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Bernie Sanders Wife Says "They don't know your name is being put in for the nomination"
originally posted by: Belgianbeer
I was wondering...
What would happen if Bernie takes the nominee and Hillary drops out but he dies after he gets in office?
Would that automatically make Hillary president?
If a winning Presidential candidate dies or becomes incapacitated between the counting of electoral votes in Congress and the inauguration, the Vice President elect will become President, according to Section 3 of the 20th Amendment.
originally posted by: roadgravel
The super delegates are there to assure a Clinton nomination. They have already paid to play.
Under current rules, some 15 percent, or 712, of the party's delegates in the presidential nominating process are officially uncommitted and can vote for the candidate of their choice, regardless of the popular vote result. Critics of the system charge that the superdelegates - members of Congress, local elected officials, and other party leaders - generally tend to favor entrenched interests and, in this election, shifted the balance of power to Clinton.
After a lengthy debate and a deal between supporters of Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Democratic Party's rules committee voted to created a "unity commission" that would dramatically limit the role of convention "superdelegates," binding roughly two-thirds of them to the results of state primaries and caucuses.
"The Commission shall make specific recommendations providing that Members of Congress, Governors, and distinguished party leaders remain unpledged and free to support their nominee of choice," reads the new rules language, "but that remaining unpledged delegates be required to cast their vote at the Convention for candidates in proportion to the vote received for each candidate in their state."