Bloomberg Is Quietly Buying All The Superdelegates He Can Get – Prntly
Why is he ignoring voters and going straight for superdelegates? Because if no democratic candidate gets enough delegates in the primaries, then it was lead to a brokered convention. And that’s where Bloomberg plans to win. Superdelegates are either members of the Democratic National Committee, elected officials serving as a governor or member of Congress, and distinguished party leaders.
Unlike at-large or district-level delegates, they are neither elected by Democratic presidential primary voters nor required to pledge their support to a specific presidential candidate. Beginning with the 2020 presidential election, they are prohibited from voting on the first ballot at a contested national convention.
In 2020, there will be an estimated 764 superdelegates. The Democratic National Committee is expected to confirm the names of the automatic delegates by state no later than March 6, 2020. If Bloomberg wants to win, this is his path towards it.