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Response to Treant (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 12:55 PM

5. The DNC Didn’t Sabotage Bernie Sanders’ Campaign with a Delegate Conspiracy

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Now, for the facts. For months it’s been widely known that Clinton has led Sanders in superdelegates. Granted, many Sanders supporters might not know that because most of the pro-Sanders pages and websites would likely never tell them that. But it’s been a well-known fact for many months.

For the record, a “superdelegate” is someone who’s free to support whoever they want regardless of how the primaries and caucuses go.

Fun fact: Tad Devine, a key Sanders advisor, is credited as the person who helped create the superdelegate system.

So, that in and of itself sort of nullifies the idiocy of this “conspiracy.” It’s rather ridiculous to claim a “conspiracy against Sanders” based upon a system that one of his top advisors created and defended.

Time for some more facts: When it comes to New Hampshire, Sanders won more state delegates (15) than Clinton (9) – just as he was supposed to. But because of the six superdelegates who support Clinton, she could end up with 15 as well (2 others are still undecided).

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http://www.forwardprogressives.com/dnc-didnt-sabotage-bernie-sanders-campaign-delegate-conspiracy/

Thank you, Treant for inspiring me to find this..

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