Why we should support Clinton
I’m uncommitted- Convince me