The Democratic Presidential nomination race over
And New York canceling it’s nomination voting ?
(Other state’s could follow?)
Some kind of deal had to be worked out for Sanders and the DNC to deal with how Democratic delegates would be apportioned…
Sanders wants to have a chance to get his agenda mentioned in the parties final platform
Having the delegates will help him…
But in the end?
Joe Biden will do what HE wants , not what the convention suggests…
In some ways, the delegate count is a moot point. While Biden has yet to formally win the 1,991 delegates needed to claim the Democratic nomination on the first ballot at the convention, he is the Democrats’ presumptive nominee. All of his rivals — including Sanders — have endorsed him after ending their own campaigns.
The deal, however, is a major step in the two camps avoiding the acrimony between the Democratic establishment and progressive insurgents that marked Sanders’ 2016 primary fight with Clinton, the eventual nominee. In that campaign, Clinton and Sanders battled for delegates until the end of the primary calendar and then jousted over the party platform and rules well into the summer.
Biden and his advisers have been intent on avoiding a repeat of the disunity that left Clinton unable to attract some Sanders supporters in a fall campaign that Clinton ultimately lost. Sanders, likewise, has pledged since he suspended his campaign and endorsed Biden weeks ago to do everything he can to help Biden defeat Trump in November.
Democratic candidates win convention delegates based on their share of the vote in the party’s primaries and caucuses. Nearly two-thirds of delegates are won based on results in individual congressional districts, and they stay with the candidates all the way to the convention.
It’s the other third of delegates — won based on statewide results — that are at issue. To keep these delegates, candidates must still be running for president when the people who will serve as convention delegates are selected, usually at state party conventions, according to the party’s delegate selection rules.
The delegate agreement says Sanders would get to keep a little more than 300 delegates that, under party rules, he sacrificed when he suspended his campaign. Officially, they would remain Biden’s delegates, but Sanders’ supporters would get to fill those seats. Both the Biden and Sanders campaigns will have the authority to approve or reject the people who want to fill those delegate slots.
Biden leads with 1,406 delegates to the national convention, while Sanders has 974, according to the AP count. The AP had stopped awarding statewide delegates to Sanders after he suspended his campaign. The AP updated its count to reflect the agreement between the two campaigns…
(Bold added by me)