Or, more accurately, automatic unpledged party leader and elected official delegates (“AUPLEOs”). In 2008, nearly 20% of national convention delegates were super delegates – Distinguished Former Party Leaders (DFPLs, e.g., former DNC Chairs), Governors, Senators, members of Congress, and DNC members. The 2008 Convention Resolution requires “a significant reduction in the number” of such delegates. It..
Here is my list of 10 blogs that do a fine job of covering party rules and related election law issues: Nate Silver’s fivethirtyeight.com Dem Con Watch Frontloading Blog The Green Papers Cal Tech’s Election Updates Rick Hasen’s Election Law Blog Edward Still’s Blog on politics and law The Forum – A peer reviewed journal of..
As discussed on this site, the DNC Change Commission was established at last year’s National Convention and is charged with recommending changes to the Party’s 2012 presidential nominating process,- focusing on: 1) changing the window of time during which primaries and caucuses may be held 2) reducing the number of superdelegates and 3) improving the caucus system…
VA DNC Member
I was proud to represent Virginia on the Democratic National Committee for 12 years. I am in DC now, but still active in voter protection and Democratic Party rules. More about me, click here.