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DNC members discuss rules change to stop Sanders at convention; rising anxiety over his momentum on the eve of voting

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In recent DNC executive committee meeting talks, telephone calls and texts, 6 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. This would increase the influence of DNC members, members of Congress and other top party officials, who now must wait until the 2nd ballot to have their say if the convention is contested. 

If, on the second ballot, superdelegates were to throw their support to someone else, tipping the scales, moderate Democrats fear the upheaval that would cause could weaken the eventual nominee.

Don Fowler, a former SC DNC chairman who opposed the DNC’s decision in 2018 to strip superdelegates of power in the nominating process. “But I want to be clear that I would not be a party to any effort to do that in the 2020 convention … It’s bad sportsmanship.”

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I think it's time that hardcore Bernie supporters make it clear that we will not get on board if the DNC enables a defeat of Bernie through superdelegates or any other manipulated way. If they do that the DNC will be guaranteeing Trump a victory and, also their own demise.

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I would put even more harshly, but still not exactly sure how to communicate to the DNC except to write articles about them and their actions.

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I don't know a better recourse, but re. what you are suggesting: if it's an empty threat it sets a precedent that will be remembered as empty, and if you act on it isn't it a bit of "cutting off your nose to spite your face" unless you really believe that Biden, say, is worse than Trump? It only works if you are ready to let the Republicans run for a while because you see a more radical majority in the not too distant future. May it be so!

That said, I would have a hard time voting for Biden, especially knowing that Bernie was cheated once again. I think many others feel the same way and I would be surprised if enough voters would walk across the street to cast a ballot for him. (Bloomberg, with all his advertising dollars, might be a different story.)

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