Do Bernie Sanders’ Victories Even Matter?

Apparently not, because the Democratic Party has Super-Delgates – Party officials – who can vote however they want, regardless of how the primary elections go.

Bernie Sanders will win at least 13 of the Democratic delegates in New Hampshire and Hillary Clinton will win at least nine. Two delegates haven’t yet been allocated.

In the overall race for delegates, Clinton has 394, thanks in large part to endorsements from superdelegates — party officials who can support the candidate of their choice.
Sanders has 42 delegates.

It takes 2,382 delegates to win the Democratic nomination for president.

So even though Clinton has eked out a barely-above-a-tie win in Iowa, and been pasted in New Hampshire, she still has more delegates than Sanders by almost an order of magnitude.

Because that’s how the Democratic Party works.



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