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Superdelegate John Lewis Is Not Not Voting for Hillary. Probably.

John Lewis

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Representative John Lewis from Georgia caused quite a fuss when the Times reported he might not vote for Hillary at the Democratic National Convention in August. Lewis “said Thursday night that he planned to cast his vote as a superdelegate for Senator Barack Obama,” read the story, which was written by campaign vets Jeff Zeleny and Patrick Healy. But now Lewis’s office has issued a statement saying that the Times story is inaccurate. “It is plain there is a lot of enthusiasm for Barack Obama,” said Lewis’s spokesman. But “those things are observations,” not statements of preference. Jones has apparently not made up his mind yet about how he will vote, though he is taking into consideration how his constituents voted. Meanwhile, Obama has been calling him all day. Now, Lewis left things pretty open in his explanation to the Times, so the fact that he felt it necessary to issue a whole separate statement about it afterward tells us one thing: Having an irate Hillary Clinton call you on the phone must be terrifying.

Rep. Lewis: Report of delegate switch to Obama ‘not accurate’ [Atlanta Journal-Constitution]
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Superdelegate John Lewis Is Not Not Voting for Hillary. Probably.