Sanders aims at superdelegates

Superdelegates targeted

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is expected to try to get rid of a substantial portion of the unelected delegates known as “superdelegates”—party and elected officials who get delegate seats at the convention automatically. It could mean a floor fight, though some Clintonites are expected to join in.

Nevada’s DNC delegation will have eight unelected delegates, seven of whom support Hillary Clinton.

Sanders seems particularly concerned because those delegates came out for Clinton so early. The purpose of superdelegates is to wait to see how a presidential race is going and intervene if they believe the party is likely to nominate a troublesome or unelectable candidate. Clinton had hundreds of votes lined up from superdelegates before 2016 even began.

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