Bernie Sanders Vows to Force a Contested Convention

Sanders is Going All in For Every Last Delegate

After multiple defeats, low voter turnout, and massive downsizing, the Sanders campaign is now playing every last card it can to scrape together as many delegates as possible. Many have expected Sanders to lose in a landslide and ultimately sell out to Clinton, sending his energized fan base straight into the arms of the Queen of Corporate Corruption. While it’s understandable to assume Bernie’s fans have little to no ideological loyalty to anything other than government benefits, Sanders may yet prove to have some shred of integrity.

According to a report from The Hill:

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Sunday said there will be a “contested contest.”

In a news conference from Washington, D.C., on Sunday, the Vermont senator urged superdelegates from states where he has won the majority of the vote to reconsider their support.

“It is virtually impossible for Secretary Clinton to reach the majority of convention delegates by June 14 with pledged delegates alone,” he said.

“She will need superdelegates to take her over the top. The convention will be a contested contest,” he said.

Sanders has been reluctant to attack Clinton in the past, begrudgingly doing so, if at all. He has gone so far as to say Clinton would be better than any Republican and that he respects her. Many have speculated that he may be vying for a spot in her administration. However, now it seems he is going for all or nothing.

Perhaps he is holding out long enough to see how Clinton’s email scandal plays out. After all, there was this statement from Donald Brand at the U.S. News and World Report last week:


If Clinton is indicted, the superdelegates over whom she holds a commanding lead could massively desert her. The only thing that binds them is their promise, a promise few would hesitate to break if they were convinced that Clinton would lose in the general election. Without the superdelegates, Clinton will not get to 2,383, the number of delegates she needs to win on the first ballot.

If Clinton is in too hot of water, Sanders would stand unchallenged to be the Democratic nominee for president. It would be especially awkward for the DNC, an organization which Sanders is currently suing, to be forced to nominate him as their candidate. In any event, an indictment looks like the best chance Sanders has given his current numbers.


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