Will the GOP get behind Trump as their presidential nominee? Or will they try to pull the strings to nominate someone else? Will the Democratic superdelegates back Bernie if he ends up being the frontrunner? Or will they cast their votes for Hillary to preserve the power of the Democratic establishment?
In this 15-minute podcast, Higher Learning co-founder Mbiyimoh Ghogomu takes a look at the 2016 presidential race, focusing on the different ways in which the political establishment (on both sides of the aisle) can overrule the will of the voters during the nomination process.
1. Trump’s Popularity In Context — GALLUP
3. A brokered GOP convention for Paul Ryan? — The Hill
6. The Revenge of Rand Paul — The New Yorker (This article includes details about the 1976 GOP Convention)
8. A Brief History of Superdelegates — DailyKos
10. RAND Kicks Off 2016 Presidential Election Panel Survey — The RAND Blog
11. RNC Rules Comm. Member: Every Delegate At GOP Convention Not Bound On First Ballot — The Daily Caller
12. Got a Problem? Ask the Super — New York Times