Bernie: Calling the Hillary NY Cheating "Disgraceful" is Not Enough
As the major media, once again, parrots Hillary's "win" in a primary without even a hint of the anger boiling beneath the headlines, due to what can only be called blatant voter suppression tactics, Senator Sanders stumbles but can recover. No, Senator Sanders, what has been happening is not "a disgrace," as you have remarked previously about Arizona and now New York. It is illegal. That is a big difference.
No less a personage than the NYC Comptroller, whose job it is to crunch numbers when something looks fishy, has called into question, by implication, the New York primary results. Comptroller Scott Stringer has "confirmed" that "more than 125,000 voters in Brooklyn were removed from voter rolls." Brooklyn is one of five NY Boroughs. Multiply that by five and you get 625,000 voters. And that's just the city. 1.7 million voters officially turned out for the NY Democratic primary. It takes no genius to see that's a game changer, and a big one.
Comptroller Stringer said in a scathing press release:
“There is nothing more sacred in our nation than the right to vote, yet election after election, reports come in of people who were inexplicably purged from the polls, told to vote at the wrong location or unable to get in to their polling site,” Comptroller Stringer said. “The people of New York City have lost confidence that the Board of Elections..."
Stringer is a Hillary superdelegate. And even he says it stinks. You can't get politically covered any better than that.
We want you to call it what it is. Illegal. It is illegal to take somebody off the voter rolls so they can't vote, or to change their registrations. The media has you complaining that the rules say independents can't vote. But that's not the issue. We weren't independents. We registered properly as Democrats, and they stole and cheated and now they are lying about it. It doesn't matter what the rules say if anyone can make the outcome anything they want.
Proof of that? Okay let's find out. Let's sit everybody down and get their stories. Let's crunch the numbers.
The evidence abounds that cheating is taking place across the country. One mathematician has found that in 19 out of the last 20 primaries, exit polls showed Sanders winning, or ahead of official results and projects. Then the exit polls are adjusted downward to match the results. The mathematician calculated the odds of the exit polls always being in error in favor of Sanders to be 1 in 26,000.
Think about it. If you are a Tammany Hall machine operative, and you see Bernie's 50,000 person rallies compared to Hillary's in the couple of thousands, who do you think is the threat? The youngest, newest registrations as Democrat, or the ones switching over. The fact is if you pump the overall number down according to search field birthday, or most recent, you can lop off a good part of Bernie's vote, because all data shows that Hillary kills it with older people. Then you throw out Bernies affidavit ballots.
You are using a meat cleaver rather than a surgeon's scalpel. It's not rocket science. Anyone half-bright with not a modicum integrity can figure it out.
Public testimony should be taken from each and every voter who says he or she properly registered Democrat, but got changed or dropped. The truth has a ring to it, and we'll see who's lying. Let's put the bureaucrats up there too and let people make up their minds. I'm sure you'll have thousands of voters straining at the bit in no time. Hold this public testimony at an online channel every night throughout the rest of the primary season. Put them under oath and under penalty of perjury, in a congressional hearing called by one of your allies, like Senator Jeff Merkley. Let the world see what happened in New York.
You see, Senator. We've got your back. We want you to have ours. We want you to defend our "right to vote," as Comptroller Stringer put it, and is also doing in his investigation. Otherwise it won't matter what we do between now and the convention. They will make it say anything they want.
(The author is a member of MA Voters and Volunteers Disenfranchised by Bill Clinton)