The Youth Guide to Politics: Part One – Superdelegates

Excerpt from http://www.thenation.com/article/youth-guide-politics-superdelegates/ Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are battling it out down to the wire; only a few state Democratic primary contests remain. And because of that, the so-called superdelegates┬ámay very well be the deciding factor among the split primary electorate. So who and what are superdelegates, and how influential will they be? Superdelegates are everyone from party leaders like Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean to experienced elected officials and unelected Democratic party members. Regular delegates are elected to represent the popular vote from primary elections or caucuses in each state. So, if the people of North Carolina […]