Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Democratic Primary Is Rigged for Clinton to Win

A privileged glimpse into the OBVIOUS. I'm disgusted with the entire political system that has been rigged by the elite to make it impossible for the will of the people to prevail.  Bernie is the little engine that could -- but won't be allowed to.  Every time he tries to make it up the mountain (even with the help of 5 million of us having his back!), the rigged system pushes him back down again. To ensure that their chosen candidate (Clinton) will be a shoo-in, the Democratic Party establishment created SUPERDELEGATES.  The upshot for us (We, the People) is this: get prepared for more of the same old, same old for another 8 years. No matter if Trump or Clinton gets in, it's clear that Wall Street wins again.


Shaun King, NY Daily News

In no uncertain terms, this election — particularly the Democratic primary — is completely rigged.

This weekend, while watching election coverage on Super Saturday — and again before and after the Democratic debate Sunday — I lost count of the number of times pundits and experts said Hillary Clinton has a nearly insurmountable lead against Bernie Sanders.

Except, she doesn't — or at least she shouldn't.

Sanders has won three of the last four contests.

Overall, Clinton has won a total 12 states and Sanders has won eight. That means we have 30 states to go.

In the 19 states that have voted so far, Clinton won 671 delegates.

In those same 19 states, Sanders won a total of 498 delegates.


In the Democratic primary so far, Hillary Clinton has won a total of 12 states and Bernie Sanders has won eight.


Let's look at it another way.

A little more than 40% of the states have chosen Sanders while 58% of the states chose Clinton.

Similarly, Sanders has grabbed 42% of the delegates and Clinton has won 58%.

All of this suggests the race is not only close, but incredibly early. Meanwhile, 62% of the states, including New York and California, have not voted. The race is actually incredibly competitive — particularly when we consider most Americans hadn't heard of Sanders before last year.

But — and this is a huge butanother group of people, mainly career politicians and party leaders, are thwarting the will of the people.

They are called superdelegates and they are mainly tools of the Democratic Party establishment.

Carlos Osorio/AP

In the 19 states that have voted so far, Sanders won a total of 498 delegates.

They have almost nothing to do with the millions of people who have voted so far and everything to do with ensuring that the leader chosen and anointed by the Democratic Party wins.

So far, 473 superdelegates have publicly proclaimed who they are voting for.

A whopping 451 of them have chosen Clinton and just 22 of them have chosen Sanders.

In other words, even though Sanders has won 42% of the states and 42% of the delegates from those states he's only received 4.7% of the superdelegates.


Literally, Clinton has received 95.3% of the superdelegates and these individual voters have nothing to do with the actual will of the people in their states.

It's fundamentally ridiculous and goes against the most basic principles of a democratic election in which one person casts one vote.

Scott Olson/Getty Images

Pundits and experts continuously say Hillary Clinton has a nearly insurmountable lead.

These 473 political insiders are, in essence, stuffing the ballot boxes to make sure their candidate wins in spite of how people actually vote. Of course, they don't call it that, but that's exactly what's happening here.

Let me push this notion of how the superdelegate system is simply a politically correct way to stuff the ballot boxes and thwart the will of the people.

So far, in the first 19 states that have voted, approximately 7 million people have voted for either Sanders or Clinton. Those 7 million votes represent the 1,129 delegates that the candidates split.

That means each of those delegates represents 6,200 voters. It's weird, but it's how the system works and the number of delegates the candidates receive is still based entirely on the actual voting.

Here's where it begins to border fraud.

The super-delegates, which again are just individual people chosen by established party leaders, currently represent 41.8 of the total delegates the candidates have received. And again, 95.3% of these 473 people have chosen Clinton as their candidate.

So, even though 7 million have voted, 473 people that nearly none of us know, get to account for 41.8% of the delegates.


So far, Bernie Sanders has grabbed 42% of the delegates and Hillary Clinton has won 58%.

It's preposterous these 473 people basically have the same power as 2,926,000 actual voters.

If 473 people in a developing country were somehow responsible for 2.9 million votes in an election, we'd call that fraud. Our government would refuse to recognize such a leader — particularly if those 473 people didn't represent anything remotely similar to the actual will of the people. We'd call the election a sham and demand they do it over in a "free and fair" manner.

This system we have right now is anything but fair.

If 7 million people have voted and Sanders has won 42% of the states, it's borderline criminal that he has only received 4.7% of these superdelegates.

If we're not going to have a one person-one vote system, delegates have to be fully representative of the true will of the people.

Otherwise, our democracy isn't as true as we make it out to be. (Ya' THINK?)