Are you sure you want to delete this post?
That is one perspective on what happened. For those not knowledgeable of the caucus process, candidates not only have to win their delegates at the precinct caucuses, but those elected as delegates must show up for the nominating conventions. Delegates also must be registered Democrats and provide all the necessary information to be validated. That's the way it was when I was a delegate in Colorado and that's the way it was for Nevada. You may not like the rules, but those are, nevertheless, the rules.
Hillary Clinton won the Nevada Caucus on February 20 with 53 percent of the vote to 47 percent for Sanders. That would earn her 20 pledged delegates to Bernies 15.
Here's the facts compliments of Jon Ralston:
Jon Ralston, May 16. 2016: The sour grapes revolution that rocked the Paris Hotel.
1. Sanders lost the caucus on Feb. 20. He had no right to the most delegates, even if the Clinton campaign was asleep at the switch for the county conventions. The Sanders campaign simply did not follow through. As the Medium post reveals, the Sanders folks just did not show up; the Clinton delegates did:
Clinton only had 27 delegate positions vacant on Saturday. Sanders left 462 vacant. Clinton filled 98 percent of her available delegate slots at the State Convention, and Sanders only filled 78 percent of his available delegate slots.
End of story. They lost
2. On the 64 delegates the Sanders campaign insists should have been seated, the Democratic Party post reveals only six showed up and:
The remaining potential delegates were ineligible for two main reasons: 1) They were not registered Democratic voters in Nevada by May 1, 2016, and 2) Their information?—?such as address, date of birth and name?—?could not be found or identified, and they did not respond to requests from the party and campaigns to correct it.
Bernie Sanders has been whining about the Democratic Party forever. He only joined it a year ago, reluctantly to use it as a mechanism to launch his political revolution.
Now for the rest of the story of Bernie Sanders supporters screaming sexist profanities at the Nevada Democratic organizers, language that is worse than anything heard at a Trump rally. Read on Bernie supporters about hate:
Huffington Post: Bernie Sanders Supporters Unleash Sexist, Nasty Attacks On Nevada’s Dem Chair
That kind of language is not a part of the Democratic Party. Those who engage in those angry tirades do not belong in the party. To use the language of Trump, "Kick the bums out."
Bernie remains silent...