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Bernie won Iowa in a landslide and is leading every poll.

Every corporate owned media outlet is so terrified of him they've blacklisted him from all positive media coverage.

HOW POWERFUL CAN ONE MAN BE? :blob_aww:

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US Politics, Bernie, correction, ellaboration 

He won the popular vote in Iowa by a landslide, I meant to say.

Pete Buttigieg received 13 delegates.

Bernie Sanders had 6,117 more votes than Buttigieg. He received 12 delegates.

Warren had only 5,000 votes fewer than Buttigieg. She received 8 delegates.

My conclusion: either the state of Iowa's caucus system is as broken as our electoral college, or a LOT of people are trying very hard to keep Bernie out of the white house.

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@mawr There's another foxfriend following this very closely reporting play-by-plays, and given their words I'm pretty sure it's both.

The delegate system is purpose-built for that, nobody in Iowa knew how to count properly just in general, and the media is going apeshit trying to omit him.

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@mawr Also a specific 15%, 'superdelegates', can vote however they want, and they're generally party activists and officials.

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@Kyresti It's almost like the system was rigged! :blobfrowningbig:

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@Kyresti (that's because the system was rigged 😉 🤐 )

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@mawr @Kyresti I feel like beyond even that the system was designed to be easily riggable

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@mawr It was rigged worse in 2016. :3 They reformed it a little after HRC fell flat and Bernie came down on the DNC for it.

That's actually a large part of WHY we're in the predicament we are now IMO.

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@mawr @Kyresti How else were they going to get the less populous states to join the Union except to offer them a weighted vote?

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@Aradia @mawr @Kyresti What they're talking about isn't the electoral college. It's internal DNC stuff

The point of the superdelegates is if you get a Trump equivilent figure they're supposed to go "oh hell no" *yeet*.

Iowa is just being Iowa. I think they're trying to win the "fuck up counting" award from Florida.

US Politics, Bernie, correction, ellaboration 

@mawr Causcus are weird as fuck. No conspiracy there. They don't really meaningfully have a popular vote even (what are people counting? first alignment? Final?)

US Politics, Bernie, correction, ellaboration 

@Doephin I'm so glad we got rid of ours :D :D

US Politics, Bernie, correction, ellaboration 

@mawr
both? both sounds rather likely

US Politics, Bernie, correction, ellaboration 

@Maddyflen In any case when a one or the other is presented, both seems to almost always be the most correct answer. X3

Especially for this enby-ass ✨plush✨

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@mawr he's not powerful in himself, we are

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@KitRedgrave Our belief in him is what gives him his power. uwu

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@mawr imagine how powerful we'd be if we did things a little more direct than just voting

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