If you’re like me, all the talk about delegates and superdelegates and how in the world Bernie Sanders has so many fewer delegates than Hillz right now kinda makes your head spin. Which is why I was really glad to see a segment on Greta which sort of began to explain it.
After watching that though, I still wondered, “Who ARE these superdelegates and why do they have so much power?” and I wondered if it worked the same way on the GOP side as it does on the Democrat side. And so I researched. And this article broke it down really well. Here’s the main point though, which is why I feel empathy for Sanders supporters. Their side is completely rigged.
There are 4051 Democrat delegates, and 712 of those are superdelegates (or, those who are unpledged/unbound to any specific candidate, and who can vote for whoever they want, no matter what their home state popular vote says.) Those superdelegates include:
1. All Democrat governors
2. All Democrat senators
3. All Democrat congressional representatives
4. Some Democrat big city mayors and state lawmakers
5. All former Democrat presidents, vice presidents, US Senate leaders, and speakers of the House
6. President Obama
7. All members of the DNC.
Quite a list, huh? What that means, essentially, is that the people listed above wield far more power than regular, normal people in the election process. So when you hear Democrats say that every vote counts, you need to remember that some votes count far more than others. Real democratic, huh?
Now, on the GOP side, things work differently, and far more democratically.
Republicans have 2472 delegates, 168 of which are superdelegates, and those 168 people are RNC members. However, they are NOT allowed to vote for whoever they want at the convention. They can only support whoever their state supports, which means that they’re really not “super” at all. They’re just delegates.
Pretty interesting, isn’t it? That the GOP delegates will be voting according to the will of the people, whereas the Democrat delegates will simply vote according to their own, personal selfish interests?
Their side is majorly rigged. And Sanders supporters are right to be pissed off. If he continues to win primaries, and is the clear popular choice, it may not matter at all. The will of the people be damned. There are 712 people who will decide for them, because they know what’s best. This is the party who claims to be for the little guy. The one who touts its diversity and inclusion. The one who insists Voter ID laws cause disenfranchisement.
Just remember, Democrat voters – when you vote for your elected officials, you’re giving away your own power to them.
Nice party you got there, Dems. Your elitism is showing.
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One starts to wonder; "WHY VOTE AT ALL?"
With obama, a couple of days ago saying; "Trump will never be President," kinda reflect what pelosi said 4 years ago; "Romney will never be President", do they know something we don't? Or is it they understand full well how thing are so stacked up against the true wishes of the people, that they can boast and get away with it?
It's easy to identify an elitist,
1- Say one thing during nomination. (like calling ones self; progressive)
2- Say something else during the election (like going to the center)
3- Do something you never promised or claimed you would do, once in power.
(the last Canadian election is a perfect example, no one said anything about giving away billions while ignoring their own population)
A semblance of democracy is exactly what it claims, "a semblance", the one man one vote concept has become just that, you vote once in 4 years and the rest of it belongs to that special breed who call themselves...privileged with power. (or as we all call them these days, the 1%, better known as the power hungry greedy, corrupt, elite....)
What really bothers me about this is, they have the perfect explanation for their corruption;
"Once you vote for us, that means you gave your vote us, to do whatever we want, see you in 4 years".
And it all begins again, and the people are given that one vote, on one day.
They call that democracy.
The N.C. Chronicles does not take sides, but only offers information.
The rest is up to you.