Tensions were high at the Democratic convention in Nevada Saturday, with Bernie Sanders supporters demanding delegate recounts, booing Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and causing other disruptions, according to local media reports.
Sanders supporters were angry over a voice vote that adopted a set of temporary convention rules as the permanent rules, according to the Las Vegas Sun.
And supporters also reacted angrily to the count of delegates attending the convention, which put Clinton at an advantage.
There were also reports that a female Clinton supporter was knocked unconscious by a Bernie Sanders supporter, but the video posted is lacking in detail.
Apparetnly things were not much calmer up here in Alaska:
Internal strife rocked the Alaska Democratic Party on Friday as it headed into its three-day state convention, with some members of the party that heavily favor Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton protesting the convention by planning an alternative event Saturday night.
“Alaska voters are an independent people and they don’t want to be told what to do,” said Ed Cullinane, a member of the state central committee from an Anchorage House district.
The anti-convention event at the Egan Civic and Convention Center comes because Florida congresswoman and Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz plans to give the keynote speech at the convention in Anchorage Saturday, Cullinane said.
Alaskan Democrats gave Sanders 81.6 percent of their support in the March caucus. Many believe Wasserman Schultz has limited debates and unfairly allocated resources to give Clinton a boost, he said.
“A lot of us feel that Debbie Wasserman Schultz has displayed very unethical behavior,” he said.
They do realize that holding their own unsanctioned anti-convention does not really help them to elect delegates right?
Is anybody else getting a weird Ron Paul deja vu out all of this?