Yesterday, February 9, I and around 125 other people took part in the first Nebraska Democratic Party Caucus, a gathering of enthusiastic Blue Voters from Nemaha Country who met for an hour and some change at the Auburn Senior Center. And from the news accounts of the chaotic caucus events in Omaha and elsewhere, the historic events generated a lot more voter interest than anticipated.
Johnson County held its caucus in the same building and both gatherings went smoothly.
As happened in the Virgin Islands, Washington, and Louisiana, Barak Obama took the vote in Auburn--his 67 to 55 for Hillary Clinton (or there abouts); Obama's margin of victory in the final state tally revealed a much more pronounced victory for the charismatic candidate.
Oh, I stayed on the Clinton side, ever in the minority in these matters.
As the images collected here illustrate, all took seriously the matter at hand and engaged in a lively debate, trying to win over the undecided and others to their respective camps. And you will notice quite a few familiar Peru and Peru State College faces, including Rich Clopton, Professor of Biology, who served as the caucus chairperson and who along with Deb Clopton worked hard to organize the event.