DNC Votes to Bar Superdelegates From Convention’s First Presidential Ballot


CHICAGO—Democrats resolved one of the thorniest internal rifts of the 2016 campaign by reducing the clout of party insiders and elected officials in picking its next presidential nominee.

Democratic National Committee members voted Saturday to strip from so-called superdelegates—a group that includes DNC members, federal lawmakers, governors and past presidents and party chairmen—the right to vote on the first presidential ballot at the party’s national convention.

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