Local man will vote at Democrats’ convention
A Hamiltonian is among four voting members Canada is sending to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pa., later this month.
Democrats Abroad, an organization that represents Democrats living outside of the U.S., is able to send delegates to the national convention in the same capacity as an American state.
The four voting delegates sent by Democrats Abroad Canada are from Hamilton, Toronto, Vancouver and Victoria.
The single Canadian superdelegate is Ken Sherman of Hamilton, who says he will support Hillary Clinton, though he initially declared for Bernie Sanders.
“Now that Sanders has endorsed secretary Clinton, I join with him to reject (Donald) Trump and Republican extremism,” he said in a news release.
Two of the other delegates, Ed Ungar of Toronto and Sarah Tseng of Vancouver, are pledged to Sanders. Giles Hogya of Victoria is pledged to Clinton.
Sanders received 70 per cent of the Democrats Abroad worldwide primary vote. The convention is July 25-28. Americans living in Canada can apply for absentee ballots in the federal election by visiting votefromabroad.org.