ICYMI: Top 10 Election Posts of 2016

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This year’s election was arguably one of the most contentious in recent decades, and here at Law Street we tried to bring you the important news, facts, and opinions the whole way. From our live RNC and DNC coverage to a rundown after each of the presidential debates, presidential election news was popular this year. Check out our top 10 election posts of the year:

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How do Superdelegates Work? And Why are People so Mad?

“Democratic Convention @ Invesco” courtesy of rabidmoose; License: (CC BY 2.0)

When news broke that Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire primary by more than 20 percent, yet may tie Hillary Clinton in delegates, Sanders supporters and Hillary-haters were irate. How could this be? What sort of system lets that happen? Welcome to the primaries, where everything’s made up and the points don’t matter. Okay, they matter a little bit, but it’s complicated. To understand the outrage after the New Hampshire primary, you need to look closer at the role of superdelegates. Read the full article here.

Anneliese Mahoney
Anneliese Mahoney is Managing Editor at Law Street and a Connecticut transplant to Washington D.C. She has a Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs from the George Washington University, and a passion for law, politics, and social issues. Contact Anneliese at



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