Presidential races

Warren: ‘I don’t believe in superdelegates’

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Saturday said she lacks faith in her own party’s superdelegate process.

“I’m a superdelegate, and I don’t believe in superdelegates,” she said at the Massachusetts State Democratic Convention in Lowell, Mass. “I don’t think superdelegates ought to sway the election.”

{mosads}Politico on Saturday reported the Massachusetts Democratic Party voted on a resolution to “thoroughly, objectively and transparently” study the superdelegate system before the 2020 presidential election.

Warren, who remains publicly neutral in this year’s Democratic presidential primary, said she agrees with the decision.

“Yes, I do,” she said when asked if Massachusetts’s superdelegate rules deserve such scrutiny.

Superdelegates like Warren are not bound by primary or caucus results to any presidential candidate during next month’s Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

Hillary Clinton remains the Democratic presidential front-runner nationwide, boasting 2,313 delegates to 1,547 for her rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).

Clinton’s total includes 1,769 pledged delegates and 544 superdelegates, while Sanders has 1,501 pledged delegates and 46 superdelegates. At least 2,383 delegates are needed to avoid a contested convention.

Warren on Saturday demurred when asked if Sanders should suspend his White House run due to his delegate gap with Clinton.

“Sanders has brought a lot of energy to this campaign, and that is a decision for Bernie Sanders to make,” she said.

Warren added “no timetable” exists for her to make an endorsement of either candidate.

“I think the party is united,” she said when asked if she could mend fences between the pair’s supporters.

“I’m in this fight all the way to stop Donald Trump,” Warren added of the GOP’s presumptive presidential nominee.

Warren fiercely attacked Trump’s credibility during her address at the Massachusetts State Democratic Convention.

“Here’s a man who builds a business to profit off other people’s pain,” she said of the billionaire’s Trump University program. “He wants to be commander in chief, but he’s only qualified to be fraudster in chief.”

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