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July 23, 2019

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Democratic convention in Las Vegas ended abruptly over security worry

Organizers of the Nevada State Democratic Convention say they had to rush to wrap up the event after it went several hours long and security became an issue.

State party officials said authorities at the Paris casino in Las Vegas informed them around 10 p.m. Saturday that they could no longer provide the necessary security for the unruly event, where tensions between Bernie Sanders supporters and party leaders flared up.

The convention was scheduled to end at 7 p.m.

Organizers say the state party chairwoman accepted a motion to appoint delegates pre-approved by the Hillary Clinton and Sanders campaigns. Officials said the chairwoman also accepted a motion to elect the state central committee according to rules submitted by county party chairs.

The campaigns didn't have immediate comment Sunday morning.

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