The Democrat establishment is signalling that they will stop Bernie Sanders from getting the Democrat nomination.
Superdelegates for the party are going so far to say that they’ll use their power to block him.
The Independent reports:
DNC superdelegates warn they will block Bernie Sanders at convention and spark civil war within party
Senator Bernie Sanders’ issues with the Democratic establishment may continue past the nominating races and into the Democratic National Convention, according to a new report.
If Mr Sanders arrives at the convention with any less than a majority of delegates pledged to him, he may find himself with a wave of superdelegates voting against his nomination.
The New York Times reported Thursday that in interviews with 93 superdelegates, only nine said that Mr Sanders arriving at the convention with a plurality was reason enough to support him as nominee.
In the event that Mr Sanders does only win a plurality of pledged delegates, there could be a brokered convention and subsequent fight to choose a nominee.
The Times report was “based on interviews with the 93 superdelegates, out of 771 total, as well as party strategists and aides to senior Democrats about the thinking of party leaders.”
The Bernie people will go absolutely NUTS if this happens.
If superdelegates overturn the will of the people then there is a 0% chance that we beat Trump as it would cause a massive fracture in our party.
How did the Democratic party become so undemocratic? The GOP doesn’t even use superdelegates.
Please think this through.
— Ryan Knight 🌹 (@ProudResister) February 27, 2020
Superdelegates: Willing to destroy the Party to stop Sanders
— Big Chuck Beth (@BethLynch2020) February 27, 2020
Superdelegates: I swear to god, we will DESTROY this party.
Me: [filing nails] Do it motherfucker.https://t.co/7lg5kA1OJK
— Bill Corbett (@BillCorbett) February 27, 2020
Just imagine for a moment the utter contempt for the Democratic Party that will be unleashed by superdelegates stealing the nomination from Bernie after *years* of grassroots organizing, only to smugly admonish his strong plurality of supporters to "Vote Blue No Matter Who"
— Natalie Shure (@nataliesurely) February 27, 2020
Democrats would have a civil war in their party, at their convention.
This could actually happen.