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King revealed in his groundbreaking article is that the 3 million vote advantage Clinton holds is a lie.
This is due to the fact that primary races don’t just feature voters going out and casting a ballot. Instead, several states opt to hold caucuses where a group of representatives vouch for their candidate. The candidate with the most representatives in the room wins in that district, and the candidate which wins the most districts is the winner of the state.
One interesting feature of this alternate method of primary choosing is that actual individual votes are not gathered, thus, no votes go to the winning candidate. Bernie Sanders has tended to win most caucusing states. Though Sanders may sweep a state, sometimes taking more than 70 percent of the caucus vote, these numbers do not translate to individual popular votes, thus adding nothing to the overall tally. These are states with millions of Sanders supporters, who, due to the system in their state, are not counted among the millions in competition with Clinton’s big number advantage.
In response to this line of thinking, Clinton loyalists like to say that she's ahead of Sanders by 3 million votes, but upon closer inspection, that's actually not true at all. In 12 states where Bernie won, they held caucuses in which individual votes are not tallied in the same way as they are in closed primaries.
For instance, in Washington state, which has nearly 7.1 million people, Bernie won 72.7% of the vote there, but not one single vote is counted toward the numbers where Clinton claims a 3 million vote lead over him.
originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: amicktd
Have anything else? Her platform is not a truth she's hiding btw. That doesn't even make sense.
a reply to: theantediluvian
Let's look at one of these states and examine his own misleading wording. Washington state may very well have a population of 7.1 million people but stating that along side 72.7% gives the impression that a significant number of votes aren't being counted.
How many people participated in the caucuses? Here's a source for that.
Washington Democrats Caucus Results (Delegates) : County Summary
From the OP
One interesting feature of this alternate method of primary choosing is that actual individual votes are not gathered, thus, no votes go to the winning candidate.
originally posted by: MotherMayEye
a reply to: AlaskanDad
She won the popular vote against Obama, in 2008, and lost the primary. So, I am not sure how meaningful your point is in the overall scheme of things.
ETA: The caucus system & popular vote tally in the primary is not a new thing. I don't think this is some sudden benefit Hillary is exploiting.
originally posted by: Bluntone22
The Democratic Party does not want a man that was elected as an independent to lead their party.