Wednesday, March 30, 2016

New York Superdelegates Say They Will Ignore Primary Results - NY Daily News

   New York super delegates say even if Bernie Sanders beats Hillary Clinton in her home state, they will still vote for the former Senator and Secretary of State. It's an almost unbeatable system, but let's see how Senator Sanders does.

New York superdelegates largely back Clinton over Sanders - NY Daily News


Anonymous said...

These pricks should go to jail for not honoring the plebescite ! These Dems are as bad as the Repugnicans . ANy current office holder like Schumer or Gilly should be beaten at the first election they run IF they fail to honor the winner of the primary .

Hold these ASSHOLES accountable .

Anonymous said...

All the press, media, attention for nothing. A broken system...maybe Hillary is right, let's make America whole again. By getting rid of people like her.

Anonymous said...

If by "almost unbeatable", you mean a socialist has to work extra hard to take over the party, because he has spent his 80 years in politics as a non democrat, then yes, you are right.

Anonymous said...

10:59, don't kid yourself. He's a Democrat alright. He's just farther out on the dock than most. He's yours, be proud.

Anonymous said...

All Democrats, golfers on down, do exactly and say exactly what Donkey Central tells them to. This really isn't news. The lying pants suit is the pick. Done deal.

Anonymous said...

Ted Ford, What do you have to say about Hilldabeast asking Bern to drop out of the race?

Anonymous said...

7:48, don't kid yourself. If you want to get the top spot in the donkey party, it is not enough to simply believe/advocate/fight-for all the communism/socialism/totalitarianism/Nazism that democrats believe in. If you want the top spot, you still have to join the party and work your way up. Just "being a democrat" is not enough.

Danny M. Francis (Eyepublius) said...

Enlightenment time "Superdelegates" at a glance or in a nutshell:

* In the Democratic Party Super-delegates are members of the official party apparatus: i.e., all current Democratic governors and members of Congress as well as former presidents, former vice presidents, state party chairs, and that category of person. Super-delegates can vote for whichever candidate they wish regardless of how the state that they come from votes, and in total, Super-delegates comprise about 15 percent of the total delegates that determine the nomination.

** The GOP has decided to establish fewer Super-delegates than the Democrats. In the Republican Party, people who get Super-delegate status are only the top three members of each state's national party. This means that in the GOP, Super-delegates are only about 7 percent of the total number of delegates.

NOTE: The more important distinction is that Republican Super-delegates do not have the freedom to vote for whichever candidate they want. The RNC ruled in 2015 that Super-delegates must vote for the candidate that their state voted for.

Democrats don’t have that same standard.

Key differences: In general, Super-delegates are a way for the party elite to exert additional influence over the nomination process.

If voters were on the verge of nominating a candidate who the party felt didn't have a good shot at winning the general election, the Super-delegates might step in and tip the scales.

That could conceivably happen this year on the Democratic side.

However, it's simply not possible for Republicans – they cannot override the wishes of Republican voters, thanks to the rules the RNC established.

DEMS: This list tracks current support for given candidates among the approximately 719 unpledged delegates (commonly known as super-delegates) who will cast a vote at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, to be held July 25–28 in Philadelphia. Unpledged delegates represent about a sixth of the overall delegate count (approximately 4,770) and come from several categories of prominent Democratic Party members:

• 20 distinguished party leaders (DPL), consisting of current and former presidents, vice-presidents, congressional leaders, and DNC chairs
• 21 Democratic governors (including territorial governors and the Mayor of the District of Columbia)
• 46 Democratic members of the United States Senate (including Washington, DC shadow senators)
• 193 Democratic members of the United States House of Representatives (including non-voting delegates)
• 435 elected members of the Democratic National Committee (including the chairs and vice-chairs of each state's Democratic Party).

Super-delegates are “unpledged” in the sense that they themselves decide which candidate to support. In other words, they are not allocated according to voter preferences as the majority of delegates are following state primaries or caucus results.

Pledged delegates can change their vote if no candidate is elected on the first ballot and can even vote for a different candidate on the first ballot if they are “released by the candidate they are pledged to support.”

Super-delegates, on the other hand, can change their vote purely of their own volition.

FYI - you're welcome (grin).

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the copy and past Danny but let me sum it up for you:
Superdelegates are elected.
See that? Simple huh?

Oh and if by "party elite" you mean elected at one time as democrat president, democrat Senator, democrat whatever, then yes they are elite. Elite but elected nonetheless.