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Fri May 13, 2016, 11:31 PM

This is my take on Sanders' complaint about committee representation.

From the DNC Convention Rules.

Presidential Preference:
1. The members of the standing committees allocated to the states and territories shall proportionately represent the presidential preference of all candidates (including uncommitted status) receiving the threshold percentage used in that state’s delegation to calculate the at-large apportionment pursuant to Rule 13.E. of the Delegate Selection Rules, provided, however, that members of the standing committees from primary states shall be allocated to presidential candidates (including uncommitted status) based on the statewide popular vote.


Platform Committee:
5. The National Chairperson of the Democratic National Committee, in consultation with the Chair(s) of the Platform Committee, shall appoint fifteen (15) persons to serve on a Platform Drafting Subcommittee and the National Chairperson of the Democratic National Committee shall appoint the Chair(s) thereof. In addition, one (1) non-voting member may be appointed by each presidential candidate to serve on the Drafting Subcommittee. The Platform Drafting Subcommittee is considered a subcommittee of the Platform Committee as defined in Article I.A.6 provided, however, that members of the Platform Drafting Subcommittee need not be members of the Platform Committee. The Drafting Subcommittee shall be responsible for the drafting of the report of the Platform Committee under the direction and with the approval of the full Platform Committee.


Rules Committee:
There is no allocation as provided in the Platform Drafting Subcommittee


Credentials Committee and Procedures for Challenging Delegates or State Delegations:
There is no allocation as provided in the Platform Drafting Subcommittee


So in effect, DWS does not have to do what Sanders wants to have done. Sanders is already represented from each state based on primary results.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2016, 11:59 PM

1. The continued insistence that the rules don't apply to him or that special exceptions should be made

because he's such a great guy are getting a little silly.

Here's an idea. Try being a Democrat for more than a year and then see if we're a little more amenable to giving you stuff that we generally reserve for Democrats. You know...at the Democratic National Convention.

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Response to TwilightZone (Reply #1)

Sat May 14, 2016, 12:22 AM

2. I hope the DNC provide membership rules to handle this in the future.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Sat May 14, 2016, 05:49 AM

3. It's called having a tantrum

and it doesn't look good on a 74-year-old man at all!

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