Dec 8, 2017 - Politics & Policy

Democrats might scale back superdelegates in 2020

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton speaks in Little Rock, Arkansas. Photo: Kelly P. Kissel / AP.

Democrats might reduce the influence of so-called superdelegates in the next presidential election, the AP reports, citing a draft proposal. Superdelegates are party leaders who get a say in picking the presidential nominee separate from primary and caucus results.

Why it matters: Bernie Sanders supporters criticized the superdelegate process in 2016 for unfairly aiding Hillary Clinton, though the proposed changes wouldn't have made a difference in that election.

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