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DNC votes to limit the influence of the superdelegates in the presidential nomination process

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The Democratic National Committee voted Saturday to limit the influence of the superdelegates-part of a series of changes, in order to unite the presidential nomination process, the party after a fractious year in 2016 primary process.

The reforms in the body of a meeting in Chicago, passed in the summer included a measure that requires superdelegates to abstain from the vote on the first presidential nomination ballot, unless a candidate pledged enough votes from the delegates.

Superdelegates, the party that has the most high-profile members include governors, members of Congress, the mayor, and others, and represent 15 percent of the total-delegate count. Unliked pledged delegates, you are not bound to a candidate.

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The reform means that for the first vote, candidates will only be able to count the delegates she won during the state primaries and Caucuses. If there is a need for a second vote, then the superdelegates — which are not tied to a candidate step.

Supporters of the super delegate system say that it offers a greater variety, but opponents say it gives too much weight to the party establishment, and prevents the grass root candidates.

The superdelegrate system was a thorn in the side of the donors to the sen Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., anyone who claims that the deck is stacked against him in 2016, if he ran in the primary against a possible candidacy of Hillary Clinton. In this race, superdelegates predominantly Clinton secured.

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In the end, Clinton did not lead with superdelegates a crucial difference, because they held a lead of pledged delegates. But critics of the super delegate structure, say, which rises, to give appeared that Clinton had a bigger advantage than you, because of the superdelegates.

“Today is a historic day for our party. We passed important reforms, not only our next presidential candidate in the strongest position possible, but will help us to choose Democrats up and down the ballot, across the country,” DNC Chair Tom Perez in a statement.

“These reforms will help to grow our party, unite the Democrats and the restoration of the voters ‘trust by our 2020 nomination process he said is the most comprehensive and transparent in our history”,.

Sanders supports move in a statement on Twitter.

“Today’s decision by the DNC is an important step on the way of the Democratic party a more open, democratic and responsive to the input of ordinary Americans,” he tweeted. “This was a long and arduous process, and I would like to thank @TomPerez and all those who let it happen.”

Today’s decision by the DNC is an important step on the way of the Democratic party a more open, democratic and responsive to the input of ordinary Americans. This was a long and arduous process, and I would like to thank @TomPerez and all those who let it happen. https://t.co/YsFh1UorwV

— Bernie Sanders (@Bernie Anders) August 25, 2018

But some have objected to the motion, with DNC member Bob Mulholland, told The Associated Press that Sanders’ kept men behind the excessive influence over the party for 2016.

“Three months before the midterm elections, and this is what Bernie Sanders and Tom Perez have us discuss? Such fools,” Mulholland, who is supporting Clinton in 2016, said.

Others were included in the reforms, require the group to have meetings, to secure the postal ballot or any other mechanism, the participation.

Fox News’ Lee Ross, David Sweet, and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

 

 

Adam Shaw is a reporter covering the American and European politics for Fox News.. He can be reached.

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