Re: “Bernie backer has a plan to impel superdelegates,” (TNT, 5/6).
Andrew Williams and all Bernie Sanders supporters need to recognize that politics is a team game. Pushing all 17 superdelegates from Washington to support Bernie will make no difference at all for Bernie’s chances. Furthermore, if all states did this, with superdelegates echoing the state vote, Hillary Clinton would gain, rather than lose votes.
Finally, threatening the election chances of Democrats in Washington state to force this issue would risk giving Republicans more control over state government, which presumably Bernie backers would not like. Please remember that Ralph Nader won enough votes in Florida in 2000 to give us Bush rather than Gore. That also gave us the Iraq War, plus John Roberts and Samuel Alito on the Supreme Court. Do you thank Ralph for that? It transformed the past 15 years.