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Dems No Longer Pushing The Death Penalty

Wednesday, July 28, 2004

The Democratic party platform includes one particularly significant change from the platforms adopted by the party conventions of 1992, 1996 and 2000. During the platform--writing process, the drafting committee quietly removed the section of the document that endorsed capital punishment. Why the change? Simply put, on the question of execution, John Kerry is a very different Democrat from Bill Clinton and Al Gore.

Read Original at: The Nation

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