U.S. Democratic Party 2020 Selection Process

I offer here a selection of information and commentary from Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti, Tim Black, Michael Brooks, Lee Camp, Tucker Carlson, Jordan Chariton, Jimmy Dore, Glenn Greenwald, Chris Hedges, and Abby Martin.

Rather than myself writing an essay alleging that the primary pracess is sham democracy, I let these journalists say it better than I can. I hope you will sample some of their work.

Neither of the two superparties in the United States represents their constituency. Why?

Two excellent books address this question:
DPThomas FrankListen, Liberal2016
DP & RPWalter KarpIndispensable Enemies1973

Timeline
selected events

monthdayevent
Feb  3-4voter turnout in Iowa is marred by mangled results
  3, 11, 22Sanders tops popular vote in IA, NH, NV
14Bill de Blasio (suspended campaign Sept 20) endorses Sanders
23Marianne Williams (suspended campaign Jan 10) endorses Sanders
26Jim Clyburn (House Majority Whip from SC) endorses Biden
29Joe Biden wins South Carolina primary by a wide margin
Tom Steyer suspends campaign
Mar  1-2Pete Buttigieg drops out and endorses Biden
  2Amy Klobuchar drops out and endorses Biden
Beto O'Rourke (suspended campaign Nov 1) endorses Biden
  3Undoctored exit polls show serious discrepancies from machine results, e.g. in CA, TX, MA
  4Michael Bloomberg drops out and endorses Biden
  5Elizabeth Warren drops out
  6Julián Castro (suspended campaign Jan 2) endorses Warren
John Delaney (suspended campaign Jan 31) endorses Biden
  8Kamala Harris (suspended campaign Dec 3) endorses Biden
  9Cory Booker (suspended campaign Jan 13) endorses Biden
10Andrew Yang (suspended campaign Feb 11) endorses Biden
19Tulsi Gabbard drops out and endorses Biden

News & Commentary

October 2019

November

January 2020

February

March

Rigged Elections

Delegate Numbers

3979 pludged delegates

1991 needed to win on first ballot in Milwaukee

771 unpledged "superdelegate votes" if first ballot does not decide

after March 17 primaries
estimates are changing often since March 17
candidateest. delegate count
Biden1214
Sanders910
Warren83
Bloomberg58
Buttigieg26
Klobuchar7
Gabbard2
decided2300
remaining1679
3979
candidateneeded to reach 1991needed of remaining
Biden77746%
Sanders108164%

Caucuses* & Primaries

As of March 25, ten states and territories have postponed their primaries due to coronavirus:
CT, DE, GA, IN, KY, LA, MD, OH, PR (Puerto Rico), RI
Feb 3IOWA*
Feb 11NEW HAMPSHIRE
Feb 22NEVADA*
Feb 29SOUTH CAROLINA
March 3AMERICAN SAMOA*
ALABAMA
ARKANSAS
CALIFORNIA
COLORADO
DEMOCRATS ABROAD
MAINE
MASSACHUSETTS
MINNESOTA
NORTH CAROLINA
OKLAHOMA
TENNESSEE
TEXAS
UTAH
VERMONT
VIRGINIA
Mar 10NORTH DAKOTA*
IDAHO
MICHIGAN
MISSISSIPPI
MISSOURI
WASHINGTON
Mar 14NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS*
Mar 17ARIZONA
FLORIDA
ILLINOIS
(OHIO was postponed)

2016

Here are some materials from the 2016 DP primary process: 2016_election