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Ohio 11th Congressional District Dems select delegates for the DNC in Chicago in August as President Biden campaigns for reelection....Those chosen include Cleveland and Cuyahoga County elected officials, and women's rights advocates.

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CLEVELAND, Ohio-A diverse group of delegates representing Ohio's 11th congressional  district for the Democratic National Convention (DNC) this summer in Chicago has been selected following a nominating meeting held last week at the Cleveland public main library in downtown Cleveland.

Sources say a recount was taken at last Tuesday's meeting following complaints of irregularities, and the outcome was different with at least one person associated with Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb's top-level administration losing the second time around. Those chosen include elected officials of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County, and women's rights advocates. A Democrat and the city's fourth Black mayor, Bibb was in attendance but did not make an application to run for delegate. He did, however, speak before the vote was taken for delegates in support of President Biden's reelection.

Some 60 people, including some who do not live in the 11th congressional district, had their votes discounted, sources said,

"There was a recount after people complained," an activist at the event later said.

DNC delegates help nominate the Democratic candidate for president, which is likely President Joe Biden, who is seeking reelection as former President Donald Trump remains the front-runner for the Republican nomination.

The selected delegates are as follows for Ohio’s 11th Congressional District, which includes Cleveland and is led by Rep Shontel Brown, a Warrensville Hts Democrat:

Males: Cleveland City Council President Blaine Griffin, state Rep Terrence Upchurch, Cuyahoga County Councilman Anthony Hairston, Erik Meinhardt, and Cleveland Councilman  Richard Starr

Female: Cuyahoga County Democratic Caucus Chairwoman Cindy Demsey, Cuyahoga County Councilwomen Meredith Turner and  Yvonne Conwell, and community advocate Pamela Gray Mason.

A total of 83 district delegates from Ohio and eight district alternates were elected to represent Ohio at the 2024 DNC, in addition to at-large delegates and others representing the Ohio Democratic Party. Caucuses took place in each of Ohio’s 15 congressional districts on Jan. 9.

The convention will take place in Chicago, Illinois from Aug 19 – 22. Candidates had until Dec. 26 to submit a declaration of candidacy to run for delegate.

All of Ohio's congressional districts hosted a selection site on Jan. 9 where district level delegates were selected.

“Ohio Democrats are excited to head to Chicago in August to mark the progress we’ve made over the last four years and look ahead to the work that remains to move our state and country forward," said Ohio Democratic Party Chair Elizabeth Walters in a statement.

"We're ready to elect a broad, diverse coalition of delegates to Chicago and show off our Ohio pride at the 2024 Democratic National Convention," said Walters, also a Summit County council president.

Ohio Democrats can visit to learn more about the DNC delegate selection process.

The Democratic National Convention (DNC) is a series of presidential nominating conventions held every four years since 1832 by the United States Democratic Party.[a] They have been administered by the DNC since the 1852 national convention. The primary goals of the DNC are to officially nominate a candidate for president and vice president, develop a political platform, and to unify the party.

Pledged delegates from all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and the American territories, and superdelegates, which are un-pledged delegates representing the Democratic establishment, attend the convention and cast their votes to choose the party's presidential candidate. and, Ohio's most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog with some 5 million views on Google Plus alone.Tel: (216) 659-0473 and Email: Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief, and who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio. We interviewed former president Barack Obama one-on-one when he was campaigning for president. As to the Obama interview, CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, OHIO'S LEADER IN BLACK DIGITAL NEWS.


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