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I think folks are making a mountain out of a molehill with this.  AP surveyed the superdelegates.  The superdelegates all knew it was a sociological impossibility for Sanders to win a majority of pledged delegates, and they were foolishly honest about their intentions, which allowed AP to run with it.

I doubt Clinton orchestrated it, as it would needlessly feed bitterness among Sanders people.

In any case, it made no difference as far as the outcome of the primary went.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Wed Jun 8th, 2016 at 12:36:48 PM EST
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Releasing this one day before the California primary, methinks it had a significant demobilisation effect.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Wed Jun 8th, 2016 at 01:50:47 PM EST
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I think it had a bit of one but nothing that would've come close to changing the results.

Even without it, he'd have had to win California, New Jersey and all the other states by something like 35 points to even draw even on pledged delegates.  And keep in mind on the two biggest prizes:

He trailed in every poll of CA -- including enormously in the last SurveyUSA poll -- and was never even close in New Jersey.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Wed Jun 8th, 2016 at 04:00:26 PM EST
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