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DNC Dispatch: It Has Begun

Monday, September 03, 2012

Banners outside the Time Warner Arena, where most of the Democratic National Convention events take place. (Jody Avirgan / WNYC)

The Democrats have descended on Charlotte, NC for the national convention, and WNYC got a sneak peak at what's coming this week.

Check out our slideshow at WNYC's Transmitter, and stay with us all week as we bring you dispatches from around the event, live streams and nightly live chats!

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Comments [1]

Antonia Gilligan from Emerson

So the DNC requires a government issued Photo ID to gain admittance to the convention. So you need a Photo ID to be a political participant in their convention (same as the Republicans). I don't recall any serious problems with Democrat conventions except the long sought change in southern reps (Mississippi) . In 1972 the party made primaries fair for minorities. That was long time ago. So why the double standard now?

So you need an ID to have a bank account, to drive, to be in college, to fly, to buy an Amtrak ticket, or to enter many buildings in Manhattan and now the DNC requires one. But god forbid you do that for voting!

Yeah a double standard like blaming the banks but not holding them to a full legal accounting. I wonder if Jon Corzine will bring his Photo ID....After all losing $1.6 billion of client money isn't a crime and he raises millions for the party.

Sep. 05 2012 11:40 AM

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