Updated #Democrats 2020 Pres. Primary Candidates & Delegates Map begun mid-Mar. Now 23 candidates. So many candidates from higher pledged del. states is attempt to dilute 1st round majority vote (50%+1), forcing 2nd rnd, bringing Automatic del (not so supers) back into play.
August 2018, @DNC voted (as a concession to #Progressives ) to remove not-so-super automatic delegates, but only for 1st rnd voting. A real reform would have removed them entirely - hence the flood of Dem. candidates - an end run around to concession.
Since the 1982 Hunt Commission creation of not-so-super automatic delegates to prevent #Progressives from being elected, graphic shows how many candidates ran each election vs no. that withdrew before #DNC Convention.
Remaining high pledged delegate states (without declared homeboy candidate to dilute 1st rnd majority vote) 100 or above are Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, North Carolina, & Pennsylvania. See post 10 below about PA and Biden.
1982 Hunt Commission created Automatic delegates (not so "super" delegates, they like elitist view) specifically to keep #Progressives from winning #Democrat Primary. Automatic delegate votes are not democratic, do not represent the people. http://inthesetimes.com/features/superdelegates_bernie_sanders_hillary_clinton.html
There is a war against #Progressives, rules put into place to prevent a Progressive, Of the People, By the People, For the People platform from taking office again. We have to fight that much harder for the #NewDeal, #CivilRights, #EconomicJustice, #SocialJustice we deserve.
Former FBI Dep Asst Dir Terry Turchie (2000-2001) - "When I first got into the FBI (almost 29 yrs) one of missions of the FBI in its counterintelligence efforts was to try to keep PROGRESSIVES and Socialists out of government."
In 60s, activists across US, esp. #Progressive PoC leaders, incl MLK & Malcolm X, both of which were espousing Democratic socialism/socialism in their latter days, were assassinated & murdered setting #EconomicJustice & #SocialJustice mvmt backwards. We can regain revolution.
@jacobinmag article from last year, Democratic #Socialism Is About Democracy, what a #Progressive #Democracy looks like, with an informed electorate. https://jacobinmag.com/2018/07/democratic-socialism-democracy-ocasio-cortez
Biden is from small delegate state, DE (17), but is a native from connecting Pennsylvania, which is a high pledged delegate state - 153. He held his 1st public event there. "Scranton-born Biden signaled heavy PA focus. He will hold rally in Pittsburgh Mon."
Latest candidate to enter #DemPrimaryPacking is MT Gov. Bullock. "Realistically, Bullock’s run is all about IA, & it is place he has so far invested in...will barely campaign elsewhere over next 10 months + NH, NV." Utilizing Hillary Clinton staff. https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2019/05/steve-bullock-2020/589291/
Concerning pledged delegates if candidate withdraws after caucus or primary, b4 Convention:
Voting obligation laws vary by State, some become unbound or reallocated.
Summary of delegate binding laws table (2016, not up to date, scroll down for table) https://ballotpedia.org/State_election_law_and_delegates_to_national_conventions
DNC 2020 Delegate rules, pg. 14 Rule 12 J pic
DNC's only delegate requirement, "Delegates elected to the national convention pledged to a presidential candidate shall in all GOOD CONSCIENCE reflect the sentiments of those who elected them."
Circumstances of Bloomberg & former foreclosure mogul Deval Patrick candidacy, underscores deep rot in culture of Am. liberalism...campaigning w/ explicit goal of soothing anxious donors & ensuring @BernieSanders doesn't win #Democratic nomination. https://jacobinmag.com/2019/11/michael-bloomberg-2020-presidential-election-democratic-party-nomination
Michael Bloomberg’s rumored run for the Democratic nomination is about as cartoonish an indictment of America’s two-party system as can possibly be imagined.https://jacobinmag.com/2019/11/michael-bloomberg-2020-presidential-election-democratic-party-nomination
2016 #DemocraticPrimary rigger @DWStweets - "Unpledged delegates (automatic/ superdelegates) exist really to make sure party leaders & elected officials don't have to be in position where they're running against grassroots activists."
In last 3 days, 3 Dems have withdrawn from Dem primary race - Sestak, Bullock & Harris today. Is this an attempt by DNC to focus attention to another #Neoliberal Dem or possibly usher in another? Cause they are certainly not going to throw in the towel against @BernieSanders.
Big #DemocraticParty #Fuckery news are the millions being spent by the billionaires Bloomberg & Steyer on ads: $142M - Bloomberg & $67M - Steyer.
Bloomberg's biggest focus are highest delegate states of CA, TX, FL, then NY.
#DemocraticParty’s presidential delegate process overview, might help some to better understand this process in light of @DNC #superdelegate rule change Aug. 2018
Thanks @BWilliamsMont for the heads up on article https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/01/17/democratic-primary-delegates/?arc404=true
To become the Democratic Party’s nominee, a candidate needs to win a majority of the party’s delegates. Here’s where the race stands.https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/01/17/democratic-primary-delegates/?arc404=true
Thread on @DNC Chair Tom Perez nominations to the 2020 DNC Convention Committees https://twitter.com/kgosztola/status/1221167638254161920
Petition to @DNC to remove John Podesta from any 2020 DNC Convention Committees, due to Podesta being one of the central figures that plotted to select rather, than elect, the party's nominee in 2016.
Please sign https://www.change.org/p/democratic-national-committee-john-podesta-must-be-remove-from-dnc-convention-committees?recruiter=64075595&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=psf_combo_share_initial&utm_term=psf_combo_share_initial&recruited_by_id=6b638490-9507-4340-a792-b7eac301fbf8&share_bandit_exp=skip-20143614-en-US&share_bandit_var=v1
John Podesta Must Be Removed from DNC Convention Committeeshttps://www.change.org/p/democratic-national-committee-john-podesta-must-be-remove-from-dnc-convention-committees?recruiter=64075595&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=psf_combo_share_initial&utm_term=psf_combo_share_initial&recruited_by_id=6b638490-9507-4340-a792-b7eac301fbf8&share_bandit_exp=skip-20143614-en-US&share_bandit_var=v1
@NomikiKonst interviewed about @DNC Chair @TomPerez's 2020 DNC Convention Committee List; explaining #DemocraticParty ( @DNC) is a corporation w/ no #transparency & 75% of List are consultants, lobbyist...the monied interests that are influencing @DNC. https://twitter.com/KatQannayahu/status/1222229546830721026
#WheresTheDemocracy #Democracy #Progressives https://medium.com/@ruthannoskolkoff/party-insiders-talk-cheating-rigging-and-smearing-517601f1d9bb
#DNCFuckery rule change for Bloomberg
“Now, at this late hour, to change @DNC rules to accommodate a billionaire who wants to buy his way into party would be unconscionable. No one should be allowed to buy their way onto debate stage or nomination.” https://apnews.com/1c843464b2024e09dab72f7e25230021
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Democratic National Committee has dropped grassroots fundraising qualifications for the party’s Feb. 19 debate before the Nevada caucuses, opening the possibility that...https://apnews.com/1c843464b2024e09dab72f7e25230021
@DNC members discuss rules change to allow undemocratic #Superdelegates to vote in 1st round to stop @BernieSanders at #DemocraticPrimary 2020 Convention
Fuck the Russians, corporate #Neoliberal #DNCFuckery destroying our #Democracy from the inside. https://www.politico.com/news/2020/01/31/dnc-superdelegates-110083
Do not enter that world of despair.
DESPAIR IS NOT AN OPTION!!!" - @BernieSanders
#PresidentBernieSanders #Bernie2020 #NotMeUs #Progressives #DemocraticSocialists #Socialists #IndependentVoters
#WeAreTheirWorstNightmare - They're VERY nervous about @BernieSanders
#Bernie2020 #PresidentBernieSanders #WeAreTrumpsWorstNightmare
More #DNCFuckery afoot
"After @DNC Chr @TomPerez unilaterally changed Feb. 19 pres debate requirements, opening door for Bloomberg, 2 campaign surrogates are in position to propose changes to #superdelegate voting rules for July #DNCConvention." https://readsludge.com/2020/02/05/bloomberg-surrogates-have-seats-on-dnc-rules-committees/
After DNC Chair Tom Perez unilaterally changed the Feb. 19 presidential debate requirements, opening the door for Mike Bloomberg, two campaign surrogates are in position to propose changes to...https://readsludge.com/2020/02/05/bloomberg-surrogates-have-seats-on-dnc-rules-committees/
Documents reveal @DNC was 'intimately involved' in development of disasterous #IowaCaucus #Shadow app
Internal correspondence provided to Yahoo News demonstrates that national party officials had extensive oversight over the development of the technology.https://news.yahoo.com/shadow-inc-idp-contract-dnc-documents-224407455.html
Did @DNC mmbrshp vote how Debates would be conducted? NO
Did DNC mmbrshp vote on spending money on #ShadowApp? NO
Did DNC mmbrshp vote on contracts given out? NO
Did DNC mmbrshp vote on who's going to be on Rules Comm? NO...
Who decided? Chair @TomPerez
Only #Bernie2020 stood up for Democracy & will of the people. https://twitter.com/BernieSanders/status/1230340483408433152
Only thing that's "over" @HardballChris, is fascist stranglehold over media & minds y'all have had.
We're gaining momentum to take back our #DemocraticParty, America & #Democracy.
The #NotMeUs #Revolution is marching back to the #Left.
Hall of the Mountain King
" @DNC Exec Committee, which can adopt changes to the convention #SuperDelegate process, contains lobbyists for companies that oppose #Progressive policies like #MedicareForAll & #GreenNewDeal." https://twitter.com/Sludge/status/1233068130777387015
After South Carolina Primary, Steyer and Buttigieg withdrew their campaigns, we currently have 6 Dem candidates still in the race.
After Gabbard qualifies for Dem Debate - #DNCFuckery rule change to eliminate @TulsiGabbard from Dem Debate, to protect Biden from his bad history & failing mental capacity.
@DNC, #WheresOurFuckingDemocracy? https://twitter.com/thehill/status/1236027279131762696
Perkins Coie law firm representing Google, Costco, Amazon, Microsoft, Boeing, Facebook also represents the DNC, DCCC & DSCC & Dem Pres Candidates:
Warren, Steyer, Gillibrand, Harris, Delaney, Klobuchar, Buttigieg, Hickenlooper, Bennet, Ryan. https://www.fec.gov/data/disbursements/?recipient_name=Perkins+Coie&data_type=processed
Explore current and historic federal campaign finance data on the new fec.gov. Look at totals and trends, and see how candidates and committees raise and spend money. When you find what you need,...https://www.fec.gov/data/disbursements/?recipient_name=Perkins+Coie&data_type=processed
When I looked at PC on the FEC search, I saw they also rep Pelosi, Schumer, Wasserman Schultz and Emily's List. https://twitter.com/jackallisonLOL/status/1238173297558208512