DNC Platform Changes on God, Jerusalem Spur Contentious Floor Vote

Delegates opposed to adding language on God, Israel's capital to platform shout, 'No!' in floor vote
3:00 | 09/05/12

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Transcript for DNC Platform Changes on God, Jerusalem Spur Contentious Floor Vote
This is -- not debatable motion requiring a two thirds vote. All those in favor suspending the rules say I. All those opposed say no. In the opinion of the chair there's been a two thirds affirmative vote to suspend the rules. Governor would you like to make -- motion. And thank you mr. chairman this summer I was proud to serve this party as the platform drafting committee chair. As the chair I come before you today to discuss two important matters related to our party's national platform. As an ordained united Methodist minister. I am here to attest in affirmed that our faith and belief in god is central to the American story. And informs the values we be expressed in our party's platform. In addition. President Obama recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and our party's platform should as well. Mr. chairman I have submitted my amendment in writing and I believe it is being rejected on this green for the delegates to see. -- move adoption of the amendment as submitted and shown to the delegates. Emotion as. Been -- is there as I can't. Is there any further discussion. Hearing -- the matter requires that two thirds vote in the affirmative. All those delegates in favor say. All those delegates opposed. Say no it. In the opinion of that. Let me do that again. All of those delegates. In favor say I. All those delegates -- -- no. -- -- I am. I guess. What they're getting it. I'll do that one more time. All those delegates in favor saying I. All of those delegates opposed say no. In the opinion -- the -- two thirds of voted in the affirmative the motion at the -- -- And I'm -- farm has been amended is shown on the screen. Thank you very much thank. You. Governor Strickland thank you again for your service. Governor Strickland thank you again for your service. As chair of the platform drafting committee.

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