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2016 Postmortem

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They won't have to. Hillary will have more than enough pledged delegates for the win. leftofcool Mar 2016 #1
You think Hillary will reach 2,383 pledged delegates? morningfog Mar 2016 #4
Which implies that the fix is in, in case Sanders does overtake her after all. Betty Karlson Mar 2016 #6
There is no way for Sanders to overtake her. MohRokTah Mar 2016 #10
I think you misunderstand the word 'math'. Marr Mar 2016 #11
To take a mere 50% +1 pledged delegates, Sanders would have to get a blowout victory... MohRokTah Mar 2016 #14
He doesnt have a realistic path though technically he does have a path. MadBadger Mar 2016 #23
I understand the word 'math' and I understand the word 'data'... brooklynite Mar 2016 #26
But the fix is in in case he unexpectedly does? Betty Karlson Mar 2016 #12
He won't. MohRokTah Mar 2016 #16
Still trying to deflect from the tacit admission that you guys are ready to fix the convention. Betty Karlson Mar 2016 #17
There has been no such admission. MohRokTah Mar 2016 #22
See reply #1: "the superdelegates won't have to (overrule), because..." Betty Karlson Mar 2016 #39
I want the super delegates there. MohRokTah Mar 2016 #45
Thanks, but reply # 1 implied that "the unthinkable would happen" Betty Karlson Mar 2016 #50
Sanders pulling ahead of Hillary is not the "unthinkable" MohRokTah Mar 2016 #53
Sometimes I feel I might as well try to speak to a wall. Betty Karlson Mar 2016 #60
I recommend a redial math course for you. MohRokTah Mar 2016 #63
This is not a matter of math, but of semantics! Betty Karlson Mar 2016 #64
No, it's all about numbers. MohRokTah Mar 2016 #69
Tone-deaf and / or deliberately obtuse. Betty Karlson Mar 2016 #71
Thank you for admitting your shortcomings. eom MohRokTah Mar 2016 #73
wow. All I can say is: that response was worthy of you. Betty Karlson Mar 2016 #75
I think we're wasting our time. Lizzie Poppet Mar 2016 #74
Know what: you do the laughing, I'll knock my head on the desk. Betty Karlson Mar 2016 #77
"redial" Lizzie Poppet Mar 2016 #68
Autocorrect on iPads sucks. MohRokTah Mar 2016 #72
Apologies. I was taking after your colleague, below. Lizzie Poppet Mar 2016 #76
Why would anyone think we have the influence to put the fix in on anything? Rose Siding Mar 2016 #42
What is tacid? nt MADem Mar 2016 #24
silent, unspoken Betty Karlson Mar 2016 #40
OH--you mean tacit!!! MADem Mar 2016 #49
Oh, bugger! Typing error. Betty Karlson Mar 2016 #52
LOL @ "fic!" nt MADem Mar 2016 #62
"impossible" Lizzie Poppet Mar 2016 #25
Yes, impossible. MohRokTah Mar 2016 #28
Then why do her supporters keep punching down? Scootaloo Mar 2016 #46
*snicker* You struggle with math, don't you? Lizzie Poppet Mar 2016 #48
Your numbers are incorrect. MohRokTah Mar 2016 #61
Nope. Lizzie Poppet Mar 2016 #65
Super Delegates count when calculating total needed to nominate MohRokTah Mar 2016 #67
This is hilarious. You're still completely missing the point. Lizzie Poppet Mar 2016 #70
Poll needs more definition. Is "voters" represented by pledged delegates morningfog Mar 2016 #2
Agreed on your last two points. Kittycat Mar 2016 #5
And if we have a lopsided south for Clinton and lopsided west for Sanders Recursion Mar 2016 #35
Yep, with the supers making the decision. morningfog Mar 2016 #44
And if they're irrelevant, that itself is a problem Recursion Mar 2016 #57
Agreed. morningfog Mar 2016 #58
As with 2008, the superdelegates will switch and support the winner. nt Agnosticsherbet Mar 2016 #3
Super delegates did not switch until the nomination had already been secured in 2008. MohRokTah Mar 2016 #9
I think that if Sanders should, miraculously, win enough delegates to win outright, Agnosticsherbet Mar 2016 #13
"Win outright" means 2382 delegates. MohRokTah Mar 2016 #33
That was why I included the world "Miraculous." Agnosticsherbet Mar 2016 #36
I just saw that he only needs 69% not 74% dlwickham Mar 2016 #56
Super Delegates are there to guarantee no demagogues MohRokTah Mar 2016 #7
Super delegates are there to give the party's establishment extra influence. /nt Marr Mar 2016 #15
You are wrong. eom MohRokTah Mar 2016 #19
I voted no, but with exceptions... OhioBlue Mar 2016 #8
I'll go you one further - they shouldn't exist. Maru Kitteh Mar 2016 #18
No...with one (unlikely) caveat. Lizzie Poppet Mar 2016 #20
The FBI doesn't indict people. It's an investigative agency. DemocratSinceBirth Mar 2016 #32
Obviously. Got anything besides pedantic nitpicking? Lizzie Poppet Mar 2016 #51
"An internet conversation with a wise person is worth reading a thousand books." DemocratSinceBirth Mar 2016 #79
Yes. Civics 101. nt MADem Mar 2016 #59
You changed it to popular vote. Did the supers get is wrong in 2008? morningfog Mar 2016 #21
Obama won the popular vote, unless you count Florida/Michigan I believe MadBadger Mar 2016 #27
I remember. Those states lost their delegates but morningfog Mar 2016 #30
Obama never campaigned there once. MadBadger Mar 2016 #34
I prefer to follow the will of the voters. Also FL and MI were disputed. DemocratSinceBirth Mar 2016 #29
So if between popular and pledged, go popular. morningfog Mar 2016 #38
If there is a pop vote/pledged delegate split DemocratSinceBirth Mar 2016 #47
Popular votes or delegate votes? morningfog Mar 2016 #54
Well now wait. The person with the highest popular vote count may not have more delegates Recursion Mar 2016 #31
They overruled the popular vote and gave us obama Scootaloo Mar 2016 #37
Michigan and Florida don't count MadBadger Mar 2016 #43
Similarly should Independents overrule Democrats? Persondem Mar 2016 #41
Hillary has won the popular vote she has the super delegates upaloopa Mar 2016 #55
They should vote for Bernie. BainsBane Mar 2016 #66
I changed my vote from "Pass" to "Yes" MohRokTah Mar 2016 #78
I would like to see the General election be by popular vote. ZombieHorde Mar 2016 #80
No, but with a couple of caveats. Liberty Belle Mar 2016 #81
No bigwillq Mar 2016 #82
The new Sanders strategy of appealing to super delegates is not going to work Gothmog Mar 2016 #83
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