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Sanders supporters are upset that delegate Nina Turner didn’t get to speak at the DNC

Nina Turner.
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Andrew Prokop is a senior politics correspondent at Vox, covering the White House, elections, and political scandals and investigations. He’s worked at Vox since the site’s launch in 2014, and before that, he worked as a research assistant at the New Yorker’s Washington, DC, bureau.

Restive Bernie Sanders supporters at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia have taken up a new cause: the alleged mistreatment of Nina Turner, a Sanders delegate from Ohio, by the Democratic convention staff and the Clinton campaign.

For a while it was unclear what exactly had happened to Turner, beyond that Turner’s allies — including celebrities Susan Sarandon, Danny Glover, and Rosario Dawson — felt she had been "silenced." False rumors circulated that Turner had had her credentials taken away by the DNC on Tuesday, but they were eventually debunked.

Finally, Mother Jones’s David Corn got Turner to explain what had happened on Wednesday evening. She said that to open the nominating process on Tuesday, she was originally supposed to join Rep. Tulsi Gabbard onstage to officially nominate Sanders. But then, at the last minute, she heard from Sanders that "the Clinton campaign did not want her on the stage," as Corn put it.

Turner told Corn that "no reason was given" for her being pulled from the program, but there is speculation that Democrats were wary of Turner speaking because she hasn’t endorsed Clinton. Head over and read Corn’s full story for more on Turner.

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