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Sun Apr 10, 2016, 06:10 PM

Sanders Supporters Call on Vermont Superdelegates to Drop Clinton

Posted By Paul Heintz on Fri, Apr 8, 2016 at 7:40 PM

Early Thursday morning, the liberal advocacy group Rights & Democracy began circulating a petition calling on Vermont’s superdelegates to the Democratic National Convention to support Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) over former secretary of state Hillary Clinton.

By Friday evening, more than 3,000 had signed.

“It’s been pretty incredible the number of people,” said James Haslam, the group’s executive director. “People were just fundamentally upset.”

The letter specifically targets four Vermont superdelegates who have said they plan to vote for Clinton at the convention: Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Gov. Peter Shumlin, former governor Howard Dean and Democratic National Committee member Billi Gosh. It notes that Sanders defeated Clinton 86.1 to 13.6 percent in the state’s Democratic primary.

“Vermonters are disappointed that, despite our popular support for Sen. Sanders, in your capacity as superdelegates, you continue to pledge your support for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton,” it reads. “We call on you, to [honor] democracy in action by casting your superdelegate vote for our fellow Vermonter Bernie Sanders.”


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Sun Apr 10, 2016, 08:01 PM

1. Abolish the superdelegate system


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