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1.  What is the point of Bruce Beattie’s cartoon?
2.  Do you think the Democratic Party’s system, which includes super delegates and now also half delegates, is a good way to select the Democratic presidential nominee?  Explain your answer.

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1. The point of Bruce Beattie’s cartoon is that there are too many different types of delegates to this year’s Democratic National Convention.

2. Opinion question.  Answer varies.


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