Turmoil: Dems Consider Moving Convention Out of North Carolina

Turmoil: Dems Consider Moving Convention Out of North Carolina

National Journal:

Democrats who already were queasy about the site of their national convention could be excused after Tuesday’s election in North Carolina if they asked, “Tell me again just why we’re going to Charlotte this year?” In fact, many Democrats privately are asking exactly that after the state’s voters overwhelmingly approved a measure outlawing not just same-sex marriage — which already was illegal in North Carolina — but also any form of civil unions. Almost immediately after the vote, more than 20,000 people signed a “move the convention” petition being pushed by a New York group called Gay Marriage USA. And Twitter accounts lit up with hundreds of angry tweets demanding the party pull out of Charlotte. …

You can add to the mix an unpopular Democratic governor who has decided not to run for another term, likely handing the statehouse to the Republicans. And don’t forget a messy sexual harassment scandal that has forced the state Democratic Party’s executive director to resign and left the party chairman with no choice but to step down with a new chairman slated to be elected on Saturday.

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