Re: “Not feeling the Bern” (editorial, 3-31).
Your claim that Washington’s superdelegates would be “rash” to pledge for Bernie Sanders, in spite of Sanders winning more than 70 percent of Washington’s Democratic caucus votes, is rash itself.
Would you tell one state that its voters would be rash to vote their conscience since it’s already obvious who is ahead? Hillary Clinton is ahead for the very reason that superdelegates are defying the expressed will of those states’ voters who have made their support for Sanders clear.
If those superdelegates who favor Clinton switched to Sanders, he would be winning.
This nomination process is rigged, a parody of a truly democratic process. If Sen. Maria Cantwell and Rep. Derek Kilmer favor getting rid of the current patronizing, undemocratic superdelegate system, why don’t they refrain from voting or agree to have one vote for Clinton and the other for Sanders, thus canceling each other’s votes?
So many people in this country will be infuriated if the superdelegates see to it that the would-be nominee is not the one who is nominated after their pledges are made. Their wrath will show the next time there is an election, if not before.