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Editorial: Eliminating superdelegates is the best policy for democrats

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders makes remarks at the Center for American Progress’ 2018 Ideas Conference on Tuesday, May 15, at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C. (Ron Sachs/CNP/Zuma Press/TNS)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

August 29, 2018

But since superdelegates have never voted against the decisions of primary voters, granting special voting rights to party officials — including elected Democrats — never had any real influence on the election. And if Washington elites did have the audacity to vote against their base, they could throw the Democratic party into a hugely divisive state.

Editorial: Eliminating superdelegates is the best policy for democrats

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders makes remarks at the Center for American Progress’ 2018 Ideas Conference on Tuesday, May 15, at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C. (Ron Sachs/CNP/Zuma Press/TNS)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

August 29, 2018

But since superdelegates have never voted against the decisions of primary voters, granting special voting rights to party officials — including elected Democrats — never had any real influence on the election. And if Washington elites did have the audacity to vote against their base, they could throw the Democratic party into a hugely divisive state.

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