Oklahoma Delegates Urge Unity, But Not All Support Clinton

Friday, July 29th 2016, 5:03 pm
By: News On 6

Many Oklahoma delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia say Hillary Clinton's speech culminated a week of activity to help unite the party behind her, but not all of the state's delegates are ready to support the party's nominee.

Some Oklahoma delegates for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said Friday they simply cannot support Clinton and will instead focus on helping other Democrats on the ballot in November.

Sanders delegate Nadine Gallagher of Oklahoma City says she plans to vote for Libertarian presidential candidate and former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson in November.

If Johnson gets 2.5 percent of the vote in Oklahoma, the Libertarian Party will remain a recognized party in the state, and Gallagher says that could benefit Democratic candidates down the road.