The List of Payoffs. – About 30% of The DNC Wants Fair Elections
Below this list is a summary of the recent vote to do away with the corrupt ‘super delegate’ system. The democratic parties of several States are guaranteed payments from the Clinton Victory Fund upon election.
And they are not backing down.
Bought And Paid For – The Rogue’s Gallery
Here is a handy list of the beneficiaries of the Clinton Victory Find scheme. Super delegates from these States will not be able to switch to Bernie if they want to keep any friends in their State Party.
Recipient Party Type** Office Sought Total Clinton, Hillary D C Pres $4,440,000 DNC Services Corp D P $2,263,436 Democratic Party of Wisconsin D P $207,278
Democratic Party of Oklahoma D P $140,000
Democratic Party of New Hampshire D P $74,700
Democratic Party of Pennsylvania D P $70,500
Democratic Party of Texas D P $69,100
Democratic Executive Cmte of Florida D P $66,200
Democratic Party of Nevada D P $66,200
Democratic Party of Colorado D P $66,000
Democratic Party of Ohio D P $66,000
Democratic Cmte of Utah D P $64,100
Democratic Party of Alaska D P $64,100
Democratic Party of Mississippi D P $64,100
Democratic Party of Montana D P $64,100
Democratic Party of Oregon D P $64,100
Democratic Party of South Carolina D P $64,100
Democratic Party of Tennessee D P $64,100
Democratic State Cmte of Massachusetts D P $64,100
Georgia Federal Elections Cmte D P $64,100
Idaho State Democratic Party D P $64,100
Michigan Democratic State Central Cmte D P $64,100
Minnesota Democratic Farmer Labor Party D P $64,100
Missouri Democratic State Cmte D P $64,100
Rhode Island Democratic State Cmte D P $64,100
West Virginia State Democratic Exec Cmte D P $64,100
Wyoming State Democratic Central Cmte D P $64,100
Democratic Party of North Carolina D P $64,000 Democratic State Central Cmte/Louisiana D P $64,000 Indiana Democratic Congressional Victory Cmte D P $64,000 Democratic Party of Arkansas D P $63,000 Maine Democratic State Cmte D P $59,800 Democratic Party of Virginia D P $43,500
After several rounds of voting Saturday afternoon, an effort by progressive Democrats to abolish what they see as the anti-democratic superdelegate process was defeated.
The amendment, co-sponsored by 52 members of the Democratic Party Rules Committee, was defeated when 108 members voted against and just 58 voted in favor.
Though a stinging defeat for those who campaigned in favor of the rule change, spearheaded largely by Bernie Sanders delegates and progressive advocacy groups,supporters took solace that because more than one-quarter of the committee voted ‘yes’ they will able to introduce a minority report during the full convention next week and demand a floor vote.
58 vote in favor of amendment to #EndSuperDelegates, enough to file a minority report & send it to the floor of the convention.
— Demand Progress (@demandprogress) July 23, 2016
In an op-ed published ahead of the vote on Saturday, Sanders surrogate and former head of the NAACP Ben Jealous put the issue in the context of this week’s convention in Philadelphia and explained why the process is noxious to most progressives:
The rules committee members won’t be the only ones in the City of Brotherly Love this weekend. Also gathering in Philadelphia will be tens of thousands of millennial activists drawn from the largest, most diverse and inclusive generation of American voters we have ever seen.
Everyone agrees this group should be the future of our party and could ensure its dominance in future elections. However, many of them are heavily critical of a party primary process they see as “rigged” against the will of the people and also more likely to be seeking an alternative party where their voice is guaranteed to be heard, or abandon political parties all together. Simply put, making the Democratic Party more democratic is a necessary first step to making it a party they can believe now, let alone for the rest of their lives.
It is time for the Democratic Party to abolish superdelegates. If we are going to be the party of inclusion, we must let go of the remnants of our history of discrimination. If we are going to be the party that owns the future, we must become more democratic today.
Now, with the reform push at least temporarily defeated, how might this impact so-called “party unity” heading into the convention?
The reaction to the news among individuals and groups backing Sanders was swift, with many indicating they are ready to continue pressing their case on this, and other issues, throughout the events in Philadelphia:
DNC rules committee has now voted:
– NO to eliminating superdelegates
– NO to reducing their power by 90%
Bad start, #DNC. See you Monday.
— Democracy Spring (@DemSpring) July 23, 2016
— People For Bernie (@People4Bernie) July 23, 2016