Nader: Clinton winning by 'dictatorship'
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Ralph Nader says Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump, Biden set for tight battle in Florida We need to be 'One America,' the polling says — and the politicians should listen Poll shows Biden with 6-point edge on Trump in Florida MORE is "going to win by dictatorship" in her Democratic primary race against Bernie SandersBernie SandersDrugmaker caps insulin costs at to help diabetes patients during pandemic The Hill's Campaign Report: Wisconsin votes despite coronavirus pandemic Sen. Brown endorses Biden for president MORE.

"Twenty-five percent of superdelegates are cronies, mostly. They weren't elected," Nader, an activist and former Green Party presidential candidate, told U.S. News in a story published Friday .

"They were there in order to stop somebody like Bernie Sanders, who would win by the vote."


Clinton, the Democratic front-runner in the race for the White House, has secured 2,240 of the 2,383 delegates needed to clinch her party's nomination, according to the Associated Press delegate tracker. That includes the backing of 524 superdelegates, the unbound powerbrokers who make their vote at the July convention. Sanders has tried to woo these votes to his sidel the Vermont senator has 1,473 delegates total, including just 40 superdelegates.

Sanders is vowing to fight until the Democratic National Convention in late July, citing his "momentum" from winning recent states. Still, Clinton has won some 3 million more votes than Sanders during the primaries.

Nader told U.S. News he thinks Sanders "made very few mistakes" during his White House bid and would present a bigger challenge to presumptive Republican nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpCDC updates website to remove dosage guidance on drug touted by Trump Trump says he'd like economy to reopen 'with a big bang' but acknowledges it may be limited Graham backs Trump, vows no money for WHO in next funding bill MORE in November.

"[H]e couldn't do anything about the superdelegates. But he almost won and he would've won," Nader said. "He would've defeated Trump easily, much more easily than [Clinton] would've defeated him."

"He doesn't produce gaffes. He's very consistent and he's scandal-free. What politician 35 years in office is scandal-free?"