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Will DNC Give Sanders Supporters the Full Roll Call Vote They Seek?

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Campaign spokesperson Michael Briggs clarified to MSNBC that Jane Sanders "means there will be a roll-call vote and the senator's name will be placed in nomination."

Even Brian Fallon, Hillary For America's national press secretary, told a media briefing on Monday morning: "We anticipate there will be a roll call vote tomorrow night and that every vote will be counted. We're happy to have it. It is exactly in keeping with our philosophy that every vote should count and that means every delegate being counted on the floor of the convention."

Still, according to the Associated Press on Monday, Sanders has "left open the possibility that Clinton could receive the nomination by acclamation -- or unanimous nomination -- at the end. That may not satisfy Sanders delegates. Some are ready to boo or even walk out if there is a unanimous nomination."

And Heavy reports that "earlier in the day, a Democratic official told NBC that Sanders would turn his delegates over to Hillary Clinton during the roll call vote and all 50 states would be counted. So there's a bit of confusion as to what's actually going to happen. This may be why Jane said something to Bernie after his speech."

Sanders will address the full convention in a prime-time speech on Monday night.

Meanwhile, several news outlets reported Monday afternoon that the independent Bernie Delegates Network, a group that includes 1,250 Sanders delegates, is "actively exploring a challenge to Sen. Tim Kaine's (Va.) vice presidential nomination," as The Hill put it.

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