Found at the following twitter thread:
Are Bernie delegates on Dem Unity Commission and Rules Committee proposing a radical change to delegate selection process for Pres. Noms? /1
I fear they are. And their proposals would gut the voting power of POC. Here is what I fear- that Bernie delegates are proposing /3
That in States that have closed primaries, those result be discarded and delegates be chosen by open caucus- turning State run primary /5
Into a beauty contest while having the delegates chosen in sparsely attended caucuses. Example – Nebraska has such a system. /6
The Bernie delegate proposal I suspect will make system mandatory. This Florida, which is controlled by GOP, could have closed primary /7
but have the result of millions of votes thrown out in favor of sparsely attended caucuses that are difficult for POC and working voters/8
It is a cynical and outrageous idea that will disenfranchise millions of POC. And that’s the design. It’s what they want to achieve. /9
I’m sounding the alarm now so it doesn’t happen. Join me in demanding @TomPerez publicly reject this proposal. /10
This attempt to rig the primary must be stopped. /11
It is not a coincidence that Bernie Sanders and his supporters have never stated that primaries are better than caucuses. /12
That all this is happening in back rooms not public forums, is not a coincidence. They want to present as a fait accompli-price of unity/13
I expect a walkout will be threatened if their proposal isn’t accepted. I’m for Unity but this price is simply too high. Let them walk. /14
If Bernie’s delegates deny and reject my surmises, I’ll be happy and will gladly apologize to them. Small price to pay. /15
From Reign of April:
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Bernie people really are going to be our downfall in 2018, & possibly 2020. Not Trump supporters. They’re a disease killing us from within.
Zerlina is right about Black women being the base of the Dem party. Now think about how Bernie supporters are trying to destroy the party.
The freaking lightbulb just went off. I KNEW what I was seeing, but now it makes so much more sense. The racism, misogynoir, all of it. Wow.
Whew. Gahtdamm. Look at it. They are threatened by our power. So instead of working with us & letting us lead, they want to tear it all down
So, Chairman Perez…what say you? Are you going to allow the dismissal of millions of loyal Democratic Party Voters and their voices?