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Sanders Campaign Accuses Puerto Rico Dem Officials of Fraud

Bernie Sanders tore into Democratic Party leadership on Saturday after he accused the party of committing fraud in Puerto Rico.

“Our Bernie Sanders officials were never certified. We had 40 officials we submitted in time for the prisons. Not one of them was certified, while all of theirs [Hillary Clinton’s] went in. Attorney Manny Suárez had to go in order for us to be let in. This is a great fraud,” Franceschini said.

The Hill reports:

In an internal campaign document, the Sanders camp also alleged the local party’s president Roberto Prats and elections commissioner Ramon Lopez de Azua “are holding back the certifications of Bernie Sanders’ voting center officials.”

“They did not deliver the certifications of the officials for the voting and our officials had to go into the prisons to put some pressure,” the memo reads, promising protests if campaign officials aren’t certified.

Puerto Rico is holding its Democratic primary on Sunday. It has 60 delegates up for grabs.

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