Another Election, Another Commission

Posted March 24, 2009 at 3:31pm

It seems that after every presidential election, a political party forms a commission to weigh changes to how its presidential candidates are nominated.

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Tim Kaine (Getty)

Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, the chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), on Monday announced a 37-member panel that will examine the scheduling of primaries and caucuses – as well as whether to reduce the number of “superdelegates,” the party luminaries who are automatic delegates.  

“This Commission will focus on reform that improves the presidential nominating process to put voters first and ensure that as many people as possible can participate,” Kaine said in a statement announcing the “Democratic Change Commission,” which was authorized by the 2008 Democratic national convention in Denver.