Democratic delegates narrowly reinstated to their party platform Wednesday the position that Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, reversing an omission that had angered some Jewish organizations and drew criticism from Republicans that President Obama was distancing the United States from Israel.
The amendment to the platform, which essentially returns to the platform language in the 2008 version, was introduced by former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland. It was put to a voice vote by Antonio R. Villaraigosa, the mayor of Los Angeles, who had to call for it three times before determining that the amendment had two-thirds majority.
The vote far from clear, however, and left many delegates on the floor angry over the outcome – some booing and shaking their fingers at Villaraigosa.
That sure didn’t sound like 2/3 of the delegates to me. They must be using Obama rules.