LAS VEGAS (AP) — Organizers say the Nevada Democratic Convention turned into an “unruly and unpredictable” event over the weekend, after tensions with organizers lead to some Bernie Sanders supporters throwing chairs and security at the site telling the group to leave.
Friction between Sanders’ supporters and state Democratic Party leaders had flared throughout the day on Saturday. Sanders supporters accuse state party leaders of putting them at a disadvantage on rules votes and by disqualifying 58 would-be Sanders delegates. State party officials say the would-be delegates didn’t provide acceptable identification and did not meet the May 1 deadline to register as Democrats. Officials said some Clinton delegates were also ruled ineligible.
Sanders national communications director Michael Briggs didn’t have immediate comment on the events in Nevada when reached by phone on Sunday morning.