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Old 05-17-2016, 03:18 PM
 
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Don't know if feaking out, but if up for election in November should be concerned they won't win for not supporting Sanders. Think there are 200 to 300 SDs total for States Sanders won not sure how many are part of Congress abd up for election in November.
So Sanders supporters would vote for the Republican running for Congress as revenge? Because the Sanders supporters are so ethical and principled?
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Old 05-17-2016, 03:19 PM
 
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OK. When you find one that actually IS concerned about that, let us know.
Don't think there concerned just being naive. I mean they could lose the Election for their State and give Congress back to the Republicans.
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Old 05-17-2016, 03:23 PM
 
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Super Delegates in States Bernie won are freaking out. They know reelection is coming and if they don't vote for Bernie they won't win reelection.
It doesn't matter. Even if the superdelegates in the states he won voted for him, he'd still lose. Google a list of the most populous states. Then go down the list state by state, and it's easy to see that Hillary won most of the top 25. The only way he can win is if they vote against the will of the people, and that isn't going to happen. Bernie has every right to stay in this race, but he should stop fabricating numbers. I wish CA had voted in March so this would be over already.
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Old 05-17-2016, 03:24 PM
 
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So Sanders supporters would vote for the Republican running for Congress as revenge? Because the Sanders supporters are so ethical and principled?
How silly.

It should be obvious to anyone except the most hard core partisan and some portion of African Americans, that Bernie and Trump's supporters don't give a damn about protecting the political elite by single party voting.
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Old 05-17-2016, 03:31 PM
 
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It's true most Sanders supporters are Independents we voted for Dems, Republicans, and Independents. We vote my based off of Parties. Our votes are based off of what the candiates has done for us and the State. Not supporting Sanders for the State you won we won't vote, vote Independent, or vote Republican.
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Old 05-17-2016, 03:35 PM
 
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Could you possibly miss the point any more than you did?

These superdelegates are waiting because they know the Sanders people are sensitive, and the last thing they need are the remaining dozens of SDs to come out in favor of Hillary. They will support her but there is no need to say it at the moment, and get the Bernie folks worked up any more than they already have. They want to encourage party unity - although we know that all the Trumpettes are trying to divide the Dems, the reality is that just like in 2008, the Democratic party will come together. No, sure, not 100% of Sanders supporters will vote for Hillary, but poll after poll shows that most will.

Impassioned voices posting on an anonymous online forum are not really a great representation of what the electorate will actually do in November 2016.
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Old 05-17-2016, 10:24 PM
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Don't think there concerned just being naive. I mean they could lose the Election for their State and give Congress back to the Republicans.
Congress belongs to the Republicans right now, today.
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Old 05-17-2016, 10:46 PM
 
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These superdelegates are waiting because they know the Sanders people are sensitive, and the last thing they need are the remaining dozens of SDs to come out in favor of Hillary. They will support her but there is no need to say it at the moment, and get the Bernie folks worked up any more than they already have.
That's totally what's happening. If I was a superdelegate, just lay low and say you are undecided and waiting for the convention, even if you know you will be voting for Hillary. No need to upset the Bernie followers any more, only a little over 2 months to go to the convention and Bernie becomes a footnote in US politics.
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Old 05-17-2016, 10:49 PM
 
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I doubt it'll be a contested convention, but glad Bernie is sticking it out for his supporters.

Though how does a contested convention work?
What do your think Bernie's next move will be after the Convention?
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Old 05-17-2016, 11:02 PM
 
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If I am a super delegate and the race is this close - I just don't know how I could in good faith pledge Hillary with the open FBI investigation. If she were winning 70/30, that's a different argument. But as I understand, a super delegate is essentially tasked with making the best decision for the party - there would be way too much risk that Hillary could be a lame duck candidate that literally hands the White House to trump uncontested.
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