This article is getting great readership and views, but it is essential to share it on Facebook groups and to tweet it to your followers, Bernie hashtags and to the MSM "journalists" who are giving the lie a pass. Also, please check out Jean Hay Bright's article, Numbers Prove Sanders Has Earned a Path to White House, which makes a strong companion to this article.
The claim that Hillary is winning the popular vote is one of the most deceptive, specious claims the Hillary Clinton campaign and her surrogates are making. The mainstream media is echoing and giving a total pass on this egregiously dishonest claim.
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This is very important for several reasons.
1- Superdelegates are arguing that they are, by supporting Hillary, representing the majority of voters. The truth is that this not true.
2- The mainstream media repeat the "Hillary is winning the popular vote" mantra, or allow Hillary and her surrogates to make the specious claim many many times every day.
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Actually, the claim is an affront to the truth, based on the numbers.
The truth is that caucus states don't have a popular vote. That doesn't make their vote less important. It just changes how the people of that state choose to make the decision on who to select in the primary.
Most people making claims about Hillary's popular vote advantage talk about her having around a three million vote lead. I went to the 2016 Democratic Popular Vote page on RealClearPolitics. The page, not including West Virginia, shows Hillary with a 3,135,834 lead.
Then I took a list of the caucus states that Bernie has won, and he's won almost all of them.
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I dug up 2015 census data on the populations of those states and then pulled from Real Clear Politics, the total votes and the winning spread for Sanders in the caucus states. The numbers are below. First observation-- for states totaling roughly 35 million people, some which Bernie won by 70%, he is given a total spread advantage of 160,000 votes. That's outrageous.
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