Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake forgot to actually gavel in the Democratic convention

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake forget to actually gave after opening the Democratic National Convention.
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The Democratic National Convention began Monday in Philadelphia, amid the inner turmoil plaguing the Democrats after a trove of internal party emails was leaked late last week. Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced her resignation Sunday, after the emails implicated her in seemingly biased actions against Bernie Sanders during the primary race — but she had initially planned to retain her role opening and closing the party's proceedings, until, after being heavily booed by her own constituents Monday morning, she relinquished the honor.

Instead, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake had the honor of banging the gavel. Only she forgot to do so:

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With Democrats eager to cast their convention in contrast to the chaos of the Republican gathering last week, they should hope Rawlings-Blake's slip-up was not a harbinger of mistakes to come.

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Kimberly Alters

Kimberly Alters is the news editor at TheWeek.com. She is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.