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Published On: Wed, Apr 6th, 2016

Bernie Sanders beats Hillary Clinton ‘again’ as delegate count rigged for Clinton

The Marxist from Vermont has won six of the last seven primary, yet can’t pull away from the scandal-riddled former-First Lady as the Democratic delegate calculator appears to be rigged against him. Bernie Sanders notched another big win with Wisconsin, 56% to only 43%.

Sanders won nearly every county in the state except Milwaukee, but as delegates are awarded proportionally he will not gain a significant advantage over Clinton,  on course for at least 46, but Clinton will have at least 36.

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“With our victory tonight in Wisconsin, we have won seven of the last eight caucuses and primaries. And we have won almost all of them with landslide numbers,” he said in a victory speech.

NBC News seems confused by the Sanders’ success, posting a headline: “Sanders gets momentum but gains little from Wisconsin win” noting that “Clinton had already secured seven super-delegates there — making the state’s overall count much closer” without ever really questioning the system.

Superdelegates and fuzzy math seems to have hindered the Sanders campaign from taking the lead from Clinton, but the socialist has sparked young voters and tapped into the left leaning states even more than expected. Despite the headline coverage, Sanders is only 250 delegates or so behind Clinton when excluding the superdelegates from the count.

Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) late Monday night defended her handling of her party’s presidential primary on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” the host asked Schultz if Sanders is being “cock-blocked” by the DNC.

Schultz smiled and responded, “As powerful as that makes me feel, I’m not doing a very good job of rigging the outcome or … blocking … anyone from being able to get their message out.

“If I have to take a few punches in order for them to be able to make sure their message gets out, so be it,” she added. “I’m all about making sure that, ultimately, we can elect our party’s nominee in the general election.”

Sen. Brian Schatz, a Hawaii Democrat who backs Clinton, said he has had some “robust conversations” with constituents after Sanders won the state’s Democratic caucuses on March 26 by almost 40%, but doesn’t plan to shift his stance.

“A lot of my strongest supporters are on both sides of the presidential campaign, but I have no doubt we’ll be able to hang together and come back together during the convention,” Schatz said, adding that a vigorous primary would strengthen the process. “I am not one of those people who has great heartburn about a contest going all the way to the convention.”

“I am supporting Hillary Clinton and I will continue to do that,” Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, a New Hampshire Democrat and superdelegate, said last week in her home state, whose primary Sanders won in early February 60% to only 38%.

Rep. Raul Grijalva, an Arizona Democrat and co-chairman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, was the first member of Congress to endorse Sanders. Last month, Clinton won the Arizona primary 57% to 40%. A superdelegate, Grijalva is still backing Sanders.

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  1. Cory J. Kalm says:

    “the scandal riddle former-First Lady”
    Scandal ridden?

    • Stephen says:

      Good catch, I think the writer meant “scandal-riddled” — updated accordingly — Stephen, The Dispatch

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