Does Hillary Clinton get super-delegate status 2020? I know the list is generally viewed as "party insiders" but when is it named? Will she be the kind of insider that gets to vote after the pledged delegates?


No, she is not.

In order to qualify as a superdelegate, you must be (in addition to being a Democrat) at least one of:

  • A member of either house of the US Congress (including non-voting delegates) [Rule 9.A.3]
  • A state governor, territorial governor, or Mayor of Washington DC
  • An elected member of the Democratic National Committee [Rule 9.A.1]
  • A "distinguished party leader", meaning current or former Presidents, Vice Presidents, Congressional Leaders, and DNC Chairs [Rules 9.A.2 and 9.A.5]

Hillary Clinton is none of these, and so she does not qualify as a superdelegate.

Source: Democratic Party

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    However, stating the obvious, Bill Clinton does qualify, and she might have some influence on him in that respect. Feb 24 '20 at 18:04
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    For clarity, are all of the bullet points required to be a superdelegate, or would one of the four suffice?
    – user45266
    Feb 25 '20 at 1:09
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    @user45266 - Just one of the four. I don't think it's possible to meet the first and second points simultaneously.
    – bta
    Feb 25 '20 at 1:18
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    I'm surprised she's not on the DNC. Perez for example was merely Obama's Labor Secretary. I guess it's the fact that the DNC has hierarchical structure, so it's hard to have more then one semi-well-known person on it. The rest are probably people most here haven't even heard of.
    – Fizz
    Feb 25 '20 at 4:45
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    @KirkWoll 9.A.3 says "All Democratic members of the United States House of Representatives and all Democratic members of the United States Senate; ..." so, either chamber of Congress.
    – muru
    Feb 25 '20 at 9:35

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