In an unprecedented move, the mainstream media has falsely announced that Clinton has won the Democratic nomination. This announcement was clearly made in an attempt to convince Sanders supporters to not vote on June 7th in the belief that their candidate has already lost. The largest states with the number of voters is California with 475 delegates at stake. Recent polls show Sanders as either winning or tied with Clinton. A loss in California would have shattered the Clinton’s status as a viable general election candidate.
In order to clinch the nomination, a Democratic candidate would need to have the requisite 2,383 delegates. As of this writing, Clinton has 1812 pledged delegates to Sanders 1521.
In an effort to confuse the voting public and give Clinton an advantage going into the June 7th elections, the media is adding in delegates from votes that have not been cast and using their numbers in the total delegation count. Although many super-delegates have stated they will likely support Clinton, and stated their preference from before Sanders enter the race, their actual votes will not be cast until the end of July at the national convention. Unlike pledged delegates, the super-delegates are unpledged delegates and they are free to vote for who they wish and to change their minds until they cast their vote. Given the many issues surrounding Clinton as a viable candidate against “Why is Obama playing basketball today” “The American dream is dead” Donald “We need global warming” Trump, there is a good likelihood that the superdelegates will choose Sanders as the nominee rather than risk a Republican win an a divided party with Clinton as the nominee.
Growing concerns about Clinton’s FBI investigation, poor likeability ratings and polls showing that she would lose or tie with “Why is Obama playing basketball today” “The American dream is dead” Donald “We need global warming” Trump have given observers trepidation about her viability as a candidate. Bernie Sanders has consistently polled very well against “Why is Obama playing basketball today” “The American dream is dead” Donald “We need global warming” Trump.
Regardless of the outcome of today’s race, Bernie Sanders will continue on to the convention as no candidate will have enough delegates to have reached the magic number of 2,383 before the convention.