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Sanders' Manager to Newsmax: Super Delegates Will Switch to Bernie

Sanders' Manager to Newsmax: Super Delegates Will Switch to Bernie
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By    |   Tuesday, 02 February 2016 11:09 AM

The un-elected "super delegates" that Hillary Clinton's supporters have long counted on to put their candidate over the top "will switch to Bernie Sanders" if he continues to perform as he did in the Iowa caucuses Monday.

That's what Sanders' campaign manager Jeff Weaver predicted to Newsmax.

Comprised of party and elected officials, the 720 "super delegates" have a vote at the national convention because of their position and are not elected by primary or convention.

According to a count from the Associated Press, 384 of the "super delegates" said they are for Hillary Clinton, and only 29 for Sanders, with 210 undecided. Overall, they comprise roughly 30 percent of the 2382 delegates to the Philadelphia convention this summer.

"But that will change," said Weaver, who spoke to us shortly after Sanders thanked cheering supporters in Des Moines for what he called a "tie" with Clinton in the Iowa caucuses.

"Sen. Sanders' success in early states will influence his showing in later states," Weaver told Monday evening.

"And after success in later states. Super delegates will change their minds and come over to him."

When we asked which Republican Sanders would like to meet most if he becomes the Democratic nominee, Weaver shot back:"He wants to meet and defeat Donald Trump."

John Gizzi is chief political columnist and White House correspondent for Newsmax.

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