BERNIE SANDERS DOES NOT NEED 75% OF REMAINING PLEDGED DELEGATES TO WIN THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION
CNN has been constantly showing on screen today that Bernie Sanders needs 75% of remaining pledged delegates to win the Democratic nomination. This is EXTREMELY MISLEADING! Luckily, CNN isn’t the only one who knows how to do basic delegate math. According to The New York Times, Hillary Clinton currently has 1223 pledged delegates, while Bernie Sanders has 920. There are currently 1908 pledged delegates yet to be allocated, 142 of which are at stake today. Disregarding superdelegates, Bernie Sanders needs only 58% of the remaining pledged delegates to overtake Clinton. That would leave Bernie with roughly 2027 pledged delegates and Hillary with 2024. If anyone truly believes that the superdelegates will just grant Hillary the nomination should Bernie have the lead in pledged delegates, then they are seriously misguided. Democrats are not stupid. Bernie supporters would riot in the streets. I also remind you that these numbers are before the caucuses in Alaska, Hawaii, and Washington, where Sanders is expected to win big. This is the problem with counting superdelegates this early. The majority of superdelegates may have come out in favor of Clinton so far, but they do not vote until the Democratic National Convention at the end of July. Superdelegates are free to change their mind at any time until then. CNN knows this, but continues to mislead.
BERNIE SANDERS DOES NOT NEED 75% OF REMAINING PLEDGED DELEGATES! HE NEEDS 58% TO TAKE THE PLEDGED DELEGATE LEAD!
That number will go down after today.
Shame on CNN and their attempts to mislead the American public. The news should not be biased!