It's not over until they decide it is
by Tom Sullivan
Nothing is over until they decide it is:
Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard encouraged her followers on Saturday to sign a petition ending the Democratic Party’s use of superdelegates.There are plenty of reforms that might be made to the Democrats' nominating process, and these preliminary stabs might not prove satisfactory. There is no one Democratic Party. There will be 57 delegations at the Democratic convention in Philadelphia representing 50 states and territories. So it has been surreal hearing theories that suggest the DNC and DWS from some hidden, computer-filled bunker has been orchestrating the nationwide nomination process.
“Whether you are a Bernie Sanders supporter or a Hillary Clinton supporter, we should all agree that unelected party officials and lobbyists should not have a say in who the presidential nominee of our party is,” she wrote in a Facebook post. “That should be left up to the voters.”
Gabbard isn’t alone in the fight: The West Virginia Democratic Party at its state convention Saturday passed a resolution calling for the elimination of superdelegates, or that superdelegates be required “in each state to vote in the same relative proportion as the elected delegates of the state they represent.”
Yes, Calif keeps counting ballots--but Hillary's win has gone from 410,000 to nearly 500,000. Latest: https://t.co/j68VYLLS8z— Greg Mitchell (@GregMitch) June 11, 2016