Sunday, January 13, 2008

Non-Democratic Democrats

Not many people know that almost 40 percent of the delegates needed to secure the Democratic nomination for President are not selected by citizens' votes. Instead these so-called "Superdelegates" are free to vote however they feel like at nominating time. This is why endorsements within the Democratic party can be a much bigger deal than they seem - it's not always just an endorsement of a candidate by a well-known Democrat, they may also be making a commitment to cast their nominating vote for that candidate if they are a superdelegate. Almost makes the Electoral College look logical.


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