Post by Logan on Feb 16, 2016 19:12:03 GMT -6
MANCHESTER, N.H. — The New Hampshire Republican Party wants the state’s Democratic superdelegates to support Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders in his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.
In an online petition launched Monday, the Republican Party says that even though Sanders won the state’s primary last week by 22 percentage points, when the votes of the party’s superdelegates are taken into account, the party’s delegation appears to be split 15-15 between Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
“How is this possible?” the Republican petition says. “Because Democrats have set up an undemocratic system that allows party elites called ‘super delegates’ to single-handedly cancel out the votes of thousands of grassroots activists.”
WMUR-TV reports Democrats will send to the convention 32 delegates, including eight superdelegates, top Democratic officials who are free to vote as they choose. Six superdelegates are supporting Clinton.
Read more: www.timesargus.com/article/20160216/NEWS01/160219705