The latest news on this front comes from a really interesting article at The Independent View:
The Democratic National Committee Reformed the Delegate System after the 2016 Election. Some State Primaries and Caucuses Award only some of the Delegates to the Top few Finishing Candidates. Some are Winner-Take-All. It is a Complex Process that Requires real Talent to Navigate.
The New Rules Prohibit Super Delegates from Voting on the First Ballot for the Party’s Presidential Nominee at the National Convention. So in the Event of a Contested Convention where there is Not a Clear Presumptive Nominee, those Superdelegates might come in handy on a Second Ballot.
Candidates want to Survive Long enough to Win Crucial States. Already, the 2020 Presidential Candidates are taking the Delegate Process seriously, Recruiting Seasoned Operatives as the Election Cycle gets underway.
See full story here.