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What Went Wrong For Debbie Wasserman Schultz

After WikiLeaks released nearly 20,000 emails sent by Democratic National Committee officials that suggested the DNC favored Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primaries, embattled DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced she would step down from her post following the convention in Philadelphia. With supporters of Bernie Sanders decrying the DNC’s treatment of their candidate, Roll Call looks back on what went wrong this election cycle for Wasserman Schultz.

Yellow Shirts and Sign Fights, Sanders Supporters Still Determined
Showing their colors, Sanders delegates push their agenda on Clinton's big night

California delegates wage a sign battle on the floor of the Democratic convention. (Photo by Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

PHILADELPHIA — Bernie Sanders supporters made sure they were seen on Hillary Clinton's big night even though their candidate was counted out three days ago at the Democratic convention.  

Many delegates for Clinton's vanquished primary rival donned bright yellow, glow-in-the-dark t-shirts they hoped would stand out when the Democratic presidential nominee took the stage in Philadelphia on Thursday night.  

What Will It Take for Sanders Loyalists to Back Clinton?
Some diehard supporters, even in swing states, still say it's Bernie or Bust

Bernie Sanders delegates and supporters stage a walkout and protest at the media tents outside the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

PHILADELPHIA — At one of the many protests outside City Hall this week, Leisa Duncker sat in the blazing sun with a black Sharpie marker writing "Election Fraud" across her blue "Bernie Sanders" signs.   

Duncker is a Sanders supporter from Florida — a swing state — and she's voting for Green Party candidate Jill Stein in November.  

Sanders Protesters Not Swayed by His Clinton Endorsement
They protest outside City Hall and hold a sit-in outside convention arena

A supporter of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders protests outside City Hall in Philadelphia Tuesday. (Simone Pathé/CQ Roll Call)

PHILADELPHIA — As delegates overwhelmingly cast their votes for Hillary Clinton's history making presidential nomination on Tuesday, thousands of protesters — many of them Bernie Sanders supporters — kept up the call to “shut down" the Democratic convention.

Gathering outside Philadelphia City Hall, protesters rallied around a melange of causes represented with signs like “Black Lives Matter,” “Decolonize the DNC,” “Bernie or Bust,” and “Stop Israeli War Crimes” bopping in the air.

Sanders Vows to Help Defeat Trump
In live speech to supporters, he fell short of suspending campaign

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders told his supporters Thursday that defeating Donald Trump is the "major political task" his movement faces. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

In a live address Thursday night, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders told his supporters that defeating Donald Trump must be the most immediate goal of his movement.   

"The major political task that we face in the next five months is to make certain that Donald Trump is defeated and defeated badly," Sanders said in a speech streamed live on his website. "And I personally intend to begin my role in that process in a very short period of time."   

Power Brokers Preview: Longest-serving Woman in the House Sticks by Sanders, for Now

For the longest-serving woman in the House of Representatives, who also happens to be a Democrat, Hillary Clinton’s historic moment on Tuesday night was not exactly an unalloyed joy. That’s because Rep. Marcy Kaptur, of Ohio, was an ardent supporter of Bernie Sanders – and still is.

So how did she feel, watching a woman in her party become the first female to secure any major party’s presidential nomination – while also watching her chosen candidate fall short?

Power Brokers: Kaptur on Sanders’ Campaign, Clinton’s Historic Moment