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Clinton to Hecklers: I Have 2.5 Million More Votes Than Bernie Sanders

Seems that Bernie's supporters have taken to heckling Clinton during events now. You can tell by her response that she's not feeling the bern at all and it swinging back hard.

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The Petition for WA State superdelegates to go with the vote is self-sabotage at it's finest.

There have been some rumblings that the WA super-delegate delegation should go with Sanders. This is incredibly short-sighted because it ignores the implications of such a move. It would not be in Sander's interest because he needs the super delegates to put him over the top and he has lost (will lose) large states will high superdelegate totals.

If super-delegates were to act like pledged delegates, as of today Hillary Clinton, would gain by 260 while Sanders would gain 134, increasing her lead by 126 delegates. This would put Sanders in a more precarious position than he was yesterday and increase Clinton's already commanding delegate lead.

Not to mention, it ignores what could be perilous outcomes in NY, PA, MD, DE, and CT. All upcoming closed primaries in states with more diverse populations, Clinton territory basically. 114 superdelegates, on top of the pledged delegates, would be award to the winner of those contests. She could win NY by 1% and still get 44 more delegates. She'd gain 26 delegates from the even split in IL.

I highly doubt that the Sanders' campaign will latch themselves on to this because it will not benefit Sanders in the slightest to go into May/June behind by 374 pledged superdelegates PLUS whatever Clinton's delegate margin is.
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