Local delegates caught in the middle of DNC drama

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A ruckus broke out Monday morning at the California Delegation breakfast as some Bernie Sanders supporters are still being very vocal about those leaked emails. (KFSN)

Day one of the Democratic National Convention is already filled with drama.

A ruckus broke out Monday morning at the California Delegation breakfast as some Bernie Sanders supporters are still being very vocal about those leaked emails.

California delegates got loud, some still fuming, over this weekend's revelations that took center stage at the DNC.

A local delegate for Hillary Clinton saw it all unfold.

"The Sanders delegates were shouting down the Hillary delegates and when speakers came up there, especially Alex Padilla - the California Secretary of State, he shouted down," local delegate Tony Capozzi explained. "They were yelling so loud you couldn't hear him. Because they were upset about how the votes were counted in the primary."

Michael Evans has been closely watching at local Democratic headquarters in Fresno. He's hoping the party will end the division and come together before it's too late.

"We have to win in November," Evans, the local Democratic chairman, said. "We have to defeat Donald Trump. His vision for America is the absence of a vision."

While the Central Valley watches from afar, many in Philadelphia say the mood at the convention is now mixed.

Capozzi believes the document scandal is definitely causing party friction.

"It proves what Bernie Sanders was saying all along, that they weren't being fair with him," he said. "It's pretty obvious they weren't. I don't know if the outcome would've been any different. But, let me tell you. The sanders people are really upset about it."

Evans is optimistic the distraction will have only a minor effect on the momentum Hillary is gaining.

"With Wasserman Schultz stepping down, that should end that part of the story and then we can focus on Hillary and what she's going to do for the country," he said.

Many local Democrats are hoping Hillary Clinton will show her best side Thursday and unite the party during her acceptance speech.
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