How Superdelegates Impact the Election Process

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Bernie Sanders upset Hillary Clinton in Michigan last night, but despite the surprise victory, the delegate math is still not in his favor. Sanders has 571 delegates now, but Clinton has 1,221 and a substantial portion of her delegates, 461 in fact, are so-called super delegates — basically Democratic party officials. What would the race to the nomination look like if there were no superdelegates?

Credits

Guest:
Maria Elena Durazo - Democratic National Committee - @MariaEDurazo

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Jolie Myers, Christian Bordal, Laura Swisher