John Oliver explains the “rigged” US presidential primaries (video)


“American voters are rightfully pissed off by a perplexing electoral system – or as John Oliver calls it, “an erratic clusterfuck every four years” – where a presidential candidate can win a primary or caucus yet receive fewer delegates than their opponent.

primaries don't match expectation

We’ve seen that happen in both parties this year: Bernie Sanders won the Wyoming Democratic caucus with 56 percent, but received only 7 delegates to Hillary Clinton’s 11. Donald Trump beat out Republican opponent Ted Cruz by 3.6 percent in the Louisiana primary but took home fewer delegates. In his latest Last Week Tonight deep dive, Oliver sorted through the madness”

Rolling Stone

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Video © HBO

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