Late update: Sen. Sanders responded to the complaint filed by the Nevada Dems in a statement Tuesday that downplayed the reports of violence while accusing the state party of not operating transparently.
After a chaotic state convention in Nevada during which Bernie Sanders supporters interrupted and even threatened Dem officials over byzantine delegation rules, the state Democratic Party warned the Democratic National Committee of the potential for similar trouble at the national convention in July.
Nevada State Democratic Party general counsel Bradley S. Schrager filed a complaint Monday afternoon with the national party's rules and bylaws committee. The complaint, via Ralston Reports, accused the Sanders campaign of "either ignoring or profiting from the chaos it did much to create and nothing to diminish or mitigate." It said the efforts that Sanders representatives did make to calm the ruckus were merely "token gestures."
"We believe, unfortunately, that the tactics and behavior on display here in Nevada are harbingers of things to come as Democrats gather in Philadelphia in July for our National Convention," the complaint said.
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