Will Superdelegates Decide Democratic Nomination? With Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama in a close race, the Democratic nomination could end up being decided at the party's convention this summer. But Democratic "superdelegates" could step in before then, leaving voters feeling disenfranchised.
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Will Superdelegates Decide Democratic Nomination?

Walter Mondale may not have had the passion but he had the delegates in 1984. hide caption

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The last time sophisticated Democratic delegate counting was a serious art form: 1988. hide caption

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The California Democrat and House Foreign Affairs chairman was 80. hide caption

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Two Maryland congressmen, Wayne Gilchrest (R) and Albert Wynn (D), are defeated. hide caption

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Forty years ago today, the ex-Minnesota governor launches his fifth bid — with more to come — for the GOP presidential nomination. hide caption

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Donna Brazile says she will resign from the Democratic National Committee if superdelegates determine the party's nominee. Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Donna Brazile says she will resign from the Democratic National Committee if superdelegates determine the party's nominee.

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