Thursday, June 9, 2016

Disenfranchised Berners Need to Push for Election Reform NOW! | gadflyonthewallblog

Disenfranchised Berners Need to Push for Election Reform NOW! | gadflyonthewallblog:

Disenfranchised Berners Need to Push for Election Reform NOW!

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So we lost the Democratic primary.
Bernie Sanders is out and Hillary Clinton is in. She will almost definitely face Donald Trump in the general election for President.
If you’re like me, you’re still in shock.
She drew crowds of hundreds. He drew crowd of tens of thousands.
Exit polls consistently showed him winning, but when the votes were counted, he ended up losing.
There have been consistent reports of rampant tampering with voter registration resulting in hundreds of thousands of voters being removed from the rolls; party affiliations being changed without voter consent so they cannot cast a ballot; polling places being reduced significantly so voters have to wait for hours resulting in voters leaving before casting a ballot. And that’s not even counting the mainstream media’s portrayal of Clinton as inevitable by conflating superdelegate votes (which at this point are only non-binding polls of how these party insiders MIGHT vote in July) with actual votes that are already tallied and unchangable.
Really it shouldn’t be so shocking.
Our democracy has been a smoking shell of itself for a long time now.


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