N.H. GOP Pushes Democrats To Have Superdelegates Back Sanders

Feb 16, 2016

Credit Kate Harper for NHPR

The New Hampshire Republican Party wants the state's Democratic superdelegates to support Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders in his bid for the party's presidential nomination.

In an online petition launched Monday, the Republican Party says that even though Sanders won the state's primary last week by 22 percentage points, when the votes of the party's superdelegates are taken into account the party's delegation appears to be split between Sanders and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton 15-15.

WMUR-TV reports Democrats will send 32 delegates to the convention, including eight superdelegates, top Democratic officials who are free to vote as they choose. Six superdelegates are supporting Clinton.

A New Hampshire Democratic official said that at the nominating convention the delegation will vote unanimously for whoever the nominee turns out to be.