House Dem uses online poll to decide between Sanders, Clinton
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Rep. Alan GraysonAlan Mark GraysonFlorida's Darren Soto fends off Dem challenge from Alan Grayson Live results: Arizona and Florida hold primaries The Hill's Morning Report: Frustration mounts as Republicans blow up tax message MORE (D-Fla.), a superdelegate, is asking voters to help him decide which presidential candidate to back.

The liberal firebrand, who’s running for Florida's open Senate seat, is holding an online poll where supporters can decide whether he should support Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonUSPS warns Pennsylvania mail-in ballots may not be delivered in time to be counted Senate leaves until September without coronavirus relief deal Gloria Steinem: Selection of Kamala Harris recognizes that 'black women ... are the heart and soul of the Democratic Party' MORE or Bernie SandersBernie SandersChris Wallace: Trump struggling with attacks on 'shape-shifter' Harris Kamala Harris: The outreach Latinos need Biden and Harris seen as more moderate than Trump and Pence: poll MORE at the party convention in July.

Superdelegates are free to support the candidate of their choice regardless of how their state votes.

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Clinton has a significant edge over Sanders, with the support of about 360 superdelegates across the country compared to the Vermont senator's eight, according to The Associated Press.

The results of Grayson's poll will be released ahead of Florida’s primary on March 15.

“Look, I’d be perfectly happy if our nominee were chosen exclusively in the primaries.  But 15% of the delegates to the Democratic Convention are chosen because of who they are, not whom they support,” Grayson said in an email to supporters. “And I happen to be one of them. I wrestled with that responsibility for a while, until I realized that I don’t have to decide — I can let you decide.”

“It could make one of the least democratic elements of the UnDemocratic Party into something really special — a decision Of the People, By the People and For the People,” Grayson added.

The Florida congressman hasn’t announced when voting will end and said that if the comments from supporters are “persuasive,” he’ll both vote for and officially endorse that candidate, according to BuzzFeed News, which first reported the story. 

Grayson is currently locked in a heated primary battle with Rep. Patrick Murphy (R-Fla.) for the swing seat being vacated by Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioPentagon forming task force to investigate military UFO sightings How Congress could diminish the risks with Electoral College count The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden, Harris launch Trump offensive in first joint appearance MORE (R-Fla.), a Republican presidential contender

The Democratic establishment has rallied around Murphy and Senate Minority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidPentagon forming task force to investigate military UFO sightings Kamala Harris makes history — as a Westerner McConnell goes hands-off on coronavirus relief bill MORE (D-Nev.) recently called on Grayson to drop his Senate bid amid scrutiny over his hedge fund.

Reid’s challenge came after The New York Times published an email exchange between Grayson and top campaign staffers where they advised him to close his fund in order to avoid further media scrutiny that could damage his campaign.