Bernie Sanders Claims The Democrats Will Have A CONTESTED CONVENTION
For months, Democrats and people in media (same difference) have been salivating over the prospect of a contested convention for the Republicans but now we know that’s not going to happen.
Democrats, on the other hand, might actually have that problem if Bernie Sanders has anything to say about it.
Sanders: ‘It will be a contested convention’
Bernie Sanders predicted Sunday that Hillary Clinton would not win enough pledged delegates to claim the nomination ahead of the Democratic convention in Philadelphia, and he delivered his most forceful call yet for superdelegates in states he’s won to consider throwing their support to him.
Speaking at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., the Vermont senator argued that Clinton “will need superdelegates to take her over the top at the convention in Philadelphia. In other words, it will be a contested convention.”
Sanders said that in the states where he handily defeated Clinton, superdelegates who aren’t supporting him should reconsider aligning themselves with the will of voters of those states.
“In the state of Washington, we won that caucus with almost 73 percent of the vote there — 73 percent of the vote. In anybody’s opinion, that is a massive landslide. But at this point Secretary Clinton has 10 superdelegates from the state of Washington, we have zero,” Sanders said, offering an example of a state where he won the popular vote but did not collect any superdelegates. “I would ask the superdelegates from the state of Washington to respect the wishes from the people in their state and the votes they have cast.”
What an unfortunate turn of events for the Democrats.
Pass the popcorn, please.