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DNC Superdelegate Wants $20M For Vote

From the CBS Sacramento, CA affiliate CBS13:

DNC Superdelegate Puts His Vote Up For Sale

Steven Ybarra Wants $20 Million For His Vote

May 7, 2008

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CBS13) ― In this tight battle for the Democratic nomination we’ve heard a lot about the candidates courting superdelegates.

But, one superdelegate is courting the candidates. He says he’ll sell his vote for a price. A very high price: $20 million.

Steven Ybarra of Sacramento says that eight-figure price is peanuts for the presidency.

When asked whether it was right to offer what is clearly a quid pro quo, he responded, “yeah, absolutely. People do it all the time,” answered Ybarra.

But not like this. Not in public and not for such big bucks. It begs the question: Is he crazy?

“Nobody’s said I’m crazy,” said Ybarra.

Ybarra wants every cent of the $20 million to go towards registering and educating eligible Mexican-American voters, who he calls the key to the White House.

“And I keep asking the question of the DNC: ‘why won’t you earmark money for these voters?’ And their answer is, ‘oh, we can’t do that’ Which is a lie,” said Ybarra.

With the Democratic National Committee saying ‘no,’ Ybarra waits for a ‘yes’ from already cash-strapped Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama.

Would he accept less? How about $5 million?

“No, $5 million is nothing,” said Ybarra… 

He thinks his own party is crazy for not aggressively pursuing the Mexican-American vote especially with such a large Mexican-American population in the southwest.

“We should kick John McCain’s a** in his own hometown,” said Ybarra.

This superdelegate thinks his vote would be the best $20 million a candidate could ever spend. After all, he says, in 2004 John Kerry spent $1 billion to lose.

This article ignores the fact that the Superdelegates votes have long been for sale, as we reported three months ago.

Still, Señor Ybarra’s price is a little high, even for a minority.

And of course Mr. Ybarra is feigning ignorance when he claims the Democrats aren’t already spending a fortune to get out the illegal alien Mexican-American vote.

Paraphrasing Mrs. Clinton, “no Democrat voter is illegal.”

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