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Tue May 17, 2016, 04:46 PM May 2016

Sanders defends campaign, accuses Nevada Democrats of bias [View all]

Source: Politico

In a lengthy statement, Sanders offered a broad rebuke of violence and harassment of any kind, but he put his focus elsewhere: accusing state party leaders of holding a biased convention intended to tip the scales in Hillary Clinton's favor.

Sanders laid out a list of grievances against Nevada party leaders, and took issue with a letter they sent to the DNC saying the Sanders campaign has a "penchant for violence."

"That is nonsense. Our campaign has held giant rallies all across this country, including in high-crime areas, and there have been zero reports of violence. Our campaign of course believes in non-violent change and it goes without saying that I condemn any and all forms of violence, including the personal harassment of individuals," Sanders said.

The Vermont senator went on to list its set of charges against the Nevada Democratic Party at the convention.

"The chair of the convention announced that the convention rules passed on voice vote, when the vote was a clear no-vote. At the very least, the Chair should have allowed for a headcount," Sanders continued. "The chair allowed its Credentials Committee to en mass rule that 64 delegates were ineligible without offering an opportunity for 58 of them to be heard. That decision enabled the Clinton campaign to end up with a 30-vote majority. The chair refused to acknowledge any motions made from the floor or allow votes on them. The chair refused to accept any petitions for amendments to the rules that were properly submitted."

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/05/nevada-democratic-convention-wasserman-schultz-223271

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The Nevada Hillcrats are the ones to blame. They rigged the game. BillZBubb May 2016 #1
THIS!!! LovingA2andMI May 2016 #22
I don't know what it's got to do with Hillary Gman May 2016 #38
Then you are clearly very unaware of the situation Scootaloo May 2016 #50
Its called a "Stochastic Smearjob" by Hillary shills Rockyj May 2016 #87
^^^ This ^^^ cantbeserious May 2016 #48
.that^ 840high May 2016 #49
Exactly. All else is a distraction from this very fact! arcane1 May 2016 #51
Never Trust A Clinton billhicks76 May 2016 #52
+1,000,000 AngryOldDem May 2016 #79
+10000000000000000000000000000000 for this ^ Vote2016 May 2016 #85
At the very least, this is not the party I joined in 1960! Duval May 2016 #2
They cheated and then whined about the reaction they instigated pengu May 2016 #3
They instigated? Gman May 2016 #41
It's their fault they brazenly cheated pengu May 2016 #44
Wait, so the cheaters aren't assholes? n/t cui bono May 2016 #89
No, no, no. We don't redirect here Gman May 2016 #92
Are you talking about the actual behavior or the behavior Hillary supporters are projecting on them? cui bono May 2016 #94
Ok, you don't see it and you're justifying it Gman May 2016 #95
Again I ask, are you talking about the made up behavior or the actual behavior? cui bono May 2016 #98
They are biased so it's Okay with Bernie if Progressive dog May 2016 #4
There is a lesson to be learned by the DNC... dubyadiprecession May 2016 #5
Translation: mindwalker_i May 2016 #6
^^^^^^^^THIS^^^^^^^ concreteblue May 2016 #7
Yup.....+ 1001 laserhaas May 2016 #13
Agree + 1002 Oldtimeralso May 2016 #17
We will be happy to have you register as a democrat. Join the party! Laser102 May 2016 #9
Absolutely agree... nenagh May 2016 #29
No. Translation: Gman May 2016 #43
Uhm, he did? mindwalker_i May 2016 #45
I've yet to hear him say he's a Democrat Gman May 2016 #91
He is registered as a democrat mindwalker_i May 2016 #93
absolutely the crux of the matter OwlinAZ May 2016 #66
THIS AngryOldDem May 2016 #80
Oh that is one ridiculous statement fasttense May 2016 #18
I really don't see why it's so difficult to register if you want to vote. What is the problem? Laser102 May 2016 #21
They had to have been registered to vote, the very first time, in the Nevada caucus. w4rma May 2016 #25
It is my understanding that they DID pre-register... ReRe May 2016 #58
Good point. zentrum May 2016 #65
Here's the lesson.. raindaddy May 2016 #27
I think the DNC is in store for several hard lessons. frylock May 2016 #56
Bernies supporters might make sure they learn their lessons at the convention ripcord May 2016 #61
Nope. They won't. AngryOldDem May 2016 #82
No. Just corporatist, hawkish shills... AngryOldDem May 2016 #81
On the plus side ... Nihil May 2016 #84
Heaven forbid the Democratic grassroots support FDR's legacy over corporate neolib-neocon oligarchy Vote2016 May 2016 #86
The only "non democratic" candidate in this race is the one who is (Republican for one) cui bono May 2016 #96
President Obama disagrees: Kingofalldems May 2016 #8
What, specifically, does Obama disagree with? He has different priorities, but no disagreement. (nt) w4rma May 2016 #10
Yes, by his own admission elljay May 2016 #11
Obama pointed out how far to the right the republicans went. Kingofalldems May 2016 #12
Just because the Republicans have gone further to the right elljay May 2016 #14
Huge +1! Enthusiast May 2016 #16
Well said! raindaddy May 2016 #36
This is the problem with Third Way pokerfan May 2016 #55
And he moved rightward to the space they once occupied. By definition, that's a move to the right. arcane1 May 2016 #53
On some issues he is closer to the Republicans of an earlier era than to the Democrats JDPriestly May 2016 #37
Really the issue to me is how radically right the republicans got- Kingofalldems May 2016 #46
True JDPriestly May 2016 #47
Never Back Down From Bullies. FlatBaroque May 2016 #15
Aw, adorable. NuclearDem May 2016 #19
At the Nevada Convention, it was the party leaders who were the bullies. JDPriestly May 2016 #34
Perty politics are diabolical OwlinAZ May 2016 #67
He's an idiot. johnp3907 May 2016 #20
Says the random person ejbr May 2016 #30
Bernie has hijacked the Democratic Party and will cause it to be defeated in November. He is like rladdi May 2016 #23
The Nevada convention was completely dominated by the Hillaryites. JDPriestly May 2016 #32
Thanks for that prediction ejbr May 2016 #33
...... Hotler May 2016 #40
Well... I will say you are a feisty new DUer... ReRe May 2016 #57
... Nyan May 2016 #73
No, Bill Clinton hijacked the Dem Party when he accepted and pushed the DLC. cui bono May 2016 #90
It's called the power of the chair. Gman May 2016 #24
That is what the Bernie delegates wanted to do -- at least be free to speak their JDPriestly May 2016 #31
I'm not a big fan of rule changes once proceddings are underway anigbrowl May 2016 #62
The Sanders delegates proposed Roberts Rules of Order. JDPriestly May 2016 #63
So what? anigbrowl May 2016 #68
Should Hillary be the candidate, this kind of rigidity and exclusivity will make it that JDPriestly May 2016 #70
Being organized is a necessity for winning elections, and for governance. nt anigbrowl May 2016 #71
And the Nevada primary was very poorly organized. JDPriestly May 2016 #72
You believe party officials in NV would let people from out of state decide how to run their caucus? PBass May 2016 #75
I disagree anigbrowl May 2016 #97
The time wasn't there. As it was, they ran 4 hours over the time and the hotel pnwmom May 2016 #74
What I saw from the videos told me that the Nevada Democratic Party committee JDPriestly May 2016 #26
And not only that, it's stupid. SusanCalvin May 2016 #54
The only way Sanders would consider the Nevada Democrats unbias LiberalFighter May 2016 #28
Now if you'll ejbr May 2016 #35
Sanders doesn't have a leg to stand on with the issues he presented. LiberalFighter May 2016 #39
That clarification did little to ejbr May 2016 #42
The NV Dems rig a convention, complete with a goon squad and blame Sanders? modestybl May 2016 #59
Bernie doesn't need to apologize to David Brock's Well Funded Machine! KoKo May 2016 #60
The tin foil hats are strong in this thread. Darb May 2016 #64
Hillary learned from the Bush family that cheating is fine if you win. Spitfire of ATJ May 2016 #69
Good. nt silvershadow May 2016 #76
K&R silvershadow May 2016 #77
Here's your thrown chair Stryguy May 2016 #78
Please stop posting this debunked junk ALL OVER DU. Snarkoleptic May 2016 #83
Thanks for reminding us that Sanders kicked ass in Oregon d_legendary1 May 2016 #88
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