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Today's decision by the DNC is an important step forward in making the Democratic Party more open... (Original Post) Donkees Aug 2018 OP
DNC moves to limit role of superdelegates in presidential nominations Donkees Aug 2018 #1
TheDemocrats have reformed the superdelegate system and passed all of the Unity Reform Commission Donkees Aug 2018 #2
Twitter Video: Here's what the DNC reforms look like: Donkees Aug 2018 #3
Long overdue. Big hat tip to Chairman Perez. Autumn Aug 2018 #4


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1. DNC moves to limit role of superdelegates in presidential nominations
Sat Aug 25, 2018, 01:40 PM
Aug 2018

BY MAX GREENWOOD - 08/25/18 01:16 PM EDT


The Democratic National Committee voted overwhelmingly on Saturday to limit the role of superdelegates in choosing the party’s presidential nominee, moving to heal internal divisions that emerged during the bitter 2016 primaries.

The reform, adopted by DNC members at their summer meeting in Chicago, will bar superdelegates – lawmakers, former presidents and other party dignitaries – from voting during the first ballot of the nominating process.

But superdelegates would be allowed to vote in the rare instance where a second ballot was needed to nominate a presidential candidate.

At the end, Perez prevailed in pushing the reform, having argued it would grow trust in the party by voting members.

“Our North Star is very simple: We want to grow the party, we want to make sure that people embrace the Democratic Party and we want to make sure people trust the Democratic Party,” Perez told CBS News in an interview this week.


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