The 717 Democratic Party insiders, a.k.a. Superdelegates are not bound to the will of the voters.
Ten percent of these Superdelegates are current or former lobbyists.
41 of these lobbyists have already committed to party favorite, Clinton.
Their votes could be the deciding factor in a close election.
The procedure was adopted to protect the party establishment from "grassroots activists". (a.k.a. uncorrupted outsiders) Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasermann Schultz said this about superdelegates (also called unpledged delegates):
“…unpledged delegates exist to make sure that party leaders and elected officials don’t have to be in a position where they are running against grassroots activists…”
Now you know how it feels. My vote, and millions more, has never been even relevant in California for lifetimes. And this in a 'free' country that even allows regular, if rigged, elections at all.ReplyDelete
I hear tell that there are quite a number of countries where a vote means even less than here. I could name them, but that would be incendiary, and in those countries, counter revolutionary and punishable by imprisonment, torture and death. In the name of the people.
We are blessed. We are fortunate. Our right to safe expression of dissent will never be compromised...