Rift between Sanders’ loyalists, Democratic brass lingers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The tension between Bernie Sanders activists and Democratic Party brass set to crown Hillary Clinton their nominee lingers in Philadelphia as the four-day convention reaches its big night.

Clinton is expected Thursday night to accept the honor of being the first woman nominated for president by a major U.S. political party.

Supporters of rival Bernie Sanders have made their voices heard across Philadelphia. The week began with thousands of marchers chanting their support for Sanders as they walked miles across the city.

The protests have grown smaller and quieter now that Sanders has urged followers to fall in line and support Clinton.

But actress Susan Sarandon is among those still feeling stung. She says that party organizers scuttled plans for a Sanders surrogate to speak on his behalf from the convention floor.

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