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A Compromise on Superdelegates
Washington Monthly (2016)
  • Peter M. Shane, Ohio State University - Main Campus
Following the 2016 presidential primaries it is apparent that some compromise is needed regarding superdelegates in the DNC. This essay offers a possible compromise to satisfy competing wings of the Democratic Party, while still protecting the party’s overall interests.  Specifically, party rules should permit only democratically elected officeholders and constituency representatives to serve as unpledged delegates by virtue of their respective offices, but should not allow DNC members to choose additional superdelegates who lack a similar democratic mandate.
  • Election Law,
  • DNC,
  • Democrat,
  • Superdelegate,
  • Election,
  • Presidential Primary,
  • Primary,
  • Presidential Election,
  • Campaign,
  • Bernie Sanders,
  • Hilary Clinton
Publication Date
Spring June 13, 2016
Citation Information
Peter M. Shane. "A Compromise on Superdelegates" Washington Monthly (2016)
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