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The primary calendar is STILL in flux

March 6, 2008 |  4:18 pm

As our colleague Nona Yates reports in Friday's print edition, the presidential primary calendar is about to change again. But this time it's no mad rush to the front of the calendar for the sake of limelight and advertising dollars. Just a little trouble among Puerto Rico Democrats in trying to read the calendar.

Puerto Rico, with about 55 pledged delegates, is scheduled to hold the last Democratic primary on Saturday, June 7. But election rules require the primary to be held on the first Sunday in June -- which is June 1.  The Democratic National Committee is expected to approve the switch, which will mercifully shorten the primary calendar by four full days, and give Montana and South Dakota the last ballots on June 3.

DNC spokeswoman Stacie Paxton blamed the problem on a "clerical error."

-- Scott Martelle