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Response to RobertEarl (Reply #4)

Sun May 29, 2016, 10:42 PM

17. There is no such "super majority" rule.

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The only rule is that to get the nomination a candidate must have the support of 2383 delegates out of the combined total of 4765 pledged and superdelegates.

Thus, as a theoretical matter, a candidate could get the nomination with as few as 41 percent of the pledged delegates if every super delegate supported that candidate.

In reality, of course, it doesn't work that way. In reality, if a candidate wins a simple majority of the pledged debates (2026) it is a virtual certainty that candidate will also have the support of at least 357 super delegates (less than half the total number of super delegates). And that candidate will have neither a super majority of pledged nor a super majority of the supers, but they will be the nominee.

Don't know where you came up with notion that there is a "rule" requiring a supermajority of anything.

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