The Democrat convention rules require a candidate to get an outright majority of all delgates’ votes on the first ballot, or else it goes to a second ballot, and becomes a so-called “brokered convention.”
And on the second ballot, delegates are permitted to vote for candidates other than those they’re pledged to.
And also — the Establishment “SuperDelegates,” the party hacks and Hillary dependents, get to vote on the second ballot and any subsequent ballots.
Mike Bloomberg has realized he can’t wain the race, at least not by regular delegates. The “Bloomberg Fever” he’d been hoping for failed to infect America.
So instead he’s plotting to stay in the race and come in second place (or, who knows, third or fourth), and try to deny Sanders his first ballot majority. And then convince the SuperDelegates and delegates for other alleged “moderates” to vote for him.
By the way, yeah, I think that Bloomberg’s “arguments” will consist of money changing hands.
Oh wait, that’s silly; Democrats are about fairness , not money.
Politico fears a brokered convention could “devolve into chaos.”
You had me at “devolve into chaos.”
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.
…The rule prohibiting superdelegates, or automatic delegates, from voting on the first ballot of a contested convention was instituted only after the last convention, which followed a primary in which superdelegates overwhelmingly sided against Sanders and with the establishment-oriented Clinton.
…If Sanders secures a plurality of delegates but loses the nomination on a second ballot, many moderate and progressive Democrats alike predict the national convention in Milwaukee would devolve into chaos.
The Hill reports that Democrats once thought the idea of a brokered convention was too implausible to entertain, but now think it’s likely.
They also think it’s “the biggest nightmare.”
You had me at “devolve into chaos” and “the biggest nightmare.”
One Democrat who worked on two campaigns for former President Obama called a brokered convention “the biggest nightmare Democrats can imagine.”
“If you want to see a complete shit show, tune in to the brokered convention,” the Democrat said.
Adam Parkhomenko, who worked on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, said “this is currently heading for a convention fight at this rate.”
“If the number of candidates scoring in the double-digits that are splitting delegates continue to do so through Super Tuesday and beyond, it’s just math, unless all of a sudden a number of candidates drop out,” he said.
Who’s dropping out if the prospect of a brokered convention, where anyone can make a case why they should be the nominee, can win?
The very notion of a potential brokered convention almost guarantees that enough candidates will stay in that will in turn guarantee a brokered convention.
Meanwhile, the creepy homosexual geek Pete Buttigiege is now calling on Bloomberg to drop out of the race.
Should HRC approach the the podium to receive a nomination, I believe the Sanders delegates will rush the stage and fist fights will ensue. HRC just can not be part of the democratic path forward. Will we see it on TV, maybe.
Where the convention will be held https://www.fiservforum.com/, the building looks like its wearing a Trump wig.
Democrats want to run the country and they can’t even run their party.
What easier way for the Hildabeast to come in as the demosocialist savior, without having to go through the tedium of a primary? She gets mini-Mike to be the scapegoat for the enraged Bernie Bros, and wins them over by picking Bernie as her VP running mate, or promises to make Bernie a prominent cabinet member.
I wonder why the DNC finds it necessary to have volunteers in Nevada sign non-disclosure agreements? What are they afraid they might disclose?
@Pete: Bernie takes V.P slot under HRC—That is truly funny.
Kitt—Is it orange? bursting at it’s seams?
@Rich Wheeler: Pete might be (MIGHT) the only VP Hillary might choose that Bill wouldn’t try to rape.
mini mikey was a failure as a mayor. do you expect him to be the leader of American when he could not even run a shit hole city-nyc