Lo­cal man will vote at Democrats’ con­ven­tion

The Hamilton Spectator - - LOCAL - THE HAMIL­TON SPEC­TA­TOR

A Hamil­to­nian is among four vot­ing mem­bers Canada is send­ing to the Demo­cratic Na­tional Con­ven­tion in Philadel­phia, Pa., later this month.

Democrats Abroad, an or­ga­ni­za­tion that rep­re­sents Democrats liv­ing out­side of the U.S., is able to send del­e­gates to the na­tional con­ven­tion in the same ca­pac­ity as an Amer­i­can state.

The four vot­ing del­e­gates sent by Democrats Abroad Canada are from Hamil­ton, Toronto, Van­cou­ver and Vic­to­ria.

The sin­gle Canadian su­perdel­e­gate is Ken Sher­man of Hamil­ton, who says he will sup­port Hil­lary Clin­ton, though he ini­tially de­clared for Bernie San­ders.

“Now that San­ders has en­dorsed sec­re­tary Clin­ton, I join with him to re­ject (Don­ald) Trump and Repub­li­can ex­trem­ism,” he said in a news re­lease.

Two of the other del­e­gates, Ed Un­gar of Toronto and Sarah Tseng of Van­cou­ver, are pledged to San­ders. Giles Ho­gya of Vic­to­ria is pledged to Clin­ton.

San­ders re­ceived 70 per cent of the Democrats Abroad world­wide pri­mary vote. The con­ven­tion is July 25-28. Amer­i­cans liv­ing in Canada can ap­ply for ab­sen­tee bal­lots in the fed­eral elec­tion by vis­it­ing vote­fromabroad.org.

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