Superdelegates are members of the Democratic Party who are free to vote for any candidate they choose at the nominating convention in August. Theyre mostly made up of Democratic elected officials, party officials and former party leaders. Superdelegates have come to the forefront because they could decide whether Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton becomes the presidential nominee; if neither candidate wins 2,025 pledged delegates during the primary and caucus season.
If you can't access the table below, follow this link for a sortable table of the superdelegates.
The informal term superdelegate is applied to unpledged PLEOs (party leaders and elected officials), whose status is independent of primary and caucus results. They are assigned by the Democratic National Committee and their membership is not confined to the current election cycle. In addition, there are "unpledged add-on delegates" who are selected by the states after their primary or caucus. There are 76 such slots for this election, and only a few have been selected at this time.