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Response to sibelian (Reply #18)

Mon Aug 24, 2015, 09:04 PM

27. I vote for A, A endorses candidate B, then I'm automagically likely to look more favourably on B.


Also, endorsements of candidate B from elected officials of the Dem party means an automatic "superdelegate" vote for B in the primary election - a fact which, when considering the proportion of superdelegates, heavily weighs the result. So the primary isn't purely democratic, superdelegates having at least the theoretical ability to, en masse, supersede a clear majority of primary voters.

This obviously weighs in favor of big moneyed candidates representing the establishment, the status quo.

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