07 Dec 2016
December 7, 2016

From the DNC: Meeting Report

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Although the full Democratic National Committee meets twice a year, its Executive Committee meets quarterly, most recently in Denver, Colorado last weekend.  The DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee met as well.  Here is a report from the DNC’s Secretary (Dec. 5, 2016) – I will post updates as I get them. REGIONAL FORUMS The DNC..

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19 Nov 2016
November 19, 2016

DNC Elections Feb 2017 – FAQs

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The DNC will meet in Atlanta Georgia on February 23-26, 2017 to elect new officers and conduct other business.  The DNC issued FAQs here and below: WHAT IS THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)? The Democratic National Committee is the governing body of the Democratic Party, with general responsibility for the affairs of the Democratic Party..

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Below is a communication from the DNC Secretary Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake re our Convention and post-convention DNC meeting.  I have also attached links to the 2016 Platform, Credentials & Resolutions Committee Reports, and the resolution that creates the Unity Reform Commission to address delegate selection issues for 2020 including Superdelegates, caucuses, and open primaries.  DNC Meeting On..

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The Democratic National Convention’s Rules Committee adopted the proposed Convention  Agenda, Officer Slates, and Rules,  and a number of resolutions and charter amendments. Most importantly, one resolution calls for a Unity Reform Commission (URC) to make recommendations re  2020 Delegate Selection Rules, including reducing the role of “superdelegates.”  The Committee met for 9 hours, with long..

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14 Jul 2016
July 14, 2016

Open Primaries and Closed Caucuses

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The Democratic National Committee has control over its Superdelegates, but much less control over whether a state has a primary and how it is conducted, which are matters of state law. Indeed, state Democratic Parties may not be able to influence this process, especially in state with Republican Governors or Legislatures. Thus the DNC can provide..

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14 Jul 2016
July 14, 2016

Superdelegates: A Modest Proposal

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After the 2016 election, the newly-elected Democratic National Committee (DNC) will take a hard look at the role of automatic, unpledged delegates or “superdelegates” (ADs) for the next cycle. Options range from expanding the number of ADs by, e.g., adding the highest ranking elected Democrat in states that lack a Democratic governor, to eliminating them..

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I understand that the Democratic National Convention Rules Committee will meet in Philadelphia on Saturday July 23rd and the Credentials Committee will meet on Sunday July 24th.   I have not seen draft committee reports, but the 2016 Call to Convention, Article 8, contains the Temporary Rules.  Also, fyi, below are the final Rules and..

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DPVA has posted an new webpage — http://vademocrats.org/convention-2016/ — with important information on how to run as a state and national convention delegate.  The site includes the filing forms and allows you to file for national delegate online.  You will also find explanations of the process, a calendar with deadlines, and contact information for local and..

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I have been posting materials on the 2016 Democratic National Convention Delegate Selection process on the DemRulz References page, but I just set up a new page with these materials, including slides from yesterday’s presentation. Go to: 2016 Convention.  I will be updating, including with the draft convention rules and filing forms for the State..

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The Virginia State Board of Elections held a drawing today to determine the ballot order of the candidates for the March 1, 2016 Presidential Primary.  For the Democrats, it will be Hillary Clinton, Martin O’Malley, and Bernie Sanders.  For the Republicans it’s Marco Rubio, Lindsey Graham, Ben Carson, Rand Paul, Mike Huckabee, Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, Jim Gilmore, Chris Christie, Jeb Bush, Rick Santorum, John Kasich, and Carley Fiorina. Virginia..

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