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?

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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. Commented Feb 24, 2020 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
    Commented Feb 25, 2020 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
    Commented Feb 25, 2020 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. Commented Feb 25, 2020 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
    Commented Feb 25, 2020 at 9:35

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