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Bernie Sanders promises a contested convention

May 1, 2016

 Back in the beginning of April the Sanders campaign was openly talking about winning the nomination at a brokered convention, however the Senator from Vermont was dealt a severe blow last week when Hillary Clinton won four out of five primary contests, thusly breaking Bernie Sanders’s winning streak.

  However these loses have not stopped Bernie Sanders from promising his supporters he will win the nomination at a brokered convention. Here is more:

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said Sunday that he will continue his challenge to front-runner Hillary Clinton even at the party’s convention in July.

“The convention will be a contested contest,” Sanders said at a Washington, D.C. press conference Sunday.

  So how does he intend to contest the convention when Hillary Clinton appears to be on the verge of acquiring the necessary allotment of delegates to win the nomination before the convention?

  It all revolves around the superdelegates:

Sanders’ pledge to push superdelegates behind Clinton to support him during the nominating contest raises the chance the Republicans’ Cleveland gathering will not be the only convention fight this summer.

“It is virtually impossible for Secretary Clinton to reach the majority of convention delegates by June 14 with pledged delegates alone,” Sanders said, referring to the final day of primaries. “She will need superdelegates to take her over the top at the convention.”

That’s where Sanders said his campaign will attempt to further complicate the front-runner’s effort. He hopes to steal superdelegates already committed to her, including some who backed her before Sanders announced his bid last April.

 In other words he has much the same strategy as Ted Cruz, only I would argue that the Democratic party’s use of the superdelegates to influence the outcome of the primary election is more blatant, and anti-democratic, than some of the convoluted processes the individual states are using to influence the outcome of the Republican primary.

  For all of the talk surrounding the Republican convention and the Cruz campaign’s effort to pick delegates likely to switch votes after the first ballot is cast not much has been said about the Sanders campaign looking to influence the votes of the superdelegates. Or the use of the superdelegates in the first place for that matter…

  Much has been made about Ted Cruz’s attempt to use the Republican party rules to stop Donald Trump from winning the nomination but virtually nothing has been said about the Democratic party using its rules to stop Bernie Sanders from winning the nomination. Personally I do not see much of a difference in the way the two parties are trying to control the outcome of the primaries, with the exception that the Democratic party is doing it more out in the open than the Republican party.

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. May 1, 2016 11:22 pm

    Reblogged this on Nevada State Personnel WATCH.

    Liked by 1 person

    • May 2, 2016 5:28 am

      Thank you.

      Like

  2. May 2, 2016 5:10 am

    Republican party has been more fair to trump than Democrats to bernie. Hillary Clinton is the establishment darling

    Liked by 1 person

    • May 2, 2016 5:29 am

      It is hard to believe because the MSM is not really covering the problems within the Democratic party but I think you are probably right.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. May 2, 2016 8:20 am

    Bernie at the least is out to get our special snowflakes on board with his Marxist agenda. That is what he has been about his whole life. Why are we so surprised he will ride this train until the end?

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    • May 2, 2016 6:51 pm

      The one thing we can say about Bernie is at least he has been consistent.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. lou222 permalink
    May 2, 2016 8:22 am

    I think that the right has been nasty to Trump, but that might just be me. As for the left, they are really trying to keep any “infighting” out of the news and since they ARE the news, they can do it. I think that Clinton needs to have Sanders going after her. I hate it when a nominee (like Jeb Bush) think they are the chosen one…this happened with McCain and look how that one turned out. Yep, I hope Sanders keeps after her. I doubt that will change peoples minds about her, not after all she has negative right now that do not seem to have had any effect on her candidacy. No one could keep going with all that except her OR her husband….go figure.

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    • May 2, 2016 6:54 pm

      The MSM loves the Republican infighting of course, and of course they also are trying to cover up the infighting on the left. But that is what we expect from the MSM, isn’t it? I also hope Sanders fights this all the way to the convention and at that point the media will not be able to ignore it.

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      • lou222 permalink
        May 3, 2016 1:18 pm

        I think he said he was going to do it! The arrogance in Clinton knows no limit and she needs to be taken down a few notches, Sanders seems up to it. The thought of her being in the White House is not a pleasant thought. As for the MSM, they need to be shunned by “real people”. Once there was a day when the media went after “whoever”, didn’t matter party affiliation, but now it does…they have been bought and paid for and alot will admit it. Guess the left is bringing out some honest MSM people, stupid, but honest….they will sell out for the right price! it must be fashionable to be LEFT…..

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      • May 3, 2016 6:38 pm

        I think he is going to fight it all the way unless he gets an offer he cannot refuse! As for the MSM, you are spot on!

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