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    Default The Secret History of The Super Delegates

    I had do idea since there was a time when I did not follow politics.

    Since its launch, a specter has haunted Bernie Sanders’ run for the Democratic nomination. It’s not his age, though at 74 he would be the oldest president in American history. And it’s not that he’s an avowed socialist, the label that a mere eight years ago was used to smear Barack Obama as a sinister, alien threat to the American way of life. Rather, it has been the so-called superdelegates—the 712 Democratic Party insiders who are free to vote at the nominating convention for the candidate of their choosing.

    The corporate media’s early inclusion of the superdelegates in the delegate count created the impression of an inevitable Clinton nomination. Seventy-three percent of superdelegates—520 of the 712—have pledged their support to the former secretary of state, but superdelegates are free to change their minds any time before the Democratic National Convention in July.
    The Democratic Party’s bizarrely undemocratic process raises an obvious question: Why did it choose to institute such a system? To answer that, you need to go back to the Hunt Commission, which in 1982 invented the superdelegate.
    The Secret History of Superdelegates

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    Default Re: The Secret History of The Super Delegates

    Quote Originally Posted by ABFwife View Post
    I had do idea since there was a time when I did not follow politics.





    The Secret History of Superdelegates
    Good article ABFwife and yes,the system is 'RIGGED' to keep the establishment in power,and not only that,if an 'OUTSIDER' Candidate comes along who is strong enough to 'DEFEAT' the Rigged System,(Bernie Sander's)they will 'Rig the Rigged System'.We have to get rid of the Present 'DELEGATE' System,it's Crap.But those with the 'MONEY' and 'POWER' are not going to give it up without pulling every 'DIRTY TRICK' in the book and then some.We're probably going to have to 'BURN' the establishment to the ground if we're ever going to get 'REAL CHANGE'.

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    Default Re: The Secret History of The Super Delegates

    Quote Originally Posted by wizard View Post
    Good article ABFwife and yes,the system is 'RIGGED' to keep the establishment in power,and not only that,if an 'OUTSIDER' Candidate comes along who is strong enough to 'DEFEAT' the Rigged System,(Bernie Sander's)they will 'Rig the Rigged System'.We have to get rid of the Present 'DELEGATE' System,it's Crap.But those with the 'MONEY' and 'POWER' are not going to give it up without pulling every 'DIRTY TRICK' in the book and then some.We're probably going to have to 'BURN' the establishment to the ground if we're ever going to get 'REAL CHANGE'.
    After reading it, it made me question why I even bother voting.

 

 

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