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Wisconsin Dems call on party to end superdelegates

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The Wisconsin Democratic Party has passed a resolution calling on the national party to abolish the superdelegate system or restrict superdelegates in the presidential nominating process, according to Wisconsin Public Radio.

{mosads}Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders helped drive the resolution, saying it’s unfair to candidates who challenge the establishment.

“The idea that one person’s voice matters more than another person’s voice or that one group of people should have more influence than another group of people is fundamentally at odds with the bedrock principles of democracy,” said David Palmer, who backs Sanders, when the measure was being debated.

The resolution calls for an end to superdelegates, or at least for superdelegates to vote according to their state’s primary results.

The resolution is not binding, and it will ultimately be up to the national party to make any changes to the process.

It also advised the state’s current superdelegates to vote according to the primary results, which Sanders won. In such a case, Sanders would get six of the 10 Wisconsin superdelegates, and Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton would get four.

Clinton currently has the support of six Wisconsin superdelegates, including Sen. Tammy Baldwin and Reps. Ron Kind and Gwen Moore. One has said he supports Sanders, and the remaining three have not announced a preference.

Clinton leads among superdelegates nationally, outpacing Sanders 547 to 46.

Tags Bernie Sanders Gwen Moore Hillary Clinton Ron Kind Tammy Baldwin Wisconsin

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