Bernie Sanders supporters are livid AP declared Hillary Clinton the party’s presumptive nominee
After the Puerto Rico Democratic primary over the weekend the AP redid the math and determined that Hillary Clinton won enough delegates and superdelegates to be declared the Democratic presumptive nominee. With this happening on the eve of the California primary–where Bernie Sanders had hoped a victory would give him claim to the nomination at a brokered convention–the news did not sit well with the Senator from Vermont’s supporters.
In fact they are outraged at the media bias, here is more:
Supporters of Bernie Sanders expressed outrage in the hours leading up to Tuesday’s primary elections, upset that The Associated Press and several television networks had already declared rival Hillary Clinton the party’s presumptive nominee.
When the mainstream media calls the polls, calls the election, because they’re already planning to do it to suppress the vote in California, we will fight on,” said Nina Turner, a former Ohio state senator and one of Sanders’ top surrogates.
Morgan Reed, a rafting guide from Mendicino, California, attended the rally and said it was unseemly for the media to call the race for Clinton so close to the start of voting in California, warning that it amounted to “disenfranchising the vote.”
“It’s ridiculous. California is the biggest state in the nation,” she said.
Patrick Bryant of San Francisco, who also attended the Sanders’ rally, said the decision was disappointing: “It’s what bookies do. They call fights before they’re over.”
On Tuesday, the frustration was evident on social media, as angry Sanders’ supporters accused AP and the television networks of stifling voter turnout and relying upon superdelegates who won’t formally cast their vote until the party’s Philadelphia convention in July.
The Sanders campaign added fuel to the fire by calling this a “rush to judgement.”
Sanders spokesman Michael Briggs said the campaign’s job is to convince the superdelegates that the Vermont senator is “by far the strongest candidate against Donald Trump.” He said calling the Democratic contest before superdelegates formally vote at the convention was a “rush to judgment.”
Wait a minute, the mainstream media has a bias and an agenda?! Who woulda thunk it? Of course we have known this for a long time but the left has always called our concerns paranoid and unfounded but now they are finding out first hand what we have been saying is the truth: the mainstream media is not in the business of reporting the news but rather is in the business of shaping the news. The mainstream media is selling a product and finally some people on the left are not buying it any more and it is about time.
And now there are rumors circulating that Hillary Clinton and the AP colluded to get this story out on the eve of the California primary in order for the former Secretary of State to save face in case she loses the Golden State’s primary later tonight…
Perhaps there is some good news to be taken from this: it is hard at this point to imagine Bernie Sanders’s hardcore supporters are going to be won over to the Clinton camp after feeling as if they have been robbed, and if this finally gets the left to stop listening to the propaganda being spewed by the mainstream media perhaps they will begin to look elsewhere for the truth.
malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium