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First Democratic Convention Abolishes Superdelegates

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An amendment was just passed to eliminate the influence of superdelegates at the Maine Democratic Party’s statewide convention.

“I never expected this kind of response from the amendment,” Rep. Diane Russell (D-Portland), who introduced the amendment, said in a phone interview. “I’m suddenly seen as the hero of the convention.”

Maine’s superdelegate votes will now be allocated proportionally according to the overall popular vote. Each superdelegate used to have complete independence.

The Maine Democratic Party is now focusing on getting the DNC to get rid of the superdelegate system on a national level.




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