Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Yes, the System Is Rigged
Debbie Wasserman Schultz asked to explain how Hillary lost NH primary by 22% but came away with same number of delegates.
Tre Goins-Phillips of TheBlaze summarizes the evasive yet unintentionally revealing answer:
The DNC chairwoman explained to Tapper that the unpledged delegates, or the superdelegates, are a completely separate category from the pledged delegates, which Clinton and Sanders were competing for in the Granite State.
So far, so good. But then:
“Unpledged delegates exist, really, to make sure that party leaders and elected officials don’t have to be in a position where they are running against grassroots activists,” Wasserman Shultz said, adding that the Democratic Party “highlights inclusiveness and diversity at our convention” and wants to give activists “every opportunity” to participate, which she says it what the superdelegates are for.
Wait a minute! If grassroots activists turn out for a candidate the way they did for Sanders, the superdelegates nullify the resulting margin of victory. I guess by saying they “don’t have to be in a position where they are running against grassroots activists,” DWS means they don’t even have to go to the voters to get their way.