Reuters: Democrats in disarray on eve of convention to nominate Clinton
The head of the Democratic Party resigned on Sunday amid a furor over embarrassing leaked emails, hoping to head off a growing rebellion by Bernie Sanders supporters on the eve of the convention to nominate Hillary Clinton for the White House.
Lingering bitterness from the heated primary campaign between Clinton and Sanders erupted after more than 19,000 Democratic National Committee emails, leaked on Friday, confirmed Sanders' frequent charge that the party played favorites in the race.
In a statement, DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said the best way for the party to accomplish its goal of putting Clinton in the White House was for her to step aside after the convention. Sanders had demanded earlier in the day that Wasserman Schultz resign.
The furor was a blow to a party keen on projecting stability in contrast to the volatility of Republican candidate Donald Trump, who was formally nominated at a raucous convention in Cleveland last week.
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WNU editor: Wikileaks founder Assange has been stuck in the Ecuadorian embassy in London for the past 5 years .... and during his "imprisonment" he has blamed the U.S. (and President Obama) for why he is in the situation that he is in. He is not a happy man, and my guess is that this massive data release of emails is his way of exacting revenge on the Democrat party by destroying the unity and momentum that this convention was suppose to bring. As for the emails themselves, this evening I have been browsing through some of them .... here are some of them .... and others here .... Here are the latest, most damaging things in the DNC’s leaked emails (Washington Post) .... and many of them lay bare the "dirty politics and tricks" that were deployed to stop Bernie Sanders run, and the "dirty tricks" that are being deployed on Donald Trump. As to what to bothers me the most from these email revelations .... the media collusion .... Leaked Emails Indicate Democrats Cozy With NBC News’ Chuck Todd (NBC) .... and the organising of protests to purposefully disrupt Donald Trump events.
Update: This is one way to lose/alienate the male vote .... EXCLUSIVE: Democratic National Committeewoman says her party is 'clearing a path' for Hillary because 'the women in charge' want it that way (Daily Mail).
More News On The Wikileaks Email Scandal Rocking The Start of The Democrat Convention
On their convention's eve, Democrats bedeviled anew by email -- AP
Discord, Email Scandal Taint Eve of Democrats' National Convention in Philly -- VOA
Leaked DNC emails reveal details of anti-Sanders sentiment -- The Guardian
Amid email uproar, Wasserman Schultz to step down after convention -- USA Today
Inside the scramble to oust Debbie Wasserman Schultz -- Politico
Wasserman Schultz goes from favored to on the outs -- AP