Alaska Delegation to the Democratic Convention votes for candidate not nominated for president

    Just like at the Republican National Convention last week, the Alaska Delegation to the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia carried more votes for a candidate who was not nominated for president.

    Just like at the Republican National Convention last week, the Alaska Delegation to the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia carried more votes for a candidate who was not nominated for president.

    The roll call of states concluded Tuesday with Hillary Clinton becoming the democratic nominee.

    Alaska, coming second alphabetically, gave her only a handful of votes, as announced by State Party Chair Casey Steinau. "Six votes for the next president of the United States, Hillary Cliton, and 14 votes for the inspiring progressive, Bernie Sanders."

    At the end of the roll call, some Sanders supporters walked out of the convention to protest what they felt was unfair treatment of the Vermont Senator. Edward Alexander of Fort Yukon told the ALASKA Dispatch that party unity is less important than improving the system.

    Alaska Vice Chair Larry Murakami says he'll follow Sanders' wishes and support Clinton.

    Sanders himself made the motion that Clinton be named nominee by a voice vote.

    Last week, Alaska Republicans carried 11 votes for Donald Trump and 12 for Texas Senator Ted Cruz, but all of the state's votes were counted for Trump.
     

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