Bernie Sanders Says: ‘The Democrat Convention will be a Contested Contest’
SANDERS IS NOT TALKING ABOUT A GOP CONTESTED ELECTION CONVENTION, IT IS A DEMOCRAT ONE …
Self-proclaimed Socialist and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders stated on Sunday that the Democrats would have a “contested contest.” Sanders stated that it is virtually impossible for Hillary Clinton to get the Democrat nomination with out the aid of super delegates. She cannot do it on pledged delegates alone. It looks like Sanders and his peeps will not be dropping out before the convention, which means there may just be much strife among Democrat voters just like how the MSM constantly reports the Republicans have.
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Sunday said there will be a “contested contest.”
In a news conference from Washington, D.C., on Sunday, the Vermont senator urged superdelegates from states where he has won the majority of the vote to reconsider their support.
“It is virtually impossible for Secretary Clinton to reach the majority of convention delegates by June 14 with pledged delegates alone,” he said.
“She will need superdelegates to take her over the top. The convention will be a contested contest,” he said.
Sanders said during the news conference he expects to do well in the upcoming primaries. Indiana votes Tuesday, where a new poll shows Sanders trailing Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton by 4 points.
Sanders goes after Hillary Clinton’s establishment fixing super delagates.
He said many of the super delegates committed themselves to his rival Hillary Clinton even before Sanders got into the race.
“While we have won 45 percent of the pledged delegates in real campaigns where the people have spoken … we have won only 7 percent of the superdelegates,” he said, contrasting the number of superdelegates he’s secured with how many Clinton has.
Posted May 2, 2016 by Scared Monkeys
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IMO there is far less a chance of a Democratic contested convention than a Republican. Bernie has millions less if the popular vote than Hillary. As a matter of fact, I bet Hillary has it wrapped up before the convention. That’s not to say Bernie won’t continue running just to make some of his points, but Hillary has effectively already won her parties nomination.
I agree with you Klaas, of course Hillary will win it. In fact, this was never supposed to be a contest. The fact that it is shows just how had a candidate Hillary truly is. I have talked to individuals in the Democrat party machine and Bernie was just supposed to be a foil like the Washington Generals are to the Harlem Globetrotters.
What Sanders is saying is that the reason why it will be contested is because Hillary did not win the Democrat nomination via the will of the voters.
It is most likely that the super delegates (establishment Donkey operatives) will put Hillary over the top.
The fact that a self-proclaimed socialist actually gave the mighty Hillary Clinton a run for her money speaks volumes.
Bernie is stubborn but I wouldn’t say he’s giving her a run for her money. She has millions more than Bernie in the popular vote and will win the nomination via the will of the voters hands down.
Its not about the popular vote … its about delegates.
Pledged delegates: Clinton 1,681, Sanders 1,360.
Just the general election is not about popular votes, its about the electoral college, just ask Al Gore
And Hillary just lost Indiana to Sanders.