Tell Utah Super-delegates: We Want Bernie!

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GREAT suggestion from the Salt Lake Tribune comments section: Let’s tell Utah’s super-delegates that we want Bernie. Peter Corroon is already with us.

As the party chairman, Corroon is automatically a superdelegate, meaning he can pick his favorite candidate regardless of the statewide vote. Not a fan of this process, Corroon had said he’d side with whichever candidate won Utah’s caucus and that is undeniably Sanders.

…Two of the state’s superdelegates — Patrice Arent, the national committeewoman, and Breanne Miller, the party’s vice chairwoman — are backing Clinton. National Committeeman Wayne Holland remains undecided.

The message is:

Bernie Sanders is our choice for President. Give people candidates they’re excited about, and they will show up. This is an opportunity to bring more Utahns into the democratic process. The Democratic Party establishment is too far to the right. The Gallup Poll indicates both parties are at historical low points in the percentage who identify themselves as core supporters of the party. We’re independents – you need us to win in November.

Send to:

Peter Corroon (Thank him, he’s for Bernie): chair@utdem.org
Wayne Holland (Undecided): wholland@usw.org
Breanne Miller (Supporting Hillary): bmiller@utdem.org
Rep. Patrice Arent (Supporting Hillary): parent@le.utah.gov

[Democratic Party Executive Director Lauren] Littlefield called the big turnout, which included 20,000 new voters, “the largest growth opportunity for Utah Democrats in decades,” and yet she and Corroon criticized state leaders for not funding a full primary, instead of the party-run caucuses.

Instead of hundreds of polling locations statewide and the option for mail-in and absentee ballots, the party spent $20,000 to fund 90 voting locations, resulting in lines that stretched for city blocks. More than half of the precincts ran out of ballots and had to print more.

More info:
Bernie Sanders takes bulk of Utah’s delegates after massive victory
In U.S., New Record 43% Are Political Independents

UPDATE: Wayne Holland declares for Bernie

Utah’s last undecided Democratic superdelegate threw his support behind Bernie Sanders on Wednesday, and the state party finalized its tally from last week’s presidential caucuses, in which a high turnout led to a lengthy vote-counting process…

Wayne Holland, Utah’s Democratic committeeman, was the last holdout, and as such received a barrage of calls and emails…

The party announced his support for Sanders early Wednesday. In an interview, Holland said he’s more ideologically in tune with Sanders and he liked that his pick matched the caucus vote. While he says “the odds are long” that Sanders claims the party’s nomination, Holland, a union organizer, felt the senator was bringing in new voters with his populist message…

The current party chairman, Peter Corroon, is also backing Sanders, tying his vote to Utah’s caucus results. Clinton received the support of Utah Democratic Party Vice Chairwoman Breanne Miller and Democratic Committeewoman Patrice Arent, both saying she is the most qualified candidate, having previously served as secretary of state, a senator from New York and first lady. Miller and Arent have heard from Sanders supporters who want them to switch allegiances, but they are not budging.

  1. #1 by Larry Bergan on March 23, 2016 - 9:13 pm

    Patrice Arent and Breanne Miller should be ashamed of themselves for giving the news media fodder for declaring Hillary the winner, which they are gladly using. They should also, presently, give their votes to Sanders. Plus, they must realize they are going to royally tick off a bunch of young, obviously active voters.

    Peter Carroon should get a lifetime appointment, as long as he stands up for us like this.

  2. #2 by Larry Bergan on March 24, 2016 - 2:26 pm

    Didn’t want anybody to miss this funny, (and very well done), parody, which apparently, Utah republicans and democrats can enjoy after the primaries:

  3. #3 by Larry Bergan on March 24, 2016 - 3:12 pm

    Patrice Arent and Breanne Miller must not have eyes to see.

    Do they even want to win their next election?

    Do they plan to run?

  4. #4 by Larry Bergan on March 24, 2016 - 3:58 pm

    The Rupert Rag spins in circles.

    If you want to see the whole thing you’re going to have to pay up.

    NO THANKS!

  5. #5 by Larry Bergan on March 24, 2016 - 4:06 pm

    The esteemed :) “Wall Street Journal” is begging… down-on their-knees-begging for Hillary Clinton to win.

    Should tell you something.

  6. #6 by Larry Bergan on March 24, 2016 - 9:47 pm

    The democratic surge seems to be a statewide phenomenon despite right wing interventionism. Amazing!

  7. #7 by Richard Warnick on March 31, 2016 - 12:08 am

    UPDATE: Wayne Holland declares for Bernie

    Utah’s last undecided Democratic superdelegate threw his support behind Bernie Sanders on Wednesday, and the state party finalized its tally from last week’s presidential caucuses, in which a high turnout led to a lengthy vote-counting process…

  8. #8 by Larry Bergan on March 31, 2016 - 9:45 am

    I thought I heard that Holland had given his nod to Sanders.

    Thank you Mr. Holland!

  9. #9 by Richard Warnick on March 31, 2016 - 4:32 pm

  10. #10 by Larry Bergan on March 31, 2016 - 5:11 pm

    Always loved Debakis!

  11. #11 by C Coleman on April 19, 2016 - 7:43 pm

    Thank you Jim! You are representing the will of the people. Utah has cast our votes and overwhelming voted for Bernie. FEEL THE BERN!

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