(Ed.: It's a step forward, too bad it's not retroactive.) The influence of superdelegates will be greatly reduced by the 2020 presidential election. The Democratic Rules Committee voted overwhelmingly in favor of a major shift in the superdelegate system Saturday night after a deal was reached between supporters of Hillary Clinton
and Sen. Bernie Sanders
(I-Vt.). The committee approved nearly unanimously an amendment that preserves the existing superdelegate role for elected U.S. lawmakers and governors, but will bind the remaining superdelegates — roughly two-thirds — to primary and caucus results.
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