Democrats Vote To Reform Nomination Process, Targeting Superdelegates

The DNC has approved a variety of reforms to the way it chooses a presidential nominee. The process proved controversial in 2016.
Posted at 5:59 PM, Aug 25, 2018

The Democratic National Committee is looking to avoid a repeat of 2016's controversial nomination process with a new set of reforms. 

The DNC voted on Saturday to implement the changes, which include limiting the power of so-called superdelegates — delegates who can vote for a different candidate than their state primaries selected. 

The new rules mean superdelegates won't get to vote in the first round of the nomination process and will only vote if a second round is required

In 2016, superdelegates overwhelmingly supported former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, drawing criticism from supporters of her opponent, Sen. Bernie Sanders.