Democratic Party Opens Up Caucuses and Limits Powers of Super Delegates

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As expected, the Democratic National Committee at its August 25 meeting in Chicago approved rules changes backed by both DNC chairman Tom Perez and Senator Bernie Sanders. The new rules require caucuses to allow absentee voting, which will dramatically change how candidates round up votes in Iowa. The DNC also voted to not allow “super delegates” to vote in the first round of balloting at the national convention if the outcome is contested. “Super delegates” are elected officials and party leaders who were not bound by the primary or caucus results in their states. Bernie Sanders harshly criticized the role of super delegates as he ran for president in 2016, although it did not effect the outcome of his loss to Hillary Clinton.

Click here for more in an August 25, 2018 story from the Daily Intelligencer.

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