151,578 to 95,249. But the delegate count is very different. Counting super delegates,
Bernie has 50 to Hillary’s 455.
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders is running as a Democratic Party candidate in a system
that the Democrats have rigged with "super delegates" with control of many Democratic
Convention Party votes, and they already promised in advance to give them to
Hillary Clinton, regardless of how many votes Bernie Sanders gets!
This is one reason we need to run a U.S. Marijuana Party candidate in Vermont, because
on the general election ballot in the fall, Bernie probably won't be on it.
For example, Bernie Sanders can win the Vermont Primary on March 1, 2016,
but NOT the super delegate votes to the Democratic convention,
so even if he wins, he can lose.
Robert Gehl reports:
Democrats’ Use of Super Delegates Is PROFOUNDLY UNDEMOCRATIC
The most profoundly undemocratic mechanism of this year’s election cycle is how the
Democratic primary process works. Their process of giving fat-cat donors, party bosses
and political heavyweights the title of “super delegates” means their votes can – and
do – cancel out the vote of millions of primary voters.
Patrick Leahy is a “super delegate.” The Vermont senator is one of nine in Bernie Sanders
home state. While Vermont will most certainly go for Bernie in their primary on March 1,
Leahy won’t. He’s already promised to vote for Hillary – no matter what.
So has Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin, another Vermont super delegate.
He’s traveled around with Clinton, campaigning for her.
Vermont has 26 delegates available, ten of them are super delegates. Only one – other
than Sanders himself, who is also a super delegate – has said they’ll vote for Sanders.
Cris Ericson for Senate Vermont