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Is Hillary Clinton a super delegate in 2020?

Does Hillary Clinton get super-delegate status 2020? I know the list is generally viewed as "party insiders" but when is it named? Will she be the kind of insider that gets to vote after the pledged ...
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When are the results for Texas's early primaries published?

I live in Texas. I just voted in the primary. When are these results published? Do they get published daily? Do they get published before the primary at all? Do we wait until the primary results to ...
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What happens if no candidate reaches the viability threshold in a primary?

As I understand it, most state primaries have a viability threshold of a certain percentage of the popular vote - 15% in most states - below which the candidate receives no delegates. This would seem ...
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Why don't the Democrats use the national popular vote for their presidential primaries?

I've heard that abolishing the electoral college is so popular with Democrat politicians and Democrat voters. I know the electoral college is different from how the Democrats choose their candidate ...
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How many superdelegates have endorsed voting for the plurality delegate winner to be the nominee?

On Wednesday’s Democratic Presidential Debate in Nevada, candidates were asked if they think that whoever gets a plurality of the pledged delegates should ultimately become the Democratic nominee, ...
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How can Michael Bloomberg become the Democratic nominee for President when he has not appeared on any primary ballot so far?

I just saw an advertisement on TV: "Bloomberg for president!", but I am not seeing him in any of the primary results. How can he have any realistic chance of being the Democratic nominee if he's ...
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How does pledged PLEO delegates work?

I have tried to look up the rules of the Democratic primary process. It seems that states have two sets of statewide pledged delegates: pledged at-large delegates and pledged PLEO delegates. What is ...
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Will the current SDE difference between Buttigieg and Sanders translate into delegates?

I'm looking at NYT's Iowa caucus results table (paywall, but you can still see the table in the back), as of right now: Buttigieg 26.7% SDEs, 11 pledged delegates Sanders 25.4% SDEs, 11 pledged ...
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Does the “viability threshold” in a caucus apply only to the 1st preference?

Currently, only about 71% of the Iowa caucus results have been reported. Joe Biden's vote total is sitting at about 15.6%. If, after the remaining results are reported, his total drops below 15%, ...
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Is the Bernie blackout real?

In a recent interview (youtube from 2:30) with The Hill, Bernie Sanders' campaign manager Nina Turner claimed there is a Bernie Blackout. That is, that the media coverage of the Democratic ...
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Is there any polling on the Democratic primaries that includes Bloomberg?

Michael Bloomberg has announced yesterday that he officially joins the Democratic primaries race. This seems a bit late in the game, so to speak, but maybe he knows something we don't. So, is there ...
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As an electoral candidate, isn't Yang precluded from conducting his “UBI experiment”?

In the US Democratic Party’s presidential primary debate a few days ago, candidate Andrew Yang announced his campaign will conduct a 1-year experiment with Universal Basic Income - by paying USD 1000 ...
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How does the DNC decide who they will let run?

How does the DNC decide who they will let run as a Democrat? What would happen if a candidate applied to run for president as a Democrat who strays very far from the platform? Would he be denied, and ...
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Why are there no polls of Tom Steyer yet?

Tom Steyer, a billionaire, announced he was campaigning for president on July 9 and pledged to spend 100 million dollars of his own fortune to make that happen. Enough for a significant advertisement ...
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What do the advocates of single payer claim are the advantages of eliminating private health insurance?

Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, and Bernie Sanders have all trumpeted the original meaning of Medicare for All: a single-payer health care system. The Medicare for All Act of 2017, sponsored by ...

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