What’s a brokered convention? Chances are getting higher that Democrats will find out in Milwaukee

What’s a brokered convention? Chances are getting higher that Democrats will find out in Milwaukee

The chances of a brokered Democratic convention are rising as Super Tuesday approaches, and most of the Democratic candidates have the means and motivation to continue.A prediction model by FiveThirtyEight found that the odds of no one candidate winning more than half of pledged delegates is 38%.Then “superdelegates” — party elders who lost their first-round voting power after the 2016 election wake of the 2016 primary battle — would be able to vote for their candidate of choice. Additional revotes would be necessary, and pledged delegates would be able to change their vote.Democratic National...

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