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Bernie Sanders won the Wyoming caucuses but Hillary Clinton was awarded more delegates

April 10, 2016

 bernies-sanders-nuts Much like the Republican party is trying to wrestle the potential nomination of Donald Trump from the voters at a brokered convention in an attempt to nominate either Mitt Romney or Paul Ryan as the party’s candidate in the general election the Democratic party, through the use of the superdelegates, is more stealthily trying to control the outcome of its primary season.

  The latest example of this comes from the caucuses which were held in Wyoming yesterday: Bernie Sanders won a fairly decisive 12 point victory in the state. In the post I wrote about this win I stated that because Wyoming awarded its delegates proportionally the outcome was close enough where the victory would not mean much because the Senator from Vermont would only pick up a few delegates in the overall delegate count against the former Secretary of State but I was wrong. And not in a good way for supporters of Bernie Sanders…

  It turns out that because of the superdelegates Hillary Clinton was actually awarded more delegates than Bernie Sanders even though she lost the race, here is more:

Bernie Sanders won again Saturday — and still lost.

The Vermont senator took ­Wyoming by an impressive 12 percentage-point margin in statewide caucuses, beating Clinton 56-44 percent.

But under the Democratic party’s oddball delegate system, Sanders’ winning streak — he has won seven out of the past eight contests — counts for little.

In fact, despite his win, he splits the Wyoming’s 14 pledged delegates 7 to 7 under the caucus calculus.

Clinton, meanwhile, also gets the state’s four superdelegates — who already pledged their allegiance to her in January. So despite “losing,” she triumphs 11-7 in the delegate tally.

  It is clear that both parties are trying to control the outcome of the primary elections but while the media has focused on the shenanigans of the Republican party to do so they are ignoring the Democratic party’s shenanigans. But that is to be expected and in fact the mainstream media is working in concert with the Democratic party to help Hillary Clinton by trying to dissuade Bernie Sanders supporters from heading to the polls by changing the way the superdelegates are reported in order to make it seem as if Hillary Clinton’s nomination is inevitable. And it is, the Democratic party is making sure of it…

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. April 10, 2016 7:24 pm

    Super delegates can change. If Sanders overtakes Clinton on pledged delegates they will flip. It happened in 2008.

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    • April 10, 2016 7:34 pm

      It could happen again but we will have to wait and see I guess. Bad things happen to people who oppose the Clinton’s…

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  2. lou222 permalink
    April 11, 2016 8:56 am

    Pretty much our votes no longer count, right?

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    • April 11, 2016 6:50 pm

      It is kind of fun watching the Democrats redistribute the delegates though! 😉

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    • lou222 permalink
      April 11, 2016 7:22 pm

      Now, what about Colorado? They are telling those people they are not holding the caucus and guess they will just do the delegate votes….does that sound right?

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      • April 11, 2016 7:54 pm

        No it does not sound right at all and I disagree with it! But Drudge is misrepresenting this story. These rules were changed last year but Drudge is making it sound as if this just happened all of a sudden. There should have been an uproar in Colorado last year when this happened but there was nothing. Where were the voters when they could have made a difference?

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      • lou222 permalink
        April 11, 2016 8:10 pm

        So, this was put into play last year and this is the first we have heard about it?

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      • April 11, 2016 8:34 pm

        Apparently so and that is what bothers me the most about this. This should have been a story when it first happened but it went under the radar, as was probably planned, but I cannot figure out when Colorado voters didn’t put up a fuss when this went down!

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      • lou222 permalink
        April 11, 2016 9:03 pm

        Well, as usual, were they even told what it would do? Think Obamacare here! Look what we were told and look what we have gotten….2 totally different things…about the best explanation I have….they were maybe just kept in the dark. If it was Trump or Kasich or Cruz doing this, I would be equally as mad, it is underhanded, but apparently legal.

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      • April 12, 2016 5:14 am

        Maybe the GOP did it behind closed doors and they didn’t even realize it until now. It certainly was underhanded and is not right!

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