Clinton Camp: Sanders Trying To Overturn ‘The Will Of The Voters’


In a memo published on Medium on Monday evening, Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager, Robby Mook, tried to assure Democratic voters that Clinton will win the Democratic nomination, criticizing Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) tactics.

Mook wrote that Clinton “has built a nearly insurmountable lead among both delegates and actual voters.”

“Contrary to the claims of the Sanders campaign, in measure after measure, Clinton has shown the broadest support of any candidate currently running for president,” he wrote. “We know that the misleading spin will continue, but we wanted you to know the facts about the real state of the Democratic primary.”

Mook then knocked Sanders for trying to convince superdelegates to support him instead of Clinton.

“The Sanders campaign’s path forward relies on overturning the will of the voters: The math being what it is, the Sanders campaign has struggled to explain their path to the nomination. Their latest strategy involves a combination of trying to flip pledged delegates at state and county conventions, while also convincing superdelegates that he deserves their support — despite the fact that Hillary Clinton has won 58 percent of the popular vote and a majority of pledged delegates thus far,” Mook wrote.

“For most of the campaign, Senator Sanders has criticized the role that superdelegates play in the nominating process, but as he now campaigns without a clear path the nomination that relies on the voters, he’s aggressively courting their support,” he continued.

Mook also argued that Clinton is the best Democratic candidate to go head-to-head with Donald Trump in the general election.

“Although both candidates consistently beat Trump in polls, Clinton maintains her lead even after sustaining millions of dollars of negative Republican attacks,” he wrote. “Sanders has yet to have a Republican attack ad run against him in this campaign, but certainly would in the general election — and general election polling at this stage in the race would not predict the full impact of those attacks.”