In controversial vote, Democrats amend platform
Responding to public backlash, Democrats at their national convention on Wednesday amended their platform to include faith in God and recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. But delegates were split on the changes. Convention chairman Antonio Villaraigosa took three roll call votes before declaring that the amendments had passed and was booed when he did so. Ohio Governor Ted Strickland, who chaired the platform drafting committee, presented the amendments.