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Wed May 11, 2016, 01:32 PM

 

Sanders Can Still Win the Nomination Fair and Square

In 2008, Hillary Clinton defeated then-Senator Obama by over 40 points in the West Virginia primary. But in 2016, it was Bernie Sanders who won big over Clinton.

While Clinton still leads in both pledged delegates and the popular vote, she has not been able to mathematically eliminate the popular Senator from Vermont.

Prior to winning West Virginia, Sanders needed about 66 percent of the remaining pledged delegates in order to surpass Clinton in the pledged delegate category.

The odds are slim, but if Sanders can close the delegate gap with big wins in California, Oregon and New Jersey, he could successfully make the argument that super delegates should transfer their support over to him.

Can Sanders defy the odds and predictions and catch Clinton in pledged delegates? And even if he does, will the super delegates switch sides, as they did in 2008?

What do you think?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brian-hanley/sanders-can-still-win-the_b_9897096.html


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Playinghardball May 2016 OP
silvershadow May 2016 #1
Vincardog May 2016 #2
Qutzupalotl May 2016 #4
Vincardog May 2016 #6
TBF May 2016 #3
farleftlib May 2016 #5
Left Coast2020 May 2016 #7

Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed May 11, 2016, 01:40 PM

1. Thank you! I missed this one. Yes, I do think he can defy the odds. nt

 

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed May 11, 2016, 02:17 PM

2. A candidate needs 2,383 votes to win the nomination not a majority. Who has 2383 Pledged?

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Response to Vincardog (Reply #2)

Wed May 11, 2016, 03:22 PM

4. Neither one will get 2,383, but the supers are likely to support the one

who is leading the pledged delegate count after June 7. That's likely Hillary, but could still be Sanders.

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Response to Qutzupalotl (Reply #4)

Wed May 11, 2016, 04:47 PM

6. In that case the primary is NOT over. Bernie should fight for the nomination till he gets it. If

Someone else should get the nomination, Bernie should fight to have his policies be the mandatory bedrock of that candidate's campaign and administrations.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed May 11, 2016, 03:03 PM

3. Now if Hillary played Fair and Square

this would actually work. I am still holding out hope, but she has proven time and time again that she will fix every state contest she can.

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Response to TBF (Reply #3)

Wed May 11, 2016, 03:42 PM

5. Yes that is a problem

 

Bernie will play it fair and square and he has been fairly quiet on the anomalies that have
happened in several states where the outcome was called for Hillary either ridiculously early
or the outcome didn't match the exit polls.

She will cheat with a great deal of help of DWS and the DNC and other movers and shakers
in the Dem hierarchy. That's what we're up against. Bernie won't take the nomination any
other way than fairly and he's against someone who wants to win at any and all costs.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed May 11, 2016, 11:42 PM

7. Don't forget there is Puerto Rico yet to vote

Lots of delegates there too. And New Mexico is also June 7. 34 delegates for NM.

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