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    Super delegates

    I remember these from the '08 election, but I kind of forget how it works.

    Hillary will have to resort to superdelegates: The Clinton camp is flooding New Hampshire, even more than it did Iowa, with party officials, elected leaders and other "surrogates." They are all over the state in an onslaught rarely seen here. “They’re everywhere,” said Jackie Cilley, a rare Democratic state official who is supporting Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. “I just saw Sen. Corey Booker!” The migration is symbolic of, and a precursor to, Hillary Clinton’s survival strategy in what is likely to be a long, drawn-out struggle with the well-funded Sanders. Clinton will rely -- will almost certainly HAVE to rely -- on hundreds of superdelegates who are party leaders. She was tempted to do the same in 2008, when she narrowly lost the nomination to then-Sen. Barack Obama. Contesting the choice of the first African-American major party nominee was a non-starter politically. This time, there will be no such compunction.
    I realize it's just speculation at this point, but could it come to that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blueneck View Post
    I remember these from the '08 election, but I kind of forget how it works.



    I realize it's just speculation at this point, but could it come to that?

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    they made obama the nominee in 2008.

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    Delegates are similar to electors in the electoral college system that is used for the presidential election. The voters vote for many of the delegates to send to the nominating convention, but some party members have delegate status automatically due to their position within the party. The convention is where the nomination actually takes place. The parties can select their delegates in any manner they see fit. They don't have to be elected.

    Wikipedia has an article regarding superdelegates: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superdelegate
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    Quote Originally Posted by NightSwimmer View Post
    Delegates are similar to electors in the electoral college system that is used for the presidential election. The voters vote for many of the delegates to send to the nominating convention, but some party members have delegate status automatically due to their position within the party. The convention is where the nomination actually takes place. The parties can select their delegates in any manner they see fit. They don't have to be elected.

    Wikipedia has an article regarding superdelegates: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superdelegate
    Both Sanders and Trump will have a difficult time getting superdelegates.
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    Hillary pretty much had them before the 1st vote was cast. It's a corrupt system.

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    This time, there will be no such compunction.

    There better be compunction!

    If Hillary would take the nomination purely on unelected superdelegates because Sanders got most of the elected delegates ..... well, that would not be good either for Democratic turnout in the general or for what to expect from President Clinton if she somehow managed to still get elected.


    Yeah, it's just speculation. I trust that enough superdelegates would try to align themselves with their state's voters, even if that meant switching a commitment they already made to one of the candidates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaos View Post
    Both Sanders and Trump will have a difficult time getting superdelegates.
    GOP has fewer Super delegates. IMO it is the party establishment's way to control who wins the nomination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crusher View Post
    Hillary pretty much had them before the 1st vote was cast. It's a corrupt system.
    It is the Democrat party's rules. When you become a registered Democrat and work you way in the party...you can offer your suggestions to changes.

    How easily the word "corrupt" is thrown at what is not understood.


    Maybe you should go clean up your party's mess before worrying about anyone elses. Lets recall how the RNC Fucked Ron Paul and his supporters...then we'll talk corrupt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crusher View Post
    Hillary pretty much had them before the 1st vote was cast. It's a corrupt system.

    The only system that you wouldn't consider "corrupt" would be one in which the Republican voters got to choose the Democratic delegates.
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