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Outrage: Democratic Party Corruption

Craig Huey Economics, Government 0 Comments

Politics can be corrupt.

The politicians try to hide it, but the Republicans, Democrats, and Independents all use unethical strategies, tactics, and money to gain advantage—either for fame or power.

But the Democratic Party corruption in the primary race isn’t hidden.

It’s so outrageous!

In the Democratic Primary for Election 2016, Hillary Clinton has accumulated the higher delegate count, even though she barely won Iowa and Nevada, but lost heavily in New Hampshire.

Take New Hampshire:

Clinton: 38%

Sanders: 60.4%

Now check out the current delegate count:

Clinton — 502

Sanders – 70

And yet here is the breakdown of the delegate count from the first three primary contests:

Iowa New Hampshire Nevada Total
Hillary Clinton 23 9 19 51
Bernie Sanders 21 15 15 51

 

So, what’s going on?

The Democratic Party has a primary delegation program of so called “superdelegates”, which allows a requisite number of convention delegates to pledge for one nominee before any primary ballots are cast. However, superdelegates can switch their pledges throughout the process.

Even though she lost New Hampshire and barely won Nevada, she has many times the number of delegates compared to Sanders.

Corrupt? Yes, very!

Wrong? Yes, very!

What do you think? Email me at craig@craighuey.com

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