Hillary Clinton won the South Carolina Democratic primary Tuesday, but she didn’t have a single superdelegate in the race, and a victory there is not guaranteed.
South Carolina’s Republican Party said it has suspended all of its delegate commitments in the state and will vote for the winner.
The party said it would not be accepting any new candidates, and it is taking steps to prevent a repeat of Tuesday’s election.
Here’s what you need to know about the South Dakota primary: 1.
Sanders won South Carolina with nearly a million votes 2.
South Dakota Democratic Party suspends its superdelegates, but it still has some superdelegations pledged for Sanders 3.
Trump says he will not concede the race in South Dakota 4.
Bernie Sanders’ campaign said it was suspended and is taking legal action against the South Carolinian Democratic Party for suspending its super delegates 5.
A South Carolina election official said there was no problem with voter registration numbers.
South Carolinians went to the polls Tuesday night to elect delegates to the Democratic National Convention, and they’re likely to choose new members of the party in the coming weeks.
But there is still a significant amount of uncertainty.
South Dakotans will have two weeks to cast their votes and the party is still working to get their voter rolls updated.
The Democratic Party said in a statement that it suspended its delegate commitment and will not take any new candidate into the convention.
This was not the first time that the party suspended a commitment.
In 2008, then-Sen. Barack Obama was suspended as the party did not have enough superdeleters to fill the seats in the convention in 2008.
Sanders was the first to lose a superdeletion.
South Africa has only a handful of superdepledged delegates and a loss in the primary there could put him out of contention in the general election.
“The Democratic National Committee has suspended our superdeployment commitments and will be acting as the delegate platform committee for the Democratic Party’s State Convention in Charlotte, NC,” the South African Democratic Party wrote in a press release Tuesday night.
Democratic Party spokesman Paul Thompson told reporters that the suspension will not affect the party’s efforts to recruit new members.
“We are confident that the South Dakoteans will elect the party nominee for their district in their state convention on May 23,” Thompson said.
“The South Dakotes Democratic Party is working closely with the party, the state party, and state party officials to make sure this does not happen again.”
The state Democratic Party announced the suspension in a tweet Tuesday night: “The Democratic party has suspended its super delegate commitments.
We will now be focusing on our delegate platform.”
The decision came as a surprise to some Democrats who have been trying to get more of their party’s delegates to support Sanders in South Dakota.
Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus said in an interview on “Fox News Sunday” that he was disappointed by the party suspension.
Priebus said the party should have a platform that is “totally aligned with the Democratic platform and totally aligned with our platform.”
That platform will likely include more stringent requirements for Democratic candidates and policies, Priebus said.
South Dakotas Democratic Party Chairman Mike Mireles called the suspension “unfortunate.”
“They need to be careful not to do anything that will impact the Democratic convention,” Mirele said.
But Mirelles said the suspension was a step in the right direction.
Mirells added that he thought the suspension would have a positive effect.
Clinton was not expected to win South Carolina, but the party said its super delegate commitments were suspended and will remain suspended.
South Charleston’s Democratic Party had about 1,300 delegates pledged to Clinton at the end of the primary.
A total of 1,715 superdeleted delegates are up for grabs in the Democratic primary.
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