Today, AP said in a statement that Hillary Clinton had clinched the democratic nomination. That is not correct. AP had apparently called some of the Superdelegates and asked them who they support, and a few who have not given an indication to who they vote before today, said they would support Hillary. With those few extra Superdelegate votes, Hillary went over the 2,383 delegates needed to win the nomination. Most media outlets declared Hillary had won the nomination, even though the Bernie Sanders campaign quickly released a statement explaining why she has not yet won: “It is unfortunate that the media, in a rush to judgement, are ignoring the Democratic National Committee’s clear statement that it is wrong to count the votes of Superdelegates before they actually vote at the convention this summer. “Secretary Clinton does not have and will not have the requisite number of pledged delegates to secure the nomination. She will be dependent on Superdelegates who do not vote until July 25 and who can change their minds between now and then. They include more than 400 Superdelegates who endorsed Secretary Clinton 10 months before the first caucuses and primaries and long before any other candidate was in the race.” That is Bernie Sanders' official campaign statement about the development. The reason I said earlier she has not won, and the reason Bernie is saying the same thing, is because those Superdelegates who declared they support her, have not yet voted for her. They have not voted for anyone in fact. Even the Democratic National Committee told CNN and other media outlets not to count those Superdelegates. But all these media outlets, decided to mislead the population, and declare Hillary the winner although she has not won yet. Tomorrow there is a huge vote coming up in California, the largest state in the Democratic race. Thinking that Hillary has won the nomination, and Bernie has lost, will depress the vote, especially of Bernie supporters. Yes, Hillary will almost certainly win the nomination, but that still has not happened. When she does, Bernie supporters need to unite behind her against Trump, but for now, Bernie is still running against Hillary to try and somehow win the nomination. Hillary has not won yet, and the media is misleading the voters by saying she has. This misleading has practically happened the entire race.
Hillary Clinton Did Not Win the Democratic Nomination
- June 12, 2016