Sanders: Democratic Primary Process Isn't Rigged, It Is Just "Dumb"


Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks with "Face The Nation" host John Dickerson about his superdelegate strategy and his claim that the DNC primary is "rigged."

"We knew when we were in this, that we were taking on the entire Democratic establishment," he said. "No great secret about that. And yet we have won twenty states, we're in California right now, I think we have a good chance to win here. I think we have an uphill fight, but there is just a possibility that we may end up at the end of this nominating process with more pledged delegates than Hillary Clinton. "

"What has upset me, and what I think is -- I wouldn't use the word 'rigged' because we knew what the rules were -- but what is really dumb, is that you have closed primaries, like in New York State, where three million people who were Democrats or Republicans could not participate," Sanders added. "You have a situation where over 400 super delegates came on board Clinton's campaign before anybody else was in the race, eight months before the first vote was cast. That's not rigged, I think it's just a dumb process which has certainly disadvantaged our campaign," he said.

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