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Mon Jun 6, 2016, 10:25 PM

 

Sanders condemns media "rush to judgement" for counting the votes of superdelegates before they vote



Press Release

Sanders Campaign Statement
June 6, 2016


SAN FRANCISCO – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ spokesman, Michael Briggs, on Monday issued the following statement:

“It is unfortunate that the media, in a rush to judgement, are ignoring the Democratic National Committee’s clear statement that it is wrong to count the votes of superdelegates before they actually vote at the convention this summer.

“Secretary Clinton does not have and will not have the requisite number of pledged delegates to secure the nomination. She will be dependent on superdelegates who do not vote until July 25 and who can change their minds between now and then. They include more than 400 superdelegates who endorsed Secretary Clinton 10 months before the first caucuses and primaries and long before any other candidate was in the race.

“Our job from now until the convention is to convince those superdelegates that Bernie is by far the strongest candidate against Donald Trump.”

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Reply Sanders condemns media "rush to judgement" for counting the votes of superdelegates before they vote (Original post)
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Mon Jun 6, 2016, 10:27 PM

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Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 10:27 PM

2. He did the very same thing in 2008 with regards to Obama. Some know the history.

 

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Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 10:27 PM

3. he says he already has the votes and is going to win so no need for his 2 cents in this nt

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Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 10:28 PM

4. Except if they voted for him.

Bernie thinks he can order the media to do his bidding.

No, Bernie is not the socialist dictator he believes he is.

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Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 10:40 PM

5. Sander is wrong about the DNC-the policy was clarified this weekend and Sanders is ignoring this

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #5)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 10:54 PM

6. The last DNC rep to discuss this about a week ago said you don't count them

BECAUSE THEY CAN CHANGE THEIR MINDS. This interviewee gave a superfluous reason saying if you combine the delegate votes with superdelegate votes, the delegates don't match the state numbers. This is the fourth time now the DNC has issued a statement on this issue, and the first 3 said the same thing - don't count the superdelegates until the convention. It is, after all the DNC, which runs the primaries and asserts the rules. A number of people keep stating what happened in 2008, but perhaps the rules have changed since then because of the number of complaints.

Sam

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