Under the current Democratic Party nominating rules, 712 "super-delegates" -- elected officials and well-connected members of the party -- are free to support any candidate for the presidential nomination at the party's national convention. They have the power to overrule the will of voters in a close contest.
This undermines numerous values of the Democratic Party including:
In short, the super-delegate system is unrepresentative, contradicts the purported values of the party and its members, and reduces the party’s moral authority.
Join us to help end it by signing our petition to the Democratic National Committee (DNC), saying:
Democrats know that reform begins with us: therefore we will democratize our presidential nominating system by eliminating super-delegates so that party leaders do not trump the will of the voters.
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