Friday, February 15, 2008

Bribing Superdelegates

You Decide 08! reported Campaign committees controlled by Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton have donated at least $890,000 to the campaigns of superdelegates, according to a report by a group that tracks money in politics.
Buying their votes, so that regardless of how the people in their district voted, they will support the candidate that paid them the most.
Obama donated the largest amount, about $694,000, to those campaigns in the past three years, according to the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics. Clinton donated $195,500. Both campaigns are furiously lobbying for support
Lobby means attempts to influence lawmakers through personal interviews and persuasion, this is bribery.
among the Democratic Party’s nearly 800 superdelegates, who will be free to support whomever they choose at the convention, regardless of the outcome of the primaries. Superdelegates include all Democratic members of Congress, Democratic governors and other party officials.

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