Yesterday, the DNC's Unity Reform Commission unanimously adopted a resolution that slashed the number of superdelegates -- appointed officials who, in aggregate, hold the balance that determines the winner of the Democratic primaries -- from 715 to 315, and requiring the remaining superdelegates to cast votes that reflect the wishes of their states.
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Bernie Sanders writes in Politico in advance of the publication of the report of the Democratic Party's Unity Reform Commission -- set up jointly by Sanders and Clinton -- and sets out a trio of modest, vital reforms that will make the party more accountable to voters and less susceptible to corruption.
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At the outset of the campaign for the Democratic nomination, many of the party's "superdelegates" (party grandees, including current and former officeholders, party officials, etc, who have the ability to swing the nomination at the convention if they think the popular vote has selected an "unelectable" candidate) publicly pledged for Hillary Clinton, but Sanders supporters have held out hope that they would switch sides when it became apparent that Bernie Sanders had a better chance of winning the general election than Hillary Clinton did. Read the rest
Lawyer/poet/professor Seth Abramson cheats with some extremely long-ass sentences, but this is as cogent an explanation of why Sanders and his supporters are still fighting for the nomination as you could ask for. Read the rest