Monday, February 15, 2016

Bernie Sanders Supporters Outraged Over Deficit in Superdelegates

Democrat Party superdelegates were designed to stop someone like Bernie Sanders. If the voters veer too far to the left during the primaries, making the likely nominee unelectable in the general, the superdelegates are supposed to come in at the convention and right the ship, throwing their votes behind the more moderate candidate.

There were threats in 2008 that the supers were going to back Hillary Over Barack Hussein, but nothing came of it.

If the DNC pushes these absurd superdelegate counts favoring Hillary all the way to the convention, the party's going to be even more screwed than it already is.

At Politco, "Sanders supporters revolt against superdelegates":
Outraged by the delegate deficit Sanders faces even after his New Hampshire win, the senator's backers are taking action.

Bernie Sanders lost by a hair in Iowa and won by a landslide in New Hampshire. Yet Hillary Clinton has amassed an enormous 350-delegate advantage over the Vermont senator after just two states.

Outraged by that disconnect – which is fueled by Clinton’s huge advantage with Democratic superdelegates, who are not bound by voting results – Sanders supporters are fighting back.

Pro-Sanders threads on Reddit have been burning up with calls for action, with some supporters even reaching out to superdelegates (who are typically Democratic governors, members of Congress, and top state and national party leaders) to lobby them on the Vermont senator’s behalf. Progressive groups are also taking a stand: There are currently two petition campaigns designed to urge superdelegates to reflect the popular vote, rather than the sentiment of party elites.

In one of them, activists are targeting undecided and committed Hillary Clinton superdelegates with a clear message: wait until all the votes are counted before throwing support behind a candidate.

The effort, which will begin this week after polls its supporters to pick which superdelegates to petition first, comes amid growing criticism from Sanders supporters who complain that the game is rigged in the former secretary of state's favor.

As of Sunday, the petition had 112,107 signatures with a goal of 125,000 signatures.
Super-Ds aren't going to fly in the age of social media. The Dems are going to get creamed by the very constituencies that hate Hillary.

Big mistake. They're making a big mistake.