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On SNL, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders hilariously talk email and math

Technically Incorrect: Playing the two Democratic contenders, Kate McKinnon and Larry David show that technology will be at the forefront of the coming election.

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.


Bernie pleads his case in vain.

SNL/YouTube screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET

You're likely tired of the election thing already.

The painful truth, though, is that it's only just started.

And, more than ever, technology will be at the center of the bloviating brutality that is to come.

On the final episode of this "Saturday Night Live" season, the Democratic Party's last two dancers, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, met for a late-night chat in a bar.

Kate McKinnon's Clinton tried to explain to Larry David's Sanders that the math is against him.

Math is at the center of all elections. That math doesn't have anything to do with the popular vote.

Instead, it depends on a convoluted formula created in some backroom by wily, manipulative sorts. Yes, not unlike Facebook's algorithms.

That's why in this Democratic election, the math that matters is superdelegate math. In general elections, the math that matters is the math in a very few states, while the rest of America stands by and shake its head.

Sanders didn't want to concede this reality.

Then he turned to the emails.

Clinton has been dogged by accusations that she was cavalier with her email usage, allegedly passing top secret emails through a private server.

David's Sanders rues that he didn't make more of this. He was far too generous in suggesting that people should just stop talking about it because he was sick of hearing about it.

But we know that these emails will rise again so many times in the months ahead, as Donald Trump assails his opponent with his customary charm and Twittery.

In the end, this mordantly amusing sketch shows that politics, like technology, is just a dance.

What matters is who leads it.