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Oregon's Republican Party has changed its rules to eliminate superdelegates

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posted on Apr, 21 2016 @ 02:08 AM
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SALEM — Oregon's Republican Party has changed its rules to eliminate superdelegates, meaning more delegates could go to the winner of the state's May 17 primary.

Until now, the state party's top three leaders were able to support any candidate at national conventions, regardless of the primary results, reported The Bend Bulletin. But the party approved a rule change during a Medford meeting last week that will require its leaders to vote according to the primary results.
Oregon Republican Party reins in superdelegates' power to pick their own presidential candidates


Finally, a move towards justice, fairness, and democracy. Yes, it's tiny but us little people have to be happy with the crumbs that we're thrown because what else do we have after all?

Democracy fans should be happy to see that the probability of a Republican brokered convention in 2016 has fallen to 41% at PredictIt after peaking at 79% just weeks ago.

Will Republicans have a brokered convention in 2016?




posted on Apr, 21 2016 @ 08:41 AM
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Way to go Oregon!! Every citizen needs to demand their state do the same. Time to take our power back!!

Our Govt has become nothing but a corporation picking their own CEOs while tax payers are picking up the bill.



posted on Apr, 21 2016 @ 09:09 AM
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Wait I thought only the dems had super delegates.
en.m.wikipedia.org...

I'm confused.
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posted on Apr, 21 2016 @ 09:12 AM
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Yeah, I thought so too. But the article says




Until now, the state party's top three leaders were able to support any candidate at national conventions, regardless of the primary results, reported The Bend Bulletin. But the party approved a rule change during a Medford meeting last week that will require its leaders to vote according to the primary results.


So doesn't sound like superdelegates persay, but rather a removal of power from the top three party leaders.



posted on Apr, 21 2016 @ 03:54 PM
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Why are super-delegate in our elections in the first place?



posted on Apr, 21 2016 @ 06:47 PM
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originally posted by: John_Rodger_Cornman
Why are super-delegate in our elections in the first place?



Critics have begun to ask why this undemocratic system exists. CNN’s Jake Tapper posed precisely this question to Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, an ally of Hillary Clinton who co-chaired her former presidential; campaign, in a Feb. 11 interview. She responded with shockingly blunt honesty.

“What do you tell voters who are new to the process who say this makes them feel like it’s all rigged?” Tapper asked the DNC chair.

“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 Schultz calmly explained.
Un -Democratic Party: DNC chair says superdelegates ensure elites don’t have to run “against grassroots activists”


DNC chair says superdelegates ensure elites don’t have to run “against grassroots activists”



posted on Apr, 21 2016 @ 06:57 PM
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Wonderful news for the people of Oregon!

If they want to use delegates instead of popular vote, then delegates in all states should be required to vote with the will of the people. It would be better if it was proportionate, but winner takes all is ok too.

You think a few super delegates is one state is bad?

Pennsylvania has 54!!!
They are not called super, but its the same thing.
People vote for them, but we have no way of knowing for sure which candidate they support. And even if they say who they might support, they can change their mind. These delegates have total control and can vote for anyone that they want to.
How stupid is that???

There are another 17 in PA that are bound to the whoever won the state. But still, those 54 are an unknown wildcard.



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