Democratic group plans to recommend dramatic cuts to DNC superdelegates power: report
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A Democratic group tasked with proposing changes to the party's nominating process after the 2016 presidential primary plans to recommend dramatic cuts to the number of superdelegates allowed to vote at the Democratic National Convention, according to a new report on Friday.

The recommendation will slash in half the number of superdelegates affecting the vote for the party's presidential candidate, according to The Washington Post.

Superdelegates carry more weight in the nominating process and are not bound to vote according to the results of state primaries and caucuses, as regular delegates are. 


The commission is meeting Friday and Saturday to finalize drafts of the proposal that will also propose making changes to state caucus and primary rules, sources close to the meetings told ABC News

The Democratic National Convention voted in favor of forming the commission after its convention last summer, following controversy over the process that chose to nominate Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWarren policy ideas show signs of paying off Biden at campaign kickoff event: I don't have to be 'angry' to win Top Dem: Trump helps GOP erase enthusiasm gap; Ohio a big problem MORE as the Democratic candidate for president. 

Former members of both Clinton's campaign and that of her former primary opponent Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersHere are the potential candidates still eyeing 2020 bids Sanders unveils education plan that would ban for-profit charter schools Warren policy ideas show signs of paying off MORE (I-Vt.) sit on the commission, in an effort to heal party divisions. Many Sanders supporters felt the nomination of Clinton was rigged by establishment politicians serving as superdelegates. 

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is not bound to adopt the changes recommended by the commission. However, DNC Chairman Tom PerezThomas Edward PerezClinton’s top five vice presidential picks Government social programs: Triumph of hope over evidence Labor’s 'wasteful spending and mismanagement” at Workers’ Comp MORE and Rep. Keith EllisonKeith Maurice EllisonDemocrats face new civil war in primary fight 18 state attorneys general call on Justice Dept to release Mueller report Keith Ellison: Evidence points to Trump being 'sympathetic' to white nationalist point of view MORE (Minn.), the DNC vice chairman, on Thursday penned an op-ed endorsing a ”significant reduction” of superdelegates.