The primary voting season is coming to an end, but the race for the Democratic nomination continues. With the pledged delegate count remaining tight, the role of super delegates is only becoming more crucial to selecting a Democratic nominee.
While some super delegates have made their presidential choice based on their state or local constituents’ choice, others have followed their personal feelings — dedicating themselves to the candidate they not only think will win, but best represents the best interests of the nation.
Both Wolfe and Awais say the mission of their YouTube project is to help them find out which candidates college Democrats across the country want them to support. They say they have heard from party officials and even the candidates themselves, but they want to hear from the college students they represent.
In a recent interview with the Washington Post, the students spoke a little about life as student super delegates.
“I just go to school and go home and study — and then you listen to your messages and the former majority leader is calling,” said Wolfe, the president of the College Democrats of America and a University of Detroit Mercy law student. Wolfe also acknowledged the possibility that she and other Michigan delegates — both pledged and super — will not be seated at the convention in August. Michigan’s delegates (and Florida’s) were stripped by the Democratic National Committee as a punishment for their states holding early primary contests.
Khaleel, a University of Wisconsin-Madison student, will cast his vote based on the needs and views of his peers, some of whom “tell him they are worried about finding a job when they graduate; others worry about whether they will be able to afford college,” the Post reported.