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Democracy for America Says: "Let the Voters Decide"

Posted by libhom Friday, February 15, 2008

This is the name of their new petition and campaign to make the so-called "superdelegates" follow the will of grassroots Democrats and primary voters.

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From their online petition:

Thirty-seven states and U.S. territories have already voted and we don't have a clear nominee. Senators Clinton and Obama are in a delegate race to the nomination.

There are a lot of ways that delegates get assigned to a specific candidate, but almost all of the allocated delegates are directly tied and bound by the actual votes in each primary or caucus - all of them that is, except super-delegates.

Super-delegates are a contingent of almost 900 elected officials, party insiders, and current DNC members and they aren't required to follow the voters. In fact, after every Democrat has voted and the last allocated delegates are assigned, super-delegates have the power to overturn the popular vote and crown a different winner.

That's right, if super-delegates don't like who you choose to be our nominee, they can overturn your vote. We can't let that happen. Our nominee must be chosen by Democratic voters not by back room deals of the party elite.

Why should Democrats who voted in primaries and showed up for caucuses vote for a nominee that was chosen against the will of the people in a series of disreputable backroom deals?

 

4 comments

  1. Dusty Says:
  2. I am sure you know I agree with you and have also blogged on this bs about the 'Super Delegates'.

    They were created to keep the people from picking a 'non-electable' nominee..shortly after George McGovern was crowned the Democratic nominee.

     
  3. libhom Says:
  4. If "super-delegates" steal the nomination, that illegitimate nominee will lose at least 40 states. It happened to Mondale, and it will happen again.

     
  5. Christopher Says:
  6. libhom,

    I thought you had closed up shop?

    I tried to access you and I kept getting an error message so I took you off my blogroll.

    I see you're back, so I'm putting you back on. These damned computers!

     
  7. Thanks for getting the word out about this. I'm off to visit the link right now. By the way, I'm adding you to my blogroll too.

     

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