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Response to sibelian (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 29, 2015, 01:20 PM

4. Each has one vote as a delegate. It's just that they are not bound

by the results of the primary or caucus system like other delegates are. As was pointed out, most are elected democratic office-holders along with a few party officials. They're basically at-large delegates in a system that elects delegates at district conventions for the most part.

They're called "super delegates" because they can vote as they please, regardless of primary results. Sometimes, they make a difference, and sometimes not. They make up less than 20% of delegates, but can be a deciding factor.

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