Scandal rocks Democratic Party truce on eve of confab

A supporter of Bernie Sanders holds a cardboard cutout of the former US Democratic presidential candidate in Philadelphia on July 24, 2016US Democrats scrambled to contain damaging revelations of an insider effort to hobble Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign, with the party boss abruptly announcing her resignation on the eve of the convention to officially nominate Hillary Clinton. Debbie Wasserman Schultz said she would step down at the end of the convention, a move that aimed to put an end to the scandal threatening an uneasy truce within the fractured party. Thousands of Democratic delegates were converging on Philadelphia, the “City of Brotherly Love,” to elevate Clinton as the party’s nominee who will battle Republican Donald Trump in the November election.

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