Wednesday, February 10, 2016

A Disgusting Perversion of Democracy: The DNC's "Super Delegate" System

While many of us were ecstatic over Sen. Bernie Sanders primary victory in New Hampshire, it appears we were a tad premature. Unbeknownst to us, a 'shadow' electoral system was at work, upending and denying New Hampshire Democratic voters' will and awarding more of the state's 32 delegates to Hillary despite her being squashed 60% to 38% in cast ballots. Effectively, this disreputable system lurks beneath the outward scene of votes to undermine our democracy as these "super delegates"  - like corporate lobbyists - get to trump voters.

What gives? Well, it is the Democratic Party's skewed and rigged nominating system, overseen by the same DNC bunch that tried to whore for Hillary by initially limiting debates or screening them only at odd times, like Saturdays. Thus as one report from The Daily Caller observes:

"Though Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire primary in a landslide over Hillary Clinton, he will likely receive fewer delegates than she will.

Sanders won 60 percent of the vote, but thanks to the Democratic Party’s nominating system, he leaves the Granite State with at least 13 delegates while she leaves with at least 15 delegates."

HUH? He gets a paltry 13 of the granite state's delegate total while she grabs 15 despite having her butt handed to her? WTF is going on here? Well, it's the DNC's "quirky" system (I call it rigged).

Evidently, get this, like many other states New Hampshire's 32 on-screen, publicized delegates (which we beheld while watching MSNBC) are a mirage, an illusion. In fact, it turns out only 24 of those 32 delegates are really up for grabs via voters, the other 8 are 'super delegates' - all prior pledged to Hillary. As I said, a rigged system because it effectively trumps the voters' will. So while on paper she gets 7 of the 32 it is in reality 7 of 24 and with 8 added that converts to 7 + 8 = 15. Hence, she "beats" Bernie's total despite him thrashing her into the middle of next year.

WHO are these unelected eight?

These are 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.New Hampshire has 8 superdelegates,"

And let me translate that: Given these super delegates were also hatched by the Dem Establishment - the DNC - you can be sure all those "officials" are all going for Hillary. As I said, a travesty of the democratic process.

The sad news right now out of this undemocratic system?  Clinton has 394 delegates, both super and electorally assigned, to only 42 for Sanders. This despite two effective losses to Sanders, in Iowa and now New Hampshire

It will be a long, hard slog for Bernie indeed, but Dem voters need to be aware of how, essentially, their primary votes hardly play a role any more given this skewed, disgraceful DNC system! . Is it time to kick up a ruckus and activate protests? You better believe it!

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