Everyone remembers how the DNC rules were used to allow Hillary Clinton to steamroller Bernie Sanders at the Democratic Party convention. The party that claimed to be for the people had reserved for itself a group of ‘superdelegates’ to ensure that the proper candidate was chosen for the Presidential race regards of what their base voted. Bernie was not chosen. Superdelegates were used to override what was fairly won by Bernie Sanders in the primaries. It may not have changed the final outcome, but the Democratic National Committee received a ton of bad press about that. This is their answer to all the critics. Did they remove the superdelegates? Not exactly. Here is how they attempt to mollify their base. It is a little bit of smoke and mirrors.
As Written and Reported By Vandana Rambaran for the Daily Caller:
Superdelegates will no longer have the power to vote for the presidential nominee of their party unless certain circumstances are met, thanks to a vote by Democratic Party officials on Saturday.
Under the new rule, superdelegates, who make up 15 percent of all delegates and include governors, congressional leaders, ranking Democratic members and others, will only be allowed to intervene in the vote if the candidate has enough votes from pledged delegates, Fox News reported.
“Today is a historic day for our party. We passed major reforms that will not only put our next presidential nominee in the strongest position possible, but will help us elect Democrats up and down the ballot, across the country,” Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez said in a statement after the vote, which took place in Chicago.
Democrats hope the new rules, which were supported by Vermont Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders, will drum up support from young Democratic supporters as the party moves to make internal changes ahead of the midterms……
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