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Saturday, March 10, 2018

Democratic officials are considering a new proposal to effectively eliminate all superdelegates, a move that would go beyond recommendations put forward late last year by the commission tasked with making the party's presidential nominating process more fair. Under the current system for choosing a Democratic nominee, around 700 people called "superdelegates" are entitled to their own delegate to award to the candidate of their choosing, regardless of votes cast -- making up about 30% of the 2,382 delegates needed to clinch the party's nomination. These superdelegates include members of the Democratic National Committee, Democratic elected officials, and "distinguished" party leaders like former presidents and vice presidents. Superdelegates were a major point of contention during the 2016 primary -- with many supporters of Bernie Sanders arguing the system unfairly favored Hillary Clinton.





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"The measure will need two-thirds support from the 447 DNC members in order to pass, according to BuzzFeed."

It would be great if this happens but I wont hold my breath over this.

I don't see superdelegates voting to get rid of superdelegates

#1 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2018-03-09 02:28 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Rank and file Dems need to be flooding the DNC with letters telling them if they want our contributions then superdelegates needs to be a bad idea from the past that isn't carried into the future.

#2 | Posted by danni at 2018-03-09 06:22 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

This will tell us if they're serious about representing the people or special interests.

I predict PAC money will win out, but they'll try to frame it as 'moving forward pragmatically inch by inch'.

#3 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-03-09 03:13 PM | Reply

They won't get rid of it because God forbid people have a different opinion of those in power, that can not stand in the democratic party at all

#4 | Posted by WTFIGO at 2018-03-09 05:22 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

democrat leadership is just as beholden to Citizens United dark money as republicans. gerrymandering has kept it from being as
effective for the dems. can anyone point to a justification for a superdelegate

#5 | Posted by ABlock at 2018-03-10 10:34 AM | Reply

Yeah, see without SDs, nothing could stop a Trump from becoming the candidate... see: Republicans.

#6 | Posted by Corky at 2018-03-10 11:56 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

"Trump from becoming the candidate... see: Republicans." lol! Or WITH Super-Delegates nothing stopped Hillary from "cheating" Bernie Sanders out of being the 45th President. SEE: Democrats

#7 | Posted by VanDamage at 2018-03-10 01:32 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

-" cheating" Bernie Sanders

Only someone with vanbraindamage buh-lieves that.

#8 | Posted by Corky at 2018-03-10 03:26 PM | Reply

They'll never do it. That would make it harder to rig the nomination process.

#9 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2018-03-10 03:33 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#6 | Posted by Corky at 2018-03-10 11:56 AM |

Yeah because I hate Democracy and fear it.


#10 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2018-03-10 07:39 PM | Reply


You are confused with the job of electoral college.

#11 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-03-12 02:24 PM | Reply

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