What is an at-large delegate?
An at-large delegate is a delegate chosen by the official state committee members. Unlike a congressional caucus delegate, where a delegate is chosen by their own district in which they reside, an at-large delegate is chosen to represent their entire state based on popular vote. For example, in Kansas, there were 7 seats available, based on the original Feb. 5 caucuses, Obama was entitled to five at-large delegates and Clinton earned two of the total seven state wide.
In Kansas, one of the at-large delegates is a state Rep., one an attorney that headed up Obama's campaign office in Lawrence during the caucuses, one, a lady that worked for our Gov. for nine years, one myself, I work to help get our state officials elected to every office, volunteer much time to the party and the Women's Federation, I am a reporter and a city planning and zoning board member. I honestly do not remember who the fifth person was for Obama, after hearing my name read after the votes were tallied, I was so overwhelmed that everything else seemed a blur at the time!
I can tell you that at-large delegates normally are vetted at some level by the presidential candidate, in my case, I received a letter of endorsement from Sen. Obama prior to being elected at state convention. I do know that out of 109 people trying to be elected as an at-large delegates for Obama, five of those people did receive a letter of endorsement from the candidate.
The cast of Liberty or Death - 2007 includes: Tom Applewhite as Delegate Bob Escollera as Delegate Kevin Grantz as George Washington Ron Grubbs as Delegate Steve Hawkins as Benjamin Harrison Mike Holland as Delegate Mark Houchins as Delegate Carson Hudson as Delegate Bob Hufford as Delegate Rhys Isaacs as Himself - Historian Lauranett Lee as Herself - Historian Beau Marie as Delegate Tom McGranahan as Delegate Kevin McGranahan as Patrick Henry Sarah Meacham as…
Delegate-at-large is a hyphenated compound noun. When attempting to pluralise such words it is important to identify that part of the compound that is subject to the change in number and add the plural inflection (-s) to that element. Delegate-at-large is a special type of delegate, therefore delegate is subject to the plural inflection, so the plural of delegate-at-large is delegates-at-large.