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Response to sibelian (Original post)

Sat Aug 29, 2015, 01:11 PM

1. It varies by state

 

Many states appoint delegates who are "recognized party leaders" by virtue of holding office. I think there is another way to be a "super" delegate in some states, and it connects to being loyal to the party, etc. The interesting thing about super delegates is that they can vote for any candidate they want. The do not have to follow the results of the primary vote. In terms of this election, I'm pretty sure almost all the super delegates will support Clinton.

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