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Terry McAuliffe: Hillary Will Win Popular Vote

By Wyatt Earp | May 13, 2008

And yet, she probably won’t win the Democratic nomination. I wonder if the Dems will say she was “cheated” out of the election?

(CNN) — Despite calls from some for Hillary Clinton to abandon her presidential bid, her campaign chairman insisted Monday she will stay in the race until the last primary and predicted the New York Democrat will overtake Barack Obama in the popular vote.

“We are going through to June 3,” Clinton Campaign Chairman Terry McAuliffe said on MSNBC Monday. “I can unequivocally tell you we are in until June 3.”

“We will move ahead in the popular vote. There are 1.1 million Democrats in West Virginia, there are 1.6 million in Kentucky, 2.4 million in Puerto Rico. We win by these huge margins, have good turnout there, we will pick up a significant amount of the popular vote.”

Polls show Clinton will likely score big wins in the next two primary states, West Virginia and Kentucky, though it remains virtually impossible for the New York senator to catch Obama in the pledged delegate count. She lost her lead among the party’s superdelegates on Monday. (H/TCNN)

Ah yes, the infamous superdelegates. I am still surprised that no one on the Democrat side has called “shenanigans” on this practice. Basically, these people – mostly elected officials and party insiders – can steer an election to one candidate or another because their vote is, well, more important than yours.

I doubt it will come into play now, but the mere thought of some party insider canceling your vote (or votes) should be enough to make Democrat voters demand changes in their primary system.

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