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Dem Convention Chaos

- May 16, 2016

THIS WEEKEND, THE DEMOCRAT CONVENTIONS IN ALASKA AND NEVADA UNRAVELED DUE TO TENSIONS BETWEEN BERNIE SANDERS' SUPPORTERS AND THE CLINTON-BACKING DEMOCRAT ESTABLISHMENT

At The Alaska Democrat Convention, Bernie Sanders' Backers Walked Out During Debbie Wasserman Schultz's Keynote Speech And Forced A Resolution To End The Use Of Superdelegates

Dozens Of Angry Sanders Supporters Walked Out Of The Alaska Democrat Convention During DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz's Keynote Speech. "The anger over Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz was highlighted when more than 25 Sanders supporters walked out of her keynote speech Saturday night at the Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center in Anchorage, though they left in a trickle while a huge crowd remained to hear the Florida congresswoman and DNC chair call for unity among Democrats to stop the presumptive GOP nominee, Donald Trump." (Alex DeMarban, "At Tense Alaska Democratic Convention, Allegations Of Clinton Favoritism Fly," Alaska Dispatch News, 5/15/16)

  • Sanders Supporters Walked Over Concerns That DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz "Has Improperly Taken Steps To Benefit Hillary Clinton." "In what many called an unusually large state convention, the Alaska Democratic Party this weekend chose its delegates for the national convention in July, amid a clash over concerns by some Bernie Sanders fans that the head of the Democratic National Committee has improperly taken steps to benefit Hillary Clinton." (Alex DeMarban, "At Tense Alaska Democratic Convention, Allegations Of Clinton Favoritism Fly," Alaska Dispatch News, 5/15/16)

The Next Day, The Alaska Democrat Convention "Approved A Resolution Demanding An End To The Use Of Superdelegates." "The Alaska Democratic Convention wrapped up Sunday afternoon on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus. Most of the day was dedicated to organizational matters, like electing party officers. They also approved a resolution demanding an end to the use of super delegates at the Democratic National Convention." (Eric Ruble, "On Third Day Of Convention, Alaska Democrats Call For End To Super Delegates," KTVA Alaska, 5/15/16)

The "Unruly And Unpredictable" Nevada Democrat Convention Ended Three Hours Ahead Of Schedule Due To Security Concerns

The Nevada Democrat Convention Ended Three Hours Early Due To The "Unruly And Unpredictable" Nature Of The Event, Which Posed A Security Concern As Tensions Flared Up. "Organizers of the Nevada State Democratic Convention said they had to rush to wrap up the 'unruly and unpredictable' event on Saturday after security became an issue and objects, including chairs, were being thrown. State party officials said authorities at the Paris casino in Las Vegas informed them around 10 p.m. that they could no longer provide the necessary security for the event, where tensions between Bernie Sanders supporters and party leaders flared up. The convention was scheduled to end at 7 p.m." (Michelle Rindels, "Security Prompts Rushed End To Nevada Democrats' Convention," The Associated Press , 5/15/16)

  • Sanders Supporters Threw Their Chairs, Causing Security To Clear Out The Convention. "The Nevada Democratic Convention turned into an unruly and unpredictable event, after tension with organizers led to some Bernie Sanders supporters throwing chairs and to security clearing the room, organizers said." (Security Concerns End Nevada Democrats' Convention," ABC News, 5/15/16)

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), A Prominent Clinton Supporter, Was Booed By Sanders Supporters. "The Democratic convention in Las Vegas erupted into chaos Saturday, with Bernie Sanders supporters demanding recounts and booing Sen. Barbara Boxer's appeal for calm. Earlier in the day, Boxer, a Hillary Clinton supporter, said 'the future of the country is at stake. When you boo me, you're booing Bernie Sanders. Go ahead. You're booing Bernie Sanders.'" (Tim Hains, "Barbara Boxer To Nevada Democrats: 'If You Boo Me, You're Booing Bernie Sanders,' 'Boo Yourselves Out Of This Election,'" Real Clear Politics , 5/15/16)

  • Boxer: "You Want To Boo Bernie, Boo Me. Go On, You're Booing Bernie. Let's Hear It For Hillary Clinton!" "'I bring a message from Bernie Sanders and I bring a message from Hillary Clinton,' Boxer said. 'We need civility in the Democratic Party. Civility. Because the whole future of the country is at stake, that when you boo me you're booing Bernie Sanders. Go ahead. Bernie is my friend. You want to boo Bernie, boo me. Go on, you're booing Bernie. You're booing Bernie. Let's hear it for Hillary Clinton!'" (Tim Hains, "Barbara Boxer To Nevada Democrats: 'If You Boo Me, You're Booing Bernie Sanders,' 'Boo Yourselves Out Of This Election,'" Real Clear Politics , 5/15/16)

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THIS PAST WEEKEND'S CHAOS FOLLOWED THE MAINE DEMOCRAT CONVENTION, WHERE SANDERS' SUPPORTERS FORCED A VOTE TO ELIMINATE THE "UNDEMOCRATIC" SUPERDELEGATE SYSTEM

Maine Democrats Approved A "Rule To Ensure That State Delegates Vote Proportionally To Party Caucus Results In The Next Presidential Election." "Maine Democrats have approved a change that could alter how the party selects presidential candidates in future elections. Activists overwhelming adopted the rule to ensure that state delegates vote proportionally to party caucus results in the next presidential election." (Steve Mistler, "Maine Democrats Approve Superdelegate Change," MPBN, 5/7/16)

  • The Amendment, "Proposed By Portland Rep. Diane Russell, Who Is A Sanders Supporter," Also Calls On Maine's Five Superdelegates To Vote According To The Caucus Results This Year. "The amendment, which was proposed by Portland Rep. Diane Russell, who is a Sanders supporter, also includes clauses to 'strongly encourage' Maine's five superdelegates to vote accordingly this year." (Christopher Cousins, "Maine Democrats Torn Between Sanders, Clinton At State Convention," Bangor Daily News , 5/7/16)

This Change Was Put Forward To Put An End To The Use Of "Undemocratic" Superdelegates. "The change was proposed by Portland state Representative Diane Russell, who says the current use of super delegates is undemocratic. Currently, superdelegates can vote for whichever presidential candidate they choose, regardless of the party's caucus results." (Steve Mistler, "Maine Democrats Approve Superdelegate Change," MPBN, 5/7/16)


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