Democratic leaders pitch new rules for state conventions
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Democratic Party leaders are pitching new rules for state conventions after chaos in Nevada last weekend, Politico reported Friday. 


Association of State Democratic Chairs leader Raymond Buckley of New Hampshire addressed concerns of state conventions with fellow party chairs in Philadelphia.

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Convention leaders would need to provide proposed rules to both campaigns and the Democratic National Committee 48 hours in advance. Campaigns would also help cover the cost of any needed law enforcement or security.  

Buckley also called for campaigns and the DNC work more closely together to help conventions run more smoothly.  

Tensions erupted at the convention in Nevada Saturday, with Sanders supporters disrupting the event over claims of an unfair process. 

The discord led to a back and forth between Sanders and party leaders, many of whom called on him to more forcefully rein in his supporters.