The Tyranny of Super-Delegates
by Katrina vanden Heuvel
Barack Obama’s stirring victory in Iowa was also a good night for our democracy. The turnout broke records and young people – who were mobilized and organized – participated in unprecedented numbers. And now that Iowans have spoken – the first citizens in the nation to do so – here’s the Democratic delegate count for the top three candidates (2,025 delegates are needed to secure the nomination):
Clinton – 169
Obama – 66
Edwards – 47 […]
Clinton holds 1st place in delegate count, Obama is in 2nd place, Edwards in 3rd. No, that’s not not how Iowa voted. Apparently, that really doesn’t matter. Welcome to the real world, Iowa.
I had no idea just how undemocratic the Democrats nomination process really was.