Title

Superdelegates: An Obstacle on the Road to Democratic Elections

Document Type

Editorial

Publication Date

3-7-2008

Publisher

History Departments at The Ohio State University and Miami University

Abstract

Why’s that? Because the Democratic convention in Denver has the potential to showcase democracy at its best. But if superdelegates choose the candidate without regard to the voters, it will highlight democratic abuses at their worst.Hillary Clinton’s wins in Texas and Ohio have revitalized the possibility that in the tight race for the Democratic nomination, the deciding votes could be cast by the party’s superdelegates. That’s bad for the Democratic party.