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 ClintonGOP warns Graham letter to Pelosi on impeachment could 'backfire' Hillary Clinton praises former administration officials who testified before House as 'gutsy women' Third-quarter fundraising sets Sanders, Warren, Buttigieg apart MORE as the Democratic candidate for president. 

Former members of both Clinton's campaign and that of her former primary opponent Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersOvernight Health Care — Presented by National Taxpayers Union — House Dems change drug pricing bill to address progressive concerns | Top Republican rejects Dem proposal on surprise medical bills | Vaping group launches Fox News ad blitz Democrats have reason to worry after the last presidential debate Krystal Ball on Sanders debate performance: 'He absolutely hit it out of the park' 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 EllisonJudge threatens to put prison officials in same uncooled cells as inmates Minnesota students file federal lawsuit against school district alleging 'deliberate indifference' to racist incidents Former Sanders aides launch consulting firm MORE (Minn.), the DNC vice chairman, on Thursday penned an op-ed endorsing a ”significant reduction” of superdelegates.