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Fri Jun 10, 2016, 12:11 PM

After Frustrating Primary, Millions of Ballots in California Remain Uncounted

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Source: CommonDreams by Staff Writer Nadia Prupis


More than 2.5 million ballots from California's June 7 primary are still uncounted, sparking questions about the results of the presidential contest in which Hillary Clinton emerged the winner and leaving the fate of local races in the air as poll workers continue to grapple with reports of voter difficulties. According to the Los Angeles Times, the uncounted ballots would put the total voter turnout at around 8.5 million, or around 47 percent of all registered voters.

While the results are unlikely to impact Clinton's win in the state, Bernie Sanders said Thursday he expected the final tally would show a closer race—one more in keeping with polls that predicted a nail-biter.

"I look forward to the full counting of the votes in California, which I suspect will show a much closer vote than the current vote tally," Sanders said after a meeting with President Barack Obama, who then went on to endorse Clinton. Los Angeles County, which on Tuesday voted 57 percent for Clinton versus 42 for Sanders, reported more unprocessed ballots than any region at roughly 616,000. San Diego County, where Clinton won 55 percent to Sanders' 44, had 285,000 uncounted ballots.

Many of those were 'provisional' ballots, which are given to voters whose party registration cannot be determined on the day of the election. The LA Times wrote on Tuesday: Instead of a quick in-and-out vote, many California voters were handed the dreaded pink provisional ballot — which takes longer to fill out, longer for election officials to verify and which tends to leave voters wondering whether their votes will be counted.... hundreds of Californians complained of voting problems to the national nonpartisan voter hotline run by the Lawyers’ Committee For Civil Rights Under Law.


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Reply After Frustrating Primary, Millions of Ballots in California Remain Uncounted (Original post)
kadaholo Jun 2016 OP
liberal N proud Jun 2016 #1
Surya Gayatri Jun 2016 #2
Liberal_Stalwart71 Jun 2016 #3
bjobotts Jun 2016 #4
olddad56 Jun 2016 #7
Geronimoe Jun 2016 #5
stuffmatters Jun 2016 #6
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Response to kadaholo (Original post)

Fri Jun 10, 2016, 12:18 PM

1. Duplicate LBN topic - locked

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10141483655

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 10, 2016, 12:57 PM

2. Thank you. Enough is enough.

 

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Response to kadaholo (Original post)

Fri Jun 10, 2016, 01:56 PM

3. Bullshit all around. One candidate won fair and square

 

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Response to Liberal_Stalwart71 (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 10, 2016, 02:01 PM

4. So why bother to fix any problems or count any more votes huh.

 

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Response to Liberal_Stalwart71 (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 10, 2016, 03:17 PM

7. maybe not so fair and square.

you know that the majority of the non-provisional votes were cast for Bernie. The pink ballots are given to independents that decide at the polls that they would rather surrender their ballot for a provisional democrat ballot so they could vote for Bernie. California is not a winner take all state. Those votes, if counted, could make a difference in the number of delegates each candidate will get from California.

Don't tell me that the independents were voting for the demo corporate candidate. She is just a slight cut above the carnival barker Trump

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Response to kadaholo (Original post)

Fri Jun 10, 2016, 02:35 PM

5. America Amnesia

 

We should have learned from Gore and Kerry stolen elections, that you don't concede an election until all the votes are counted and verify that there isn't election fraud by comparing results to exit polling.

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Response to kadaholo (Original post)

Fri Jun 10, 2016, 03:06 PM

6. Holy cow, that's over 30% of votes cast not counted! San Diegans suffer the consequences.

Maybe it does not mean much to many outside California, but this is a very distressing to me as a lifelong Californian.

285,000 votes uncounted in San Diego...that's pretty disturbing especially in terms of the way our frat boy, ALEC backed Mayor Kevin Faulconeer seems to have finessed this primary to win a majority so that he doesn't have to be run in a Presidential (turnout favors Dems) election in Nov. With Faulconeer 4 more years now of talking about "fixing potholes" pretending taxpayers are not going to pay for a new Stadium for the Chargers instead of demanding nuclear waste not be stored on the ocean in San Onofre or that there be a ban on fracking in that same ocean.

Californians were cheated of a Dem debate, an invaluable and free presentation of Dem ideals, then Dems were discouraged from voting because they were told the nomination was secured by Clinton. Now over 30% of those who voted(described above as leaning Democratic) not counted.

So what we get in San Diego is the easy slide of Kevin Faulconeer to four more years as mayor without any "primetime" campaign This is awful.

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Fri Jun 10, 2016, 05:57 PM

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