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Democrats In Turmoil After The DNC – Over 1,000 Delegates Quietly Voted Against Their Party Platform
By Ben Dutka|August 26, 2020
Democrats In Turmoil After The DNC – Over 1,000 Delegates Quietly Voted Against Their Party Platform

During the Democratic National Convention, speakers emphasized one word above all others: unity.

Most Democrat leaders spoke about presenting the country with a united front. But their own party might not be so united…

As it turns out, many left-wing individuals don’t actually like the party’s platform.

Some moderate and far-left members of the party stood up against the party, though we didn’t hear anything about it at the time.

DNC officials announced last week that the platform had been passed and adopted — but they didn’t give specifics on the vote.

Now, as Fox News learned, there was in fact a “major divide” among delegates:

The DNC revealed over the weekend that  3,562 delegates voted to approve the platform, while a total of 1,069 voted no, and 87 abstained.

That means that nearly 1/3 of delegates at the convention were against the current platform.

Additionally, the number of delegates who voted “no” is about the same as the number who pledged support to Sen. Bernie Sanders.

The DNC only released the numbers after a Sanders spokesperson demanded vote totals.

We were upset. There was pushback. There were emails and phone calls.

Biden and Sanders were neck-and-neck for a while, before it became clear that Biden had the advantage.

And now, many Bernie supporters have expressed their displeasure with Biden: they claim he isn’t progressive enough.

Either way, though, it seems the party isn’t as solidified as some might’ve thought.

Could this pose problems for Biden in the November election…?

Key Takeaways:

  • The DNC might not be as “unified” as initially believed.
  • During the Democratic National Convention, over 1,000 delegates stood against the party platform.
  • It’s likely that most who voted “no” supported former presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Source: Fox News

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Ben Dutka
Ben S. Dutka is a journalist, writer and editor with over two decades of experience. He has worked with three newspapers and eight online publications, and he has also won a Connecticut short story contest entitled Art as Muse, Imaginary Realms. He has a penchant for writing, rowing, reading, video games, and Objectivism.
Ben S. Dutka is a journalist, writer and editor with over two decades of experience. He has worked with three newspapers and eight online publications, and he has also won a Connecticut short story contest entitled Art as Muse, Imaginary Realms. He has a penchant for writing, rowing, reading, video games, and Objectivism.
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