Undeclared Superdelegates are with Hillary

Via the Idaho Statesman:

During Tuesday’s roll call in which Clinton becoming the first woman presidential nominee on a major party ticket, Idaho voted 20 delegates for Bernie Sanders and seven for Clinton. Idaho’s four superdelegates were split; Idaho Democratic Party Vice Chair Van Beechler voted for Clinton after being undeclared since the beginning of her term.

“It’s been hard,” said Beechler of Caldwell. “It’s really hard when you like both candidates.” 

Beechler said the decision came down to what was best for Idaho locally versus nationally. She chose the latter. 

And this is what I don’t get. Idaho is going to Trump. It doesn’t matter how the Dems in Idaho vote.

So why not vote their conscience? Why vote pragmatically ?

The announcement that Clinton had won the nomination prompted hundreds of Sanders delegates to walk out of the arena, chanting through the hallways and gathering at a nearby media pavilion. 

“We’re disappointed but not surprised,” said Marley, a Sanders supporter. “We knew how this would turn out.”

Some Idaho Sanders delegates participated in the initial walk-out, leaving the Wells Fargo Center where Bill Clinton was set to take the stage. Some continued on to join protesters at the nearby Franklin D. Roosevelt Park.

The final count was 2,838 delegates for Clinton and 1,843 for Sanders. Fifty-five delegates were counted absent.