Nevada Democratic Credentials Committee Co-Chair: Actions To Exclude Sanders Supporters "Violate The Spirit Of The Values Of Our Nation"


As Sanders supporters demanded a recount following delegate seating disputes, Leslie Sexton, a Nevada Democratic convention credentials committee co-chair, reported that 64 Sanders delegates were excluded (allowing Clinton to win by 33). She said this action by the state party rules committee "violates the spirit and values of our state and our nation."

“The credentials minority report is based on the challenge of 64 Sanders delegates. Contrary to the procedures and precedents set by the committee, nearly none of these 64 people were presented with the opportunity to be heard by the committee or to demonstrate that they are registered Democrats," Sexton said. "Without the opportunity to be heard, no delegate could be stricken. The actions of the credentials committee violates the spirit of the Nevada state delegate plan which encourages full participation in the democratic process, and it violates the spirit and values of our state and our nation."

The Nevada Democratic Party said that 58 Sanders supporters were denied because they either were not registered Democrat voters by May 1 or their information (address, date of birth, name, etc.) could not be verfied.

"Of these 64 Delegate and Alternates, six were allowed to be seated after their appropriate information was provided and 58 were denied because of the reasons outlined above," the party said.

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