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The unanimous vote and the Dukakis-McGovern endorsement kind of took the wind out of my sails on this rule change vote. David at Blue Mass has got it all figured out, though:
The rule changes that the party adopted yesterday are all designed to restrict access both to the convention and to the ballot: they reduce the number of delegates, and they make it harder to clear the 15% rule. And it's been reported that these are recommendations of a commission chaired by Mike Dukakis and Jim McGovern.

But according to last year's Phoenix article, the Dukakis-McGovern Commission originally recommended several changes that would expand access to the convention and the ballot.
The rest is kind of shocking. No -- that's not the word I'm looking for -- typical.