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Response to RobertEarl (Original post)

Thu May 26, 2016, 05:13 PM

24. Absent a scandal that makes a candidate unelectable, I think the superdelegates should follow votes

As much as I want Bernie to be the nominee, if at the end of the primaries Hillary indisputably has more votes and pledged delegates I think the superdelegates should respect the will of the voters and nominate her, UNLESS the e-mail scandal or some other scandal has made her damaged goods to the point where she is probably unelectable. For example, had John Edwards won a majority of pledged delegates in 2008 before the affair and campaign finance scandal broke, I think the superdelegates would have been justified in nominating whoever got the second highest number of pledged delegates in the primaries and caucuses.

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