MSNBC contributor Former Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) says the Democratic party will not choose a presidential nominee on the first ballot at the convention in Milwaukee this summer. McCaskill made the declaration during the network's coverage of Joe Biden's victory in the South Carolina Democratic primary election.
"It's the delegate count, stupid. So, yes, the popular vote's tied right now. But looking at that delegate count and how that's going to play out. Can Biden make that 15% in California? I think that's what his campaign is going to be focused on and they are ill-equipped to do much at this point other than cross their fingers and hope that all of the momentum out of tonight and the earned media that he's going to get will be enough," McCaskill said.
"And soon we will begin turning many of these conversations in this building to the super delegates, who they are, what their responsibilities are, what the rules are this year," she continued. "There's a lot of misinformation about who they are and where they get their power. But I do think it is probably unlikely that we get a presidential nominee on the first ballot."