We've been asking the question: What if it's so tight a Democratic race for the presidential nomination that the party's nearly-800 superdelegates around the nation have to resolve the question? Some pundits predict a voter backlash if the final choice doesn't reflect the popular vote.
In New Mexico, about half of the state's superdelegates say they've already committed their support, and they did that before the final vote count was released.
No public statements yet to New Mexico media, but Gov. Bill Richardson tells the New York Times*** this weekend, "I just think there are too many superdelegates and I don’t think party bosses and elected officials should have the say they’re given today.” He goes on to say he hasn't yet decided who to support but believes it should be the candidate with the most popular votes.
And who are New Mexico's superdelegates?
Martin Chavez MEMBERS-AT-LARGE
Brian Colon NEW MEXICO DNC MEMBER
Diane Denish NAT'L ASSOCIATION OF DEMOCRATIC LIEUTENANT GOVERNORS
Mary Gail Gwaltney NEW MEXICO DNC MEMBER
Annadelle Sanchez NEW MEXICO DNC MEMBER
Raymond Sanchez NEW MEXICO DNC MEMBER
Christine Trujillo MEMBERS-AT-LARGE
U.S. House of Representatives
Distinguished Party Leader
Fred R. Harris FORMER DNC CHAIRMAN
State's Total Number of Super Delegates: 11
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