As a registered independent, Crown Heights resident Geoff Johnson didn't have a dog in the fight over the Democratic presidential nomination: "There isn't a Democrat who's left enough for me," he says. A 30-year-old Ph.D. candidate in history, Johnson had confined his political activity mostly to anti-war rallies. But when he heard that 796 "superdelegates"—party leaders and elected officials who have special voting rights at the Democratic National Convention—could swing the vote away from the will of the people, it just seemed wrong. So he dashed off dozens of e-mails to friends and neighbors, urging them to spam U.S. House members Yvette Clarke and Edolphus Towns into voting in line with their districts. Both Congress members had pledged their superdelegate support to Hillary Clinton months before their Brooklyn constituents voted in... More >>>
crown heights resident geoff johnson has the superdelegates in his cross hairs.