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While positive on beating Trump, Bernie Sanders' delegates boo and jeer after he asks them to support the Clinton-Kaine ticket...
A gathering for California delegates at the Democratic National Convention took a chaotic turn Monday morning as Bernie Sanders delegates booed and chanted over speakers.
At a breakfast for California’s 551 delegates, Sanders supporters made their ongoing support for the candidate known with T-shirts, “Bernie or Bust” signs and loud jeers every time presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton or her newly announced running mate, Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), was mentioned. Progressive favorites like U.S. Reps. Mike Honda and Barbara Lee, both from California, were at times drowned out by chants of “Bernie!” or jeers when they advocated for party unity.
The largest uproar of the morning came as California Secretary of State Alex Padilla took the stage. Padilla has become a villain among fervent Sanders supporters in California, who claim the secretary of state’s office took too long to count provisional and mail-in ballots, and is still withholding enough ballots to tip the state in Sanders’ favor. As soon as Padilla was announced, the room filled with boos.
“Count the votes!” chanted the delegates throughout the duration of Padilla’s speech, making it nearly impossible to hear him.
And as SFGate adds, inside the massive ballroom Monday where the California delegation met, they rained boos on every politician who uttered Clinton’s name — even fellow progressives like Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Oakland, and state Controller Betty Yee.