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Convention tension: Tiff breaks out between Colorado and Louisiana DNC delegations

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The anti-Hillary Clinton vibe on the Democratic National Convention floor has decidedly calmed down since Clinton became the party's official presidential nominee on Tuesday, but some tension still remains inside the convention hall.

On Wednesday, an argument broke out between the majority pro-Bernie Sanders Colorado delegation and the majority pro-Hillary Clinton Louisiana delegation. 

Convention tension: Tiff breaks out between Colorado and Louisiana DNC delegations

As some Colorado delegation members held up anti-Clinton signs on the convention floor, members of the Louisiana delegation -- stationed right in front of Colorado -- attempted to drown them out with chants of "Hillary! Hillary!"

The tension started around 7 p.m., when some Colorado delegation members began standing up in silent protest of Clinton.

They had taken the event's official "Stronger Together" posters, and blacked out most of the letters with sharpie markers. The final result: "Stop her."

Here's what the Colorado delegation's protest looked like on the floor.


Visibly annoyed, some members of the Louisiana delegation stood up in front of the Colorado protest and began chanting Clinton's name. The dueling demonstrations attracted some pro-Sanders members from other state delegations to come over and join the action.

At one point, Noemi Tungi, a California delegate for Bernie Sanders, came over and started yelling "Ban fracking, Hillary Clinton!" at the Louisiana delegation.

 

The fight we were fighting yesterday, we're still fighting today.
Noemi Tungi, California delegate

Why was Tungi still protesting if Hillary Clinton already secured the nomination?

"Because it's our right," she told Circa. "Because we need it. Because the fight we were fighting yesterday, we're still fighting today."

Convention tension: Tiff breaks out between Colorado and Louisiana DNC delegations

One member of the Louisiana delegation told Circa she was slightly annoyed by the Colorado delegates behind her.


I believe in free speech, but I think enough is enough.
Lila Hogan, Louisiana delegate

"I believe in free speech, but I think enough is enough," said Lila Hogan, a Louisiana delegate for Hillary Clinton. "I would like for them to respect our speakers and respect the fact that their candidate has endorsed Hillary Clinton."


Other Louisiana delegates, however, insisted there was nothing tense about the situation.

"Our enthusiasm is not based on anyone else's," Louisiana state Rep. Katrina Jackson, a Clinton delegate, told Circa. "We came here to support Hillary Clinton, we came here to be unified, and Louisiana is always this lively about who we support."


Colorado's delegation has a majority of Bernie Sanders supporters. In the primary election, 59 percent of the state's votes went to Sanders, while 40 percent went to Clinton. At the DNC, Colorado delegates cast 41 votes for Sanders, and 36 for Clinton.

Conversely, Louisiana's delegation has a pro-Clinton majority. 71 percent of votes in the state's primary election went to Clinton, while only 23 percent went to Sanders. The state pledged 45 of its delegates to Clinton and 14 to Sanders at the DNC.

Despite some tension between the two state delegations, however, unification behind Clinton seemed to prevail as the night went on, and protesters left the building.

Indeed, anti-Clinton protesters did not represent the whole state of Colorado.

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