Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) presidential campaign is predicting a brokered convention in Milwaukee this summer. The prediction was announced via a March 1 post on Medium.
The fractured Democrat party presents an opportunity Warren isn’t willing to pass up, and Warren’s memo released the final notice that she’s not giving up until the Democratic National Convention in July.
In it to win it
“We believe that Super Tuesday will greatly winnow this field and it will become clear that only a few candidates will have a viable path to the Democratic nomination — and Elizabeth Warren will be one of them,” the memo stated.
“Our internal projections continue to show Elizabeth winning delegates in nearly every state in play on Super Tuesday, and in a strong position to earn a sizable delegate haul coming out of the night,” it continued.
“But as the dust settles after March 3, the reality of this race will be clear: no candidate will likely have a path to the majority of delegates needed to win an outright claim to the Democratic nomination.”
The Democratic race has undergone a major shakeup over the last few days following former Vice President Joe Biden’s decisive win in South Carolina. Biden revitalized his previously lagging campaign by besting runner up Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) by nearly 20 points.
Steyer, Buttigieg, and Klobuchar drop out
Following the upset victory, billionaire Tom Steyer and former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg promptly suspended their campaigns.
“I said if I didn’t see a path to winning, that I’d suspend my campaign,” Steyer said on Saturday. “And honestly, I can’t see a path where I can win the presidency.”
In his concession speech, Buttigieg spoke of the “responsibility to consider the effect of remaining in this race any further.”
On Monday, Minnesota’s Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) ended her race for the White House as well, with the Los Angeles Times reporting that she plans to endorse Biden.
Their departures leave Sanders, Warren, and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg as the last major candidates still in contention. If the Warren campaign’s prediction regarding the July convention comes true, then it could lead to some serious conflict.
In January, watchdog group Project Veritas released undercover footage of a Sanders field organizer threatening violence if his candidate is denied the nomination. “If Bernie doesn’t get the nomination or it goes to a second ballot at the DNC convention, f*****g Milwaukee will burn,” he promised.