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originally posted by: RalagaNarHallas
a reply to: IAMTAT
so would that be pete then? as i dont see him going for amy and cant think of any one else in the race but perhaps Bloomberg that may jump in on team biden but not sure what demographic that gets biden that he does not have already
LAS VEGAS — Mike Bloomberg is privately lobbying Democratic Party officials and donors allied with his moderate opponents to flip their allegiance to him — and block Bernie Sanders — in the event of a brokered national convention. The effort, largely executed by Bloomberg’s senior state-level advisers in recent weeks, attempts to prime Bloomberg for a second-ballot contest at the Democratic National Convention in July by poaching supporters of Joe Biden and other moderate Democrats, according to two Democratic strategists familiar with the talks and unaffiliated with Bloomberg.
to use an anlogy the republicans are using opperation chaos where as Bloomberg seems to be going for " screw sanders" and sneak in and try to take it in a 2nd choice brokered convention on account of his wealth and some moderate dems being very worried about down ballot effects of sander's being the nominee
Imagine a Democratic nominee who’s a socialist and not even a member of the party. Now imagine a Democratic nominee who’s a billionaire businessman who spent his way into contention. It might be time to start preparing for mayhem. Bernie Sanders is well positioned to sweep Iowa, New Hampshire, and Nevada—“a domino effect,” Representative Ilhan Omar of Minnesota predicted at a campaign event for the Vermont senator on Saturday. His aides believe that they’ll be able to bring in the skeptics, and that “the haters will shut up when we win,” as Representative Rashida Tlaib of Michigan put it on Friday night at another event for him, as she led booing of Hillary Clinton. They don’t just insist that Sanders will beat Donald Trump; they say he could scramble the electoral map. They say everyone who thinks he’d be easy pickings for Trump is falling for modern-day red-baiting, and missing Sanders’s high favorability ratings among Democrats. “The elites who are freaking out are the 1 percent,” Ari Rabin-Havt, one of Sanders’s deputy campaign managers, told me in between canvassing stops in Iowa last week. “I might not be a math professor, but 99 is greater than 1.” Over at Mike Bloomberg’s campaign headquarters, aides are just as excited about the Sanders surge. This was a hope. Now it’s their plan. If the next few weeks lead to the collapse of other leading campaigns—most crucially, Joe Biden’s, which is running short on money but occupying a similar ideological space as Bloomberg—and a Sanders-inspired freak-out, they believe the former New York City mayor will be the party’s nominee. Like many Democrats who aren’t supporting Sanders, they see a primary process that is setting up the party for a likely defeat.
so biden seems to be getting the lions share with the NBC forecast as follows
The statewide vote in South Carolina accounts for 19 delegates. They are assigned proportionally to candidates based on their vote total. A candidate must secure at least 15 percent of the statewide vote to be eligible to be awarded any of those 19 delegates. The other 35 delegates are also assigned proportionally, but at the U.S. Congressional district level. Each of South Carolina’s seven Congressional districts is assigned delegates based on Democratic vote totals 2016 and 2018 elections.
so that keeps sanders in the lead but joe is now at number two slot going into super Tuesday , but as the bulk of the large states have delegates assigned on super Tuesday we will know much more after the 3rd
Delegate Distribution (NBC News Projection, 9:30 p.m.) Joe Biden - 28 Pete Buttigieg Tulsi Gabbard Amy Klobuchar Bernie Sanders - 4 Tom Steyer Elizabeth Warren
originally posted by: Stupidsecrets
Bernie got totally whooped. Good development and sign of more Bernie Bros spankings to come. Democrats are not electing a communist or a socialists. The pull hard to center left to closer right just happened.
originally posted by: carewemust
originally posted by: IAMTAT
a reply to: carewemust
I suspect a minority woman.
The chubby African-American lady who lost the governorship of Georgia and took two months to give her concession speech?