Bernie Victory Speech last night!
Bernie Sanders swept the Washington, Alaska and Hawaii Democratic Caucuses by overwhelming margins yesterday. He defeated Hillary in Washington with 72.7 percent of the votes. Although all of Washington’s pledged delegates haven’t pledged yet, they’re usually divvied up based on the voting outcome. So Bernie likely will take 73 pledged delegates to Hillary’s 28. So far 55 delegates in Washington have come out for Bernie, while 20 have sided with Hillary.
Bernie also stormed past Hillary in Alaska with 81.6 percent of the vote. He took 13 of the state’s 16 delegates. He also wiped out Hillary in Hawaii with 70 percent. Sanders took 17 of Hawaii’s 26 delegates.
That means Bernie will likely haul in 103 delegates to Hillary’s 44 for the day.
This gave Bernie a 59 delegate lead between the three states, and eliminated approximately 1/6th of Hillary’s slightly more than 300 pledged delegate lead. That brings the pledged delegate count to 1,243 to Clinton and 975 for Sanders, not counting those delegates who have not pledged yet in Washington.
Hillary also has over 400 Super Delegates pledged to her, but those are not binding. Those folks can change their mind should Bernie end up with more delegates given based on the actual voting, and they likely will.
If the Super-delegates don’t alter their minds if Sanders gets more delegates via the voters than Hillary, the democratic process within the Democratic Party will have proven to be a joke cruelly played upon grassroots Democrats by the Wall Street Establishment that currently controls the party. Hillary is their candidate.
The corporate news media often tells us that Hillary has a massive, insurmountable lead because of those Super-delegates, which are not bound to Hillary at the Democratic Presidential Convention. Yet, the establishment and the propaganda machine want us to believe otherwise.
Therefore, it seems that the only purpose of the super-delegates is to discourage candidates, such as Bernie, and their supporters, from continuing their campaign to overthrow the Wall Street Democratic Establishment and their presidential candidate.
The lesson to be learned is simple; don’t believe the propaganda of the establishment. Bernie can still beat Hillary quite handily, and the super delegates will not be a factor unless they are used to overthrow democracy within the Democratic Party.
If that’s the case, the Party will be ripped apart. Will the establishment risk this? Not likely. Otherwise, there won’t be a Democratic Party, or a Democratic Party Establishment anymore. Certainly, half of Democratic Party voters will leave the party behind.