Monday, May 16, 2016

Super Delegates Under Threat?

For John, BLUFA Convention, probably not at Taxpayer expense.  Nothing to see here; just move along.

The headline of this Nation of Change article is a little misleading.  It reads:

First Democratic Convention Abolishes Superdelegates

What it means is that the Maine Democratic Convention, back on 8 May, voted on the issue of Super Delegates.
An amendment was just passed to eliminate the influence of superdelegates at the Maine Democratic Party’s statewide convention.

“I never expected this kind of response from the amendment,” Rep. Diane Russell (D-Portland), who introduced the amendment, said in a phone interview. “I’m suddenly seen as the hero of the convention.”

Maine’s superdelegate votes will now be allocated proportionally according to the overall popular vote. Each superdelegate used to have complete independence.

The Maine Democratic Party is now focusing on getting the DNC to get rid of the superdelegate system on a national level.

A step toward democracy, as reported by Ms Marlee Kokotovic.

Regards  —  Cliff

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