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Democracy, Presidential Elections, Voting

Meet the lobbyist superdelegates who will nominate Hillary Clinton

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The heir apparent of the Presidency of the United States is Hillary Clinton. If you doubt this, then meet some of the superdelegates who will support and help nominate Hillary Clinton at the Democratic convention this summer. Superdelegates include distinguished party leaders, and elected officials, including all Democratic members of the House and Senate and sitting Democratic governors, and other superdelegates chosen during the primary season. Truth Axis endorses no candidate for President (well… maybe Nobody), but it should be apparent that the fix is in.

The Intercept reports:

Lobbyists are not only staffing and financing Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, they’re also tipping the nomination process in her favor by serving as so-called superdelegates to the Democratic National Convention.

Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire Democratic primary by more than 22 percentage points and by doing so, earned 15 delegates to Clinton’s 9. So it came as a shock to many observers when Clinton, despite losing the second biggest rout in state history, walked away with the same number of delegates.

That’s because Clinton had the support of six New Hampshire unpledged delegates — better known as superdelegates — consisting of prominent elected officials and members of the Democratic National Committee, who have the same power as the delegates chosen by voters. An Associated Press survey found that superdelegates nationally overwhelmingly supported Clinton.

There are 712 superdelegates in all, which is about 15 percent of the total delegates available and 30 percent of the total needed to win the nomination. If the nomination process is close, superdelegates may effectively pick the party’s presidential nominee, potentially overriding the will of voters.

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