Saturday 1 February 2020

It Begins… DNC Leaders Discuss Rules Changes to Stop Bernie Sanders at Convention

Earlier this week, Nina Turner, the national co-chairwoman of the Bernie Sanders campaign, was absolutely furious over the appointment of Hillary Clinton lackeys John Podesta and former Rep. Barney Frank to the rules committee that will oversee the party platform at their nominating convention. 
They were right.
Democrat Party leaders are plotting their strategy to stop Bernie Sanders at the DNC Convention in Milwaukee.
According to Lee Fang — The party leaders are considering a mid-election rule change to reintroduce first round superdelegates in order to stop Bernie Sanders, who party operatives fear will enter convention with the most voter support. 
From Politico:
A small group of Democratic National Committee members has privately begun gauging support for a plan to potentially weaken Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign and head off a brokered convention.
In conversations on the sidelines of a DNC executive committee meeting and in telephone calls and texts in recent days, about a half-dozen members have discussed the possibility of a policy reversal to ensure that so-called superdelegates can vote on the first ballot at the party’s national convention. Such a move would increase the influence of DNC members, members of Congress and other top party officials, who now must wait until the second ballot to have their say if the convention is contested.
“I do believe we should re-open the rules. I hear it from others as well,” one DNC member said in a text message last week to William Owen, a DNC member from Tennessee who does not support re-opening the rules.
Owen, who declined to identify the member, said the member added in a text that “It would be hard though. We could force a meeting or on the floor.”

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