Skip to comments.CNN’s Tapper Challenges DNC Chair To Explain ‘Rigged’ Superdelegate System [VIDEO]
Posted on 02/13/2016 3:47:51 AM PST by Impala64ssa
CNNâs Jake Tapper confronted Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz over the âriggedâ process in New Hampshire that left Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton with the same number of delegates despite Sandersâ 22 point shellacking of Clinton.
Appearing on CNNâs âThe Leadâ with Jake Tapper on Thursday, after Wasserman Schultz attempted an explanation, Tapper said, âIâm not sure that, that answer would satisfy an anxious young voter.â (RELATED: After Crushing Defeat, DNC Quirk Still Gives Hillary More New Hampshire Delegates Than Sanders)
âHillary Clinton lost to Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire by 22 percentage points, the biggest victory in a contested Democratic Primary there since John F. Kennedy,â Tapper explained. âBut it looks as though Clinton and Sanders are leaving the Granite State with the same number of delegates in their pockets because Clinton has the support of New Hampshireâs superdelegates, these party insiders.â
Tapper then asked Wasserman Schultz, âWhat do you tell voters who are new to the process, who says this makes them feel like itâs all rigged?â
âWell, let me just make sure that I can clarify exactly what was available during the primaries in Iowa and in New Hampshire. The unpledged delegates are a separate category. The only thing available on the ballot in a primary and a caucus is the pledged delegates. Those that are tied to the candidates that they are pledged to support and they receive a proportional number of delegates going into, going into our convention,â Wasserman Schultz said.
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Tapper replied, âIâm not sure that, that answer would satisfy an anxious young voter, but letâs move on.â
I thought I heard she got a new hairdo ...?
Is there a video hidden in the horrible thicket of screen-melding ads at the Daily Caller link?
Yes, she’s using 10W-30 instead of Miracle Whip.
Explaining the specifics of the execution of the fraud is NOT the same as explaining the reason for rigging the fraud.
Naw.....just a new jar of Hellmann’s
Keep digging Debbie.
Is there ANY prominent Democrat who has come out foursquare saying that the superdelegate system is corrupt and anti-democratic?
one man, one vote, one time.
Party machine super delegates plus voter fraud... how long before their base gets wise and starts string them up?
Don’t be fooled. Tapper is doing this to placate the Sander supporters.
The Fix is in—Even if Hillary loses every primary—she will win.
If they think they were robbed might just stay home in the primary
I'm not sure that this is a rational, acceptable answer for ANY voter who mistakenly thinks that one of his or her most cherished rights and civic responsibilities -- voting for candidates to represent them -- means anything in today's America.
The bigger tragedy is that the Republican party seems to be scheming in similar ways to ignore the choice of the people.
Back to the all-time number one DNC talking point -- "What difference does it make?!?"
If Hillary wins the Democrat nomination on the strength of the super delegate vote there will be a revolt in the Democrat Party.
“Feel the Bern” folks will stay home in large numbers (aka “droves”) if they sense the nomination was rigged for Hillary.
Add in the server scandal and you have a very nervous DNC.
This NH situation and the questionable tactics against Dr. Carson in Iowa are teaching younger voters that their vote doesn't count. Whatever folks might think about Sanders and Trump, they should give them credit for waking up US citizens, across the political spectrum.
Jeb and Kasich are way too confident that Trump will not be the nominee. There's no doubt that there's a scheme to steal the nominations for the elite, both political parties. If both parties don't wake up, the conventions could get out of control with a stolen nomination.
The head scratching thing is that the Dems, if they just played fair, would probably not have to worry about Sanders getting nominated. The Republicans?....it's not a head scratching thing that the elite could try to steal the nomination. After the US Senate primary was stolen for Cochran, there's no doubt about how the party elite feel about their voting fodder.
Short answer: The Democrat Party is not democratic, so don’t be party to it.
“”Feel the Bern” folks will stay home in large numbers (aka “droves”) if they sense the nomination was rigged for Hillary.”
More than that, they will vote for Trump to punish her.
Yes, Debbie, the Democrats are all in for “inclusiveness” as long as they control the inclusiveness.
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