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RFK Jr campaign accuses DNC of being undemocratic, demands assurances that every Dem’s vote counts

The campaign for Democrat presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is calling for transparency from the Democratic National Committee (DNC), which it claims has placed itself in the “position of overturning the will of voters.”

“Unfortunately, it appears that the DNC has created a class of pledged delegates, called Party Leaders and Elected Officials (PLEOs), who are essentially the same as superdelegates, due to the amount of control the party exercises over elected officials,” Kennedy campaign manager Dennis Kucinich said in a press release on Friday.

“This puts the DNC, once again, in the position of overturning the will of voters across the United States. It is unclear how overturning the nation’s majority vote could be interpreted as trusting the people,” he added.

Kucinich, who formerly represented Ohio’s 13th Congressional District in the House, sent two letters this week to DNC Chair Jaime Harrison, requesting a meeting between Harrison and Kennedy. That meeting, according to the campaign, would be to discuss “voter rights and protection of the people’s voice.”

As is typical for incumbent presidents, the DNC is fully backing behind Biden as he campaigns for a second four-year term in the White House. At its winter meeting in February, the DNC unanimously passed a resolution committing its “full and complete support” for the re-election of Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. The committee has also said there will be no primary debates between Biden and his two nationally known challengers.

Fox News’ Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.

Kyle Morris covers politics for Fox News. Story tips can be sent to kyle.morris@fox.com and on Twitter: @RealKyleMorris.

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