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Sanders, ou Bernie-continuons-le-combat !

D’une certaine façon, on parlerait d’une surprise, et ce serait alors une très bonne surprise. Il semblait ces deux dernières semaines devenir probable que l’adversaire de Clinton, après ses récentes défaites (New York puis 4 autres primaires sur 5 la semaine dernière), céderait aux pressions de la direction du parti démocrate et abandonnerait la course à la désignation. Il n’en est rien et c’est un rude coup pour ce parti, qui comptait se présenter comme le parti unitaire, maître de lui et pouvant donner confiance aux électeurs. Sanders refuse cette issue et estime qu’Hillary Clinton n’aura pas la majorité requise, donc qu’on ira à une “convention de compromis” (brockered convention), qui signifie en fait une “convention de contestation”, sinon “d’affrontement”.

Sanders met en cause le système des “super-délégués” propre au parti démocrate, qui favorise outrageusement Clinton selon des processus complexes, insaisissables sinon sombres et glauques. Ces “super-délégués” ne sont pas élus mais désignés, et Clinton en dispose, arbitrairement selon Sanders, de 520 contre 39 à Sanders. Bref, Sanders est décidé à se battre jusqu’au bout, ce qui est une excellente nouvelle pour l’animation de la chose (l’élection), l’entretien du chaos, l’incertitude politique, etc. Quelle que soit la désignation, le parti démocrate risque de sortir de cette convention aussi divisé que le parti républicain, ce qui conduirait le système de l’américanisme encore plus proche d’une complète désintégration.  

« Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said Sunday that he will continue his challenge to front-runner Hillary Clinton even at the party’s convention in July. “The convention will be a contested contest,” Sanders said at a Washington, D.C. press conference Sunday. Sanders’ pledge to push superdelegates behind Clinton to support him during the nominating contest raises the chance the Republicans' Cleveland gathering will not be the only convention fight this summer. [...]

» “It is virtually impossible for Secretary Clinton to reach the majority of convention delegates by June 14 with pledged delegates alone,” Sanders said, referring to the final day of primaries. “She will need superdelegates to take her over the top at the convention.” That's where Sanders said his campaign will attempt to further complicate the front-runner's effort. He hopes to steal superdelegates already committed to her, including some who backed her before Sanders announced his bid last April.

» For Sanders the fight may be less about winning the election than earning support that he believes is rightfully his. He complained Sunday about primary rules, including a rule imposed by New York Democrats that barred independents from voting in the state's crucial primary, won handily by Clinton. Clinton has won 55 percent of the pledged delegates and Sanders has secured 45 percent. The democratic socialist would need an additional 710 pledged delegates or 65 percent of the remaining delegates to lock down the nomination before Philadelphia, which is where superdelegates become very useful. But Clinton and Sanders have 520 and 39 superdelegates, respectively. Sanders blamed the party establishment for backing its “anointed” candidate as the reason he has only been dealt 7 percent of superdelegates. “I would hope very much that the superdelegates from those states where we have won with big margins would respect the wishes of the people of those states and vote in line with how the people of that state voted,” Sanders said.

» He’s banking on what Democrats have chided Republicans about for months: a nasty fight on the convention floor to win on technicalities. His argument for superdelegates is simple. Polls of hypothetical general election match-ups show him defeating Republicans more easily than Clinton. “The evidence is extremely clear that I would be the stronger candidate to defeat Trump or any other Republican. This isn't subjective evidence of Bernie Sanders. This is what the polls say,” Sanders said, pulling out Morning Consult poll figures from the podium. »

 

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