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  • Democratic Voters are Electing Presidential Delegates; Here’s How It Works and What It Means

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    Electors voting in Albany in 2016 (photo: Kevin P. Coughlin/Governor's Office)

    The Presidential Primary is complicated. As New York State’s failed attempt to cancel it shows, there’s more at stake than just the Democratic nominee. Instead, hundreds of delegates are running around the country in their own right to give their communities a seat at the table.

    So, what do delegates do? And why, in New York, can you vote for presidential candidates and delegates separately?

    Selecting the Party nominee for President
    When you vote for the