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  • How Clinton Donor Got on Sensitive Intelligence Board

    06/10/2016 9:04:44 AM PDT · by fision · 25 replies
    ABC GMA ^ | 6/10/2016 | ABC News
    ABC Breaking News Newly released State Department emails help reveal how a major Clinton Foundation donor was placed on a sensitive government intelligence advisory board even though he had no obvious experience in the field, a decision that appeared to baffle the departments professional staff. The emails further reveal how, after inquiries from ABC News, the Clinton staff sought to protect the name of the Secretary, stall the ABC News reporter and ultimately accept the resignation of the donor just two days later. Copies of dozens of internal emails were provided to ABC News by the conservative political group Citizens...
  • One in 10 DNC superdelegates were registered lobbyists

    07/31/2016 3:01:12 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | DANIEL CHAITIN
    Nearly one in 10 superdelegates who voted in the Democratic presidential primaries were registered lobbyists, according to a new report, adding some support to Bernie Sanders's claim that "the system is rigged." At least 63 of 712 superdelegates were registered at some point as lobbyists on the state or federal level, according to an analysis conducted this year by the nonpartisan, nonprofit Sunlight Foundation.
  • How 107 Superdelegates Robbed 11 Million Democratic Voters

    07/25/2016 11:58:51 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 5 replies
    http://usuncut.com ^ | June 7, 2016 | Tom Cahill
    The Associated Press (AP) has prematurely called the Democratic primary for Hillary Clinton, despite some 11 million Democrats still waiting to vote in six states and one territory, based off the opinion of superdelegates who have yet to vote. The dominant media narrative is that Sanders is asking superdelegates to thwart the will of the public in order to win the Democratic nomination. But the AP came to their conclusion by a phone survey of the 712 superdelegates, meaning Clinton was declared the winner due to private conversations between reporters and a relatively small handful of Democratic party bosses who...
  • Dems vote down push to abolish superdelegates

    07/23/2016 5:55:45 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 23, 2016
    The Democratic Rules Committee voted down an effort to abolish the role of unbound superdelegates, dealing a blow to Bernie Sanders supporters, many of whom see the superdelegate system as unfair. An amendment failed before the committee Saturday by a vote of 108-58. The amendment received vocal support during discussion from several people who characterized the superdelegate system as "undemocratic" and contrary to the principle of "one person, one vote."
  • Clinton Superdelegate Chaka Fattah Found Guilty on Corruption Charges

    06/21/2016 3:34:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies
    FreeBeacon.com ^ | 6/21/16 | Joe Schoffstall
    Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Pa.), a Hillary Clinton superdelegate, was convicted on Tuesday on corruption charges stemming from a racketeering conspiracy in which the congressman and four associates misappropriated thousands of dollars from federal, campaign, and charitable sources. Fattah and four associates were indicted in July 2015 on 29 corruption charges including racketeering, bribery, money laundering, mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, and falsification of records, among other charges. The Department of Justice said Fattah took an illegal $1 million loan from his failed Philadelphia mayoral bid in 2007 and disguised it as a loan to his consulting company. At...
  • The Secret History of Superdelegates

    06/13/2016 11:33:45 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 13 replies
    Moyers & Company ^ | Branko Marcetic
    Just 712 Democratic officials will decide whether Clinton or Sanders wins the nomination. Documents show that's what the party planned all along. This post originally appeared at In These Times. Since its launch, a specter has haunted Bernie Sanders run for the Democratic nomination. Its not his age, though at 74 he would be the oldest president in American history. And its not that hes an avowed socialist, the label that a mere eight years ago was used to smear Barack Obama as a sinister, alien threat to the American way of life. Rather, it has been the so-called superdelegates...
  • Here we go: Tulsi Gabbard moves to make a big change to the Democrats primary process

    06/12/2016 8:56:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 12, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    For all the carping about the glaring flaws in the Republican primary process, it’s still nothing compared to the circus that the Democrats have going. With Bernie Sanders all but swept off the stage at this point, resentment over their method of assigning delegates remains and Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard seems to have had enough of the Superdelegates who keep their thumbs on the scale throughout the process. With that in mind, she’s kicked off a petition to get rid of them. (Politico) The Democratic presidential primary process may be ending next Tuesday, but the fight among Bernie Sanders supporters...
  • Tulsi Gabbard launches petition to end Democratic Party superdelegate process

    06/11/2016 11:45:02 PM PDT · by McGruff · 21 replies
    POLITICO ^ | June 11, 2016 | Kristen East
    The Democratic presidential primary process may be ending next Tuesday, but the fight among Bernie Sanders supporters to rid the party of superdelegates and install new leadership at the Democratic National Committee is not. Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard encouraged her followers on Saturday to sign a petition ending the Democratic Partys use of superdelegates. Whether you are a Bernie Sanders supporter or a Hillary Clinton supporter, we should all agree that unelected party officials and lobbyists should not have a say in who the presidential nominee of our party is, she wrote in a Facebook post. That should be left...
  • Journalistic Malpractice How Hillary Clinton Clinched the Nomination on a Day Nobody Voted

    06/08/2016 7:37:59 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 24 replies
    Liberty Blitzkrieg ^ | 07 June 2016 | Michael Krieger
    Last night, Associated Press on a day when nobody voted surprised everyone by abruptly declaring the Democratic Party primary over and Hillary Clinton the victor. The decree, issued the night before the California primary in which polls show Clinton and Bernie Sanders in a very close race, was based on the media organizations survey of superdelegates: the Democratic Partys 720 insiders, corporate donors and officials whose votes for the presidential nominee count the same as the actually elected delegates. AP claims that superdelegates who had not previously announced their intentions privately told AP reporters that they intend to...
  • Clinton On Cusp of Winning Democratic Nomination As Puerto Rico Votes (must have 54/60)

    06/05/2016 5:33:45 PM PDT · by drewh · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | 6:42 PM ET, Sun June 5, 2016 | Eric Bradner
    Hillary Clinton is on the cusp of clinching the Democratic presidential nomination, and could move closer as Puerto Rico's primary results are announced Sunday night. The former secretary of state is competing with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders to win a majority of Puerto Rico's 60 delegates. Clinton began the day 60 delegates shy of the 2,383 she needs to win the Democratic nomination -- with 1,776 pledged delegates and another 547 superdelegates. Sanders, meanwhile, started Sunday with 1,547 delegates total: 1,501 pledged delegates and another 46 superdelegates. Clinton is closing in on a historic nomination as the first female presidential...
  • The Twisting Noose

    05/31/2016 8:39:02 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/31/16 | Joan Swirsky
    But in spite of the rigged super-delegate system by which Hillary would ascend to a nomination while losing the vast majority of the primary and caucus contests to Sen. Bernie Sanders, it looks like her expiration date is fast approaching When I think about the slow and inexorablebut, of course, inevitablepolitical demise of Hillary Clinton, I am reminded of T.S. Eliots poem, The Hollow Men, which ends with this haunting refrain: This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends Not with a bang but a whimper. Hillarys...
  • Nancy Pelosi: Too many superdelegates in nomination process

    05/23/2016 2:25:21 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 15 replies
    The Democratic Party relies too heavily on superdelegates to pick its presidential nominees, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday though she downplayed the current dispute between party leaders and Sen. Bernard Sanders. Mrs. Pelosi called the fight between Mr. Sanders and party leaders a family disagreement and insisted it wont dent the eventual nominee in the general election. She also dismissed comparisons to the riot-fueled 1968 Democratic convention. This is an incident. That was a colossal clash of people, she said.
  • Vietnam votes for rubber-stamp assembly ahead of Obama visit

    05/22/2016 10:23:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 22, 2016 4:25 AM EDT | Foster Klug
    Ahead of President Barack Obamas first visit to Vietnam, the country voted Sunday in once-every-five-year-elections for a rubber-stamp parliament whose membership has already been largely determined by the Communist Party. Amid worries about soaring public debt, a serious budget deficit and Chinas aggressive claims in nearby seas, theres also high hope for Obamas visit, both in the government, which wants him to lift an arms export embargo so it can better deal with Beijing, and among rights activists who want him to hold to account a repressive one-party state seen as treating its critics abysmally. [] Obama must balance a...
  • Top Trump Advisor: Hillarys Platform Is to Start Wars in Middle East and Then Import the Refugees

    05/21/2016 8:06:50 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 95 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | May 20, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Top Donald Trump advisor Stephen Miller spoke with CNNs Brooke Baldwin today about Hillary Clintons foreign policy. stephen miller hillary Stephen Miller pointed out the obvious: Honestly, I feel bad for Bernie Sanders supporters and Ill tell you why. Thanks to super delegates, the Democratic party is on the verge of nominating the most pro-war, pro-Wall Street lawmaker in the modern history of the Democratic Party Hillary Clintons platform is, I want to start wars in the Middle East and then import all the refugees into the United States and other countries without knowing who they are. Thats a recipe...
  • DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz: "We Have A Process Set Up That Is Eminently Fair"

    05/18/2016 11:42:11 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 18,2016 | Jeff Poor
    Wednesday on CNNs New Day, Democratic National Committee chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) reacted to news that Nevada State Democratic chairwoman Roberta Lange had been harassed by supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) presidential campaign who have alleged the process of delegate allotment has been unfair.
  • Hillary Clinton keeps losing. So how come she's winning?

    05/16/2016 7:28:44 PM PDT · by GilGil · 42 replies
    LA Times ^ | 5/16/2016 | Mark Z. Barabak
    Bernie Sanders is on a roll. He's won the last two Democratic primaries and stands a good chance Tuesday of adding Oregon and perhaps Kentucky to his pile of victories. Yet Hillary Clinton is likely to continue her seemingly unstoppable march to the party's presidential nomination. How can that be? It's not a conspiracy, as some angry Sanders backers suggest, a result of dark magic or a wrinkle in the time-space continuum. Rather, it's the rules that Democrats play by -- rules that now work to Clinton's advantage, even as they thwarted her candidacy eight years ago, when she lost...
  • Sanders' problem: To win, he needs Clinton's superdelegates

    05/07/2016 3:54:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 7, 2016 6:43 PM EDT | Stephen Ohlemacher and Hope Yen
    Bernie Sanders has a problem. Remember those superdelegates, the Democratic Party leaders and elected officials who can vote for the candidate of their choice? The ones Sanders supporters have been complaining about for months? It turns out, to have a shot at beating out Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination for president, he needs them. A lot of them. [] Clinton won the Guam caucus on Saturday and now needs just 17 percent of the delegates at stake in upcoming contests to clinch the nomination. That means she could lose every single contest by a landslide and still be the...
  • History lesson needed : GOP Superdelegates? (Extreme Vanity)

    04/26/2016 6:13:16 PM PDT · by Celerity · 16 replies
    Selft | April 24, 2016 | Celerity
    I see in a few counts that there are "Superdelegates" assigned to Cruz this evening. Where did I miss this ? Does the Republican party have superdelegates now ? Am I missing something ?
  • Vice President Biden learns the disappointing truth about superdelegates

    04/18/2016 12:23:55 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    American Irony ^ | 4-18-16 | The Looking Spoon
    Vice President Biden is pictured above reacting to the revelation by Hillary Clinton that the Democratic Party's super-delegates are, unlike them, just regular old human beings. While agreeing that their sole purpose for existing is to heroically protect her from losing the nomination, super-delegates do not, in fact, have super-powers such as: Tax-ray vision, mainstream media invisibility, abortion claws, a magic red tape lasso, debt deflectors, terrorist noise cancelers, tyranny empathizers, and a logic shield made out of laminated race cards. Clinton then went on to clarify that any Democrat has all of those things, but they are actually perks...
  • RNC Official Claims Every Delegate Is a Superdelegate, Can Override Will of Voters

    03/15/2016 8:26:42 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 147 replies
    Republican National Committeeman Curly Haugland of North Dakota sent a letter on Friday to fellow RNC officials arguing that current party rules allow 2016 Republican National Convention delegates to vote for the presidential candidate of their personal preference during the first round of voting, rather than voting along with the will of voters in their states. Haughland wrote in a letter published by The Daily Caller that the partys Rule 38, also called Unit Rule, specifically allows Republican convention delegates to vote their conscience in every vote at the convention. Every delegate to the 2016 Republican National Convention is a...
  • One of Hillary Clintons superdelegates may have to vote for her from jail

    03/16/2016 6:58:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | March 16, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    You may recall the unpleasant bit of Democratic Party history when former New York Assembly Speaker and Democratic power broker Sheldon Silver was convicted by a jury of his peers on multiple counts of corruption and removed from office. Silver was the man who, for decades, essentially ran the Democratic Party in the Empire State behind the curtains, determining who received state government dollars, which legislators received plum committee assignments and which bills would see the light of day for a vote. He also tightly controlled the flow of budget money, much to his own benefit. Well, his trial date...
  • Does The GOP Have Superdelegates? The Republican Party's Nomination Rules Are Different This Year

    03/11/2016 12:04:56 PM PST · by xzins · 13 replies
    Bustle ^ | 12 Feb | Seth Millstein
    With the presidential primaries in full swing, you can expect to hear a whole lot more about delegates and superdelegates over the next couple of months. In Iowa, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton outright tied each other, but Clinton's superdelegates put her over the top. What about in the GOP? Do Republicans get superdelegates, and could they tip the nomination? The technical answer is that yes, the Republican Party does have superdelegates. However, they function differently for the GOP than Democrats, and in 2016, Republican superdelegates will have way, way less power and autonomy than the superdelegates on the Democratic...
  • What are superdelegates, why are they important, and how many does Hillary Clinton have?

    03/06/2016 6:46:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 03/05/2016 | Debbie Lord
    While the process to nominate Democrat and Republican candidates for president are essentially the same, there is a notable difference in just who will vote at the nominating committee. That difference comes in the form of something Democrats call a superdelegate. You are likely to hear the term though an unofficial one quite a bit in the coming months. Heres a quick look at what a superdelegate is and what they do. What is a Superdelegate? A Superdelegate is a person who is a delegate to the national nominating convention but who is not bound to a candidate,...
  • Pelosi pans superdelegate system

    03/03/2016 4:55:30 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/3/2016 | Mike Lillis
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday amplified her criticism of the Democrats' presidential primary system, saying the states' pledged delegates and not the superdelegates should decide the winner. "I'm not a believer in the sway of superdelegates deciding who is going to be the nominee," Pelosi told reporters in the Capitol. "I think we have a democratic process where people vote on both sides of the aisle and that that should determine who the nominee is." Pelosi made waves by making similar comments amid the 2008 primary contest between then-Sens. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) and Hillary...
  • Democrat Superdelegates Include Lobbyists, Party Insiders: Sander's Supporters Unhappy

    03/02/2016 8:19:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 03/02/2016 | Liz Sheld
    The public is finally catching on to the Democratic superdelegate racket, and certainly Bernie Sanders' supporters are.The Democratic Party has some "special sauce" they add to the main course of voter preference for their presidential nominee. A group of politicians and elite members of the party get a say -- a big say -- as to who gets the party nod for president: [T]his group, which consists of 21 governors, 40 senators and 193 representatives, only makes up about a third of the superdelegates. Many of the remaining 463 convention delegates are establishment insiders who get their status after...
  • TV Pundits Praise Hillary Clinton On Air, Fail to Disclose Financial Ties to Her Campaign

    02/27/2016 3:20:58 AM PST · by lowbridge · 8 replies
    theintercept.com ^ | february 25, 2016 | lee fang
    Tune into television coverage of the presidential campaign and undoubtedly you will hear from variouspundits described asformer campaignstrategists and political contributors explaining the latest developments of the race.But in many cases, these pundits though introduced as neutral experts on campaignsor partypolitics in fact have financial ties to the candidates they praise on the air. Several consultantswho work at firms retained by Hillary Clintons campaign and her affiliatedSuper PACs appear regularly on the major television networks, frequently touting Clinton. A review of pundits on the major networks and cable news also found one prominent pundit who often praised Jeb...
  • Hey, Democrats, guess what? AP reports Hillary is CRUSHING Bernie Sanders right now

    02/19/2016 1:59:43 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 31 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/19/16 | Robert Laurie
    Good thing you're a bunch of sheep. I’ll be the first to admit we’ve had a lot of fun with Hillary’s losses around here. Because we feel that she is - without question - the worst possible candidate to sit in the Oval Office, we delight in her failures. However, thanks to the way the DNC works, her disastrous 2016 campaign is actually demolishing rival Bernie Sanders, and it would take something of a miracle to reverse that trend. As the AP reports, Hillary has a staggering 481-55 delegate lead. ...If you include her pledged superdelegates.
  • WaPo: Superdelegates won’t save Hillary Clinton from Bernie Sanders

    02/18/2016 3:19:24 PM PST · by Zakeet · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 18, 2016 | Chris Cillizza
    "Superdelegates help Clinton expand her lead despite NH loss," reads the headline of a piece that moved across the Associated Press wire on Thursday. Despite losing New Hampshire by 22 points to Bernie Sanders, the story notes, Hillary Clinton has actually widened her delegate lead over the senator from Vermont -- winning 87 superdelegates since Feb. 9 to Sanders's 11. Overall, according to the AP's count, Clinton has a 481-to-55 delegate edge, even though among delegates allocated by the first two votes in Iowa and New Hampshire, Sanders leads 36 to 32. [Snip] That Clinton is winning the lion's share...
  • Republican Super Delegates

    02/15/2016 12:39:09 PM PST · by stocksthatgoup · 5 replies
    Inforplease ^ | current | Liz Olsen
    In some presidential elections, superdelegates can play a major role in determining the Democratic nominee. Unlike delegates, superdelegates are not bound to represent the popular vote of a region at the Democratic National Convention; they are free to support any candidate for the nomination. The Republican Party does not have superdelegates. Superdelegates are not selected on the basis of party primaries and caucuses in each state. Instead, superdelegate standing is based on the status of current or former officeholders and party officials, including all Democratic members of Congress. Superdelegate is a term that arose in the 1970s. In order for...
  • Clinton has superdelegate edge in Nevada and South Carolina

    02/15/2016 5:54:31 AM PST · by McGruff · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 15, 2015 | Ben Kamisar and Andrew Dunn
    Hillary Clinton has already locked up half the Democratic superdelegates in Nevada and South Carolina before the first votes are cast in either state. The former secretary of State has won public support from half of South Carolina's six superdelegates and three of Nevada's eight superdelegates. Bernie Sanders has secured only one, a Democratic national committeewoman from Nevada. The role of superdelegates in the Democratic primary process is coming under new scrutiny after the early voting contests of Iowa and New Hampshire. The superdelegates are made up of Democratic lawmakers and party leaders who can cast a vote for the...
  • Is There Anything Less Democratic Than The Democratic Party?

    02/14/2016 6:30:23 PM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 24 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 2/10/16 | Editorial
    Election 2016: Bernie Sanders won 60% of the vote in New Hampshire Tuesday yet will collect fewer delegates in the electoral college than distant-second finisher Hillary Clinton. This is just plain rigging. The Democratic Party had better reeducate itself about the word “democratic.” “Tonight, we served notice to the political and economic establishment of this country that the American people will not continue to accept a corrupt campaign finance system that is undermining democracy,” Sanders, an avowed socialist, told his supporters in his Tuesday night victory speech in New Hampshire.
  • Sanders supporters revolt against superdelegates

    02/14/2016 7:14:45 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 58 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/14/16 | Daniel Strauss
    Outraged by the delegate deficit Sanders faces even after his New Hampshire win, the senator's backers are taking action. Bernie Sanders lost by a hair in Iowa and won by a landslide in New Hampshire. Yet Hillary Clinton has amassed an enormous 350-delegate advantage over the Vermont senator after just two states. Outraged by that disconnect - which is fueled by Clinton's huge advantage with Democratic superdelegates, who are not bound by voting results - Sanders supporters are fighting back. Pro-Sanders threads on Reddit have been burning up with calls for action, with some supporters even reaching out to superdelegates...
  • Why Sanders thinks he'll flip Clinton's super delegates

    02/14/2016 9:51:00 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 31 replies
    http://www.cbsnews.com ^ | February 14, 2016 | REBECCA KAPLAN
    Bernie Sanders said Sunday he thinks he can cut into his rival Hillary Clinton's lead among super delegates in the race for the Democratic nomination - a lead that allowed Clinton to salvage her substantial loss in New Hampshire's Democratic primary last week. "If we continue to do well around the country and if super delegates - whose main interest in life is to make sure that we do not have a Republican in the White House - if they understand that I am the candidate and I believe that I am who is best suited to defeat the Republican...
  • DNC Chair: Superdelegates Make Sure Party Leaders Don’t Have to Run Against Grassroots Activists

    02/13/2016 2:38:38 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 12, 2016 | 2:16 PM EST | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Democratic National Committee (DNC) chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz said that although the Democratic Party "wants to give every opportunity to grassroots activists... to participate" in its presidential nomination process, superdelegates "exist... to make sure that party leaders and elected officials don't have to be in a position where they are running against grassroots activists." Wasserman-Schultz made the comments Thursday in response to a question by CNN's Jack Tapper on why Hillary Clinton garnered the same number of delegates in the New Hampshire primary as rival Bernie Sanders even though Sanders won 22 percent more of the vote. ...
  • CNN’s Tapper Challenges DNC Chair To Explain ‘Rigged’ Superdelegate System [VIDEO]

    02/13/2016 3:47:51 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 36 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/13/16 | Steve Guest
    CNN’s Jake Tapper confronted Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz over the “rigged” process in New Hampshire that left Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton with the same number of delegates despite Sanders’ 22 point shellacking of Clinton. Appearing on CNN’s “The Lead” with Jake Tapper on Thursday, after Wasserman Schultz attempted an explanation, Tapper said, “I’m not sure that, that answer would satisfy an anxious young voter.” (RELATED: After Crushing Defeat, DNC Quirk Still Gives Hillary More New Hampshire Delegates Than Sanders) “Hillary Clinton lost to Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire by 22 percentage points, the biggest victory in...
  • Superdelegates vote all in favor of Hillary

    02/11/2016 1:11:43 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 50 replies
    https://ricochet.com ^ | Feb 10, 2016 | Jon Gabriel
    As campaign suspensions, political fallout, and bitter recriminations rain down after the New Hampshire vote, what is the state of the race? I'll handle the circus on the left first.
  • Rebellion: Sanders Supporters Apply Pressure On Superdelegates To Not ‘Snatch Away Victory’

    02/11/2016 9:46:55 AM PST · by aimhigh · 36 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/10/2016 | Derek Hunter
    In spite of the fact the Iowa caucuses were a photo-finish and Sanders beat Clinton by more than 20 points in New Hampshire, the current delegate count, including both elected delegates and superdelegates, gives a huge lead to Clinton - 394 to 42. The petition, which was launched Monday morning, has already garnered over 125,000 signatures in 24 hours, reads: Superdelegates: Don't Deny Democracy. Commit to honoring the voters - let everyone know that you won’t allow your vote to defeat our votes. Announce that in the event of a close race, you’ll align yourself with regular voters - not...
  • So I Googled "Sanders Delegates"........

    02/10/2016 8:01:46 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 18 replies
    Google ^ | Vanity
    And why is Hillary 394 ...yep 394 to Bernie 44???? I understand Superdelegates but no way.... https://www.google.com/search?q=sanders+delegates&oq=sanders+delegates&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i60l2.5627j0j4&sourceid=chrome&es_sm=93&ie=UTF-8#eob=m.09c7w0/D/2/short/m.09c7w0/&es_sm=93
  • Over 100,000 BernieBots Sign Petition Urging DNC to Allow Popular Vote to Rule Over Superdelegates

    02/10/2016 8:02:12 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 27 replies
    VANITY
    Commit to honoring the voters - let everyone know that you won’t allow your vote to defeat our votes. Announce that in the event of a close race, you’ll align yourself with regular voters - not party elites. PETITION BACKGROUND Bernie Sanders is on a roll among actual voters, with a blowout victory in New Hampshire (22 points!) and a virtual tie in Iowa. When Bernie is on the ballot - he can win. But in a close race, Superdelegates can snatch that victory away. Only by pushing back against this possibility can we ensure that the candidate WE vote...
  • How Hillary Clinton Might Actually Win In N.H., Even Though She Lost Big

    02/10/2016 7:19:57 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    NPR ^ | 02/10/16 | Danielle Kurtzleben
    Bernie Sanders delivered the second-biggest rout in New Hampshire Democratic primary history last night, besting Hillary Clinton by 22 percentage points. That's important, because it hands him a crushing victory, lots of momentum and money to help him staff up for a potentially long fight against Clinton. And with that huge win, one might think that Sanders would end up with the majority of delegates. But Clinton may very well wind up with more of them (or at least be closer in the delegate count than the proportion of the vote total). Here's why: There were 24 delegates to...
  • After Crushing Defeat, DNC Quirk Still Gives Hillary More New Hampshire Delegates Than Sanders

    02/10/2016 7:03:55 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 104 replies
    Though Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire primary in a landslide over Hillary Clinton, he will likely receive fewer delegates than she will. Sanders won 60 percent of the vote, but thanks to the Democratic Party’s nominating system, he leaves the Granite State with at least 13 delegates while she leaves with at least 15 delegates. New Hampshire has 24 “pledged” delegates, which are allotted based on the popular vote. Sanders has 13, and Clinton has 9, with 2 currently allotted to neither. But under Democratic National Committee rules, New Hampshire also has 8 “superdelegates,” party officials who are free...
  • Would a Brokered Convention Stop Donald Trump?

    02/09/2016 9:22:42 PM PST · by dennisw · 94 replies
    breitbart ^ | 14 Jan 2016 | Roger Stone
    Will the GOP establishment steal the 2016 nomination from Donald Trump even if the magnate arrives in Cleveland with the most pledged delegates but short of the 50 percent he'd need to be nominated? Is a back-room deal in the works to have a "brokered convention" to deny Trump the GOP nod? I think there is such a plan and it must be exposed. Donald Trump is our last hope to make Washington work for us - not the lobbyists, special interests and billionaire donors who control the corroded two-party system. As Trump says: "America is going to hell!" I...
  • Hillary Clinton LEADING Bernie Sanders 15-13 in New Hampshire Delegates (90% reporting)

    02/09/2016 10:23:03 PM PST · by drewh · 85 replies
    she's gonna steal it from Bernie with the super delegates! Candidate Votes % Delegates Sanders ✓ 138,414 60.0 13 ••••••••••••• Clinton 88,623 38.4 15 ••••••••••••••• •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 28 of 32 delegates accounted for in New Hampshire. HuffPost counts unpledged delegates who have publicly stated their intent to vote for a candidate. More info »
  • Does New Hampshire Mean Hillary Clinton Will Lose? That Depends On Her Strategy Going Forward

    02/09/2016 9:30:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Romper ^ | February 10, 2016 | Keiko Zoll
    Oh, what a difference a week makes: After barely eking past her Democratic opponent in Iowa, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton lost the New Hampshire primary to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on Tuesday night. With 68 percent of precincts reporting at press time, Sanders had a nearly 20 point lead over Clinton. Does her loss in New Hampshire mean Clinton will lose the nomination? Right now -- only one state into the long primary process between now and party nominations in July -- it's still too early to tell. What we do know is that in order for Clinton...
  • Question: If Sanders won by 21%; why did he and Clinton both get 13 Delegates?

    02/09/2016 7:47:33 PM PST · by Boomer · 72 replies
    Self ^ | 2/9/2016 | Self
    On Politico.com it shows Sanders and Clinton both getting 13 delegates. How then is this a true win for Sanders other than a popular vote? I don't know which is why I'm asking. Link at source.
  • Party insiders give Clinton early, commanding delegate edge

    11/13/2015 9:07:20 AM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/13/2015 | AP
    Hillary Rodham Clinton has locked up public support from half of the Democratic insiders who cast ballots at the party's national convention, giving her a commanding advantage over her rivals for the party's presidential nomination. Clinton's margin over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is striking. Not only is it big, but it comes more than two months before primary voters head to the polls -- an early point in the race for so many of the people known as superdelegates to publicly back a candidate. The Associated Press contacted all 712 superdelegates in the past...
  • Why dont Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum just quit?

    04/06/2012 1:30:41 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 53 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 6, 2012 | Jonathan Renshon, Jennifer Lerner and Philip Tetlock,
    [SNIP] ...For candidates such as Santorum and Gingrich, a loss would be highly public. When youre the exciting new candidate, youre likely to focus on the endless possibilities, and optimism rules the day. But when the polls turn against you, the fear of failure starts to weigh more heavily. Despite whatever they go on to do, the stigma of losing can be nearly impossible to shake. For example, a Los Angeles Times headline last summer read Failed presidential candidate Al Gore attacks winning candidate Obama over his environment policies. The story had nothing to do with campaigning, yet Gore was...
  • Scarborough: 'No One' In GOP Establishment Thinks Romney Will Beat Obama

    04/04/2012 5:37:08 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 112 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Unemployment stubbornly over 8%. His landmark piece of legislation in dire peril of being dumped by the Supreme Court. The "flexibility" moment with Putin's pawn. Does that sound like an invincible incumbent to you? It does to Joe Scarborough, and according to him, to every other member of the Republican establishment. On Morning Joe today, Scarborough said that while they won't admit it on TV, "no one" in the GOP establishment believes Mitt Romney will beat Barack Obama in the general election. View the video here.
  • Delegate Math (Romney EASILY wins 3 man race by Splitting South Mathematical Proof)

    03/10/2012 10:30:24 AM PST · by parksstp · 44 replies
    Delegate Math Calculator ^ | 03-10-2012 | parksstp
    If you have crunched the numbers like I have, its very hard to see how Romney is denied the 1,144 delegates in a 3 man race. This is because in a 2-man race in the Southern states, Romney would be shut out of most delegates, whereas now with the Anti-Romney vote split, he is taking 1/3 or better of the delegates. This will in fact get him to 1,144 based on even the most pessimistic scenarios. Consider the following: Romney has acquired about 407 delegates in the following states (Endorsed Superdelegates are included in the totals) IA (7), NH(7), SC(2),...
  • Romney win, now almost certain, won't decide future of GOP

    04/07/2012 3:10:04 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 58 replies
    Salem News ^ | April 7, 2012 | David M. Shribman
    SILVER SPRING, Md. Five different political contests are being conducted right now. Only two are evident to the naked eye. The first of the visible contests pits Mitt Romney against Rick Santorum for the Republican presidential nomination. The results here in Maryland and in Wisconsin this week tell us who has a commanding lead there. The second visible contest pits Romney against President Barack Obama. That one began this month with their twin addresses to the convention of editors in Washington. Obama has a 4-point lead, according to a Gallup poll conducted last week for USA Today. Now to...