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Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton win the same number of New Hampshire delegates

February 10, 2016

 Sorry Bernie supporters but the system is rigged, and I am not talking about the economic system a la your hero. No, I am talking about the Democratic primary and if the establishment is successful your candidate is not going to win.

  You might think it was a remarkable stroke of good luck that Hillary Clinton won six coin tosses in a row and you might even believe that several delegates were wrongly allotted to the former Secretary of State in Iowa, but this next story should be extremely hard to swallow.

  Have you wondered why Hillary Clinton does not feel like this was a big loss? Well, that is because it was not: even though Bernie Sanders thoroughly thrashed Hillary Clinton in the New Hampshire Democratic primary the two candidates have won the same amount of delegates.

  Here is more:

Hillary Clinton is expected to leave New Hampshire with just as many delegates as Bernie Sanders, even after he crushed her in Tuesday’s presidential primary.
Sanders won 15 delegates with his 20-point victory Tuesday while Clinton won nine. 
But Clinton came into the contest with the support of six superdelegates, who are state party insiders given the freedom to support any candidate they choose.
  And here is some more news for you:
The Clinton campaign has mounted an aggressive effort to secure about 360 superdelegates across the country, according to The Associated Press. Sanders has a total of eight superdelegates.
  Many of the Democratic insiders, or the establishment if you prefer, who are superdelegates have already decided to support the establishment candidate. (Or should I say they were “convinced” to support Hillary Clinton) Bernie Sanders is fighting an uphill battle and has been from the beginning. It is hard not to notice the irony here with the delegates being evenly spread around, after all it would not be fair for one candidate to get more than the other, but somehow I think that irony will be lost on Sanders’ supporters.
  This will not be an impossible hill for Bernie Sanders to climb but before a single vote was cast Hillary Clinton already had about a 350 delegate head start.
  These superdelegates are not bound to vote for Hillary Clinton at the convention, they can still change their minds, however people have a nasty habit of getting dead around the Clinton’s so anyone who does decide to change their vote could be taking their lives in their hands.
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4 Comments leave one →
  1. February 10, 2016 10:42 pm

    Interesting. So the Republicans don’t have superdelegates?

    Anyway, here’s an interesting article (though it gets a bit tedious when it delves into the stats and percentages, an area beloved of many political junkies).

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/2/3/1479118/-New-Hampshire-Delegate-Mathematics

    Take good care and may God bless us all!

    TGY

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    • February 11, 2016 6:39 am

      There are fewer of them but the Republicans have superdelegates. There are three from each state and they are supposedly obligated to vote for the primary winner so it is more like they are having a place saved for them at the dinner plate.
      I was speaking specifically to Bernie Sanders’ supporters in the wake of what they thought was a big win which is why I talked only about the Democratic superdelegates.

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