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Question by  mangalrai3056gmailcom (34)

How are super delegates chosen?


Answer by  nuttree (1596)

"Super delegates" are unpledged delegates to the Democratic national convention who are seated because they are elected Democratic officials (congressmembers or governors or members of the Democratic National Committee) or because the leadership of their state's Democratic party elected them as delegates. Most "non-super" delegates, by contrast, are picked by caucus or primary and pledged to support a specific candidate.


Answer by  Lori70 (14)

Although it varies, a primary election or a caucus is held first. In a primary, the party assigns district delegates by majority of votes for a particular candidate in a district. In a caucus, the voters meet to directly select the delegate for their district. Then a state party meeting of the district delegates is held to select super delegates.


Answer by  Jonathan30 (31)

Super delegates are Democratic Party officials who exercise influence on who will be the Democratic Party's presidential nominee in the United States. Basically, super delegates are chosen based on their "elder" status within the Democratic Party and whether they hold an elected office.


Answer by  elb (1105)

Super-delegates (not an official Democratic Party term) are seated because they hold a Party office or are an elected official (PLEO), plus add-ons chosen by Party officials in each state.


Answer by  nuttree (1596)

Superdelegates aren't chosen to be delegates; they are delegates because of their position: as Democratic National Committee members, members of Congress, or other prominent role in the Democratic party.


Answer by  snessia (991)

Usually you are a former party leader or elected official. Sometimes your party will choose you. The party in question here is the Democratic Party


Answer by  baba24 (270)

They are chosen by their political power and what seats or positions they hold in society. They are not chosen by voters but seated automatically. The criticism on superdelegates are ther are mostly male and white.


Answer by  cangel818 (981)

The Democratic Party uses the concept of super delegates. They are not voted on. They are usually politicians in high places such as governors, congressmen, or members of Democratic committees on the national of local level. They are usually high profile people who give credence to the party candidate.

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