Bernie Sanders keeps saying the system is rigged against the little guy, and he may well be right – rigged by his OWN party.
Despite an absolutely crushing defeat over Hillary last night in New Hampshire, winning 60 percent of the vote, under Democrat National Committee rules, he will likely end up with FEWER delegates.
As the Daily Caller reports, Sanders won 60 percent of the vote, but thanks to the Democratic Party’s nominating system, he leaves the Granite State with at least 13 delegates while she leaves with at least 15 delegates.New Hampshire has 24 “pledged” delegates, which are allotted based on the popular vote. Sanders has 13, and Clinton has 9, with 2 currently allotted to neither.
But under Democratic National Committee rules, New Hampshire also has 8 “superdelegates,” party officials who are free to commit to whomever they like, regardless of how their state votes. Their votes count the same as delegates won through the primary.
New Hampshire has 8 superdelegates, 6 of which are committed to Hillary Clinton, giving her a total of 15 delegates from New Hampshire as of Wednesday at 9 a.m.The state’s 2 remaining superdelegates remain uncommitted.
In the overall delegate count, Clinton holds a commanding lead after a razor-thin victory in Iowa and a shellacking in New Hampshire. Clinton has 394 delegates, both super and electorally assigned, to only 42 for Sanders.Gosh, for all of Sanders’ talk about fairness, that sure doesn’t sound very fair at all, does it?
[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford]