Here Comes Another Superdelegate Crisis

  • metta

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    Feb 13, 2016 2:43 AM GMT
    Here Comes Another Superdelegate Crisis


    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/return-of-the-superdelegates-2016-election_us_56bcea6ee4b0c3c550508660


    I believe the Democrats need to remove allowing Superdelegates in future elections. Having superdelegates is just a way for the party to take away the voting power of voters and give it to the establishment. What is the point of voting if your votes don't matter? They have no right to talk about their concerns of voter rights​ when they have such harmful rules. Shame on them. The Democratic Party obviously does not trust the voters to make the right decision.


    (I guess I should mention that I'm not a registered Democrat.)
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    Feb 13, 2016 3:21 AM GMT
    The DNC believes Bernie is unelectable. The NH outcome is proof.
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    Feb 13, 2016 4:23 AM GMT
    Whoa. This is far more horrifying than anything I've ever been shouted down by my Dem friends for saying about the Party.

    I normally avoid the primaries, since I refuse to register support for a party which does not accept me, my views, my origins, or my life experience. It looks like California has special rules about primary participation by independents; I'll have to do some research and give it some thought.
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    Feb 13, 2016 5:52 AM GMT
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    Bernie, a superdelegate, doesn't seem concerned
    http://www.democracynow.org/2016/2/11/could_unelected_superdelegates_give_clinton_the
    SEN. BERNIE SANDERS: In terms of superdelegates, let me say this. The people in here are smart people; they’re not dummies. They want to see a Democrat win the White House. And I understand that, you know, Secretary Clinton’s people have been talking to these folks for a very, very long time, so she has a huge advantage over us in that respect—not to say that, for a lot of people, [inaudible]. But I think as our campaign progresses, as people see us do better and better, you’re going to see a lot of superdelegates—I just met with one as I was walking in 10 minutes ago who said, "Well, you swayed me. I’m on your side now." I think you’re going to see that. So, it’s one thing for people to say, "Well, you know, I’m with the secretary today." We’ll see where people will be three months from now.

  • roadbikeRob

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    Feb 13, 2016 4:16 PM GMT
    desertmuscl saidThe DNC believes Bernie is unelectable. The NH outcome is proof.
    The DNC is dead wrong. New Hampshire has proven Bernie very electable. This whole super delegate thing is wrong. It is the vote of the people that should decide who the democratic nominee will be not the DNC hierarchy. No wonder most Americans don't vote.
  • metta

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    Feb 14, 2016 8:50 AM GMT
    Un-Democratic Party: DNC chair says superdelegates ensure elites don’t have to run “against grassroots activists”

    Critics say the unelected superdelegate system is rigged. Debbie Wasserman Schultz basically admitted this is true


    http://www.salon.com/2016/02/13/un_democratic_party_dnc_chair_says_superdelegates_ensure_elites_dont_have_to_run_against_grassroots_activists/