The Maine Democratic Party recently voted to abolish the influence of superdelegates. Now, other states are clamoring to follow their lead.
Ultimately, to truly restore one person, one vote to our nomination process, the DNC needs to change the rules.
The sponsor of the rule change in Maine, Representative Diane Russell, stated, “The reason that I have put this in is we have heard from people all across the state about how frustrated they are that you can actually have a popular vote where 63 percent of the delegates go to one candidate, and yet superdelegates are not voting in proportion to that.”
The new Maine rules mean Superdelegate presidential preferences will be allocated in the same proportion as voter preferences. The change will take effect in 2020.
If enough states make this change at their state conventions, the DNC will be forced to pay attention. But, change won’t happen unless people make our voices heard.
Maine Representative Diane Russell, sponsor of the rule change, and a Bernie Sanders delegate to the Democratic National Convention will be delivering the signatures. Please sign and share.
“It’s really quite simple. If you want to build a fair economy that works for everyone, you must first build a fair election system that works for everyone.” – Maine State Representative Diane Russell