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Monday, April 28th, 2008

College Superdelegates Ask, on YouTube, For Help


Lauren Wolfe and Awais Khaleel are President and Vice President of the College Democrats of America, and they are Superdelegates. They claim in this YouTube video to be deciding who their votes will go to will be based on feedback they receive over the Web. This is… interesting? Strange? What do you think this says about our voting system?

Via HuffPo’s Off The Bus.

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

Superdelegate System Upgrade

WASHINGTON, D.C — The Democratic Party has publicly and now privately split as to how (and when) Superdelegates should choose to wield their power, and promises to spawn even more divisiveness should the weight of nomination come down on their shoulders. Voters want to know: Will the average citizen ever be able to influence the system of private brokering of Superdelegate votes? (more…)

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

The Tad Devine Interview: Uncut

Got 10 minutes? Here’s the raw footage of our wide-ranging Democratic superdelegate conversation with Tad Devine, a creator of the controversial system used today. The highlight: Devine is open to a reexamination of the very system he helped create. Another interesting moment — when I asked Devine if the system is undemocratic. Watch the video for his answer. (more…)

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

Investigate Superdelegates!

WASHINGTON, D.C. — We’re sponsoring the Huffington Post’s investigation of who superdelegates are, and what they’re all about. To help launch their project we headed here to talk with the man who had a hand in creating the system, political consultant Tad Devine. (more…)

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