Bernie’s Plan B

Jim McCall wrote:

Our petition drive for Bernie started in Feb 2015, as independents we knew the laws in many states prohibit write-ins or have paperwork that must be filed ahead of time. So we researched it and made sure we turned our petitions in directly to the state house, to the Attorney General for review of our signers. We got our last approval in Feb 2016, we’re certified in all 50 states for Bernie in November. Here’s what’s left of the webpage we used to centralize information during the process: https://go.berniesanders.com/…/ballot-access-petition-sign-…

Yes. In any state he’s not actually on the ballot, he’s certified as a write in. In all 50 states.
We beat all the sore loser law deadlines, too, even though they rarely apply to presidential candidate we thought it better to be safe than sorry.

I’ve been part of his campaign since a month before he announced, we bugged him for three years.  It made the news when we did it, there was mention of the fact that most candidates pay a fee and fill out a party application to be on the ballot, whereas Bernie was petitioned by the citizens in all 50 states. Only DC didn’t make it, he paid the fee and applied as a dem.

He’s a very smart man, and a lifelong independent. He told us early on that beating state deadlines was crucial, we never expected the dems to let us succeed within their party.
We petitioned him without party affiliation in any state that didn’t allow write ins, and we did the sore loser states just to be safe, they don’t usually apply the laws to presidential candidates, but they did it to Gary Johnson in MI, so better safe than sorry. The states that allow write ins all have different rules, some require registration early in the year. We covered those, too.

It’s been a very smart campaign.  In our first emails he laid out what he thought would happen. He’s been right at every step, yet succeeded beyond his wildest expectations at the same time.  If you google “bernie petition ballot” and any state name you’ll come up with a news story about it in local papers. Didn’t really get any national coverage, it wasn’t news yet. Still won’t be for another month or so, but I assure you it’s the truth. You won’t be able to vote for Bernie as a write-in in some states, but the Green national convention is two weeks after the dem convention, and they’ve been discussing running Bernie. He’s trying to find a path in all 50 states, so far he’s at 43 with 494 electoral in play in those states, enough to win as either write-in or Green. I’ve been assured by the original plan Bernie set out for his campaign that we will have a path to elect him when and if the democrats reject his candidacy, and I have deep faith that this man will not fail us.

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Clinton’s Support from Oil and Gas Industry Lobbyists

MARCH 31ST, 2016

NEW YORK – Bernie Sanders’ campaign spokesman Michael Briggs issued the following statement on Thursday after Hillary Clinton said she was “sick of the Sanders’ campaign lying about” contributions she received from the fossil fuel industry: “The truth is that Secretary Clinton has relied heavily on funds from lobbyists working for the oil, gas and coal industry. According to an analysis by Greenpeace, Hillary Clinton’s campaign and her super PAC have received more than $4.5 million from the fossil fuel industry. In fact, 57 oil, gas and coal industry lobbyists have directly contributed to Clinton’s campaign, with 43 of them

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Sanders Has Won 15 Contests

Alaska 82%

Colorado 58%

Dems Abroad 69%

Hawaii 70%

Idaho 78%

Kansas 73%

Maine 64%

Michigan 52%

Minnesota 60%

Nebraska 60%

New Hampshire 63%

Oklahoma 55%

Utah 81%

Vermont 100%

Washington 73%

Tied: Missouri 50% (3 delegates still not pledged)

Near tied: Masssachusetts 49.5%, Illinois 49% (7 delegates still not pledged)

Like Obama in 2008, Bernie Sanders Is Experiencing ‘Dirty Politics’ From Clinton’s Campaign

03/25/2016

H.A. Goodman

With allegations of voter suppression in Arizona, as well as questions about the Clinton campaign’s tactics in Iowa, Nevada, and other states, some historical context is needed. In 2008, The Atlantic published an article explaining “dirty politics” and voting “irregularities” titled Obama Manager Accuses Clintons of Widespread Dirty Politics:

David Plouffe, in a succinct statement appended to a released quotation from his boss, Barack Obama, said the Obama campaign was investigating more than 200 reporters of irregularities in Nevada.

“We currently have reports of over 200 separate incidents of trouble at caucus sites, including doors being closed up to thirty minutes early, registration forms running out so people were turned away, and ID being requested and checked in a non-uniform fashion. This is in addition to the Clinton campaign’s efforts to confuse voters and call into question the at-large caucus sites which clearly had an affect on turnout at these locations. These kinds of Clinton campaign tactics were part of an entire week’s worth of false, divisive, attacks designed to mislead caucus-goers and discredit the caucus itself.”

Plouffe asks Nevadans to call a toll-free number… and report any other problems.

Sound familiar? Every single one of the voting irregularities Plouffe complained about in 2008 have been experienced by the Bernie Sanders campaign.

History is repeating itself in 2016.

Read More:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/h-a-goodman/like-obama-in-2008-bernie_b_9545560.html