Democratic party leaders last night weren’t anxious to answer questions about why the words “God” and “Jerusalem” had been removed completely from the party platform. This afternoon, however, Democrats restored the language via voice vote — amid loud boos from convention delegates — after former Ohio governor Ted Strickland introduced two amendments to restore both.
Convention Chairman Antonio Villaraigosa asked for three rounds of voting, and some in attendance noted the the voice vote, which required a two-thirds majority to pass, sounded about even.
Video is already available on YouTube, so you can judge for yourself the chair’s opinion that two-thirds voted to restore the language.
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