Sanders: The concept of superdelegates is 'problematic'

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie SandersBernie SandersInterim DNC chair to impose 'tough standards' after email leaks Meet the rising Dem star positioned to help Clinton on gun control Sunday shows preview: Convention cleanup, Russian intrigue MORE said on Sunday that he takes issue with the idea of superdelegates.

"The whole concept of superdelegates is problematic," he said on CBS's "Face The Nation."

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The Vermont senator said he thinks it would be a good idea for superdelegates to come over to his side in states where he has won by a significant margin.

"I think it might be a good idea for superdelegates to listen to the people in their own state," he said.

"I just talked to a person the other day who said, 'You know what? I am going to listen to my state, and if my state votes for you, Bernie, you're going to have my vote.'"

Sanders said that's something he hopes a lot of superdelegates take into consideration, adding that it's "common sense" to listen to the voters.

The superdelegates have the right to make their own decisions, he said, adding that the primary objective is making sure a Republican does not win the White House.

"[If] it appears that I am the stronger candidate against Trump, I think you're doing to see some superdelegates saying, 'You know what, I like Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonTrump: Muslim soldier was a hero but his father 'has no right' to criticize me Interim DNC chair to impose 'tough standards' after email leaks Mark Cuban campaigns for Clinton in hometown of Pittsburgh MORE, but I want to win this thing. Bernie is our guy.'"

 

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