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Should red states count as much in the democratic primary?

I just came across this interesting infographic on reddit showing that the states that have been more “blue” in recent elections have a higher support for Bernie in the primary, while “red” states have shown higher support for Hillary. Which makes sense, because you would expect more liberal states to support a more liberal candidate, and vice versa. Oklahoma is a notable exception.

Which makes me wonder, does it matter that Hillary won a bunch of Southern states that will never go blue in the general election? Does this point to her having greater appeal in the general because of her more centrist positions, or does it mean that a tiny number of registered democrats in early primary red states have a disproportionate effect? Should delegate values be weighted by general election impact? Can’t we just do a straight up popular vote for everything on the same day and be done with it?

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