Last Updated on February 22, 2020
The Democrat party is struggling to remain on their messaging of wanting a strong Democracy, while rumors fly that candidates might be facing a break down of the nominating process for their party’s final 2020 presidential nominee to face President Donald J. Trump.
Politico reported Thursday, “Mike Bloomberg is privately lobbying Democratic Party officials and donors allied with his moderate opponents to flip their allegiance to him — and block Bernie Sanders — in the event of a brokered national convention.”
A brokered convention for the Democrats is confusing to most political watchers and is the easiest way to bypass primary voters, who in this case would support a candidate the Democrat Party despises, outsider Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont).
A brokered convention is also called an “open convention” where the political party, made up of interested parties like lobbyists, elected officials, party elders, and political consultants present a ballot of candidates, of their choice, at the Convention because one could not be determined from the voting population.
All regular delegates, who are normally secured during primaries and caucuses, are then released from their obligation to vote for the candidate who earned them, and are allowed to vote for any candidate. Additionally, the Democrat Party “super delegates” will be able to vote for any candidate they wish.
In this case, just as in 2016 the Democrat Party Primary election, the party would like to hand choose a candidate other than popular Bernie Sanders, who recently won the Iowa Caucus and appears to have the popular support of the voters.
“There’s a whole operation going on, which is genius,” said one of the strategists to Politico, who is unaffiliated with any campaign. “And it’s going to help them win on the second ballot … They’re telling them that’s their strategy,” Politico said.
The Politico story confirms what has been rumored since the beginning of the 2020 campaign cycle, that if Sanders was a strong contender for the nomination the party would seek ways to prevent him from being on the final ballot in November.
At a time when the Democrat Party receives so much authority and power from a unified message on progressive social issues, like trangenderism and homosexuality, to the point of virtue signaling support of these concepts to maintain social status, it is surprising to some that the party is in disarray over the progressive socialist policies of Sanders.
The infighting to deny Sanders his delegates is compounding the anger and frustration with the Democrat party to a possible breaking point.
Democrat Socialists are preparing for the eventuality of a fight over Sanders.
The nominee must be chosen by the people — not unelected superdelegates in a brokered convention. Most petitions are a waste of time, but a well-timed one can impress upon its intended audience that their actions will have consequences. Sign! #WeDecide https://t.co/XJ9RfhQuKS
— Meagan Day (@meaganmday) February 20, 2020
“If Sanders secures a plurality of delegates but loses the nomination on a second ballot, many moderate and progressive Democrats alike predict the national convention in Milwaukee would devolve into chaos,” Politico reported.
Every candidate, including Mike Bloomberg, who has jumped onto the slate of potential candidates recently, has supported the idea of a second ballot at the Convention in Milwaukee Wisconsin in July this year, other than Sanders.
A popular Democrat podcast, Benjamin Dixon, host spoke out about what he sees as the Democrat Party’s intentions to steal democracy from the people.
That said, let @TheDemocrats know now that any brokered convention that steals democracy from the majority or plurality will be met with organized resistance down-ballot for any candidate that didn’t actively fight this seizure of democracy designed to protect the powerful.
— Benjamin Dixon (@BenjaminPDixon) February 20, 2020