“Insulting” was the first word that came to my mind when I read the headlines from the last weekend’s state Democratic convention (“Warren trounces rival, girds for nasty campaign: At state party convention, DeFranco can’t garner enough votes for primary,” Page A1, June 3). When the party loyalists want something, they go to great lengths to deny legitimate people from pursuing their rights.
Marisa DeFranco had every right to pursue her candidacy. She followed the rules by collecting, and having certified, the required signatures.
She deserves to be on the ballot so that the people can express their opinions — through their votes. Having been a delegate to past conventions, I have witnessed the kind of wrangling that would have found a place for DeFranco on the ballot. Why did last Saturday have to be different?