Argument: How superdelegates should vote with popular will is unclear

Issue Report: Superdelegates

Supporting quotes

  • Ron Klain New York Times. February 19, 2008 “Your Conscience or Your Constituency?”-If a superdelegate wants to follow the wishes of the voters,Which voters? The voters of your own Congressional district,or the voters in the primary as a whole, or perhaps take a national perspective. Will he/she ratify the preference of a majority of the pledged delegates or the preference of a majority of the popular votes cast in the primary season. Which of these four tests is the right one for a superdelegate who wants to respect the “will of the people”?