Brenda Wilkins of Williamston, NC (left) and Denise Adams of Winston Salem, NC celebrate as the DNC kicks off in the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, NC, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012. Playing a big role at the Democratic conventions are superdelegates, the 712 party and elected officials who make up 30 percent of the delegates needed to win the nomination.
Brenda Wilkins of Williamston, NC (left) and Denise Adams of Winston Salem, NC celebrate as the DNC kicks off in the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, NC, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012. Playing a big role at the Democratic conventions are superdelegates, the 712 party and elected officials who make up 30 percent of the delegates needed to win the nomination. Jeff Siner jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
Brenda Wilkins of Williamston, NC (left) and Denise Adams of Winston Salem, NC celebrate as the DNC kicks off in the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, NC, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012. Playing a big role at the Democratic conventions are superdelegates, the 712 party and elected officials who make up 30 percent of the delegates needed to win the nomination. Jeff Siner jsiner@charlotteobserver.com

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