Many people around the country probably are not aware that the President of the United States isn’t given a free ticket to defend their seat for a second term, Democrats and Republicans alike must vote for their Presidential nominee as part of the Democratic process. With that being said President Barack Obama is expected to clinch his parties nomination on Tuesday as another five states prepare to vote.
Unlike the GOP primary the President’s nomination hasn’t been met with debates, scandals and spoilers, although he has received a tiny bit of opposition in some states where anti-abortion protestors and uncommitted voters have voiced their opinions.
In Oklahoma anti-abortion protestor Randall Terry managed to rack up 18% of the vote however his campaign was soon disqualified by party officials. In the meantime 18% of voters in Alabama voted for “uncommitted” which means Alabama will send eight uncommitted delegates to the Democratic National Convention.
President Obama is not expected to win Oklahoma or Alabama in the general election so the results really are not that surprising. In other states presidential elections were not even held, for example in Iowa they skipped voting and instead held rally’s to fire up the troops in support of President Obama.
Speaking about the President’s focus on the general election his campaign offices have said there will be no wild parties like in 2008 when President Obama clinched the nomination from Hillary Clinton after a Democrat primary that went all the way to June without a presumptive nominee for the office of the President.