Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders explains what he calls the ''rigged system'' of awarding superdelegates in the Democratic Party. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
STORY: Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders campaigned on Monday (May 2) in Evansville, Indiana ahead of the state's Tuesday primary. During his campaign stop there, he explained what he saw was a rigged system in how the Democratic Party awards superdelegates, who are unelected and free to support any candidate they wish. "When we talk about a rigged system, it's also important to understand how the Democratic convention works," he said. "We have won 45 percent of pledged delegates, but we have only earned 7 percent of superdelegates, so in other words, the way the system works is you have establishment candidates who win virtually all of the superdelegates. It makes it hard for insurgent candidacies like ours to win." He trails Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the race for the Democratic nomination. Sanders said on Sunday it was nearly impossible for Clinton to win the 2,383 delegates needed for nomination without superdelegates.