The Situation: This past weekend, South Carolina gathered to determine who it thought should be the Republican Presidential candidate. When polls closed that evening, popular vote had Donald Trump winning with 32.5% and Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz trailing at 22.48% and 22.33% respectively. And yet, despite the fairly split vote, Donald Trump would go on to receive all 50 South Carolinean Republican delegates.
The Response: On the Democratic side, there has been great hew and cry over figuring out if the Democratic party is truly electing a candidate based on what the people want. Delegates have basically followed the popular vote in all states thus far (with the notable exception of superdelegates who, as I’m sure we all know, are bullshit). And yet, South Carolinean Republicans as members of a party that has repeatedly touted its ability to connect with the public and give the public what they want, have run roughshod over the popular vote and en masse endorsed a racist, misogynistic, bigoted, and imbecilic man. Continue reading