Day two of the DNC Convention began with Bernie Sanders going from state delegation to delegation asking his delegates not to disrupt the convention as they had on day one. Sanders tells California delegates it’s ‘easy to boo’ but harder to stop Trump:
Throughout Monday’s speeches at the convention dozens of Sanders delegates around the arena booed any mention of Hillary Clinton’s name. By the end of the evening, many of those still shouting — including over Sanders’ speech — were in the California seating section.
“We must stay focused on the major concerns of the American people and in the process have the guts to say yes, we are going to transform this country,” he said.
Sanders said that means working to elect Clinton.
Some delegates began to boo and yell over him, but Sanders raised his voice to be heard.
“It is easy to boo, but it’s harder to look your kids in the face who would be living under Donald Trump,” Sanders said. “Trump is the worst candidate for president in the modern history of this country.”
Sanders’ pleading with his delegates appeared to be effective with the vast majority of his delegates during the roll call of the states in the afternoon, which was well managed by both the Clinton and Sanders camps.
There were some touching moments during the roll call. Bernie Sander’s brother Larry Sanders got emotional while casting vote for his brother and brought many to tears. Bernie Sanders, who was watching from the gallery, was cheered by all delegates.
Arizona delegate Geraldine “Jerry” Emmett, who is 102, born before women gained the right to vote, was given the opportunity to announce Arizona’s votes for Clinton. I have known Jerry for a long time, and I know how much this honor meant to her. “I cried! I never cry,” Emmett said afterward. Born before all women could vote, Prescott woman, 102, reports AZ delegates for Clinton.