Clinton Win in New York Sparks Controversy

Voting irregularities are casting a large cloud over Hillary Clinton’s apparent win in New York.  Clinton surrogate and Mayor of New York City, Bill De Blasio has pressed for an inquiry with New York City Board of Elections as reports come in of 126,000 Brooklyn Democrats being removed from the voting rolls.

Social Media exploded as the news circulated and many Sanders supporters were quick to point out that the largest concentration of affected voters were in Brooklyn. It was not lost on them that this was Senator Bernie Sanders childhood home.

Board of Elections Executive Director Michael Ryan had this to say, “Brooklyn was a little behind with their list maintenance tasks.Because there are other things going on at the same time. For example, when we are doing an election, which we did in November we’re not doing list maintenance tasks.”

Those effected by the lapse in maintenance do not appear to be buying it. The overall sentiment seems to be reflecting frustration and voter disenfranchisement as the term “The Brooklyn Purge” is bandied about.

At Brooklyn Borough Hall the site coordinator claimed that about 10% of the voters that showed up at the location were affected by the voting roll purge. Reports came in of entire blocks and buildings being removed from the system

Nick Benson, a New York Attorney General spokesman, tweeted out this as calls rang in to the voter complaint hotline.

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer has come out promising an audit. He had this to say, “The people of New York City have lost confidence that the Board of Elections can effectively administer elections and we intend to find out why the Board of Elections is so consistently disorganized, chaotic, and inefficient.”

Suffice to say even as Hillary Clinton has come out and given her victory speech and Sanders his concession, the dust kicked up in New York is far from settled.

 

 

Democracy Awakens in U.S. Capitol

The movements Democracy Awakening and Democracy Spring have been busy this past week in our country’s capitol. A historic 1,400 people have been arrested between the two groups as they stood their ground and raised their voices against what ails our Union.

The groups have protested peacefully and are being jailed to bring their, and a vast majority of the country’s, goals into focus. Some of the two movements demands are as follows:

Democracy Spring

 www.democracyspring.org

Restores the protections against voting discrimination and updates the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

The bill seeks to streamline the voting process and empower the citizens.

Overturns Citizens United and gets corporate money out of our politics.

 

  • PASS THE GOVERNMENT BY THE PEOPLE & FAIR ELECTIONS NOW ACTS (H.R. 20 AND S. 1538)

http://www.demos.org/publication/government-people-act

Encourages small dollar contributions from everyday Americans by publicly matching the funds, but only available to candidates who refuse corporate money.

CONFIRM A SUPREME COURT NOMINEE WHO WILL ENSURE POLITICAL EQUALITY BY VOTING TO PROTECT VOTING RIGHTS AND END THE CORRUPTION OF BIG MONEY IN POLITICS.

Democracy Awakening

http://www.democracyawakening.org

Democracy Awakening is a large coalition of groups that are seeking to end the corrupting influence of big money in politics. The movement is well organized and has events nationwide. See their website for upcoming events near you.

Photo by Susan Melkisethian Washington DC, April 17, 2016

The Clinton’s Made More In One Paid Speech Than The Sander’s In Entire Year

 

Hillary Clinton’s social media problems just keep getting worse. At Thursday nights Brooklyn debate the former Secretary of State was quick to hide behind her tax returns when pressed about her Wall Street transcripts. The move seems to have largely backfired.

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders released his 2014 Tax Return, as promised, the following day. It took social media users less than an hour to put the two side by side and memers were in rare form as they pointed out the obvious wealth gap.

The Clinton’s adjusted gross income for the year came out to a whopping $27,946,490, and is a number more than a few Sanders Supporters balked at.  What were the Senator’s Numbers? Still a healthy $205, 271, but still less than Hillary Clinton made in one paid speech to Goldman Sachs.

It’s fair to say that in any other given year the Clinton’s tax returns wouldn’t have raised eyebrows, but in the current climate it appears the Democratic front runner miscalculated her crowd. Her prior accusations that Sanders supporters “don’t do their own research” has rallied many to vet everything coming out of the Clinton Campaign.

Currently #ReleaseTheTranscripts has been trending for the third day in a row on social media, but is by far not the first time the hashtag has resurfaced. In light of recent events it doesn’t appear to be disappearing any time soon and will likely continue to hound the Clinton Campaign into the April, 19th battleground vote in New York.

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Clinton Continues To Gaslight Sanders

Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton

2016 presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton.

     First is first! What is Gaslighting you might ask? It’s the willful manipulation of facts to twist and reshape them to form your own narrative. If anyone is guilty of it in this election cycle, many people would point to Donald Trump, but if one takes a closer look to the Democratic side we have clear examples as well.     Let’s cover three of the most blatant instances of gaslighting coming out of the Clinton campaign.

1.) Senator Bernie Sanders has very clear record on guns. He’s come out against assault rifles, seeking to ban them. He’s said that any person who willfully sells guns to criminals, knowingly abetting them, should be held liable. Yet, the Clinton campaign has used the death of 20 children in Sandy Hook to turn a question of liability into an emotional knee jerk response.

2.)  Secretary Clinton also has tried to claim Senator Bernie Sanders was against the auto bailout while omitting some key facts.  Both Senator Bernie Sanders and Secretary Clinton voted for a stand alone bill that would have bailed out the industry and saved thousands of jobs, however it was shot down by Republicans. Bernie Sanders was not opposed to bailing out the industry… Just the hundreds of other provisions that were tacked onto the bill later down the road.

3.) Secretary Clinton used a very obvious hatchet piece by the Daily News tabloid out of New York to further her campaign. She or her surrogates used a section of the article where Senator Sanders was pressed for information on how he would go about breaking up the banks. It was framed as if he appeared to have floundered… He in fact gave the same answer both he and the Secretary herself gave months prior.

There have been more than the above listed instances of the Clinton campaign twisting the truth to fit their agenda, but not all the blows have landed.  The now infamous #HillarySoQualifed hashtag backfired as both Clinton and Sanders supporters began to use it. Clinton supporters were quick to point out the qualifications for Secretary Clinton while Sanders supporters answered back. Both disqualifications and perceived slights were leveled against the Clinton campaign. Sander supporters would go on to even site the obvious biases of the mainstream media.
The main stream media has been a point of contention for the Sanders supporters, and they often speak up in protest to the blatant biases the Clinton campaign has received. One of the major complaints is that even when Senator Sanders has a string of landslide victories the media seems to marginalize them while propping up the Secretary with deceptively favorable language.
One supporter even went on to write this open letter to the Clinton campaign and the MSM in frustration:

To the Mainstream:

People love to talk about Hillary being the target of a smear campaign. How about what Hillary Clinton is doing right NOW to Senator Bernie Sanders in the press right now? She is outright lying, twisting his statements until they are a shell of what he had originally said and circulating a Daily News hatchet piece that was nothing but “gotcha” questions.
Mind you the answers look legitimately wince worthy… until you actually look a bit closer and really read through the entire transcript. The interviewer asked leading questions, brought up things that had nothing to do with Bernie’s answers in some weak attempt to box him into some reply that they could plaster on a headline without any semblance of real journalism.
Then as if it weren’t bad enough the Mainstream media pounces on this tabloid as if were the spoken word of god, plastering more horrible taglines than ever before in some disgusting attempt to malign a good and decent man.

All I can say is this… Shame. Shame on you Hillary Clinton for trying to use the tragedy of Sandy Hook as your own person stepping stool to the White House. Shame on you Mainstream media for failing the American people, for shoving untold hours of Drumpf down our throats while backing Hillary Clinton in a blatantly biased fashion. Shame on you for refusing to give Bernie credit where it is due without some snide remark or a backhanded compliment full of knuckles.

We aren’t the sheeple you think we are. We are educated and invested. We do our research. Oh… Trust and believe that we see you now and we will remember this beyond the election.

-We the People

While the Democratic side of this election cycle has been far more civilized and issue oriented as the competition ratchets up the contest will continue to grow more heated.