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Chaos at the Nevada Democratic Convention

RIP Democracy. Nevada struck the killing blow.

Roberta Lange artfully dealt the death-blow to our Democracy.

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The revolution won’t be televised. It WILL be live-streamed (until they outlaw the internet).

You might say this movement began with Bernie Sanders, but you’d be dead wrong. This began several years ago when a group of fed up protesters took to the streets to “Occupy Wallstreet” and began grassroots movements to track and document all forms of political and economic corruption. Anonymous the hacktivist organization and many other grassroots organizations have also joined the movement.

During the convention there were many conflicting reports being released to the public. CNN, MSNBC and others simply described it as chaos, blaming Sanders’ supporters for the fiasco. The reality is that the convention was one big smokescreen to steal the Nevada victory from Bernie Sanders – a win that he won legitimately. To facilitate this maneuver the Nevada Democratic Party elites made last-minute changes to convention rules which gave Roberta Lange complete control to overthrow the will of the people.

Clinton supporters accused Sanders’ delegates of inciting violence and brawls, using one video of someone actually helping another who had collapsed as proof of a fight.

According to Sandra Weick a delegate who spoke to the Inquisitr denied any violence or fighting. She said:

“The police would have had a field day if there really was a fight … There was a great deal of police presence at the time, and no one got carted out over it.”

She also corroborated on the many reports about Roberta Lange making a power play to ensure her candidate won the majority of delegates.

“We were made to feel totally worthless… the police showed up for no reason; there was no threat to anyone or anything. We were vocal, but not violent.”

The were also reports of 64 delegates being banned from the Nevada convention for not having proper credentials; yet those people weren’t even allowed to show or prove they were delegates and even when they did show proper credentials they were denied access and their right to be delegates. Most of these denied access were delegates of Bernie Sanders.

There were many citizen-reporters on the scene documenting the entire affair. One nine minute video puts together a timeline of events.

BernieSandersVideo.com has also gathered several videos that were live-streamed from the Nevada Convention and uploaded to Youtube.

With many live-streaming apps and the ability to broadcast live events in the pocket of everyone who attends an event it is becoming more difficult for establishment democrats to spin the story as they see fit. It’s a fact that without the internet, social media, and grassroots movements like the subreddit /r/SandersForPresident – Bernie Sanders’ campaign would’ve been stomped out months ago.

It is the freedom that the internet brings that has propelled him as far as he’s come. A recent poll in Ohio shows Sanders beating Trump, but Clinton losing to Trump. Historically as Ohio goes, so goes the nation. If Clinton loses in Ohio, she loses the presidency.

Dan Rolle posted a video explaining how the Nevada Democratic Party elites met in private to organize a way for Clinton to take back the win from Sanders, and revert back to the original results which Clinton had won.

“The reality is … this has been brewing for several weeks. Basically what happened is the executive board of the Nevada Democratic Party met and voted on a set of rules that allowed the state party chair Roberta Lange to essentially have complete control over the convention. It removed our ability to take motions from the floor … gave her almost exclusive control over who was selected to run the board which chose the eligibility of delegates.”

Another convention-goer Jason Llanes filmed the entire proceedings via Periscope, many viewers watched in real time as the events took place. He then uploaded those videos to youtube.

Roberta Lange also strategically held a vote to change the party rules 30 minutes prior to the convention starting while Sanders’ delegates were still in line. Oddly, all of Hillary’s supporters had already been seated and gained entry – possibly showing signs that they had known prior to the convention that they needed to be in their seats early for that vote.

Rolle also took the mic and demanded that Roberta Lange be removed as convention chair. As the crowd grew louder and more disruptive loud music was turned on and the lights were turned off. There was also outrage as Senator Barbara Boxer told Sanders’ supporters to “boo yourselves out of the election”.

Viewers of the live-stream also witnessed Lange hastily make her motion to adjourn the convention, bang her gavel with contempt and run off stage.

The Nevada Democratic Convention was more like a dictatorship than a democratic process. The overwhelming presence of law enforcement at the convention was also reminiscent of a police-state. If this one state’s convention went so badly, it’s only telling what the convention in Philadelphia will be like. Many are speculating this could be the worst convention in history making the historical 1968 convention look like field trip to the zoo.

Already rules are shaping up to be in favor of the establishment. Bernie Sanders has asked Debbie Wasserman schultz for fair representation by our movement at the convention. Instead Debbie named 75 members of the convention’s key committees (rules, credentials, and platform), only accepting THREE of Bernie’s choices. Regarding this betrayal by the establishment Robert Reich former Secretary of Labor under Bill Clinton and Sanders’ supporter had this to say on Facebook:

“Apparently Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chair of the Democratic National Committee, doesn’t care if she alienates Bernie followers. The Sanders campaign had been hoping for a significant role at the Democratic convention, but Wasserman Schultz has picked 75 members of the convention’s key committees — rules, credentials and platform – and accepted only 3 of Bernie’s choices, failing to acknowledge the proportion of the vote Bernie has won in the primaries and caucuses. Negotiations with the DNC have failed to add any additional Bernie picks to any of the standing committees. Worse yet, she’s named as chairs Hillary backers known for their harsh criticism of Bernie (among them Barnie Frank, as co-chair of the influential Rules Committee).

This is insider politics run amok, at the very time and in the very election that insider politics is disdained – and at the very moment it’s vitally important to unite the Democratic Party. How Debbie Wasserman Schultz and the DNC be so obtuse?

What do you think?”

If this election season has done anything it has PROVEN the amount of corruption inherent in the system. It has proved that our elections are ran no better than you’d find in Honduras after a military coup. It also shows that we can win against this corruption but it is going to take every able-bodied man, woman, and child in America to stand up with one loud voice and in the immortal words of Twisted Sister say: “We’re not gonna take it…anymore!”.

Our greatest weapon is smartphones, Youtube, Periscope, Facebook, Twitter, and other means of sharing the social injustices that keep occurring. I plead with you to participate in your local elections and DOCUMENT EVERYTHING. Be a witness to our Democracy being stolen. If they won’t televise the Revolution, you better believe that we will Live-Stream it.


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  • websamurai

    I am so disgusted with the D Party that I have decided to vote Libertarian because they will be on the ballot in all 50 states. The Green Party is only in 23 and I do not expect Bernie to run as an independent or file the necessary paperwork so we can write him in. I also wish that besides those of us about 30% that will not vote for Clinton, the rest would do the same. Why reward the DNC with our vote after we have been abused and our rights taken away? Bernie has been used to get independents to vote for Clinton, he needs to tell the establishment dems to go fuck themselves.