Well after much flack about removing God and Jerusalem from the Democratic platform as reported earlier, they add them both back to the platform.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — In a rare moment of actual convention drama, Democratic officials reinserted language back into their official platform Wednesday evening that invokes God and affirms the role of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, trying to defuse Republican attacks over the party’s stances.

But the maneuver may have backfired, infuriating delegates who objected to the changes.

The new amendments were introduced by former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland and put to a vote by convention chairman Antonio Villaraigosa, who was forced to call for three voice votes in an effort to pass the changes.

“I, uh, I guess I’ll do that one more time,” Villaraigosa said after a second vote of delegates in the Time Warner Cable Arena resulted equally loud “ayes” and “nos.”

“You’ve got to rule, and then you’ve got to let them do what they’re gonna do,” a woman standing to his left could be heard saying in a feed carried by C-SPAN.

After a third attempt, Villaraigosa declared that the amendments had passed.

Read more L.A. Times

About these ads