- Associated Press - Sunday, May 22, 2016

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont Democrats are gathering for their annual convention, at which 11 of 26 delegates to this summer’s national party convention in Philadelphia will be elected.

Proceedings get underway Sunday at 10 a.m. at the Barre Opera House.

Vermont will send a total of 26 delegates to the national convention. The 11 delegates chosen Sunday, plus five more to be selected in June, are all pledged to support U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ bid for the party nomination.

Ten other delegates are unpledged or “super-delegates,” who can choose either Clinton or Sanders. Six have signed on with Sanders. Three are supporting former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Sen. Patrick Leahy says he personally supports Clinton, but will vote at the convention for whichever candidate arrives there with the most pledged delegates nationally.

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