In a nutshell (from Naked Capitalism) ... The Nevada caucuses are a three-tiered process. The first tier was made up of the caucuses that were held on Feb. 20th, which Clinton narrowly won with 52.6% to Sanders’ 47.3%. The second tier was made up of county conventions, which Bernie Sanders’ delegates ended up winning because a large portion of Clinton delegates simply couldn’t be bothered to show up and, therefore, didn’t vote. The third, and final, tier was the state convention, where the delegate counts in Nevada were to be finalized — which is what recently happened.
Around 9:30 a.m. (while many delegates were still in line to get in ), the leadership at the convention decided to hold a quick “voice vote” about whether to change the rules of the convention. The rule change that they voted on was 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. (This “voice vote” was held before all of the delegates were present.)
In the end, Clinton won by a few delegates, but over 64 of Sanders' delegates were rejected. (Also worth noting, many were turned away because they simply could not find parking.) The delegates are counted, the convention leadership denies a recount, closes the convention, then bolts off stage while being flanked by police.
Chaos and a near riot broke out during the rigged Nevada convention that was rigged against Bernie Sanders -- just like the Nevada caucus was rigged by Sen Harry Reid. And this is only the prelude to the summer DNC convention. Very little was mentioned on the the local new stations and practically glossed over by the cable news stations. (Thank the good Lord for the internet!)
Sen. Barbara Boxer (Hillary Clinton surrogate pictured above) came totally unglued with Bernie Sanders’ supporters as they booed her at the Nevada convention (video below)
“I bring a message from Bernie Sanders and I bring a message from Hillary Clinton,” she told the crowd. “We need civility in the Democratic Party. Civility.
But the supporters of the Vermont senator were having none of it. She then tried
reverse-psychology on the angry crowd: "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,” she said.
As the boos rained down on Barbara Boxer, her tone became more acrimonious as she began to reprimand Sanders' supports: “Let’s hear it for Hillary Clinton!” needling those who opposed her. “We have the votes, we have the voice, we have victory! I grew up in Brooklyn. I’m not afraid of bullies,” The California senator continued. “I’m for Hillary Clinton and she’s for all of us,” she yelled. “Keep on booing and boo yourselves out of this election.”
(What a way to unify the party!)
The video below shows how Bernie Sanders got ripped off at the Nevada convention, having state delegates wrongfully apportioned to Hillary Clinton.
Chaos At Nevada Democratic Convention; DNC Leaders Flee Building As Sanders Supporters Demand Recount
Nevada Democrats fight allegations of unfairness
Nevada Democrats defend exclusion of Bernie convention delegates that led to explosion of anger
"WE NEED A MEDIC!" Hillary, Bernie delegates clash at NV Dem convention
Also why they're booing and raising Hell ...
Because they all know in Las Vegas: Sen Harry Reid had rigged the Nevada Caucus for Hillary Clinton
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