Ironically, this window to a potential brokered convention drew the ire of one candidate who could potentially benefit from it. Yesterday, Bernie Sanders’ campaign objected strenuously to the decision by New York to cancel its presidential primary. The election board decided that to hold a primary would present an unnecessary risk in a pandemic, especially since all of the other candidates had suspended their campaigns or dropped out. Laughably, Team Sanders complained that the decision gave Donald Trump “precedent” to postpone the general election, which is most certainly does not.
However, they did get this much correct:
Delegates do more than that, however, and that matters if other states decide to follow suit. Taking a break from his usual canon-lawyer beat, Catholic News Service’s Ed Condon does the math and works the rules. Those might not add up in the way most thought when New York canceled its primary: