Karl Rove on the possibility of a brokered Democratic convention

Karl Rove, the former White House senior adviser to President George W. Bush, said Thursday that it is possible that Democrats are inching toward a brokered convention.

Eight candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination remain, but unless a clear candidate emerges things could become chaotic in regards to delegates and the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee.


"Delegates chosen... through March 3rd are going to represent 40 percent of the total at the Democratic convention. And after March 3, we're gonna be 60 percent. Right now, we got everybody sort of tight," Rove said on "Hannity."  "Nobody's breaking it... Buttigieg and Bernie are about 32 percent of the delegates selected so far."

"They need to win 60 percent of those to get 36 percent of the total delegates and get themselves to 50... as of the opening day in Milwaukee," Rove said. "That looks like it's going to be awfully hard to do given how scrambled this field is."

The last time either of the major party nominating conventions went past a first-ballot was 1952, when Adlai Stevenson won the Democratic nomination on the third ballot.

But this time around, a number of conditions could lead to no candidate holding a clear majority of delegates heading into the July Democratic convention in Milwaukee. This could trigger a scenario where so-called "superdelegates" -- party elders and insiders who recently were stripped of their power in the wake of the 2016 primary battle -- would be activated, and free to boost the candidates of their choice toward the nomination.

FeedLine.net' Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.

Source: www.foxnews.com

Alif. Lam. Mim.This is the Book; in it is guidance sure, without doubt, to those who fear Allah;Who believe in the Unseen, are steadfast in prayer, and spend out of what We have provided for them;And who believe in the Revelation sent to thee, and sent before thy time, and (in their hearts) have the assurance of the Hereafter   (The Cow   1-4 )


Prince Andrew trolled on Epstein link with banner draped on schoolbus
Nevada Dems will abandon Google form, rely on phone for caucus results amid tech fears
Nevada Dems will abandon Google form, rely on phone for caucus results amid tech fears
Bernie Sanders denounces Dem billionaire after saying he would prefer Trump in 2020
New Army technology fast-tracks damaged tanks back to combat
CPAC aims to turn tables on Democrats after impeachment saga
Bernie Sanders’ surge has party elders rattled, as Nevada poised to boost momentum
Bloomberg using billboards to taunt Trump over steaks, golf
Where does Donald Trump stand on the issues?
Past Nevada caucus winners
Top 2020 Dems nearly tapping out campaign coffers, scramble to replenish
Kelly Ripa shows off Mark Consuelos and kids in throwback photo from 2001
Republican Party war chest dwarfs Democrats’ going into 2020 high season
Steve Levy: On stop and frisk, Bloomberg should have stood his ground instead of being inauthentic
Vanessa Hudgens wows in busty jumpsuit at Broadway premiere
Kimberley Strassel: Bloomberg will ensure his own defeat by trying to imitate Sanders
Republican revenge: Record GOP field forms, on 2020 mission to take down ‘socialists’
Harmeet Dhillon: California Democrats can’t end homeless crisis – they keep pushing failed policies
David Limbaugh: Democrats need to figure out what they have to offer 2020 voters
Rep. Steve Scalise: Democratic presidential debate was a disaster – Dems are now party of socialism

Email subscription:

Related Politics News