Though millions will have voted or caucused for one candidate or another, the Democratic nomination for president will almost certainly be settled by the handpicked 794 superdelegates. About half are elected officials. The other half are members or appointees of the Democratic National Committee. And to put it bluntly, they are not accountable to anybody.
We at HuffPost's citizen journalism arm, OffTheBus, want to do something about that. But we can't do it without you -without dozens like you. We want you to volunteer to take an hour or two out of your life and help us interview all of these superdelegates. This is the power of the Web staring you right in the face. It's not enough to just sit back and complain any longer.
We've got to get down to work and get some crucial questions answered. Who does the Democratic Party entrust its superdelegate status to? Who are the most powerful Democrats? Who's been contacted by what campaigns? Will the superdelegates' votes be influenced by the popular vote?
All you need to do to get involved is send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, location (state), and phone number, and we'll get you started.
You can sit back and trust some superjournalist to do this job. But if like the rest of us you don't quite think Tim Russert or Wolf Blitzer are going to ask all the right questions, then why don't you join us and ask for yourself?
If you're ready to work with us, we are ready to work with you. We've got a well-worked out plan about how to go about this and we'll guide you right through the whole process. Just send us an email now at email@example.com and include your name, phone number, and location. Also let us know if you've ever done any interviewing (if you haven't, that's OK) or if you have any experience working with data bases and spreadsheets (again, no experience necessary).
OffTheBus has been working with scores of HuffPost readers and citizen reporters to produce some great stories during this campaign season. Now we need you to help us investigate the superdelegates.
We're waiting to hear from you.