More than a year late, CNN published an analysis that tried to answer one question: What if Bernie Sanders had a fair shot to compete in the Democratic Party primary in the 2016 election cycle?
CNN analyzed the issue because of a recent excerpt published by former interim Democratic National Committee chairwoman and Clinton surrogate Donna Brazile, who claimed it was not her fault for a rigged primary against Bernie Sanders. Brazile failed to mention she leaked CNN debate questions to the Clinton campaign and was fired from CNN for the leaks.
The analysis concluded Bernie Sanders would not have won the nomination because Clinton dominated the party’s primaries across the nation, with Sanders having only 47 superdelegates to Clinton’s 602.
The analysis did not include the concept of a superdelegate, where a group of delegates chooses the nominee and it may not have been based on primary results.