For most of us when we woke up this morning, we saw the news that Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders handed Hillary Clinton a crushing defeat by winning 60 percent of the popular vote. While in reality that’s what took place, what happened behind the scenes is a much different story, and the Democrat Party is directly responsible.
Any rational thinking human would believe that winning the popular vote would give a candidate the most delegates in the state in which the votes were cast, but that’s not how Democrats do things in New Hampshire. Apparently, in their delegate selection process is a failsafe so they can ensure that the candidate favored by party leadership takes home the most delegates, which is what happened in New Hampshire.
Every report out there has Bernie winning in a landslide 60 percent to 40 percent victory, so it stands to reason that he should have gotten the vast majority of delegates. He did in fact receive 13 of them, but Clinton was able to take home at least 15, which puts her in a commanding overall lead against the self-proclaimed Democratic Socialist.
So how did it happen? Glad you asked.
The Daily Caller has more on the rather unfair results:
New Hampshire has 24 “pledged” delegates, which are allotted based on the popular vote. Sanders has 13, and Clinton has 9, with 2 currently allotted to neither.
But under Democratic National Committee rules, New Hampshire also has 8 “superdelegates,” party officials who are free to commit to whomever they like, regardless of how their state votes. Their votes count the same as delegates won through the primary.
Did you catch that? The “superdelegates” are made up of party leaders, and since the party’s national leadership is “Ready for Hillary ™,” they’re telling the voters to stick it in their behinds and throwing their support behind Clinton. Nice, right? How “Democratic” of them.
As of now, two of the possible eight superdelegates remain uncommitted, but in all likelihood they’ll go for Clinton. After all, she is a woman, and all, and if they didn’t, it might be sexist. GASP!
As for the current standings in the Democrat primary race, Clinton holds a commanding lead over Sanders with 394 delegates after Iowa and New Hampshire compared to just a mere 42 for Sanders overall. Poor Bernie, he’s getting “berned” by his own party.
Also, for those unaware, there was widespread accusations of fraud in Iowa as well. But apparently, Clinton doesn’t even have to cheat in secret to win when she has her party openly cheating for her.
You know, for someone who claims to not be an “establishment” candidate, Clinton sure seems to reap the benefits of the Democrat establishment, who’s determined to put her into office, even if it means screwing their voters out of what they want. To think, these are the same people that fight tooth-and-nail to protect people’s right to vote because they say voter laws take away their voices.
Makes you wonder, doesn’t it?