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Sanders supporters protest nomination process

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 00:57

Supporters of the Democratic presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders stage more protests at the Democratic National Convention over allegations that party officials favored his rival, Hillary Clinton. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION). STORY: Signs of party divisiveness remained on Tuesday (July 29) as Democratic delegates loyal to Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders voiced their displeasure with the process that led to Hillary Clinton securing the party's nomination for the White House. Sanders loyalists believe their voices are being ignored in the nomination process, which has been magnified following news that 19,000 emails were leaked showing Democratic National Committee (DNC) staff members favoring Hillary Clinton over Sanders in the party's presidential nomination. The email leak forced Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida to resign as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton secured the Democratic Party's 2016 nomination for the White House on Tuesday, becoming the first woman to head the ticket of a major party in U.S. history. In a symbolic show of party unity, Clinton's former rival, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, told the chairwoman from the convention floor that Clinton should be selected as the party's nominee at the dramatic climax of a state-by-state roll call at the Democratic convention in Philadelphia. "I move that Hillary Clinton be selected as the nominee of the Democratic Party for president of the United States," Sanders told thousands of delegates in the Wells Fargo Center, which erupted in cheers. All Democrats were not happy, however. Several Sanders supporters shed tears on the convention floor following the official nomination and expressed their frustration and objection to the proceedings. Several hundred Sanders supporters walked off the convention floor and staged a sit-in the the media center housing journalists from around the world covering the DNC. Many taped their mouths closed to symbolize their voices were not heard in the nomination process. Sarah Coutu, a delegate from Florida says the party did not allow a fair selection process. Clinton will face Republican Donald Trump in the November 8 election. The Democratic National Convention runs through Thursday July 28 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Sanders supporters protest nomination process

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 00:57