Antonio Villaraigosa called for three successive voice votes before announcing that Democrats had voted to restore the mention of God and Jerusalem as the capital of Israel to the party platform. Sources in the room say even the third vote was a no; however, it seems from the video (below) that Villaraigosa was coached to "rule" by a woman who approached him at the podium after his second failed attempt.
The first vote is clearly a no. Villaraigosa holds a second vote after saying "All of those delegates who are in favor say Aye!" He puts a strong emphasis on the "Aye!" as if he wants to make sure people understand him. But the second vote is just as close--with a slight, but audible, edge to those voting no.
At that point Villaraigosa smiles and looks confused. He's clearly there to get this done but the delegates aren't playing along. He licks his lips a few times and looks around, stammering, "I um...I guess..." At this point he turns around and a woman approaches the podium. It's hard to make out, but she says: "You've got to rule and then you've got to let them do what they're going to do."
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