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Saturday, June 04, 2016

 9:40 AM 

Dem delegates approve revised language calling for end to superdelegate system

Dem activists today approved language calling for the end of the superdelegate system that Bernie Sanders backers believe unfairly benefited Hillary Clinton in the presidential primary.

A final vote on the resolution, along with others the party proposed, is slated for later this morning.

The resolution states superdelegates have "eroded voters' faith in their ability to effect the outcome of the Presidential nomination." 

If given final approval, it would put the state party on record supporting abolishing the system either through the elimination of superdelegates altogether or requiring they vote in proportion to the popular vote in their states.

Sanders won Wisconsin with 56.6 percent of the vote, but six of the state's 10 superdelegates are backing Clinton.

Superdelegate rules are set by the national party, and today's resolution would be nonbinding.

-- By JR Ross

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