2/23/2018

MoneyMatters101.com Home
Information About Politics

Barack Obama
Caucus
Democrat Party
Democrat Facts
Democrat Presidents
DNC
Does My Vote Count?
General Election
GOP Facts
GOP History
John F. Kennedy
Primary Elections
Republican Party
Republican President
Richard Nixon
The Reagan Library
Super-Delegates

Links

Email Us

Family/Medical Leave
Making Changes
Social Security

Sen. Barack Obama
Sen. John McCain

MoneyMatters101



Super-Delegates

Question: What is a super-delegate?

Answer: Super-delegates are members of the United States House of Representatives and Senate, state and territorial governors, members of the Democratic National Committee, distinguished party leaders, and add-on delegates selected by the state parties. They represent approximately 20 percent of the total 4,048 delegates.

Question: What is the number of delegates needed to win the Democratic nomination?

Answer: The number of delegates needed to win the Democratic nomination is 2,025

Question: Do Republicans have super-delegates?

Answer: No. The Republican Party doesn't give elected officials and party leaders an automatic vote in the presidential primary process; however, politicians and party leaders can be elected to be delegates (pledged or otherwise).

Question: How many super-delegates are there?

Answer: During an election year, there is no set number of superdelegates. The number of super-delegates can change due to death, elections, disqualifications, leaving office, leaving the democratic party, and other unforeseen circumstances.

Question: Who makes up the super-delegates?

Answer: Super-delegates are made up of Democratic governors and members of Congress, former presidents, former vice presidents, retired congressional leaders and all Democratic National Committee members.

Question: What is a brokered convention?

Answer: If no candidate receives a clear majority of delegates, the party may head into the convention without a nominee. This is known as a brokered convention.

Question: How often are conventions brokered and when was the last time it happened?

Answer: Conventions are not brokered very often. The last brokered Democratic convention was in 1952.

Question: When can the super-delegate endorse a candidate?

Answer: The super-delegates may publicly endorse a candidate at any time.

Book of the Month

Book about investing

Advertise on MoneyMatters101.com

 

Share


Accessibility Policy| Terms Of Use| Privacy Policy| Advertise with Us| Contact Us

Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of the Terms of Use.

We are looking to create more mutually beneficial partnerships. If you are interested in partnering with MoneyMatters101.com, send us your proposal.

MoneyMatters101.com™

Link to MoneyMatters101.com