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Hillary Clinton increases delegate lead over Bernie Sanders heading into Nevada and South Carolina

February 19, 2016

  When all was said and done in the New Hampshire primary Bernie Sanders soundly defeated Hillary Clinton in embarrassing fashion yet in delicious irony the former Secretary of State was awarded the same number of delegates as the Senator from Vermont.

  Apparently this irony was lost on Bernie Sanders supporters who feel the Senator should have been allowed to keep the delegates he rightfully earned and they began to “revolt” against the superdelegate concept, asking the Democratic elites to listen to the voice of the people before pledging to support a candidate.

  But apparently their pleas are falling on deaf years because Hillary Clinton has already locked up half of the superdelegates in Nevada and South Carolina before a single vote has been cast in either state and now it is being reported that the former Secretary of State has won the pledges of 87 more superdelegates, giving her a lead of 481-55 in total delegates.

  Here is more:

Hillary Clinton has increased her lead in the Democratic primary since her resounding loss to Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire by wooing 87 new party superdelegates to support her campaign over the past week.

The Associated Press reports that Sanders won the support of 11 superdelegates over that same time period.

While Sanders holds a small lead among pledged delegates awarded to him for his showings in Iowa and New Hampshire, Clinton’s massive superdelegate lead puts her ahead 481-55 in delegates to the Democratic National Convention, according to the AP’s count. 

  This is not an insurmountable lead but it is quite a head start for Hillary Clinton considering the small number of voters who have already cast a vote in an official contest but it does show us who the elites in the Democratic party want as their candidate and they are going to do everything they can to stop Bernie Sanders.

  These superdelegates can still change their minds and vote for Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention but when you think about the Clinton’s record and what happens to people who get in their way how many people do you think will change their votes?

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. petermc3 permalink
    February 19, 2016 7:14 am

    For Father Time to overtake Lard Ass he must claim gender fluidity and declare himself to be a negro Cherokee woman. The super delegates appear to be, literally, pussy whipped knowing the Clinton death squares are waiting in the wings. 🔫

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    • petermc3 permalink
      February 19, 2016 7:15 am

      Typo: death squads

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    • February 19, 2016 8:28 pm

      Unless of course Hillary finally decides to come out of the closet and admit her true relationship with Huma…

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  2. lou222 permalink
    February 19, 2016 10:02 am

    The fix is in, it is the Clinton way!

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    • February 19, 2016 8:29 pm

      Yep!

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  3. February 19, 2016 11:21 am

    Sorry, this reflects a misunderstanding of the “superdelegates.” Only 24 delegates were up for election in New Hampshire’s Democratic primary, and Senator Sanders won 15 of them to Secretary Clinton’s 9. The other eight – in an allocation determined by the state party, were assigned to party leaders and elected officials, often called “PLEOs.” While it’s much more interesting reading that more easily riles people up, the fact is that Secretary Clinton was not assigned delegates that were properly won by Senator Sanders.

    Nationwide, about 15% of the democratic convention’s delegates are such PLEOs.

    Time was, back in the day, when PLEOs constituted a far greater percentage of the total delegates, so that the party establishment, if it couldn’t dictate the result, wielded a far greater influence than it can today. It was the candidacy of George McGovern in 1972 that started the movement to rein in the party establishment’s power by reducing the number of PLEO delegates.

    Surprisingly, at least from my perspective, the GOP’s superdelegates are pledged to their state’s winner, while the Democratic superdelegates are under no such restriction. In addition, superdelegates comprise only about 7% of the total GOP delegates, while they make up about 15% of the total delegates to the Democratic convention.

    Take good care and may God bless us all!

    TGY

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