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DNC chair voting today

February 25, 2017

I’ll update with results in the evening. Of the 2 most prominent choices, I would favor Keith Ellisson, of course, due to his endorsement by Sanders (vs Perez, symbolizing a continuation of the Clinton wing).

Does it matter? Yes, very much I think. The Democratic party needs to show some signs of consciousness. They didn’t just lose, they lost to the most disliked presidential candidate ever.

Anyways, in another one of those curiosities I knew nothing about until after the fact, the DNC voted to continue to accept funding from corporate lobbyists. From The Hill:

Democrats voted down a measure that would have reinstituted a ban on corporate lobbyists donating to the DNC. The measure was instituted by former President Barack Obama but quietly lifted by former DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz ahead of Hillary Clinton‘s presidential run.

After spirited debate, Democrats decided against reinstituting the ban. They feared it would limit donations from liberal activist groups at a time when the party is in the throes of a massive rebuilding projects.

 
Those who wanted to see the ban reinstituted argued that it was a symbolic measure to say to the nation that Democrats would not compromise their values.

If things got that heated over a resolution, the event is about to get sent into the stratosphere for the election.

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One Comment
  1. There is no more important issue for the Democratic Party to focus on than reforming the party’s processes for selection of candidates for the coming elections.

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