Two Democratic presidential candidates won't get Oklahoma delegates to national convention
Oklahoma Democratic Party tells Randall Terry and Jim Rogers they didn't comply with party rules for securing delegates based on their performance in March 6 primary.
WASHINGTON — Two Democratic presidential candidates who might have been eligible for Oklahoma delegates based on their performance in the March 6 primary didn't follow the state Democratic Party's rules for securing those delegates, a party official said Friday.
Trav Robertson, the interim executive director of the Oklahoma Democratic Party, said anti-
No potential delegates filed declarations of support for the candidates by this week's deadline.
Rules were available
Robertson said the party's rules for selecting delegates have been available since September, including on the party's website.
Robertson said candidates have the responsibility to learn the rules and meet their obligations for securing delegates.
The decision means President Barack Obama, who won 57 percent of the statewide vote and all five of the state's congressional districts, will get the state Democratic delegates allotted based on the results of the primary.
The state party also informed Terry that he wasn't a “bona fide Democrat” and therefore not eligible for delegates.
Terry, of West Virginia, has openly said he is running in Democratic primaries to win delegates and deny Obama unanimous nomination for a second term at the party's national convention in September.
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