Be real. If they had known the rules would change mid-stream, maybe they could have taken…
Charlene F Davies
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If they had known the rules would change mid-stream, maybe they could have taken preemptive action.

The rules did not change mid-stream. The rules were written and disseminated to both campaigns in advance. The rules were then voted on first thing — as any Convention would do to establish order. When revotes on the rules were called, the Chairwoman went with the majority of credentialed attendees — Hillary supporters.

You can read the rules for yourself here. They were “temporary” only in the sense that the delegates had yet to vote on them. Upon voting, the rules would become permanent.

You act like the rules started out at the beginning of the caucus the way they ended, and if you bother with facts at all you know that’s not the way it was. If you want people to play by the rules, then you have to make the rules known before play begins.

As stated above, both of these statements are false.

You seem very eager to tell me why you will not vote for Hillary. You can continue to do so. I’m not going to argue with you or tell you you should vote for her. We’d like you to vote for her like you’d probably like me to vote for Bernie. But that’s democracy. And anyway, you and I mostly seem to agree on foreign policy.

Oh, and the majority of Bernie’s supporters are not young people. The majority of involved young people are Bernie supporters.

I was intrigued by this, so using exit polls and popular vote counts, I crunched some numbers. I’m estimating about 55% of Bernie’s voters are under 44. Granted, I think we’d consider 40 to be about middle aged. Worth noting that the eyeball test re: exit polls seems to reveal a sharp difference between 40+ and 39-.

That means there’s a significant number of people who support Bernie who are “not young,” and I definitely overstated, but the spirit that there are more young supporters than not seems to hold, which is remarkable given that this voting bloc (18–44) constitutes only 37% of Democratic primary voters.

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