Sanders Declares Victory In Iowa | Talking Points Memo

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) claimed victory in the Iowa caucuses Thursday, three days after the caucuses themselves but before the official final tally of results had been completed by the state’s Democratic Party.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://talkingpointsmemo.com/?p=1289796

2 candidates declare victory,no certified results by the Iowa Dem Party and the DNC Chair calling for a recanvass. There it is…

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Dear Iowa, it is time to get rid of the caucuses and move to a primary. Best of luck to you. This is no longer a story. NH has a primary and the debate is on Friday. Can we move on?

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The man who wins the POPULAR vote wins…PERIOD. Delegates. Electors. That’s all just BS designed to overcome an inconvenient truth like BERNIE WINNING. Suck on it, Perez. Suck on it, DNC. Suck on it, Shadow, Inc. The PEOPLE want Bernie.

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I am so concerned about Sanders that I am investigating running as a delegate in our district caucuses. My district has a Sanders delegate. That must be opposed.

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Let F be the set of all the fucks I give, where

F = { Ø }

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This is a caucus, so

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Last time I checked, 26% of the vote ain’t anywhere near a majority.

But you do you.

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This 77 year old “my socialist way, or I take my voters home” dude got roughtly 26% of the delegates, he got 49.59% last time. His vote fell by over 23% of the electorate from what he got in 2016.

Meanwhile a 37 year old mayor, who just happens to be Gay, got more delegates than he did. And moderate-liberal candidates got 56% of the vote in caucuses - which are always more liberal than are primaries (as the highly motivated left wing shows up, real people with real job/kids, etc frequently can…)

How is this a “victory”. Alas the lazy media, who love Sanders as it sticks it to the democrats will cover him without a hint of negativity.

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Sure. That’s why he got crushed by 4 million votes in 2016.

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Suck on it, Donny. Suck on it, GOP. Suck on it, erm… GOP again. The PEOPLE want Bernie.

FTFY

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This people doesn’t.

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But fewer votes. And they’ll get the same number of delegates at the national convention.

Of the three ways to view this result, the only way Pete wins is by the least relevant count.

“How is this a ‘victory’?”

Because he got the most votes? Is that so hard to understand?

Jeezus, this is going to be a long year if people are going to be so intent on being like this.

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It’s not 2016 any longer. Get over it.

If Clinton were in the race this year, she would get crushed.

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Regardless of who wins them, I’m going to enjoy the primaries.

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That’s an interesting hypothesis. Have you published your supporting data?

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May I ask why? I’d like to, so maybe I can benefit from your reason.

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She would probably be winning since she’s obviously the most qualified candidate and most Democratic voters know she got screwed out of the Presidency. She certainly wouldn’t be getting “crushed”.

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You know who is going to get crushed? Us if we nominate Bernie.

sigh

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