yourvotecountsBefore everyone starts throwing around accusations that the 2016 U.S. presidential primary is rigged or that their candidate of choice is being cheated in the process, take the time to look at the facts. It is straight ahead math based on political party rules.

Again, with a quick consult with the Google one can access clear explanations of how the U.S. primaries work.

– Government 101 explains presidential primaries

– How Stuff Works explains how presidential primaries work

– I like the Bloomberg delegate tracker

– This NPR article lines out where Hillary and Bernie are now before Tuesday 4/26/16 primaries in PA, RI, CT, MD, and DE.

The current presidential candidates from both parties are playing by the rules, so far. (Not like the shenanigans in 2008.)

If you don’t like how the parties allocate delegates, well that is a whole ‘nother can of political worms. You ought to start working grassroots now to change the rules in your state.

Politics is a long game.