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Prior to the Democratic presidential debate in Milwaukee last night, CNN’s Jake Tapper had the audacity to ask the DNC chair about this. The expression on Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s face is priceless when Tapper asks her to explain to “voters new to the process” who might feel “this is all rigged” because of the superdelegates.
Tre Goins-Phillips of TheBlaze summarizes the evasive yet unintentionally revealing answer:
The DNC chairwoman explained to Tapper that the unpledged delegates, or the superdelegates, are a completely separate category from the pledged delegates, which Clinton and Sanders were competing for in the Granite State.
So far, so good. But then:
“Unpledged delegates exist, really, to make sure that party leaders and elected officials don’t have to be in a position where they are running against grassroots activists,” Wasserman Shultz said, adding that the Democratic Party “highlights inclusiveness and diversity at our convention” and wants to give activists “every opportunity” to participate, which she says it what the superdelegates are for.
“Unpledged delegates exist, really, to make sure that party leaders and elected officials don’t have to be in a position where they are running against grassroots activists”
To be delivered to The Democratic superdelegates
The race for the Democratic Party nomination should be decided by who gets the most votes, and not who has the most support from party insiders.
That's why we're calling on all the Democratic superdelegates to pledge to back the will of the voters at the Democratic Party convention in Philadelphia.
There are currently 26,329 signatures. NEW goal - We need 30,000 signatures!
It's like these parties don't even try to look ethical anymore.
originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
I could theoretically win the lottery.
The election appears to be wholly in the bag for the Hilldog. Bernie Sanders, the Ron Paul of the Democratic Party.
originally posted by: WeRpeons
a reply to: Krazysh0t
It still doesn't sound like they're on an even footing. Why even have delegates? Just go by the vote count? Just think of all the money they would be saving by not having a stupid democrat or republican convention!