Clinton Loses Vote In Michigan, Leaves With More Delegates

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    Mar 09, 2016 7:40 PM GMT
    How is this best described? Corruption, the fix is in,...?

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    It was a stunning loss by a razor-thin margin, but it wasn’t really a loss at all. Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton was expected to win the Michigan primary, but came up 1.5 percent short, losing to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders Tuesday night 49.8 percent to 48.3 percent.

    That victory gave Sanders a 65 to 58 advantage in pledged delegates from Election Day. But that’s not the whole story.

    The Democratic Party has “superdelegates” in each state, party elites and elected officials whose votes count the same as pledged delegates, but are unbound by primary results. These superdelegates are free to vote for whomever they wish, free to ignore the will of voters in their state.

    Michigan has 17 such superdelegates, and of those who have publicly stated their intentions, Hillary Clinton has the support of 10 of them. The remaining 7 have not yet made their decision.

    This means that even after losing the popular vote, Clinton currently has 68 delegates from Michigan to 65 for Sanders.

    Michigan superdelegates include both of the state’s senators and every Democrat elected to the House of Representatives. The uncommitted superdelegates are members of the Democratic National Committee from Michigan, who generally, but not always, remain neutral before a primary vote.

    The current Democratic Party delegate count stands at 1,221 for Clinton and 571 for Sanders. Much of Clinton’s lead, 458 of it, comes from superdelegates.

    http://dailycaller.com/2016/03/09/clinton-loses-vote-in-michigan-leaves-with-more-delegates/
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    Mar 10, 2016 1:17 PM GMT
    I doubt that Sanders' voters aren't aware of how the allocation of "pledged" and "unpledged" (aka superdelegates) delegates works. This process has been in existence since the 1960s. They may be naïve, but they're certainly not stupid.
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    Mar 10, 2016 1:26 PM GMT
    DOMINUS saidI doubt that Sanders' voters aren't aware of how the allocation of "pledged" and "unpledged" (aka superdelegates) delegates works. This process has been in existence since the 1960s. They may be naive, but they're certainly not stupid.

    No? I wonder... They're voting for a self-avowed Socialist, who only nominally declared himself a Democrat so he could get on the ballot, which the rules allow. Sanders is no more a Democrat than southbeach1500 is.

    BTW, I'm proud to say that we both voted for Hillary this week in our State's early primary voting. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Mar 10, 2016 3:41 PM GMT
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    DOMINUS saidI doubt that Sanders' voters aren't aware of how the allocation of "pledged" and "unpledged" (aka superdelegates) delegates works. This process has been in existence since the 1960s. They may be naive, but they're certainly not stupid.

    No? I wonder... They're voting for a self-avowed Socialist, who only nominally declared himself a Democrat so he could get on the ballot, which the rules allow. Sanders is no more a Democrat than southbeach1500 is.

    BTW, I'm proud to say that we both voted for Hillary this week in our State's early primary voting. icon_biggrin.gif

    Multiple felonies have been committed by Hillary and/or her aides based on publicly released emails. Given the extent of the emails, it is extremely hard to believe that all were done by aides and that Hillary was innocent. At the least, she gave out her password for classified systems, also a felony.

    From your other comments, it appears you were not involved with handling of extremely sensitive material, but as a military officer, you had at least a DoD clearance so you are not completely unaware of policies.

    So basically you should know better, and to be proud to be voting for Hillary says a lot about you.
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    Mar 10, 2016 4:26 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    DOMINUS saidI doubt that Sanders' voters aren't aware of how the allocation of "pledged" and "unpledged" (aka superdelegates) delegates works. This process has been in existence since the 1960s. They may be naive, but they're certainly not stupid.

    No? I wonder... They're voting for a self-avowed Socialist, who only nominally declared himself a Democrat so he could get on the ballot, which the rules allow. Sanders is no more a Democrat than southbeach1500 is.

    BTW, I'm proud to say that we both voted for Hillary this week in our State's early primary voting. icon_biggrin.gif

    She is a criminal and should not hold public office.
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  • TheBaise

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    Mar 11, 2016 12:09 AM GMT
    Hey man / def. not cool laying this on about HRC. Look / she did what she had to do for her job. Dudes, ya gotta know that in the real world of being Secretary of State, there are just ways to do things, ya know? HRC didn't do anything her Colin Powel didn't do twice as often. They're just messin' with her to bring her down. She's said all she's going to say about those e-mails. Give her a break!