PHILADELPHIA, PA - The big day is finally here; the 2016 Democratic National Convention kicks off at the Wells Fargo Center.
There’s no doubt Democrats had hoped their convention would be able to avoid some of the in-party fighting the RNC saw last week, but with Sunday’s resignation of DNC Chair Debbie Wassermann Shultz, the convention doesn’t appear to be kicking off to the strong, united start the party had hoped for.
This past Friday, WikiLeaks released nearly 20,000 emails showing that DNC staffers favored Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders in the party’s 2016 primary.
The DNC has previously been hit by a hacker that may have had ties to the Russians.
Shultz announced she will be stepping down after the Philadelphia convention.
Thousands of protesters are expected to converge on City Hall and the Wells Fargo Center today.
Bernie Sanders, who has openly called for Schultz's resignation, will be speaking at the convention Monday evening.
Michelle Obama will be speaking at the convention tonight and is expected to give a speech about unity and ways to unite the Democratic party amidst the e-mail scandal.