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Tue Jun 7, 2016, 04:50 PM

 

Defiant Sanders camp: It ain’t over - Blasts out mobilization e-mail urging backers to vote

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Defiant Sanders camp: It ain’t over
AP call 'was one of the most appalling things I’ve seen in a long time,' said a top Sanders adviser.
By Gabriel Debenedetti
June 7, 2016


“It was one of the most appalling things I’ve seen in a long time,” senior campaign adviser Mark Longabaugh said of the AP call, noting that the organization had taken weeks to count Sanders’ delegates from Washington state earlier this year, a saga that roiled the Sanders team, but somehow managed to chase down enough undeclared superdelegates to declare Clinton the primary winner on the eve of the campaign’s last big primary day. “Yet here they are haranguing and badgering super delegates before the final votes were cast. On top of the fact that they’re awarding delegates in Puerto Rico when the counting isn’t even finished in Puerto Rico."

"It's scandalous. It's absolutely scandalous and it really feeds into what Sanders supporters believe, and quite frankly probably some people on the right who are sick and tired of the establishment that feeds right into it, that this whole thing was rigged right from the beginning," said prominent Sanders surrogate Nina Turner, a former Ohio state senator. "The nominee for Democrats is not called. She does not have the absolute number. The number is set up by the Democratic party. She does not have that number and will not have that number without superdelegates and because superdelegates can not vote until the Wednesday of the convention neither her nor the senator will have it. And what it does is it gets into the heads of people who are yet to vote."

"Let those people vote and decide before the media tells them that the race is over," Jeff Weaver told CNN Tuesday. "What's the point of suppressing voter turnout in six states across the country to have a quick news hit that could easily have been done tonight?"

"They are suppressing the vote in the most vile, vicious way I've seen establishment media do, and the fact that the Clinton campaign is giddy about it because [sic] what they should be doing is be out there saying, 'don't do that, don't call this race. There's still other states that have yet to vote.' Be true to what they have been saying on TV which is she's competing for every last vote," said Turner. "It's obvious that that's not the truth."

Sanders’ camp blasted out a mobilization email at 10:45 P.M. Pacific time urging backers to stick to the plan.

“Tuesday marks the largest set of primaries and caucuses in the Democratic nomination process with six states voting for president and 694 delegates up for grabs. Pundits and the political press want to call this race before every last person votes,” wrote campaign manager Jeff Weaver. “That threatens to suppress voter turnout in New Jersey, California, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, and New Mexico. But we’re not going to let that happen."


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Tue Jun 7, 2016, 04:53 PM

1. Nobody is stopping anybody from voting. In fact, that AP and NBC call likely hurt Hillary more.

 

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Tue Jun 7, 2016, 04:54 PM

2. Just show us how pathetic you are Sanders. You look more and more the fool. !!!

 

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Tue Jun 7, 2016, 05:18 PM

3. Pathetic

Any Clinton supporter that defends the Press on this should be ashamed of themselves. Defend your candidate all you want but have the integrity to call out the press for this terrible decision.

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