Monday, May 2, 2016

Bernie Sanders Says Democratic Convention Will Be "Contested"


Sen. Bernie Sanders says the Democratic convention will be a "contested" convention because Hillary Clinton can't get to the 2.383 delegate total without super-delegates.

His view is that the super-delegates from the states he won should align with him, and not Clinton.

However, the rules for super-delegates is that they are not bound by any metric when it comes down to who they vote for at the convention. Hillary Clinton currently has 2,165 delegates (including super-delegates). Sanders has 1,357 (including super-delegates).

I'm not sure why Sanders believes Clinton's supers would jump ship when she's winning both the delegate count and the popular vote.


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