The Associated Press blundered today, showing its true bias by naming presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton the winner of the Democratic primary and the party’s candidate for the 2016 Presidential election.
One problem, the AP is premature in awarding Clinton the nomination, by throwing in the count of superdelegates, which according to Democratic National Committee Director of Communications Luis Miranda, they shouldn’t be included.
Miranda told CNN that those votes should not be counted until the convention.
“Superdelegates, one of the problems is the way the media reports it…” Ramirez said. “…they’re not actually voting and they’re likely to change their mind.”
Ramirez pointed to the 2008 campaign, where many superdelegates flocked from Hillary Clinton’s campaign to Barack Obama’s side, helping our current president gain office.
The Sanders campaign responded with this press release:
SAN FRANCISCO – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ spokesman, Michael Briggs, on Monday issued the following statement:
“It is unfortunate that the media, in a rush to judgement, are ignoring the Democratic National Committee’s clear statement that it is wrong to count the votes of superdelegates before they actually vote at the convention this summer.
“Secretary Clinton does not have and will not have the requisite number of pledged delegates to secure the nomination. She will be dependent on superdelegates who do not vote until July 25 and who can change their minds between now and then. They include more than 400 superdelegates who endorsed Secretary Clinton 10 months before the first caucuses and primaries and long before any other candidate was in the race.
“Our job from now until the convention is to convince those superdelegates that Bernie is by far the strongest candidate against Donald Trump.”
And then Twitter erupted accordingly:
— Ben Jealous (@BenJealous) June 7, 2016
Counting super-delegates based on a poll of them would be like counting California tonight based on a poll. Super-delegates VOTE on July 25.
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) June 7, 2016
Its apparently a terrible, evil idea to wait for a party nominee to actually become a party nominee before declaring him/her a party nominee
— David Sirota (@davidsirota) June 7, 2016
“Secretary Clinton does not & will not have the requisite number of pledged delegates to secure the nomination." https://t.co/WlZC4pwLYu
— Susan Sarandon (@SusanSarandon) June 7, 2016
— Jordan (@JordanChariton) June 7, 2016
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