It Doesn't Seem to Matter That Sanders Keeps Winning States - Clinton Gets the Delegates
On MSNBC's Morning Joe on Monday, Mika and Joe were exclaiming over Bernie Sanders' 12-point victory over Hillary Clinton in Wyoming and the fact that the large win yielded Sanders no more delegates than Clinton.
“[Sanders has] won eight out of nine [contests],” Scarborough began. “He wins by 12 points [and] he may not pick up a single delegate. It’s seven to six now with a remaining delegate to be decided later? I’m sorry, that’s a crushing victory.”
Later, he wondered why Democrats even bother to vote, as when it comes to delegate allocation, the fix appears to be in, and it favors the establishment choice, Clinton.
In the latest Democratic contest, Wyoming, Hillary Clinton received 11 delegates and Sanders, seven, though he won the state.
“We’ve been talking about rigged systems,” Scarborough continued. “Bernie Sanders wins 56 to 44 percent in Wyoming… why does the Democratic Party even have voting booths? This system is so rigged.”
But the scarier thought is that it took half of the primaries and nearly all the caucuses for MSNBC to acknowledge this so directly, even citing Democrats’ blatant hypocrisy in advocating for this system.
“Here’s a party that sends its activists out and [has] people chattering on TV and chattering on talk radio about voter disenfranchisement,” Scarborough argued. “If you make someone show a picture of themselves, this same party tells voters to go straight to hell when they select somebody by 12 percentage points and end up letting the other candidate who lost by 12 percentage points win the most delegates! That, by definition, is voter disenfranchisement!”
So, is there a reason for high voter turn-out, or is it all talk?
“There’s absolutely no reason any of those people [in Wyoming] voted,” co-host Mika Brzezinski stated. “Please, someone, tell me,” she persisted. “Tell me why those people needed to go vote, because their votes don’t matter.”
NBC wasn’t the only network having this discussion. Fox News aired a similar segment in which Donald Trump spoke out against the Democratic party’s system, for a change.
“[Hillary] loses every week and yet she’s winning because the system’s rigged,” Trump announced. “She’s got superdelegates. And how did she get the superdelegates? They’re appointed. But Bernie, [who] I’m not a fan of even a little bit, wins a state every time you turn on the television. And then you listen to the so-called experts and they say ‘Bernie has no road to victory.’ So you say, what kind of a system is this?”
Of course, Trump was more frustrated by his loss to Republican rival Ted Cruz in Colorado and the state’s delegation allocation process, as reeiterated to CNN later that day.
"South Carolina, I won it by a landslide. And now they’re trying to pick off those delegates one by one," Trump explained, furious. "That’s not the way democracy is supposed to work. Im an outsider,” he added, “and I’m winning the votes by millions, but the system is rigged, it’s crooked.” Sound like someone running on the Democratic side?