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cal04

(41,505 posts)
Sat Jun 18, 2016, 11:15 PM Jun 2016

Sanders wins Wash. state party endorsement in symbolic move

In an unprecedented move, the Washington State Democratic Party has endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders for president at its state convention in Tacoma. The endorsement came despite the fact that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is the party's presumptive nominee.

Bernie Sanders won 70 percent of the Democratic delegates in Washington and his followers were able to change the rules to permit the endorsement as a show of respect for their candidate and his issues.

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In a bid for unity, party leaders brought in the only US Senator to endorse Sanders,

Still Oregon's Jeff Merkley drew some jeers when he asked delegates to consider the issues at stake and support Hillary Clinton.

http://www.kiro7.com/news/local/sanders-wins-wash-state-party-endorsement-in-symbolic-move/350681979



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Sanders wins Wash. state party endorsement in symbolic move (Original Post) cal04 Jun 2016 OP
Wish I could recommend this 10 million times!! BigBearJohn Jun 2016 #1
I'm adding 1 rec 840high Jun 2016 #10
Me live in Bellingham, WA... Rockyj Jun 2016 #18
That's MY state! chwaliszewski Jun 2016 #2
... Jennylynn Jun 2016 #3
Mine too! BigBearJohn Jun 2016 #4
ME too! Rockyj Jun 2016 #19
This message was self-deleted by its author pokerfan Jun 2016 #20
My state! pokerfan Jun 2016 #21
Awesome Photo. chwaliszewski Jun 2016 #22
Sounds like Merkley forgets that they are elected to be representatives woodsprite Jun 2016 #5
Considering Merkley is our only rep who publically endorsed Bernie passiveporcupine Jun 2016 #7
Merkley is OR not WA bkkyosemite Jun 2016 #8
Yeah, but to suggest that any elected rep woodsprite Jun 2016 #15
That's Jeff being Jeff Pastiche423 Jun 2016 #14
Merkely is ztill voting for Sanders as a superdelegate n/t eridani Jun 2016 #23
Cali is still counting votes and passiveporcupine Jun 2016 #6
Wonderful news! WA had huge turnouts for his rallies, so glad they stayed true to him. senz Jun 2016 #9
Outstanding! 2banon Jun 2016 #11
Wonderful news... nenagh Jun 2016 #12
YOU ROCK, WASHINGTON! Iwillnevergiveup Jun 2016 #13
So much for the mock "vote" that Hillary won during the WA GOP primary. KPN Jun 2016 #16
Terrific!! Duval Jun 2016 #17

chwaliszewski

(1,514 posts)
2. That's MY state!
Sat Jun 18, 2016, 11:36 PM
Jun 2016

I was one of the district delegates and I can tell you, this state loves Bernie. I'm writing him in on the ballot (mail-in)!

Rockyj

(538 posts)
19. ME too!
Sun Jun 19, 2016, 10:44 PM
Jun 2016

I will never VOTE for Hillary! I'd rather die a thousand deaths then VOTE for someone that represents everything I'm against!

Response to Rockyj (Reply #19)

woodsprite

(11,970 posts)
5. Sounds like Merkley forgets that they are elected to be representatives
Sun Jun 19, 2016, 12:01 AM
Jun 2016

of their constituency. Maybe one of those Bernie supporters who are interested in running for office and realigning the party will challenge him.

passiveporcupine

(8,175 posts)
7. Considering Merkley is our only rep who publically endorsed Bernie
Sun Jun 19, 2016, 12:04 AM
Jun 2016

I'm not giving up on him so soon. I am disappointed he pushed support for Hillary this early though. He should have waited for the convention.

woodsprite

(11,970 posts)
15. Yeah, but to suggest that any elected rep
Sun Jun 19, 2016, 06:57 AM
Jun 2016

Vote against and not represent their constituents, wether they're from that
state or not, goes against why any of
th are elected to office.

passiveporcupine

(8,175 posts)
6. Cali is still counting votes and
Sun Jun 19, 2016, 12:03 AM
Jun 2016
California had its primary on June 7 and CBS News says Clinton has 56 percent of the vote.


according to the link in the OP.

Didn't she have a much higher lead the day after the primary? That means as more votes come in he could still match or even beat her in Cali?

I don't know what impact that might have, but it would be a wonderful thing to see.

 

senz

(11,945 posts)
9. Wonderful news! WA had huge turnouts for his rallies, so glad they stayed true to him.
Sun Jun 19, 2016, 12:58 AM
Jun 2016

A former DUer, artislife, is also a delegate.

It means something to stay true to Bernie amid the heavy establishment pressure and ugly media insults against him because he stayed in the race for we the people.

Bernie is proof that we still count!

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