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When is Enough Truly Enough? Sanders Delegates Want Answers

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In many states, duly elected Sanders delegates have been prevented from becoming National delegates going to the Philadelphia Convention. We believe that this may be a strategy to weaken Sander's position at the Philadelphia Convention We suspect foul play by the Democratic National Committee and/or Clinton campaign operatives. We do not believe for a moment that Bernie Sanders is personally aware of or has authorized these tactics. How can a party based on inclusion allow for such exclusions to take place across the country? After my initial story "Silenced Before We Could Speak", more Bernie supporters from several different states posted their experience with being excluded.

Bernie Sanders, if you are reading this, we at least deserve an explanation of why we are being excluded from getting a chance to represent our constituents at the Philadelphia Convention and being told it was your staff that orchestrated it.

Nicholas Lash, a Bernie supporter in Nevada states "They excluded me completely and many others from the national list with no reason other than getting their minions in, or at least giving it their best shot" Lash claims that at the county convention, he was asked his name by a party head before they went to the backroom and "presto" he was excluded, but made alternate from their undemocratic selection in the backroom.

Apparently, according to a post on the Sanders Reddit site, the 201 Delegates for Sanders in Tennessee were decreased to 12 all white males. After receiving the list, the TN Bernie director was asked about what happened, he stated that it was no one's business, to stay out"

Another supporter who shall remain anonymous states that the Washington State Democrats have been given the go ahead to scrub delegates names off of the list at will.

Zachary Haver, another Washington delegate posted a video saying "Today was the 9 th Congressional District Democratic Caucus, and I was running to be a delegate to the DNC, but my name was not on the ballot"

These are just a few of the stories coming out of these so called "Democratic" caucuses. For a party in desperate need of youthful energy and esteem, intellect, and innovation, they sure are being exclusionary and Undemocratic in my humble opinion.

This is just the beginning, the two party system needs to be brought out into the light and be revealed as the scam it has become. Lip service, fund raising, and obeying the establishment is what the two party system seems to entail and a system like that goes against the very definition of a true democracy.

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