The group, which included Bernie Sanders people, have not suggested getting rid of superdelegate’s….
That same group IS working to allow someone like Sanders, who is NOT a Democrat, to be able to walking and take the nomination…
A Democratic Party working group will meet in Washington, D.C. today and tomorrow to finalize a formal list of recommended reforms for the party.
By then end of this weekend the group called the “unity commission,” which has been meeting for a year around the country, plans to have voted on and submitted a final document to all Democratic National Committee members.
Sources close to the commission who have seen working drafts of its current report tell ABC News the panel plans to recommend dramatic cuts to the individual voting power of superdelegates and new rules around caucuses and primaries to improve access for voters and recordkeeping.
The unity commission was created during the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia and tasked with devising a plan to limit the party’s total number of superdelegate votes by two-thirds.
Superdelegates are elected officials and party leaders who, in the past, have been free to support any candidate for the presidential nomination in contrast to pledged delegates who support candidates based on local popular vote results in each state’s primary or caucus.
After Democrats’ surprise and devastating loss in the presidential election last year, the commission’s work took on a new, broader purpose to analyze the party’s shortcomings and missteps as a whole…
While members of the working group have agreed the process has been collegial, most say it is just the first step to recovering and rebuilding their party…..
Eliminating most unbound superdelegates + highly proportional delegate allocation + potentially huge Democratic field = high probability of a brokered convention.