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19 May 2015

Georgia Sending Fewer Delegates to 2016 Democratic National Convention

The puzzle pieces for the 2016 presidential contest are slowly being put into place.

White House hopefuls are launching their campaigns, while state and national political parties are finalizing plans on how a presidential nominee will be selected.

On 27 April 2015, the Democratic Party of Georgia released its delegate selection plan for the 2016 Democratic National Convention. This 54-page plan establishes the rules governing how an individual can attend the Democrats' presidential nominating convention in Philadelphia.

According to the document, Georgia is allocated 64 delegates from the fourteen congressional districts, 34 state-wide delegates, and 15 so-called "super delegates." The total number of National Convention delegates from the State of Georgia is 113.

Four years ago, in 2012, Georgia sent 124 delegates to the Democratic National Convention.

The Democratic Party of Georgia is currently taking public comment over the next 30 days before the delegate selection plan is officially submitted to the Democratic National Committee. Interested parties have may comment, by emailing DNC2016@georgiademocrat.org or sending a letter to PO Box 20442, Atlanta, GA 3032