I used to be one of those people who said, “Even though the super delegates have pledged themselves to Hillary Clinton, that also happened in 2008. When Obama showed he was going to win and was a better candidate, the super delegates switched their vote to Barack. The same thing can happen with Bernie Sanders.”
Now I’m not so sure. As CounterPunch first reported, and Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks explains below, the Clinton cabal bought the super delegates lock, stock and barrel back in August 2015, before a single primary vote had been cast.
Using legal methods made possible by the Citizens United Supreme Court ruling, and a lesser known SCOTUS ruling from 2014 called McCutcheon v. FEC, Clinton’s billionaire backers are able to legally skirt campaign finance rules and funnel money to Clinton through state Democratic Party coffers. This effectively funds Clinton and helps her purchase Democratic super delegate loyalty at the same time.