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WORTH REPEATING: Tyranny Of The Super-Minority


THE NATION: The third-place finishing Sen. Hillary Clinton now has over twice as many delegates as Sen. Obama, and more than three times as many delegates as the second-place candidate, Sen. John Edwards. Why? Because the Democratic Party uses an antiquated and anti-democratic nominating system that includes 842 “super-delegates” – un-pledged party leaders not chosen by the voters, free to support the candidate of their choice, and who comprise more than forty percent of the delegates needed to win the nomination. Many have already announced the candidate they will support. MORE

democrat_donkey_on_a_bullseye_lg_nwm.gifDELGATE COUNT:

Clinton – 169

Obama – 66

Edwards – 47

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