How many of you readers were honestly not seeing this accusation coming? Since when has any gain Clinton’s made been taken quietly and held as legitimate? Let’s take a look at what happened.
Nevada’s convention today (just how many conventions does a state need to do to allocate delegates? This is what, their third?) showed Clinton delegates outnumbering Sanders delegates slightly, 1695 to 1622, giving Clinton, in total, a 20-15 delegate advantage in Nevada.
The convention was fraught with high tensions. Las Vegas Sun reports that Sanders supporters booed speaker Barbara Boxer for asking to unite against Trump. Following a scuffle, one Clinton supporter had lost consciousness. Insults were hurled at speakers, and claims that the process was “rigged” and calls of “no confidence” were common. Clinton supporters demanded that certain Bernie supporters be arrested.
Live videos from the convention:
Immediately following the convention, Bernie supporters (surprise...) put together a euphemistically-named “minority report” alleging that 64 Bernie delegates were purged from the delegate list. From Las Vegas Sun,
According to state party representatives, six of those were eventually allowed as delegates, and the rest were denied delegate or alternate status because either they or their records could not be located or they were not registered Democrats by the May 1 deadline.
Meanwhile, 8 Clinton supporters were denied delegate status for similar reasons.
Yes, that’s right: a process that is easy and completely free was skipped over by a few dozen people, who are now kicking up a fuss because they are not democrats but want to participate in selecting the democratic nominee. Such as this gem:
So, I waited 2 hours in the Credentials Committee line (10 people in front of me) to be told I was ineligible to be seated today because I changed my registration from Democrat about three weeks ago when I went on a spur of disgust for the party.
This may sound incompetent on my end, and maybe it's common knowledge, but I didn't know I had to maintain my Democrat registration through this process past the caucuses.
Can someone verify if this is an old rule or something they just made up? They said I had to be registered Democrat by May 1st. After that point, they 'vet' each state delegate on the list to verify they are Democrats.
Rules are rules, but I'd be less disappointed if hadn't wasted 4 (total) hours attempting to fight for Bernie today, when I could have spent an hour or less finding out the same information if the party had their shit together.
You had to be a Democrat to participate in a Democratic Convention? The horror! Liberty has fallen! America is an oligarchy!
To his credit, and as much good as that did, Sanders had urged his supporters the night before to remain respectful.
For further news, check out Kristin Orthman (Harry Reid’s spokesperson’s) twitter feed.
Considering the disgusting behavior of the protestors here, and the resorting to getting physical, don’t paint them as the victims. We mock the Republicans whenever they stoop to these levels. Remember those Trump rallies we were sneering at?
Finally, as to the results...you guys wanted Democracy, right? The new delegate total more accurately reflects what had gone down in the February caucus. Consider your wish granted. Consider the will of the voters served.
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