It appears there will be a move to change the presidential voting system at the Democratic National Convention. Ideological grass roots activists are petitioning the Democratic National Committee to change the status of what are commonly referred to as “Super Delegates.” This is the special designation given to delegates who what would otherwise be called “PLEOs”, or Party Leader/Elected Officials, which are the groups of individuals who comprise the category.
Much controversy surrounded the Super Delegates at the last presidential convention and dominated media coverage because it was believed this delegate group that would provide Hillary Clinton with her nomination victory margin. Using the theme of making the party ‘more inclusive, and transparent, while empowering the grass roots activists,’ the proposal with apparent legs would keep the Super Delegate structure, but not allow them voting privileges on the first ballot. Needless to say, the elected class of delegates is voicing opposition. The measure will likely be voted upon at the Democratic National Committee meeting in August.
-- Jim Ellis
The Rundown Blog
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