All about Delegates

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All about Delegates

2,605 Delegates represent the actual votes. This is where volunteering is essential.

1,378 Delegates must come from us.

We need all of these delegates ready.

We can not allow the Super Delegates to have a sliver of hope to steel our vote.

Information on how to become a delegate. This is a limited list.

https://old.reddit.com/r/SandersForPresident/comments/do840z/become_a_delegate_for_bernie_why_its_so_important/

Does anyone have a complete list of all states?

I have no idea what the deadlines are in each state to become a delegate. If someone knows please post it.

The numbers are more or less correct. If anyone has completely accurate source please post.

This information came from.

https://www.thegreenpapers.com/P20/D-Del.phtml

First # actual votes represented by delegates.

Second # Delegates Bernie needs us to become. ASAP

Organized by primary voting dates.

https://www.270towin.com/2020-election-calendar/

Iowa 27 14

New Hampshire 18 8

Nevada 23 13

South Carolina 35 19

Alabama 34 18

American Samoa 0 6

Arkansas 20 11

California 272 144

Colorado 44 23

Main 16 8

Massachusetts 59 32

Minnesota 49 26

North Carolina 72 38

Oklahoma 24 13

Tennessee 42 22

Texas 149 79

Utah 19 10

Vermont 11 5

Virginia 65 34

Dem’s abroad 12 1

Idaho 13 7

Michigan 82 43

Mississippi 23 13

Missouri 44 24

North Dakota 9 5

Washington 58 31

Northern 0 6

Mariana

Arizona 44 23

Florida 143 76

Illinois 101 54

Ohio 89 47

Georgia 68 37

Puerto Rico 33 18

Alaska 9 8

Hawaii 15 9

Louisiana 35 19

Wyoming 8 6

Wisconsin 55 29

Connecticut 40 20

Delaware 14 7

Maryland 65 31

New York 183 90

Pennsylvania 125 61

Rhode Island 18 8

Guam 0 7

Kansas 26 13

Indiana 55 27

Nebraska 20 9

West Virginia 19 9

Kentucky 36 18

Oregon 41 20

District of 13 7

Columbia

Montana 13 6

New Jersey 84 42

New Mexico 23 11

South Dakota 10 6

Virgin Islands 0 7

2,605 1,378

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Hey guys, conceptual question about billionaires:

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When people say it is unethical to hoard so much money while others don’t have enough for basic needs — how does this work? Does the accumulation of wealth translate to billionaires hoarding material resources (e.g., food, property) that should be more fairly distributed? Would changing the wealth disparity change the basic needs disparity?

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Hillary talking about M4A

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In the article, Clinton says Warren's M4A plan would never get enacted but this is also kind of a jab at Bernie since Warren is pretty much copying Sanders.

https://www.axios.com/hillary-clinton-elizabeth-warren-medicare-for-all-f0a75343-3fd8-42a3-acec-244bc40c2ac5.html

Hillary really seems to be trying to help Biden. I also think she kind of holds a grudge against Bernie from the last election.

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Combating the talking point about “taking away people’s choice in insurance” or “getting kicked off their plan”

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I wanted to post this topic here, not only for all of us to help with phone banking and discussing Bernie with others, but also because I know some of the campaign staff read this sub and I am hoping this is an attack we can start to address better. I'd love to share my thoughts and hear from the community on this if this seems impacftul or if there are other ways to tweak this or address it better.

Right now we are on the defensive and I think this talking point has some traction. I also think we have the opportunity to use the notion of "freedom of choice" to go on the offensive and turn this to our advantage.

The approach today: The main approach from the campaign seems to be saying "people don't love their insurance." Fair, but also know people tend to fear loss and change. So while many supporters agree, I am dubious how this is landing with the average voter / person we want to support MFA.

The proposed approach: Re-frame choice as being about choosing your doctor, hospital, and care instead of worrying about how it will get paid for. This both promotes benefits of MFA and shows a weakness of other candidate's plans.

Here's an example of how I think it could be framed during a debate – even if it would need to be trimmed down / tweaked. For this example, let's assume it was Joe Biden who brought up the loss of choice:

It's interesting that my colleague brings up the issue of choice and that people could lose their current insurance plan under Medicare for All. Look, I am a big proponent of giving people the freedom of choice. And I agree that Americans should be able to decide what's best for their families. But here's where I disagree with Joe.

I think that the choice that matters to people and the choice I want to give each American is the freedom to chose their doctor and their care. Under Medicare for All, you can pick your doctor and agree with your doctor on your care. And if you find a doctor you like and trust, who knows you and your family – you can keep them for life. That's the choice most people care about. And today and under my friend Joe's plan, your insurance could decide tomorrow the doctor you chose is no longer in-network or certain care options are no longer covered. Your employer could change your insurance plan tomorrow. You could change jobs or lose your job and suddenly, you've lost the doctor and provider you've chosen and who knows you best. Suddenly, you've lost your freedom to choose and have been "kicked off your doctor and off your chosen care."

Today, the idea of choosing insurance only seems relevant because in the current system each plan has a different network with different doctors. They have different premiums, deductibles, and co-pays. It's not a fun choice. It's stressful and for many American's, this choice amounts to which of my employer's plans do I choose – the one with lower monthly premiums and high out of pocket costs or extremely high premiums, but lower costs if I get sick. Under Medicare for All, you no longer have to worry about this. It becomes an unnecessary choice as you don't have to worry about your medical bills getting paid. You get to focus on choosing your doctor, your provider, and the treatment that's right for you. That's freedom of choice.

So the question I would have for my colleagues like Joe is why are you advancing a plan where people can get "kicked off their doctor" or "kicked off their treatment plan" they've chosen with their doctor. Medicare for All takes away any worry about what is covered or who is in network. I would be concerned that your plan, while it does let people pick which private company might pay their medical bills – it takes away their freedom of choice over their actual doctor and healthcare decisions. Medicare for All gives people that peace of mind and gives them that trust and that more important freedom of choice.

Opponent's rebuttal:

The main rebuttal to this in my mind would be if someone claimed that under the current system, even if someone's insurance plan changed and their doctor was out of network, they could choose to change insurance companies or they could still go to the doctor and pay out of pocket.

But both of these seem pretty easy to refute. Insurance plans not subsidized by your employer are extremely expensive and while you can technically go to an "out of network" doctor, many won't see you if you don't have insurance they are covered by. And even if they did, beyond a routine check up – any treatment could easily cost you $ 100k+. And for 99% of Americans, that's not really a choice, since they cannot afford to choose $ 500k in medical bills to get a procedure done by their "chosen" doctor if they are out of network.

Thoughts?

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Question About Bernie’s Wealth Tax

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Hi guys, I’ve just been browsing around, and I have a question about Bernie’s proposed wealth tax. So at any given time, most of the mega-wealthy have a significant portion of their wealth tied up in their companies’ stock. For example, Jeff Bezos has about $ 100 billion of his $ 130 billion wealth in Amazon stock, whereas his nominal salary is only $ 1-2 million per year. An 8% wealth tax (~10 billion per year) would therefore dry up his available resources in only 3 years. Would he then be forced to sell this stock? If so, he would be hard pressed to find someone to buy that much stock at market price, and even if he could this would probably plummet the value of his company. What would he do then? Thanks in advance!

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Question about M4A and employer savings on health insurance

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For employers that currently pay a significant portion of their employees' premiums, is there anything stopping that employer from pocketing the savings they'd get from M4A, rather than passing it on to the employee via wage or salary increases?

This seems like it would result in more people experiencing a net loss due to M4A, because their out-of-pocket premiums were relatively low to begin with.

(I am a Sanders supporter and wholeheartedly support single-payer healthcare, this is just a question I often have but haven't seen answered).

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