Sanders backers win major reforms as Democratic Nat’l Committee votes to limit superdelegate power

Democrats voted to vastly reduce the power of superdelegates in choosing the party’s presidential nominee.

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After a major debate, Democrats have voted on a key progressive demand after the 2016 campaign: to vastly reduce the power of superdelegates in choosing the party’s presidential nominee. Saturday’s vote by the Democratic National Committee comes after the 2016 race for Democratic nominee between Senator Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and pitted many DNC members who supported the change against two former party chairs and members of the Congressional Black Caucus. We get an update from Norman Solomon, national coordinator of RootsAction. He was a Bernie Sanders delegate from California to the 2016 Democratic National Convention, where he coordinated the independent Bernie Delegates Network.

Guests

  • Norman Solomon national coordinator of RootsAction and executive director of the Institute for Public Accuracy.

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