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Sun May 8, 2016, 10:55 PM

 

Maine Super Delegates are forced to be democratic - Another win for the good side

http://usuncut.com/politics/maine-democratic-party-just-got-rid-superdelegate-system/

An amendment to eliminate the influence of superdelegates just passed overwhelmingly at the Maine Democratic Party’s statewide convention.

Rep. Diane Russell (D-Portland), who introduced the amendment, told US Uncut that the measure was passed by a single voice vote, followed by chants of “Ber-nie! Ber-nie!”

“I never expected this kind of response from the amendment,” Russell said in a phone interview.

The adoption of the amendment means that Maine’s superdelegate votes will now be allocated proportionally according to the overall popular vote, rather than each superdelegate having complete autonomy. Currently, three of Maine’s five superdelegates are supporting Hillary Clinton, with one supporting Bernie Sanders and one who remains uncommitted to either candidate. Under the new rules, Sanders, who won the Maine caucus with 64 percent of the vote, would have three superdelegates to Clinton’s two.

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Response to beedle (Original post)

Sun May 8, 2016, 10:58 PM

1. Wonder if it's too late for Washington State to do this.

Their Super Delegates have their heads up their asses.

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Response to Fawke Em (Reply #1)

Sun May 8, 2016, 11:07 PM

5. Well not their own asses...

Their heads are up corporate asses or DLC asses but surely not their own asses.

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Response to Fawke Em (Reply #1)

Mon May 9, 2016, 02:22 AM

10. If it happens, it will be at the state convention June 17-19

I'm not sure what the procedure is for introducing an amendment to the rules, but I sure hope someone introduces it at the Washington State Democratic Convention.

We may be seeing this happen in a lot of states.

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Response to beedle (Original post)

Sun May 8, 2016, 11:04 PM

2. It's my understanding this doesn't effect this election.

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Response to Agschmid (Reply #2)

Sun May 8, 2016, 11:05 PM

3. Non-binding in 2016, goes into effect 2020. n/t

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Response to tammywammy (Reply #3)

Sun May 8, 2016, 11:06 PM

4. Thanks.

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Response to beedle (Original post)

Sun May 8, 2016, 11:09 PM

6. But they were asked to do it for this election.

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Response to bkkyosemite (Reply #6)

Mon May 9, 2016, 02:28 AM

11. In other words, it has no teeth this election and will be up to each of them

Just exactly as it is now.

For the record, I don't think there should BE any "super-delegates."

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Response to beedle (Original post)

Sun May 8, 2016, 11:09 PM

7. Hillary people keep asking what our endgame is.

Our endgame is to fix the system. We're in this until that occurs.

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Response to beedle (Original post)

Mon May 9, 2016, 02:18 AM

8. It would be great to see this at other state conventions!

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Response to beedle (Original post)

Mon May 9, 2016, 04:58 AM

12. Seems like the "good side" did not win, what with all the disruptions the ignorant side

 

kept making because they didn't understand or care about the rules.

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Response to beedle (Original post)

Mon May 9, 2016, 08:45 AM

13. Any amendment to a state's delegate selection plan has to be approved by the DNC

Good luck with that

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Response to beedle (Original post)

Mon May 9, 2016, 09:25 AM

14. Incorrect. This doesn't apply until 2020, and only then

if affirmed by the national Convention as a change in the rules.

All it means now is that the Maine Democratic Party thinks it's a good idea that should be adopted. It doesn't affect unpledged delegates this year at the Democratic Nominating Convention.

Aside from that, Maine has only 5 unpledged "superdelegates." So, it would have little effect in the first place.

This is another example of the incompetence in reporting at usuncut. There are many other such examples.

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