Much like Lex Luther worries about Superman having too much power, we should all be worried about the political mind-fuck that is the superdelegate.

Unlike normal delegates that are awarded based on the popular vote, superdelegates are individuals within the Democratic National Committee who can vote for whomever they choose regardless of how their states vote. And in such a close race between Clinton and Obama, the 796 superdelegates up for grabs could very well determine the nominee. Remember: the total possible delegates is 4,049 that means these 796 individuals account for 20% of the vote!

Just another reason: Your Vote Doesn’t Count