May 8, 2021

Media mistake? Sanders campaign calls out AP for declaring Clinton win

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Supporters of Bernie Sanders argue that the timing of the announcement before a crunch primary in California on Tuesday adversely affects their candidate’s chances of winning the state.

Many expressed their anger online that AP’s count included superdelegates, who are not directly elected during the primaries and are not pledged to vote until the Democratic convention that starts on July 25.

Reactions to the AP tweet announcing the winner drew condemnations of the news media as whole and surprise about its timing.