Political activist and former Green Party presidential candidate Ralph Nader recently said that Democratic front-runner Hilary Clinton is “going to win by dictatorship” in the Democratic primary race against her opponent Bernie Sanders.
“Twenty-five percent of superdelegates are cronies, mostly. They weren’t elected,” Nader told U.S. News on Friday. “They were there in order to stop somebody like Bernie Sanders, who would win by the vote.”
As of now, Clinton has won 2,240 of the needed 2,383 delegates for the Democratic Nomination, according to the Associated Press. She also has 524 superdelegates and the backing of numerous power brokers and investors. Bernie Sanders has only 1,473 delegates and 40 superdelegates. Sanders has vowed to remain in race until the Democratic National Convention in July.
Nader also said that he feels Sanders has “made very few mistakes” during his presidential campaign that he thinks Sanders would pose a greater challenge to the presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump come election time in November.
“[Sanders] couldn’t do anything about the superdelegates. But he almost won and he would’ve won,” Nader said. “He would’ve defeated Trump easily, much more easily than [Clinton] would’ve defeated him,”
“He doesn’t produce gaffes. He’s very consistent and he’s scandal-free. What politician 35 years in office is scandal-free?” Nader also said that he wishes that “None of the above” was an option of this year’s presidential election.
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