Elitist Democrats Oppose Superdelegate Reforms

The hypocrisy and elitism of prominent Democrats is laid bare as many party leaders remain opposed to a proposal to reduce the power of “superdelegates” to rig future primary elections for U.S. President. The reform, a direct result of the party’s humiliating loss to a fascist authoritarian madman with zero electoral experience in 2016, would retain super-delegates but strip them of the power to vote in the first round of nominations, essentially awarding Electoral College votes to candidates based on the popular vote in each state.

Democratic Party candidates for U.S. President in 2016, Hillary Clinton (left) and Bernie Sanders (right). photo by Andrew Harnik

Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chair Tom Perez calls the proposal a critical reform, needed “to rein in those superdelegates” and help ensure “that no candidate will be able to have an accumulated lead, whether it’s real or perceived, before a ballot has been cast.”

Superdelegates would still be free to proclaim their support and intended vote for any candidate of their choosing (in the event a second round of nominations occurs at the national convention), before any of the state primary elections take place, just as they did to bolster Hillary Clinton’s candidacy in 2016. The proposal would also award the DNC Chair veto power to arbitrarily reject any candidate from the Democratic ticket, a measure written specifically to block Bernie Sanders and other grassroots activists from seeking the presidency in 2020 and beyond.

No Democratic Party leaders have criticized the anti-Bernie provision, but many are aghast at the idea they will no longer be able to override the will of millions of voters in their home states with superdelegate votes and have loudly condemned the rules change.

“The more DNC members realize that this so-called reform is to throw them off the floor… I think there will be a lot of complaints in Chicago,” said California Democratic Party senior advisor and long time spokesman Bob Mulholland, referring to the upcoming August DNC meeting at which the proposal will be voted on by the full membership.

Mulholland has repeatedly promoted the absurdity that Hillary Clinton lost the presidency in 2016 due to “election meddling” by Russian hackers who exposed that the DNC rigged their own primaries, which the DNC then simply claimed they have the legal right to rig. Mulholland and his Democratic Party claim the right to rig not only their own elections but those of dozens of other countries, including Russia, and even to overthrow foreign governments by military force. Molholland pushed the Russia Narrative to absurd new heights one month ago when he called the superdelegate reform proposal a “Putin operation” and publicly accused West Virginia Democratic Party delegate Selena Vickers of being paid by Russian agents to travel as far as Rhode Island over the past year to attend the public DNC meetings at which the superdelegate issue was discussed.

“I concluded someone is picking up her expenses but there she and others are, demanding we change our Rules,” Mulholland wrote in a June 8 email to other California DNC members. “The Putin operation is still active.”

Less delusional Democrats also bemoaned the looming loss of their undeserved political privilege to rig future presidential elections, arguing that their superdelegate votes should still be able to override the votes of millions of their own constituents votes, even after the disastrous 2016 election.

“If we don’t have a vote, then what good are we?” said William Owen, a DNC superdelegate from Tennessee, who added that superdelegates would become “as worthless as nipples on a boar hog. You can suck on them all you want, but you don’t get anything out of it.”

Former DNC chairman Don Fowler and critic of the rules change, asked, “Why vote if you can’t affect the outcome?”

Indeed, why vote? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Why bother voting in the rigged “Democratic” Party primaries, or voting in the general election for President for that rigged Democrat candidate? Until the Democrats give up their self-proclaimed “right” to rig elections, they will continue to lose them.