Report: Clinton won't ask to be nominated at convention

Some supporters want her to be formally nominated and included in a roll-call vote, but Hillary Clinton has apparently ensured that it won't happen.

Published August 1, 2008 5:25PM (EDT)

The New York Daily News is reporting that Hillary Clinton will not file a request to be nominated at the Democratic convention later this month. According to party rules, she would have to file the request if she wanted to be formally nominated.

That decision will likely come as a disappointment to those die-hard supporters of hers who are still clinging to hope of a miraculous comeback. Some of them had been organizing and circulating petitions in an effort to get her name placed into nomination and to include her in a roll-call vote there.

The Daily News also says it has heard from an unnamed source "familiar with discussions inside the Clinton camp" that she may release her delegates -- who are free to vote for whomever they choose anyway -- in the speech she gives to the convention.

Separately, the Los Angeles Times reports Friday on other Clinton supporters who want the party's platform to say that the primary battle between Clinton and Barack Obama "exposed pervasive gender bias in the media" and call on Democratic leaders to take "immediate and public steps" against bias in the future.

By Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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