Colorado Governor: Superdelegates Are Specifically Told To Ignore The Voters

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Alex Pfeiffer White House Correspondent
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Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, a Democratic superdelegate supporter of Hillary Clinton, said in an interview Monday that superdelegates are told “specifically” to ignore the voting results in their state.

“The superdelegates are specifically told … you’re supposed to look at not the vote but the person, who you think is best ready to be president,” Hickenlooper said in a USA Today interview out Monday. The governor added that Clinton “is ready from Day One to walk into the Oval Office and know what to do.”

Hickenlooper endorsed Hillary Clinton and plans to vote for her as a superdelegate in the July convention, even though Bernie Sanders won his state. In Colorado’s primary, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders won with nearly 60 percent of the vote. Currently, the Vermont senator is planning on staying into the race until the convention, in spite of Clinton only being 90 delegates shy of securing the Democrat nomination. This number includes superdelegates, which Sanders hopes to gain the support of.

“All the Bernie folks are still ardent fans of Bernie and they haven’t quite gotten to that point where they’re going to embrace Hillary. But I think both sides are going to sort that out,” Hickenlooper said in the interview. Sanders supporters are planning to hold a protest during the convention. The governor said, “a convention is a place where you want a little chaos at the beginning and then you want everyone coming together.”

“And by a little bit of chaos, I mean almost no chaos. A very small amount of chaos,” Hickenlooper said. “But I think that coming together is what really matters, and I have every, total faith that that’s going to happen,” the governor added.