Bernie Sanders is against Super PACs. He’s against the millions of dollars being spent by corporate America to dictate who can and cannot be the President of the United States of America. As a new dealer, he’s brought forward ideas such as strengthening social security, helping minimum wage workers, and fighting for the right for equal pay for women.
Unfortunately, the elite are not interested in these policies. And corporate media are not interested in presenting policies and continue to focus on a horse race — described as they want you to perceive it. After all, the media earns billions of dollars from election ads.
Lately, though, there have been discussions in social media and a few independent papers that superdelegates are backing Clinton regardless of the popular votes in a state’s primary or caucus.
As The News reported Wednesday, Sanders would actually be winning the race for the Democratic nomination by a comfortable margin — 1,449 total delegates to Clinton’s 1,274 — if he had the same level of superdelegate support as his rival.
In fact, Super Silly Delegates in the Democratic Party have swung toward Hilary Clinton in such a way that she is constantly referred to as the presumptive nominee. The mainstream media pushes this narrative daily with a constant drumbeat by the elite that Bernie Sanders cannot win the nomination.
Wise voters remember the media’s constant drumbeat for war in Iraq, and they’ll ignore the corporate sponsored media pundits. The unwise voters will continue to soak up the nutrition-less punditry portraying itself as political news and commentary. It’s clear in this author’s mind that the fourth estate is pushing for a Clinton nomination while the DNC pushes back against the Sanders campaign.
A candidate must reach 2,383 delegate votes to win the Democratic party nomination. There are both pledged delegates and superdelegates. Not all pledged delegates from previous caucuses have been assigned to a candidate, yet, the Sanders campaign closed the gap between Clinton and his campaign after winning the last five primary contests.
Media began reporting the pledged delegate counts along with the superdelegate counts this primary season, making it appear that Bernie Sanders was not able to win the party nomination. However, superdelegates are free to change they will back. Nina Turner, Tulsi Gabbard, and Alan Grayson are some of the most vocal superdelegates supporting Bernie Sanders. At this stage in the campaign, no current Senator is backing Sanders. Many have hoped Senator Elizabeth Warren would endorse him but she’s stayed off to the edges of the campaign.
In reality, Bernie Sanders (VT) would be in the lead by over 175 delegates if his campaign had the same level of support from superdelegates as Clinton currently holds.
In other words, superdelegates are deciding the Democratic party nominee and not voters.