The New York Democratic Primary is going to be held tomorrow. But do you know everything you need to know about it? We’ve put together these quick, four points about the New York Primary. Consider it your primary primary primer, if you will.
#4. It’s being held in New York
In case you were wondering, New York is a magical place that makes the usually cavalier and bold Senator Ted Cruz (R) cower and flee. One might have presumed since New York is not in the South, that their primary voters’ voices don’t actually count, or at the very least count less than the voters in the South that predictably voted for Hillary Clinton. But one would be wrong, actually. As it turns out, New York still exists and their primary delegates still count.
#3. It is a primary
We touched on it in #4, but we just wanted to reiterate that indeed, the New York Primary is a primary election, and the delegates won there do actually count toward the total. It’s been made pretty clear by many media sources and Clinton supporters that the most important primaries have already been held, since Clinton has the lead in delegates and popular votes. And sure, there are a lot of votes left to be cast, but even though New York is a primary state that has yet to vote, has a lot of voters, and a lot of delegates up for grabs, just remember their votes are separate, but equal, to the ones Hillary already clinched.
#2. If Hillary Wins, Hillary Wins it All
Truth to be told, if Bernie Sanders doesn’t win the New York primary, his chances of winning the nomination at all get pretty small. But ask any strident Hillary supporter and they’ll tell you that she already beat Sanders weeks ago. So the importance of the New York primary is that it means she’ll automatically get crowned President and will not even have to go up against anyone from the GOP in November. At least that’s what we’re able to glean from the pro-Hillary groups on social media.
#1. If Bernie Wins, Hillary Wins
Perhaps the most important takeaway from this is also the simplest: no matter who “wins” tomorrow, Hillary wins. Superdelegates will make sure of that, even if the raw vote counts don’t. Even if Sanders beats Clinton by five or six points, the Democratic Party as
fixed configured the delegation process in such a way that the pesky “will of the people” can be ignored and favor of who the entrenched, status quo can continue unabated and have their chosen candidate anointed elected instead.