Following the theft of delegates in Colorado by the GOP vanguard party Democrats are prepared to ensure Hillary Clinton takes New York and the upstart Bernie Sanders is marginalized.
Trump tweeted his indignation after the Colorado vote was decided not by voters, but by party apparatchiks promised trips and other goodies.
I win a state in votes and then get non-representative delegates because they are offered all sorts of goodies by Cruz campaign. Bad system!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 10, 2016
The people of Colorado had their vote taken away from them by the phony politicians. Biggest story in politics. This will not be allowed!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 11, 2016
Trump’s newly-hired convention manager Paul Manafort accused the Cruz campaign of dirty tricks. “You go to his county conventions and you see the gestapo tactics,” he said.
Colorado was rigged back in August when the GOP decided it would not allow the people to vote in the early nomination process.
“The GOP executive committee has voted to cancel the traditional presidential preference poll after the national party changed its rules to require a state’s delegates to support the candidate that wins the caucus vote,” the Denver Post reported at the time.
Bernie Sanders won the vote in Wyoming by a 12-percentage point margin. The victory was reported as having more of a “psychological than mathematical impact” because Clinton ended up with most of the delegates. Despite the win, Sanders was forced to split plebian delegates with Clinton and the former secretary of state picked up all the party arranged superdelegates.
“Bernie Sanders won Wyoming by 12 percent, but he might not even pick up a single delegate. Hillary Clinton was awarded 11 delegates, Bernie Sanders only seven,” Joe Scarborough said Monday morning. “Why does the Democratic Party even have voting booths? This system is so rigged.”
Co-host Mika Brzezinski chimed in by saying Democrats are “always talk[ing] about voter turnout and how important it is to do your duty as a citizen, but there’s absolutely no reason any of those people voted.”
Backroom “shenanigans” (as Trump characterized it), superdelegates, frontloaded primary votes, and orchestrated and limited debates will make certain the establishment presents two preferential candidates in November. The economy and the political system are rigged in favor of the corporate and bankster elite.
“I believe people understand that just as their economy is rigged, so too sometimes can be their politics,” former Maryland governor and sidelined Democrat presidential candidate Martin O’Malley said in December.