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PredictIt is giving Bernie Sanders a 5% chance to be the next POTUS

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posted on Oct, 31 2016 @ 01:58 AM
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Who will win the 2016 U.S. presidential election?

Sanders has surged from a 1% chance to a 5% chance in the last 24 hours. I did some research on this and I found the following:


The DNC rules offer two options if Hillary drops out of the race!You can view the full DNC rules book below this article! First is if Hillary drops out the second candidate with the highest number of delegates gets the nomination, in this case, Bernie Sanders(which is a rule that was in charge since 1968 DNC convention in Chicago,Illinois)! And the second is that The democratic national committee has the full authority to name a replacement for Hillary should she stop running for president for some reason! Fortunately for Sanders supporters,the DNC rules are suspended. The bylaws are not suspended, the bylaws give the right to the next candidate with the required delegates to be the presidential nominee. Bernie suspended the rules and did not nominate her by acclamation.
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Almost all Trump supporters are rooting for Clinton to go down. I wonder how many of them realize that could could mean Sanders stepping in to replace Clinton. Sanders did very well in the polls against Trump. I don't think Trump could beat Sanders.

With voting having already started I wonder what affect that would have on things. It wouldn't make sense to me for Clinton's votes to be counted as Sanders' votes.
edit on 31-10-2016 by Profusion because: (no reason given)




posted on Oct, 31 2016 @ 02:03 AM
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S&F
Would the DNC not replace HRC with Tim Kaine? I realize the time restraint. But it seems no matter what, the DNC will push hard for their nominee and agenda.

Bernie still seems lesser of the 2 evils.



posted on Oct, 31 2016 @ 02:11 AM
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a reply to: Profusion

If Hilary dropped TODAY, then Sanders MIGHT beat Trump. But early voting is already underway, which means that a certain number of votes for Trump are already in the bag. The longer Hilary keeps flogging the dead horse of her legitimacy before a largely divided and unaware population, rather than stepping off with a bag over her head and cuffs on her wrists, the more votes go to Trump in pure desperation, the lower Sanders chances get in the event that he becomes the front running candidate for the Democrat party.



posted on Oct, 31 2016 @ 02:16 AM
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The rules state that if Hillary dropped out before the election, then a special committee meting would be held and another candidate would be chosen.

Let's hope it's Bernie Sanders.



posted on Oct, 31 2016 @ 02:19 AM
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interesting times we live in politically speaking.
I dont think Tim Kaine would get much play considering nobody knows a thing about him by comparison to Bernie.

If Hillary loses to Trump, the Bernie bros will be giving the biggest F-you to the hillary supporters that blasted them relentlessly and contributed in the corruption of her campaign against him.



posted on Oct, 31 2016 @ 02:23 AM
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a reply to: Profusion

I'm all for Trump if Hillary is the alternative...

If Sanders is in the race I'd be all in for Sanders in a heartbeat.



posted on Oct, 31 2016 @ 02:24 AM
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I personally encourage every democrat who does not want Hillary to write in Bernie Sanders.

I don't like the man at all, false socialist sellout imo, but anything that detracts from Hillary is a good thing.



posted on Oct, 31 2016 @ 02:30 AM
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a reply to: Profusion

I don't like Bernie's politics, but as long as Hillary isn't President I can live with it because the important thing for me is that the people win and not the Elites.



posted on Oct, 31 2016 @ 02:31 AM
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a reply to: Ohanka

Even with your personal issue with the man, you surely accept that he's a damn sight closer to the mark than any other candidate who has appeared since the beginning of the elections. You also accept, I presume, that his voting record, which is pretty much the only legitimate marker any politician can put down, is unassailably in line with his stated position on the issues.



posted on Oct, 31 2016 @ 02:40 AM
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originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: Ohanka

Even with your personal issue with the man, you surely accept that he's a damn sight closer to the mark than any other candidate who has appeared since the beginning of the elections. You also accept, I presume, that his voting record, which is pretty much the only legitimate marker any politician can put down, is unassailably in line with his stated position on the issues.


Bernie's voting record and positions are my problem with him, but I can overlook my political differences to keep that desiccated husk of evil, Hillary, from winning.



posted on Oct, 31 2016 @ 02:50 AM
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a reply to: Metallicus

Metallicus,

I know you are not down with solving social problems...at all, which is why you do not like social programs and the like. But even you have to admit that it is a rare thing to see a politician who votes according to his stated position, rather than according to the whims of corporate sponsors. A rare and valuable thing, wouldn't you say? Certainly marks him out as being very different to virtually every other candidate in your elections this time around!



posted on Oct, 31 2016 @ 02:59 AM
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a reply to: TrueBrit

His past voting record, yes.

However his endorsement of Hillary, the ultimate wall street candidate, the very antithesis of his supposed beliefs, makes a lot of his positions quite suspect. To me anyway.

Must've been all those decades he spent in the heart of the corporatocracy, or someone blackmailed him. But he'd have much higher standing with me if he hadn't merely rolled over like he did.



posted on Oct, 31 2016 @ 03:08 AM
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a reply to: TrueBrit

It's a very very small IF.

If she did step down/was assassinated/thrown in jail then what happens to all the Hillary zombies early votes?



posted on Oct, 31 2016 @ 03:15 AM
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a reply to: TrueBrit

Well, it isn't really the point what I think of Bernie. I agree he has more integrity than most and certainly more than any Clinton which is why I said I could overlook his politics as long as Hillary is thwarted.

You are also correct that I don't think solving social issues is the job of government. The main problem being is we don't always agree what constitutes a social problem.

In my ideal world eliminating the American Federal Governmen would end most of the world's wars and reduce corruption.

State and local governments are perfectly able to govern without the Fed's. Kind of like Europe before the EU.



posted on Oct, 31 2016 @ 03:15 AM
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Bernie was never trying to actually win. I will admit i like him on some issues BUT he is a just the lefts answer to Ron Paul.The dems watched the 2012 race closely and noticed ron pauls message and strong following with a younger generation.
Bernie actually was a nobody untill he coauthored a bill with ron paul wanting to audit the federal reserve which gained momentum until bernie changed it last minute to have worse oversite and less accountability then it previously had.

Amazingly bernie ran for president in this election with the same stance that ron had agaisnt wallstreet and the banks. He sold everyone out in 2012 and people actually believe he was agaisnt bankers and wallstreet. His whole reason for running was to be a pied piper for younger voters then lose the nomination and endorse hillary so she got the younger vote. This is why he didnt go third party and this is why he endorsed hillary and rarely ever attacked her and also the reason why he didnt cause a stink about being cheated. Bernie always knew he was going to lose.

I have been saying this since the beginning of the presidental race. I'm not attacking the people who hold the views that the big banks and wallstreet and corporations are to blame for lobbying us into debt at our expense in favor of policy that favor them.I'm trying to tell you this isnt the guy to do it and he will sell out like he did with ron and like he did to his supporters when be endorsed hillary.



posted on Oct, 31 2016 @ 03:27 AM
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a reply to: Profusion

My vote remains the same regardless, Trump 2016/2020.



posted on Oct, 31 2016 @ 03:39 AM
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a reply to: Ohanka

Hilary is walking dirt. Everyone knows it.

However, she is not the antithesis of Mr Sanders in the same way that Mr Trump is.

She is the worst of the Democrats to ever run, and damned evil in a non-partisan respect, but it is Mr Trump who represents an actual antithesis of Mr Sanders. Where Mr Sanders wants equality to remain a central feature of his nations outlook for all time, Mr Trump wants to treat certain members of society differently, based on nation of origin and religious conviction. Where Mr Sanders wants transparency and a free press, Mr Trump wants to place gags on people. Where Mr Sanders believes in the poor getting a fair shake, Mr Trump believes that its every man for himself.

On the issues themselves, despite the back room crap that we all know is wrong and should not be happening, Mr Sanders, on the issues which are out the front of shop, rather than the issues kept in back for regulars only, is ABSOLUTELY opposed to Mr Trump, for very understandable reasons.

Also, it is perfectly possible, given the nature of the beast herself, that Mr Sanders had little to no choice as to whether or not to endorse Hilary. Not only would a Trump presidency be like inviting Hitler for Sunday dinner, but Hilary is more than capable of carrying out any threat or, implied threat that she makes behind closed doors, because she is a power hungry ego maniac.



posted on Oct, 31 2016 @ 05:38 AM
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Dear Americans....

Bernie, Bernie, Bernie!

Feel the Burn!

I truly hope Clinton gets thrown out of the race, Bernie in my opinion is your last and best hope of salvaging this election cycle.

BTW He should have been the nominee from the start as far a I'm concerned...let's here it for the latent potential of the 11th hour



posted on Oct, 31 2016 @ 05:42 AM
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a reply to: Profusion

I like long odds gonna put a tenner on Bernie.
I just wish he was the candidate...
edit on 31-10-2016 by TheKnightofDoom because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 31 2016 @ 06:24 AM
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Almost all Trump supporters are rooting for Clinton to go down.

Everyone , regardless of political lines , should be. If they have any ethics or moral character at all....





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