FACTUALLY INCORRECT: On eve of California Primary, corporate owned media decides to (erroneously) de
SAN FRANCISCO – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ spokesman, Michael Briggs, on Monday issued the following statement:
“It is unfortunate that the media, in a rush to judgement, are ignoring the Democratic National Committee’s clear statement that it is wrong to count the votes of superdelegates before they actually vote at the convention this summer.
“Secretary Clinton does not have and will not have the requisite number of pledged delegates to secure the nomination. She will be dependent on superdelegates who do not vote until July 25 and who can change their minds between now and then. They include more than 400 superdelegates who endorsed Secretary Clinton 10 months before the first caucuses and primaries and long before any other candidate was in the race.
“Our job from now until the convention is to convince those superdelegates that Bernie is by far the strongest candidate against Donald Trump.”
In a controversial move that many have perceived as an attempt of voter suppression, the Associated Press, CNN, and MSNBC - among other major media outlets - have declared Hillary Clinton the winner of the Democratic Primary race this evening.
The shocking announcement was made tonight, the eve of the final "Super Tuesday" of the primary election season, despite a lack of any actual voting occurring today.
The declaration of a victor of a primary race on a non-election day when more than one major candidate is still in the running has never happened in U.S history. Despite the attempts of news anchors to explain the process and timing of the announcement, it did not detract from the facts that A) superdelegates do not vote until July 25th at the Democratic National Convention, and B) the actual Democratic National Committee has not yet declared anyone the winner, nor will they until late July, more than a month and a half from today.