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How Democrats Count Votes

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ICYMI: Democrats loudly boo resolution to restore references to Jerusalem as the capitol of Israel and the word "God" to the party's platform. Among the many interesting things revealed here is the Democrat approach to counting votes... they had to take the vote three times and no one seems to think that two-thirds of the delegates supported the changes.


Many in the audience booed after the convention chairman, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, ruled that the amendments had been approved despite the fact that a large group of delegates objected.

He called for a vote three times before ruling.

The party reinstated language from the 2008 platform that said "we need a government that stands up for the hopes, values and interests of working people and gives everyone willing to work hard the chance to make the most of their God-given potential."

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