Imagine a world where the candidate who earns the most votes wins the election.
This shouldn’t be a radical idea. But the DNC’s superdelegate system is making it impossible.
When one superdelegate vote has the same effect as 10,000 votes from regular folks like you and me, that ain’t democracy .
When a candidate can lose a state primary’s popular vote by a huge margin, but walk away with an equal number of delegates, that ain’t democracy.
When 712 political insiders wield more power in the nomination process than the people of Michigan, Massachusetts, Ohio, and New York combined, that ain’t democracy.
It’s time to abolish this system and replace it with some common sense: the winner of a state primary should win a proportionate amount of delegates. This ain’t rocket science.
No matter who you’re voting for in November, this should matter to you. Because in 2020, it could be your candidate on the chopping block. So let’s do this now. Add your name to tell the DNC to implement a plan to abolish superdelegates.
Sources and Further Reading:
“NHGOP says superdelegates have the power to wipe out the results of the NH Democratic primary,” Politifact
“Why Don’t Superdelegates Vote According To The Will Of Voters?” Huffington Post
“Even if Sanders wins the popular vote, Clinton could still get the nomination,” The Guardian