|Why is he always yelling?|
There are 20 delegates up for grabs, and apparently this is very important to Bernie Sanders and the Bros.
Speaking of Sanders earlier today, like any good hostage taker, he gave his list of demands for the DNC.
Speaking just a few blocks from Congress with campaign manager Jeff Weaver and national spokeswoman Symone Sanders (no relation) at his side, Sanders ticked off his list of priorities to change the party. Story Continued Below
"We need a person at the leadership at the DNC who is vigorously supporting and out working to bring people into the political process," Sanders said, before stressing the need for "the most progressive platform ever passed by the Democratic Party. A platform which makes it crystal clear that the Democratic Party is on the side of working people."
The Vermont senator called for replacing Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, enabling open primaries so non-registered Democrats can vote, and better staffing to prevent long lines and difficulty being able to vote. Sanders pointed to Arizona, where both Democratic and Republican officials denounced the long lines and fewer polling stations available in the March 22 primary. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton won that contest.
By the way I watched an interview with Debbie Wasserman Schultz earlier today and it is pretty clear she has no intention of vacating the job voluntarily.
Sanders also called for the end of super delegates: .
The idea that we had 400 superdelegates pledged to a candidate some eight months or more before the first ballot was cast is to my mind absurd. And we need to also make sure that superdelegates do not live in a world of their own but reflect, reflect, the views of the people of their own state."
I certainly hope that somebody has taken the time to explain to Bernie that even if the DNC concedes on the issue of super delegates it will not help him this time around.
Is it a socialist thing that even if you lose a nomination you believe that you have the right to completely restructure the entire party?Changes @BernieSanders wants to Dem party:— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) June 14, 2016
-Elimination of superdelegates
-Same day registration for voting
Later today, after polls have closed in Washington, Bernie and our next President are going to have a meeting.
During which I imagine Hillary will put Sanders into a headlock and refuse to let him out until he concedes the nomination.
I will update this post when we get the results of the primary, as well as the results of the Clinton/Sanders powwow.
Update: Okay so Hillary is now the projected winner in DC, which really should surprise absolutely nobody.
So when Sanders goes into his meeting with Hillary it is with the knowledge that he has lost the last seven out of ten primaries, and therefore has no right to demand a damn thing.