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Party divided as DNC opens in Philadelphia

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 01:35

The Democratic National Convention opens with contention between Clinton and Sanders supporters. Julie Noce reports.

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The big question as the Democratic National Convention opened in Philadelphia on Monday night... will Bernie Sanders supporters get on board behind Hillary Clinton? After damning emails were released last week that suggested the DNC had tried to undercut Sanders' campaign, fervor for the Vermont Senator reached a feverish pitch. "No no DNC, we won't vote for Hillary!" Speakers on Monday night did their best to unite the party. Comedian and one time Sanders supporter Sarah Silverman had this message for those still feeling the Bern... (SOUNDBITE) English COMEDIAN SARAH SILVERMAN SAYING: "to the Bernie or bust supporters, you're being ridiculous." When Sanders did take to the stage, he made his endorsement clear: (SOUNDBITE) English VERMONT SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS SAYING: "Hillary Clinton will make an outstanding president and I'm proud to stand with her tonight!" But was it enough to sway his delegates? (SOUNDBITE) (English) MIA SATYA, A TRANSGENDER DELEGATE FROM SAN FRANCISCO, SAYING: "I don't think that Hillary is a strong supporter of racial justice, economic justice or world peace, and so am not going to fall in line and vote for her" (SOUNDBITE) (English) JON SCHNITZER, A SANDERS DELEGATE, SAYING: "To unite the party, Hillary Clinton has to make a big bold move to extend an olive branch to progressives and all independents and prove, once and for all, that she is going to follow up on what Senator Sanders was fighting for and that we are actually going to accomplish these things" A recent CNN/ORC opinion poll gives Republican nominee Donald Trump a 3-point lead over Clinton in the race for the White House.

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Party divided as DNC opens in Philadelphia

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 01:35