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

Clinton Campaign Relies on Early Voting

Once people get to know Bernie and his platform, he gets more votes than Hillary. This has proven to be the case in a majority of the states that have voted.

Bernie Sanders Is Currently Winning the Democratic Primary Race, and I’ll Prove It to You

3/23/16 Seth Abramson

Nobody cares how well a politician does at the ballot box when he or she is running for an office unopposed. What matters is how a politician performs in contested primaries and general elections, as when it really matters — like it will, for instance, this November — you can be certain of a contested election.

With that said, let’s make an important observation: Bernie Sanders has tied or beaten Hillary Clinton in a majority of the actively contested votes this election season.

You doubt it? Okay, let me explain.

Bernie Sanders has terrible name recognition in states where he hasn’t advertised or campaigned yet; meanwhile, Hillary Clinton has universal name recognition everywhere. Realizing this, the Clinton camp pushed hard to rack up the early vote in every state where early voting was an option. They did this not primarily for the reason we’ve been told — because Clinton performs well among older voters, and older voters are more likely to vote early than other age demographics — but rather because they knew that early votes are almost always cast before the election season actually begins in a given state.

That’s right — in each state, most of the early primary voting occurs before the candidates have aired any commercials or held any campaign events. For Bernie Sanders, this means that early voting happens, pretty much everywhere, before anyone knows who he is. Certainly, early voting occurs in each state before voters have developed a sufficient level of familiarity and comfort with Sanders to vote for him.

But on Election Day — among voters who’ve been present and attentive for each candidate’s commercials, local news coverage, and live events — Sanders tends to tie or beat Clinton.

In fact, that’s the real reason Sanders does well in caucuses.

It’s not because caucuses “require a real time investment,” as the media likes to euphemistically say, but because caucuses require that you vote on Election Dayrather than well before it.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/seth-abramson/sanders-currently-winning-democratic-primary-race-ill-prove-to-you_b_9528076.html

 

Bernie Goes on TYT

Bernie went on this “little” online show today. The best interview of this entire election season! In-depth, relaxed, and incredibly informative. Speaking the truth about the corporate media and how they corrupt democracy.
(paraphrasing:)

*What do you do with “revolution” if you win? “Educate people. Bring the grassroots into the fold.” Get them to vote.

*We have to bring grassroots movements closer to what is happening in Congress.

*”Do you think @POTUS has done enough to get money out of politics?” No.

*Bernie says if elected, he would ask Barrack Obama to withdraw nomination of Merrick Garland.

*”There are a lot of people I would have in my cabinet before Hillary Clinton, for instance Sen. Elizabeth Warren

*Laying out his significant demands if Hillary is nominee & wants his support

Hillary, now it’s your turn to go on TYT.

More than 35,000 Rally for Bernie in Washington State

SPOKANE, Wash. – In a big show of support for Bernie Sanders, more than 35,400 supporters rallied in three cities across the state of Washington on Sunday in advance of Democratic presidential caucuses next Saturday.

The day-long campaign swing ended in eastern Washington with a late-night rally attended by 9,820 Sanders supporters. Earlier in the day, nearly 15,000 people turned out in Seattle and 8,300 packed a high school gym in Vancouver.

Also on Sunday the Sanders campaign filed a report showing that in February it raised a record $43.5 million from 1.5 million contributions averaging about $30 apiece.

Meanwhile, a new poll found more evidence that Sanders would be the Democrats’ strongest general election candidate. According to the Deseret News/KSL poll, Utah voters would favor Sanders over Republican front-runner Donald Trump by 11 points. Clinton led Trump by only two points.

At the site of the 1962 Seattle Word’s Fair, some 10,300 Sanders supporters packed the Key Arena. Another 1,500 people were waiting in a long line to get inside. And in the shadow of the Space Needle, Sanders spoke to another 5,500 more people jammed into an overflow area outside.

https://berniesanders.com/35000-rally-bernie-washington-state/

Media Silent as Bernie Sanders Packs Seattle Arena Beyond Capacity

Tonight’s Bernie Sanders rally in Seattle, Washington is one of the biggest ones to date.

The Vermont senator will be speaking to a capacity crowd at Key Arena in Seattle, to excite his base in Washington State before voters caucus on March 26. According to tweets from the scene, the overflow crowd watching Sanders’ speech on screens outside the stadium might be bigger than the crowd inside, where capacity is 17,854. Not long after Secret Service started letting Sanders supporters inside the venue, the campaign already started preparing overflow space.

And, of course, in true Sanders fashion, Bernie spoke to the thousands gathered outside the arena before going inside to the main event:

Media Silent as Bernie Sanders Packs Seattle Arena Beyond Capacity (LIVE VIDEO)

Sanders Wins Americans Abroad

SPOKANE, Wash. – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders won the Global Presidential Primary, according to results announced on Monday by Democrats Abroad.

“This political revolution that is gaining momentum across America is now resonating all over the world,” Sanders said. “There is a clear path to victory as we begin the second half of the delegate selection process. We are waging a strong campaign and plan to take it all the way to the Democratic National Convention this summer in Philadelphia.”

According to the party, votes were cast by 34,570 U.S. citizens living in 170 countries. Sanders received 69 percent of the vote. That win earned him nine of the 13 delegates at stake.

The Democrats Abroad victory for Sanders comes on top of winning nine states from New England to the Midwest to the Rocky Mountains.

 

posted by | CZ CHAIR & INTERNATIONAL SECRETARY
March 21, 2016

The results are in! In an unprecedented turnout, up 50% from 2008, 34,570 voters cast their ballots from over 170 countries all around the world, through in person voting, by fax, email, and post, and the results are as follows:

Bernie Sanders received 69% of the vote in the Democrats Abroad’s Global Presidential Primary, Hillary Clinton 31%.

Sanders picks up 9 pledged delegates as a result of the primary, while Clinton secures an additional 4 delegates. A full breakdown of the total ballots cast for each candidate, and number of delegates received, is detailed below.

DA volunteers worked around the clock and around the world over the past two weeks to verify and count every ballot cast.

Votes and delegate totals

% of total vote

Total Vote

Number of delegates won

Bernie Sanders

68.79%

23,779

9

Hillary Clinton

30.92%

10,689

4

http://www.democratsabroad.org/global_presidential_primary_results