Wisconsin Democrats hold their state convention in Green Bay Friday and Saturday, and among the items on the agenda is a non-binding resolution on whether to eliminate superdelegates from the party primary process in the state.
State party chair Martha Laning insists it’s not driven by supporters of Bernie Sanders, who won the April primary. “We had this same process in 2008 when he had President Obama and Secretary Clinton running against each other, and it wasn’t raised then.”
Sanders backers have been critical of the superdelegate system, and Laning says they can have that discussion in Green Bay.
“This is just how things happen. Something occurs and people say we should look at that. People are going to have an open discussion of that, and that’s great. That’s who democracy is supposed to act,” Laning said.
Wisconsin has 96 total delegates going to the Democratic National Convention in July — 10 may support whichever candidate they wish.