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      The DNC Has A New Rule

      3 months ago

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      The Democrats have learned in 2016, that they should not help candidates who only use them for money and help, and then kick them to the curb.

      Bernie Sanders has played this game for many years, running for reelection in his state as a Democrat, but once nominated and rid of Democratic opponents, refuses the nomination and goes on to campaign as an Independent.

      This is not going to fly for presidential elections any longer.

      ~cezook


      The Democratic National Committee (DNC) adopted a new rule on Friday aimed at keeping outsider candidates like Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) from trying to clinch the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020.

      The new rule, adopted by the DNC’s Rules and Bylaws Committee, requires all Democratic presidential candidates to be a member of the Democratic Party, Yahoo News reported.

      A presidential candidate running for the Democratic nomination must be a member of the party, accept the Democratic nomination and “run and serve” as a member.

      Sanders, who has maintained his status as an independent, fought a tough primary race for the Democratic nomination against eventual presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in 2016.

      A source familiar with the discussions told Yahoo News, however, that the rule wasn't targeted at Sanders.

      Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers and DNC member, posted a photo on Twitter Friday of the rules change at the meeting in Providence, R.I.

      “At the time a presidential candidate announces their candidacy publicly, they must publicly affirm that they are a Democrat,” the rule says.

      In March, the DNC voted to acknowledge a need to reduce the influence of so-called superdelegates in presidential primaries — the unelected delegates who may support any candidate for the party’s nomination, regardless of their state's victor.

      Yahoo News reported that the committee did finalize a vote on superdelegates and will decide in August.


      http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/391459-dnc-pa...

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          czook
          2 months ago

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          I would have voted for Bernie. But there are plenty of Dems I would no longer vote for especially Hillary. The Democratic party is as corrupt as the Republicans but in different areas

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              Micheal.L
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              I understand this guy is saying the the Democratic Party has no right to only accept Democrats, and must admit everyone who's looking to smear and bring it down? Can I come to Sanders' home and force him to let me in so I can dictate rules to him about how he runs it, whilst expecting his financial support as I tell the world how much he stinks? The Democratic Party is for Democrats, want to join? Become a Democrat.

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                      czook
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                      I support the rule to require a person who wants to run for the nomination to represent the Democratic Party to be a member of the Democratic Party. That is a no brainer. However, I do not support eliminating the super delegates. Here is why.

                      Many states have open primaries that allow for the manipulation of delegates selected by voting by the public. Additionally, even many members of the Democratic Party are not active in the party and are not well informed on domestic and international issues. Super delegates are well informed and active in the party. Super delegates is a safety value measure, much like the Electoral College for the presidential election. They are designed to prevent someone who is not fit for office to win the nomination or the election, based solely on an informed electorate. If the Electoral College had done their job, Trump would not be president today.

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                          TOCB
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                          well the declared Democrat thing really change anything. Because if I read the rules right the way Bernie ran last time he could still run that way again.

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                                  czook
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                                  13 million votes in a fixed primary and stood a better chance against President Trump then Hillery . He campaign in Pennsylvania Wisconsin and Michigan !

                                  Can the party afford to lose Bernie's support and win in 2020 ?

                                  “You know, Bernie Sanders got 13 million votes in 2016. Thousands, if not millions, of those votes were young people and independents he brought into the Democratic Party. And I’m just stunned that the Democratic Party’s rules committee would want to try to make the Democratic Party an exclusive club, for which we want to exclude voters and large segments of the American electorate.”

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                                      James O'Donnell
                                      2 months ago

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                                      You do know the DNC is a national organization and has no involvement or input in the primary voting process? As in general elections, the states set the rules

                                      The DNC IS an exclusive club, serving Democratic candidates, and being financially supported by Democrats.

                                      https://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/28/upshot/exit-pol...

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                                              James O'Donnell
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                                              Yes, they can afford to keep non-democrats out. Sanders should have run as an independent. He knew the rules. I'm very happy with the rule.

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