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Charlotte, North Carolina(CNN) – In a rare display of just how quickly a tightly scripted national political convention can unwind, Democrats on Wednesday struggled to complete a voice vote amending their party platform to include language referring to Jerusalem and God.
It took three attempts from Democratic National Convention Chairman Antonio Villaraigosa before the platform was amended, and a loud chorus of delegates yelling "no" met each attempt to pass the changes by voice vote.
Observers were dubious - at best - as to whether the affirmative votes outweighed those in the negative, much less reached the two-thirds vote required. Regardless, the chairman ruled in favor of the amendments.
Originally posted by loam
Their response to this issue is even more remarkable:
So essentially we are told that Obama hadn't even read the 'official' published platform of his party.
Think about that.
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
Politics is an UGLY game... Cheating is fully accepted and encouraged. And the Dems aren't alone in it.