I have heard multiple pundits on the media dismiss Bernie's Revolution as a failure because of the lower number of voters in the democratic primary election. Has anyone ever thought about voter suppression? To me this is exemplar of the effectiveness of the undermining of voting rights and I hope Bernie points this out.

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stabilizer 3 years 25 weeks ago
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I think everyone is missing the point on voter turnout. Fascist paranoia means they see every other Fascist but "THEIR" Fascist as the enemy. I know Cruz supporters who say they'd sooner vote for Bernie than Trump. though by any measure Trump is FAR closer to Cruz than Bernie. On the Democratic side, most of us don't see either candidate as bad, we have two excellent candidates so we aren't voting simply because we aren't very emotional about choosing between "great" and "different but still great". I expect a HUGE turnout in the GE, because then the choice will be destruction of the Constitution and the economy or improving what Obama has done. Look for low REPUB voter turnout in the GE, as no matter who is chosen as the Fascist candidate, he won't be the RIGHT Fascist for half the voters.

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Doolittle2 3 years 25 weeks ago
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by & large, voter suppression hurts all Democratic voters--those stumping for Bernie & Hillary alike. In this regard, I give Hillary credit for pushing back against voter-ID laws and other disenfranchisement tricks. Higher voter turnout is good news for the Democratic Party overall (call it a sign of functioning democracy...) so she's half-right. Getting as many people to participate as possible in the democratic process is highly important, but so is letting said voters get an unbiased education on each candidate's vision and record.

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Steven PBarrett 3 years 25 weeks ago
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One percent. That's all that separated Bernie from wining the MA primary. Bernie won the race in Methuen by a single vote."

"Hey Ma, what's the main theme on 'Wheel of Fortune'?"

Don't count on über Pat Sajak to center it on elections. The last thing Republicans really want the great unwashed to get excited about elections so much that they'll actually participate and vote in one.

One percent. Now I'm wondering how much influence did one of our former presidents campaigning where he shouldn't have been (repeatedly no less) on yesterday's primary.

Could this be the Clinton's "deflated football controversy"?

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