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The DNC Exacts Revenge on Sanders With New Rule

A new DNC rule requiring Democratic presidential candidates must be registered as Democrats has angered many of Sanders' supporters.

By NTK Staff | 06.10.2018 @10:47am
The DNC Exacts Revenge on Sanders With New Rule

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) Bylaws Committee adopted a new rule requiring that all Democratic presidential candidates must be registered as Democrats on Friday.

The new rule has angered many of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) supporters who see the move as a direct assault on outsider candidates like Sanders. The Vermont senator is a registered independent and identifies his own brand of politics as “democratic socialism.”

Yahoo News reported:

“At the time a presidential candidate announces their candidacy publicly, they must publicly affirm that they are a Democrat,” the rule says. “Each candidate pursuing the Democratic nomination shall affirm, in writing, to the National Chairperson of the Democratic National Committee that they: A. are a member of the Democratic Party; B. will accept the Democratic nomination; and C. will run and serve as a member of the Democratic Party.”

Sanders’ campaign manager Jeff Weaver said that the new rule would exclude “people from the party’s presidential nominating process.”

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