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Mon Mar 28, 2016, 12:32 PM

 

Bernie collects another superdelegate after Alaska blowout

http://www.politico.com/blogs/2016-dem-primary-live-updates-and-results/2016/03/bernie-sanders-alaska-superdelegate-221291

Bernie collects another superdelegate after Alaska blowout

Bernie Sanders has picked up another superdelegate in the wake of his landslide victory over Hillary Clinton in the Alaska Democratic caucuses Saturday.

Alaska Democratic Party vice chairman Larry Murakami, who had previously donated to Sanders but formally had been uncommitted, decided to back Sanders after the Vermont senator defeated Clinton 82 percent to 18 percent in the state on Saturday.

"Yes," Murakami told POLITICO, when asked Monday if he was throwing his support toward Sanders as a superdelegate. "I only became the vice chair of the Alaska Democratic Party in January. So I decided to be uncommitted and to encourage the dialog and get people talking."

That changed after Alaska went big for Sanders.

"I'm going with Alaska," Murakami said. "I don't know that any other of the Alaska delegates have committed to one candidate or another, but I think it's totally appropriate if we're over 80 percent for one of us to step forward and say, "yeah, I'm voting for Sanders like everyone in my district, like most of the people in my district and most of the people in Alaska."


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GeorgiaPeanuts Mar 2016 OP
floriduck Mar 2016 #1
SFnomad Mar 2016 #2
kstewart33 Mar 2016 #3
SFnomad Mar 2016 #4
kstewart33 Mar 2016 #6
progressoid Mar 2016 #5
NWCorona Mar 2016 #7

Response to GeorgiaPeanuts (Original post)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 12:35 PM

1. There's an example of a leader backing his constituency. nm

 

Granted, the numbers who caucused were small but that's all he had to work with.

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Response to GeorgiaPeanuts (Original post)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 12:35 PM

2. How many Superdelegates does that mean Sanders is behind by now? 439 1/2? n/t

 

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Response to GeorgiaPeanuts (Original post)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 12:38 PM

3. Seriously, what is the updated Bernie SD count? eom

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Response to kstewart33 (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 12:40 PM

4. Using Wikipedia, it would be 30 1/2

 

They say 29 1/2, but they don't have this Alaska one accounted for.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democratic_Party_presidential_primaries,_2016

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Response to SFnomad (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 01:48 PM

6. Thanks! eom

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Response to GeorgiaPeanuts (Original post)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 12:48 PM

5. Would be nice if other super delegates followed the people of their state too.

Alas, we can't have democracy in the Democratic Party.

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Response to GeorgiaPeanuts (Original post)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 01:53 PM

7. Some people aren't gonna like this!

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