The Alaska Democratic Convention Just Rejected Superdelegates

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Like Maine, the Alaska Democratic Convention has decided to abolish the superdelegate system entirely or to otherwise force unpledged delegates to vote in accordance with their state’s votes.

Super delegates are allowed to vote for whichever candidate they please at the DNC while regular delegates are committed to representing Alaska Democrats’ choice for president.

“This year especially, we’ve seen a lot of concern about superdelegates and the weight they’re given in the party,”Jake Hamburg, communications director for the Alaska Democratic Party said. “And some people would really like the delegation to reflect the will and the vote of the people,”

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