So, this has turned up over at Washington’s Blog:
“The difference between the reported totals, and our best estimate of the actual vote, varies considerably from state to state. However these differences are significant—sometimes more than 10%—and could change the outcome of the election.” ~ Fritz Scheuren, professor of statistics at George Washington University, President of the American Statistical Association (ASA)
The larger picture
It’s unusual that a candidate loses one close primary/caucus after another (Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, and on and on and on), and then doesn’t challenge any of them.
Here is the bigger question for Sanders’ supporters:
If he doesn’t fight for himself and what he believes in, what makes you think he would have fought for you?
In the end, it probably turned out the way it was supposed to be.
We will never know if Sanders and his ideas could have made a difference; he lost most of his credibility with people when he endorsed Clinton (yes, he did say he would do that when he started). Most movements don’t last too long after the figurehead is gone. All Bernie ended up being for the millions who followed him was just fling, a disappointment, and a heartbreak who got some of their money. The lesson learned is that if people want change, it’s up to them and not the politicians.
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