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      Ultimately there is only a very small chance that Sanders will even get the nomination even if he keeps winning primary elections. The Democratic Party (ironic name as you will see) allows unelected so called 'super-delegates' to cast votes regardless of how other members of the party have voted. The eventual party leader and nominee for president has to woo the super-delegates into supporting them and they can be anyone from party officials to members of the House - essentially not your average Joe Public (or Joe the Plumber.) The Democrats employ this system in order for the party higher-ups to keep some semblance of control and to avoid someone like, say Donald Trump, hijacking the party ticket (the Republicans don't use the same system to elect their candidate.) Sanders has basically campaigned on the fact that he has no super-delegate support and is an outsider who often contradicts the party line (similar to Corbyn in that regard.) Despite noises from the party being made that they would eventually rally to his side should he emerge as the party's favorite candidate, it is very different to what happened to Obama in '08. Obama was always friendly to the Democratic higher-ups and Bernie certainly isn't. Hilary is starting with a 362-8 advantage in Delegates who have already announced their preference for her.
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      Mine would have been the cat, up until a few minutes ago when ours wandered in with poo all over his back legs, tail and bum.  Here he is, waltzing around, sitting down on the furniture, stinking the place out. And me, naked and drunk, with a handful of baby wipes. So at this moment in time I'm choosing the dog. A big scary dog that hates cats.
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