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Is the media using the superdelegates to make it appear as if Hillary Clinton has an insurmountable lead?

March 27, 2016

 This is an interesting take on the superdelegates and the way the media is reporting them compared to the way they were reported in past elections. Here is where the two Democratic candidates stand when superdelegates are included in the total delegate count:

Currently, Hillary Clinton has just over 1,700 delegates in her quest for the Democrat nomination, while Bernie Sanders has just over 1,000. He will likely pick up additional delegates after Saturday’s final results are tabulated, but, on the surface, he still looks to be trailing Clinton by a wide margin.

  But the race is much closer when the superdelegates are not counted:

Setting aside the pledges of the superdelegates, the margin between Clinton and Sanders is much more narrow. Clinton has just over 1,200 delegates awarded through primary and caucus voting, while Sanders has over 1,000. There are still around 2,000 delegates available through the remaining primaries.

  Bernie Sanders has been projected to win just over 100 delegates after his big victories yesterday, even counting the delegates that the former Secretary of State will win in her defeats yesterday this makes the race a virtual dead heat if the superdelegates are not counted.

  But the superdelegates do count in the total so why shouldn’t the media include them in the total count? Because while these superdelegates are pledged to Hillary Clinton they are not bound to vote for her at the convention.

Setting aside the pledges of the superdelegates, the margin between Clinton and Sanders is much more narrow. Clinton has just over 1,200 delegates awarded through primary and caucus voting, while Sanders has over 1,000. There are still around 2,000 delegates available through the remaining primaries.

  Because of this the media has never included the superdelegates count in the tally in previous elections and history shows us this is proper:

One of the more disengenuous actions of the media in this primary season has been to count “superdelegates” in Clinton’s tally of delegates. The media didn’t do this in 2008, when she also had a huge lead in the number of superdelegates who were pledged to her before the DNC convention.

In 2008, the media mentioned her overwhelming support from superdelegates, but it was treated as almost a seperate primary and wasn’t included in her overall delegate count. This made sense, because their votes weren’t bound to any candidate until the convention. Indeed, the primary really turned in Obama’s favor after many of these superdelegates announced publicly they were switching their support or moving to neutral.

  So why is the media changing the way it reports the superdelegate count and including it in the official delegate count when they have not done so before? I think the answer is fairly obvious: they are trying to skew the results in favor of Hillary Clinton in order to dissuade Bernie Sanders supporters from going to the polls to vote for their candidate by making it appear as if the candidate does not have a chance.

  I have to believe that this is a coordinated effort between the mainstream media, the Democratic party, and Hillary Clinton and if this is true I find it interesting, as the article points out, that the party named after democracy is using an oligarchical system to stifle democracy…

  Hillary Clinton has adopted Elizabeth Warren’s mantra about the system being rigged and in this case they appear to be right, but somehow I do not think this is what they are talking about…

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32 Comments leave one →
  1. petermc3 permalink
    March 27, 2016 10:09 pm

    The dog and pony show lust go on. If Moe Ginsberg cooperates after he loses the nomination he will be rewarded, maybe as ambassador to Cuba where he can rub elbows with some real fellow commies and Mrs Bernie, with her experience in misappropriating funds at the university level, would be a perfect fit as secretary of education. Nothing more than hope and change brought to us by democrats. Stay tuned.

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    • March 28, 2016 5:30 am

      He must have some type of deal to keep the charade going and it sounds like you found the perfect job for him!

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  2. lou222 permalink
    March 28, 2016 8:38 am

    The take I get on all of this, is with the superdelegates,,,they do not need for us to vote….hope others don’t think this and just not bother going to the voting places…it sure sounds like we are useless with what we want, doesn’t it?

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    • March 28, 2016 8:13 pm

      The good news in all of this is that it is only the Democrats who use this system, the Republicans have some superdelegates but they are bound to vote for the candidate who won their states primary. At least on the first ballot, after that they are free to change.

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  3. lou222 permalink
    March 28, 2016 2:32 pm

    Does anyone know what movie from 1981 this clip came from? It is pretty spot on…..

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    • March 28, 2016 8:16 pm

      I do not know but if anyone does I would love to know what it is because I need to see it!

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    • March 29, 2016 3:33 pm

      ‘A Chilling Description of Our World… from a 1981 Movie: This weekend, the Facebook page Anonymous posted a short clip from the 1981 movie My Dinner with Andre that went viral. In the clip, one of the characters provides an absolutely chilling perspective on the world in 1981—one that in many ways applies to today, and has even perhaps been magnified.’ Good one Lou ~Thanks!
      Reality

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      • lou222 permalink
        March 29, 2016 4:01 pm

        Yep, that must be the one, Zip! Thanks for finding it.

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      • March 29, 2016 7:15 pm

        Thanks for the answer! I will have to watch this movie!

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    • March 29, 2016 3:56 pm

      What comes to mind about this is, if there’s no ‘written down acct.’ that can be used as a foundation of truth and is reliable (outside of the realm of human conditioning or indoctrination) that book would be very valuable and be under great attack to disqualify it by the lying and thieving rulers (Totalitarianism)!

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  4. lou222 permalink
    March 28, 2016 3:10 pm

    I do not know why I am posting this other than it is funny:

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    • March 28, 2016 8:17 pm

      Sometimes a little humor is needed, thanks for sharing!

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      • lou222 permalink
        March 28, 2016 8:57 pm

        Looks like it was taken down, it was Hillary, so guess the Facebook staff is running defense for her. Did you see it before it was removed?

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      • March 28, 2016 9:02 pm

        I can still see it Lou. It is a pic of Hillary next to an alien, unless there was more that I don’t see.

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    • lou222 permalink
      March 29, 2016 7:58 am

      That is strange because this is what I see inside of a blank box. Wonder why you can see it and I cannot? It was pretty funny looking.

      This Facebook post is no longer available. It may have been removed or the privacy settings of the post may have changed.

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      • March 29, 2016 7:17 pm

        That is strange! I can still see the image.

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    • March 29, 2016 5:53 pm

      ‘Facebook censors Hillary Clinton’s emails that expose her crimes’ ~ Dear @Facebook: stop censoring our Hillary Clinton email release. No, really. Stop it. There is no technical excuse.

      Liked by 2 people

      • March 29, 2016 7:18 pm

        There is no excuse, you are right. FB is obviously doing it for political reasons.

        Liked by 1 person

      • March 29, 2016 7:21 pm

        Yep, those quotes are from someone who ‘up to their tricks’!

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  5. March 28, 2016 8:08 pm

    Excellent find. But of course let her not fade too quickly. Fauxahantas is in the wings.

    Liked by 1 person

    • March 28, 2016 8:18 pm

      Thank you and I agree, let her hang on as long as possible! Biden is also lurking, but I think Warren is more dangerous because she is the one many young Democrats wanted to run.

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      • lou222 permalink
        March 29, 2016 7:59 am

        Just a younger version of Bernie, so yes she would be appealing to the youth.

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      • March 29, 2016 7:18 pm

        Exactly!

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  6. March 29, 2016 3:20 pm

    Host Joe Scarborough even went so far as to admit the media’s complicity in the process with regard to superdelegates. He notes:

    “And I know the Republican party wishes they rigged the process as well as the Democratic party did right now, because they could rig it against Trump — but the Democratic party rigs their process so that these superdelegates, which by the way can move any direction they want, actually skew the process and the reporting so badly that the voters actually don’t have their say when it comes to voting.” http://libertyblitzkrieg.com/

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    • March 29, 2016 7:19 pm

      At least he is admitting it, in that sense he is more honest than the rest of them.

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      • March 29, 2016 7:24 pm

        Which is showing Steve even the heavily indoctrinated are being awaken … surprising come from him because he always seemed as one willing to die for the cause = Progressive Agenda!

        Liked by 1 person

      • March 29, 2016 8:01 pm

        It doesn’t happen often but every once in awhile one of them slips up and tells us the truth!

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      • lou222 permalink
        March 30, 2016 6:06 am

        Isn’t Joe a REPUBLICAN? I often thought he is a poor one IF he is, but that is what I read. And who is to say the Republicans are not rigging the vote as the Democrats do? It sure as heck looks that way to me. We do not count, but we already figured that one out.

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      • March 30, 2016 7:08 pm

        Technically he is a Republican however I firmly believe that the Democrats, Republicans, the media, and Donald Trump are all on the same side. They are creating chaos and dissension and the end game here is to ensure two things: Ted Cruz (because he has pissed off the Republican establishment) does not get the nomination, and second that Hillary Clinton is the next President. The Republican establishment would rather see Clinton as President than Cruz.

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  1. Is the media using the superdelegates to make it appear as if Hillary Clinton has an insurmountable lead? | Rifleman III Journal
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