March 27th, 2008
02:27 PM ET
6 years ago

Cafferty: Should superdelegates back candidate with most pledged delegates?

 Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi.
Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi.

A group of high-profile Hillary Clinton supporters is going after Nancy Pelosi.

Nearly 20 Clinton donors sent a letter to the House Speaker, criticizing her for her recent suggestion that the Democratic superdelegates should not overturn the election results. Pelosi has said it would be hurt the Democratic Party if the superdelegates did not support the candidate who ends the race with the most pledged delegates. The Clinton donors want Pelosi to "clarify" her position.

The letter says Pelosi's take is at odds with the party's original intent on the role of superdelegates, those nearly 800 party insiders and elected officials who will likely decide the outcome of this race. The Clinton donors insist the superdelegates should look at a whole range of factors to help them decide who will be the party's strongest nominee in November.

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