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Democratic Establishment's Thuggish Power Grab at Nevada Convention
Apparently annoyed at Sanders supporters having managed to take advantage of Clinton delegate candidate no-shows to obtain more spots, the Nevada state party put through rule changes weeks before the state convention that gave the meeting chair complete and arbitrary control of the final step in the delegate certification process. That in turn produced a convention that was entirely undemocratic in the small d sense, with some Sanders delegates who had won their positions via the then-existing rules being stripped of their standing. In addition, the meeting was run on authoritarian lines, with party members offering pro-Sanders motions having the microphones cut off and the meeting being terminated with motions still on the floor [...]

Clinton had 31 more delegates inside of the convention [but ...]

64 is the number of of Bernie Sanders delegates that were not allowed to participate -- this is because they were de-certified and denied entry into the convention [...]

The rule change that they voted about was, in a nutshell, to disregard the results of the second-tier county conventions -- where Sanders' had won -- and only to count the results of the first-tier caucus that Clinton had won. I'd like to remind you that this "voice vote" was held before all of the delegates were present [...]

by das monde on Mon May 16th, 2016 at 02:37:23 AM EST
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They tried the same next door in the Salt Lake County Convention, and then had the nerve to blame the Sanders supporters for daring to speak up.  Clintonistas are like Southerners who blamed civil rights activists for the beatings they received because if they hadn't gotten uppity, the deputies wouldn't have had to beat them.
by rifek on Mon May 16th, 2016 at 07:22:30 PM EST
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Good catch. I generally find Yves Smith to be reliable and of good judgement.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Mon May 16th, 2016 at 09:35:27 PM EST
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