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Letter: Democrats deny voters' rights in their own party delegate process
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When Republicans want to require photo IDs to ensure voters are who they say they are, Democrats say Republicans are trying to disenfranchise voters. Yet, around 30 percent of the delegates who determine the nominee for president on the Democratic ticket are super delegates who are not even selected by us voters. They are appointed by the Democratic establishment.

Having spent her last quarter century in Washington, it should surprise no one that Hillary Clinton is dominating Bernie Sanders with super delegates. In 1984, Rev. Jesse Jackson won 19 percent of the popular vote, but received only 10 percent of the delegate count. The Democrat establishment did not want Jackson to run as president.

CNN asked DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz what she tells people when they ask about the superdelegates. She said, “Unpledged delegates exist, really, to make sure that party leaders and elected officials don’t have to be in a position where they are running against grass-roots activists.” She really said that.

The Democrats obviously don’t care about voters. They just want to make it easier for people to vote illegally. Maybe I don’t understand. I would love for some Democrat to explain how I am wrong.

From what I understand, establishment Republicans are trying to disenfranchise voters, too. We need to change the establishment.

Mike McConnell