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Wed Jun 1, 2016, 02:34 PM

 

Bernie Sanders Says: Clinton Cannot Clinch Nomination before Convention



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Clinton Cannot Clinch Nomination before Convention, Sanders Says
May 31, 2016

MONTEREY, Calif. – Campaigning Tuesday along California’s Pacific Coast, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders said neither he nor Hillary Clinton will win enough pledged delegates on June 7 to secure the Democratic Party presidential nomination.

A total of 694 delegates are at stake in six states with contests next Tuesday. “No candidate will end up with the number of pledged delegates needed to win the nomination,” Sanders told 7,800 supporters at an outdoor rally here.

The close contest will mean that the selection of a nominee will fall to superdelegates. Those elected officials and other party power brokers won’t cast their votes until July at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

He aims to persuade superdelegates that it is in their own self-interest and the best interests of their party that Democrats nominate the candidate best able to defeat Donald Trump.

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Reply Bernie Sanders Says: Clinton Cannot Clinch Nomination before Convention (Original post)
imagine2015 Jun 2016 OP
YouDig Jun 2016 #1
MillennialDem Jun 2016 #12
Skink Jun 2016 #2
RelativelyJones Jun 2016 #3
Jester Messiah Jun 2016 #6
caquillo Jun 2016 #13
B Calm Jun 2016 #4
AzDar Jun 2016 #5
mythology Jun 2016 #7
imagine2015 Jun 2016 #11
WhiteTara Jun 2016 #8
Garrett78 Jun 2016 #9
grossproffit Jun 2016 #10
Beacool Jun 2016 #14
JTFrog Jun 2016 #15

Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 02:36 PM

1. #berniemath

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Response to YouDig (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 03:31 PM

12. He's right and I have an M.S. in math. To clinch Clinton needs 2383 delegates. She will not

 

win that without at least some super delegates.

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Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 02:38 PM

2. HRC supporters are in denial

The SD'S going to decide this thing.

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Response to Skink (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 02:47 PM

3. No way

The SDs will never overturn the will of the majority of Dem primary voters. They also would not have done it if Sanders won the majority...but he didn't, so they won't.

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Response to RelativelyJones (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 02:52 PM

6. Then why do they exist? n/t

 

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Response to Skink (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 03:37 PM

13. You're in denial

The superdelegates always back the candidate with the most pledged delegates. That will be Hillary. She's currently about 270 delegates ahead, a much wider margin than Obama had on her. In the end, neither he nor Hillary had the required amount of pledged delegates, but he had more support from the supers and they helped him cross over the line. On the evening of the last primaries (June 3, 2008) Obama was called "the presumptive nominee" by all news outlets -- and the convention was over two months away!. They will do the same with Hillary next Tuesday, when her combined pledged/unpledged delegates will help her capture the magic number (2,383). The nomination won't be official until the DNC, but for all intents and purposes she will be the presumptive nominee.

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Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 02:49 PM

4. Spot on Bernie! +1 k&r

 

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Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 02:50 PM

5. Truth.

 

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Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 02:54 PM

7. And he will be just as wrong as Clinton was in 2008

 

The winner will be the winner of the pledged delegates which will be Clinton.

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Response to mythology (Reply #7)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 03:30 PM

11. Only if a candidates pledged delegates are the majority of 2,383 delegates. Hillary's won't.

 


Cased Closed.

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Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 03:11 PM

8. and then he stamped his feet. nt

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Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 03:13 PM

9. Pledged delegates aren't bound either, so 2383 is 2383.

Of course nothing is official until the convention. That's always the case.

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Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 03:27 PM

10. Right, the term "presumptive nominee" was created by oligarchs, like math.

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Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 03:42 PM

14. Blah, blah, blah........

Another post about how Sanders still has a chance. No, he doesn't.

The super delegates don't support Sanders in the first place. Hillary has almost triple Obama's 2008 pledged delegate advantage and is also far ahead in the popular vote. There are no metrics that would induce them to change their mind. Least of all match-up polls that mean very little this early on.

It sucks when your candidate loses, but it is what it is.

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Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 03:50 PM

15. Reminds me of that bubble Bush's people used to keep him in.

 

I hope he isn't too shocked when reality sinks in. I'm trying to feel sorry for him being surrounded by such incompetence, but it's hard when he is actively trying to tear down the party after using them for money and attention.

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