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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 week ago

Why do liberals say things will be different this time in the DNC nomination process yet they still will use superdelegates?

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  • Anonymous
    1 week ago
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    Well the superdelegates aren't allowed to vote on the first ballot unless a candidate has a majority of pledged delegates.  That's a change. 

    But the idea that "things will be different" presupposes that there was something wrong with the 2016 primary.  There wasn't.  Sanders supporters complained a lot about the fact that Clinton had the large majority of superdelegates behind her, but the reality is that she won the most votes.  Clinton got 55% of the vote, which translated to four million more votes than Sanders got.  The superdelegates didn't decide anything.

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  • 1 week ago

    I did hear a rumour that the Electoral College is to be renamed the Superdelegate College.

    Is that right?

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  • 1 week ago

    On August 25, 2018, the Democratic National Committee agreed to reduce the influence of superdelegates by generally preventing them from voting on the first ballot at the Democratic National Convention, allowing their votes only in a contested nomination.

  • Anonymous
    1 week ago

    The fix is in and Bloomberg check has cleared.

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