The establishment media are at it again.
After a closer-than-expected contest in Nevada, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are nearly tied in pledged delegates — she has 52, he has 51. With thousands of pledged delegates still up for grabs in the upcoming 47 elections, it’s very clear that this race is just getting started.
And yet the morning after the Nevada vote, major media outlets across the country fell all over themselves trying to claim that the race for the Democratic nomination was basically over. The New York Times led the charge, with the headline: "Delegate Count Leaving Bernie Sanders With Steep Climb."
Wait, what? How can Bernie be facing a "steep climb" when he is only down one pledged delegate?
The New York Times was using the preferences of the superdelegates — the 712 party elites who will get to weigh in on the Democratic nomination at the convention — to imply that Bernie’s campaign is all but over, when nothing could be further from the truth.
Enough is enough. We need to get the superdelegates on the record that they will support whomever the popularly-elected nominee turns out to be. That’s the only way this nonsense in the media will end — and the only way to restore the faith of many voters in the nomination process.
Nearly 125,000 Democracy for America members have signed my petition calling on superdelegates to pledge to follow the will of the voters — but we need to keep building this petition before we deliver it. Could you please share this petition with your friends and family on Facebook so we can keep building momentum?
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Former Secretary of Labor
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