Updated #Democrats 2020 Pres. Primary Candidates & Delegates Map begun mid-Mar. Now 23 candidates. So many candidates from higher pledged del. states is attempt to dilute 1st round majority vote (50%+1), forcing 2nd rnd, bringing Automatic del (not so supers) back into play.
Remaining high pledged delegate states (without declared homeboy candidate to dilute 1st rnd majority vote) 100 or above are Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, North Carolina, & Pennsylvania. See post 10 below about PA and Biden.
Former FBI Dep Asst Dir Terry Turchie (2000-2001) - "When I first got into the FBI (almost 29 yrs) one of missions of the FBI in its counterintelligence efforts was to try to keep PROGRESSIVES and Socialists out of government."
Biden is from small delegate state, DE (17), but is a native from connecting Pennsylvania, which is a high pledged delegate state - 153. He held his 1st public event there. "Scranton-born Biden signaled heavy PA focus. He will hold rally in Pittsburgh Mon."
Concerning pledged delegates if candidate withdraws after caucus or primary, b4 Convention:
Voting obligation laws vary by State, some become unbound or reallocated.
Summary of delegate binding laws table (2016, not up to date, scroll down for table)
DNC 2020 Delegate rules, pg. 14 Rule 12 J pic ⬇️
DNC's only delegate requirement, "Delegates elected to the national convention pledged to a presidential candidate shall in all GOOD CONSCIENCE reflect the sentiments of those who elected them."
Instead of weaker candidates dropping out, we have more dogpiling on. Here's latest updated #DNCFuckery map, incl. hedge fund mgr, Tom Steyer- CA.
That now makes 4 candidates from high delegate state - 416 delegates➗4 candidates. TX 228➗2, NY 224➗2 - see a pattern?