2016 Super Delegates rig the system to keep the Grass Roots candidate from beating Clinton who represents wall street bansters interests.
Super Delegates are party Officials who get to vote any way they want. They are 15% of the total count. They should vote for the majority of what CITIZENS want!
“The superdelegate system is rigged to protect establishment politicians and shut down populism,” Thayer said. “Superdelegates, by their very nature, diminish the value of the vote by giving an elite constituency of representatives, party leaders, and even lobbyists extra power.
The Superdelegate List exists to help voters challenge this undemocratic system. Thayer created the Superdelegate List and make it easier for voters to get in touch with superdelegates. They should align themselves and vote with the people of their state!
2008 Some Democrats say they fear their party’s method of picking a nominee might turn undemocratic as neither presidential candidate is likely to gather the delegates needed for the nomination. Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are running neck and neck toward the party’s August convention in Denver, Colorado. Most projections show neither getting the necessary 2,025 delegates in the remaining nominating contests before then. Party rules call for the votes of superdelegates — 800 or so party officers, elected officials and activists — to tip the balance. The party instituted the system to avoid the turmoil that a deadlocked race would create at a convention.
If the superdelegates were to tip the balance against the popular vote, the turmoil would last long beyond the convention, longtime Democratic Party strategist Tad Devine said. “If a perception develops that somehow this decision has been made not by voters participating in primaries or caucuses, but by politicians in some mythical backroom, I think that the public could react strongly against that,” Devine said. “The problem is [if] people perceive that voters have not made the decision — instead, insiders have made the decision — then all of these new people who are being attracted to the process, particularly the young people who are voting for the first time, will feel disenfranchised or in some way alienated,” he said.