DNC 2016: Many Sanders’ supporters still not on board Clinton train

By Bill O’Boyle - [email protected]

PHILADELPHIA — After Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders made the motion to stop the roll call vote Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention, he asked that Hillary Clinton be nominated by acclamation. The motion was loudly seconded by nearly all in the Wells Fargo Center and the place went wild.

But many of Sanders’ supporters chose to leave the convention floor, rather than join in the celebration of the first woman in U.S. history being nominated to run for president.

Allyson Schwartz, former member of Congress who ran for the Democratic nomination for governor in 2014, said she was confident most of the Sanders supporters would get on board the Clinton train.

“They’ll come around,” Schwartz said on the convention floor Tuesday night. “We can’t risk a Trump presidency. The Bernie supporters will vote Democratic.”


By Bill O’Boyle

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Reach Bill O’Boyle at 570-991-6118 or on Twitter @TLBillOBoyle

Reach Bill O’Boyle at 570-991-6118 or on Twitter @TLBillOBoyle