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Math is hard.

This from CNN:

DinnaHeotzCNN030516

Dianna Heitz ‏@diannaheitz
The #SuperSaturday totals:
Trump 2
Cruz 2
Sanders 2
Clinton 1
http://cnn.com/election
[….]
9:55 PM – 5 Mar 2016

Here’s the easy math. The vote totals:

State Date Clinton Sanders Spread
Louisiana March 5 221,615 72,240 Clinton +149,375
Nebraska March 5 14,234 18,940 Sanders +4,706
Kansas March 5 12,593 26,450 Sanders +13,857

Across the three states Hillary Clinton received 130,812 more votes. The Democratic Party proportionally allocates delegates with a minimum 15% threshold. The estimated delegate allocation from March 5th:

State Date Delegates Clinton Sanders Delegate Allocation Open/Closed
Louisiana March 5 51 (8) 35 12 Primary Closed
Nebraska March 5 25 (5) 10 14 Caucus Closed
Kansas March 5 33 (4) 10 23 Caucus Closed

[emphasis added]

Hillary Clinton (probably) picked up 55 pledged delegates yesterday. Bernie Sanders probably picked up 49 pledged delegates yesterday.

Do the math. Winning close or winning relatively big in a small population state with a proportionally smaller number of delegates is nice. Winning big in a large population state with a proportionally larger number of delegates is really nice.

Gee, you think all that “complexity” is just too undemocratic? Think again:

[National to date] Clinton Sanders Spread
Total [popular vote to date] 4,180,747 2,659,074 Clinton +1,521,673

[emphasis added]

Go figure, a candidate who gets more votes gets more delegates. Math is not hard, empty fields and empty lots don’t vote.