Saturday, February 13, 2016

Bernie's Superdelegates problem

Superdelegates are elected politicians and party leaders. They have a say in who becomes the Democratic presidential nominee. Clinton has a lock on the vast majority of these people (she has 394, Sanders has just 44).

Here is the head of the Democratic party (who happened to be co-chair of Clinton's 2008 run) explaining how this is fair.

And this handy chart from 538 shows what a candidate needs in order to win the nomination.


Ripituc said...

And this is the "Democratic" Party?

Anyway, those Superdelegates that claim to support Hillary now, doesn't necessarily need to vote that way when their time comes, right?

Maxichamp said...

@Ripituc: The Superdelegates can change their vote. That's what happened in 2008.