According to Gawker’s math, former Md. Gov. Martin O’Malley has clinched the Democratic nomination, if…
On the eve of California’s Democratic primary, the Associated Press reported Monday Night that Hillary Clinton has clinched the nomination, if you count the superdelegates who have confirmed their support but have yet to vote.
Snark factory Gawker did the AP one better, calling the nomination for O’Malley:
According to Gawker’s own survey of hypothetical genetic clones of Martin O’Malley, however, the former Maryland Governor will easily win the nomination should all party officials die and be replaced by said clones.
Here’s another choice paragraph:
What neither candidate has considered, however, is that Clinton, Sanders, all pledged delegates and superdelegates could die either individually or in some kind of terrible calamity in the meantime and be succeeded by thousands upon thousands of Martin O’Malley’s biological doubles.
Whether or not the AP story deserves the lampooning, Gawker’s reporting on the sleeper candidacy of “O’Malley Prime” is a pretty good read.
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