Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid isn’t ruling out a brokered Democratic convention for the party’s nominee. In fact, he told CNN on Thursday, “it would be kind of fun.”
In a brokered convention, no one candidate from a particular party has secured a majority of delegates ahead of time. So, the final decision on a nominee is made through process of complicated political negotiations and votes.
The last time the Democrats had a brokered convention was in 1952.
“These races go on for a long long time,” the top Democrat in the Senate told the cable network.
When asked if the Democratic race this year might end in a brokered convention, the top Senate Democrat didn’t rule out that possibility.
“Sure. Seriously some of the old conventions produced some good people,” Reid said. “It would be kind of fun.”
When reached, Reid’s office would not confirm his comments to TheBlaze.
But in a separate interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said she does not expect to have a brokered convention.
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