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Thu Mar 24, 2016, 01:38 PM

Tim Canova - Yes, they are rigging our elections

https://medium.com/@Tim_Canova/yes-they-are-rigging-our-elections-d20a2079633c#.xrt0nrdtn

https://medium.com/@Tim_Canova/yes-they-are-rigging-our-elections-d20a2079633c#.xrt0nrdtn


There is no question that the Democratic establishment is throwing the kitchen sink at insurgent progressives like Bernie Sanders and Tim Canova.

But our opponent, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, claims that is just untrue. Yesterday, she told Fox News “there’s just no shred of evidence to suggest”that she favors establishment candidates as Chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee.

What an insult to our intelligence.

It was no accident that the presidential debates were scheduled during professional and college football games, as well as long holiday weekends. It was no coincidence that Bernie Sanders and our campaign were denied access to the Democratic Party’s voter file. It is not just dumb luck that establishment candidates keep winning elections — they are literally rigging the system to favor them.

We are the grassroots and we are a threat to their power. Help us overcome a broken and corrupt political system by making a donation of $10 or whatever you can afford.

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Original post)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 01:43 PM

1. K&R Hey, hey, ho, ho. DINO Debbie's got to go!

 

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Response to Scuba (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 01:48 PM

2. Yes but she is only a symptom of the real problem. nm

 

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Original post)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 02:40 PM

3. bla bla bla....send money. send money. there is the truth. send....money nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 03:23 PM

10. I prefer that to all the private room corporate "fund raisers" that Hillary has.

 

More honest to ask the voters. If they fund you it means you are fighting for them and not the corporations. Much better for democracy AND the Democratic Party.

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Original post)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 02:44 PM

4. Did Tim get access to the party data in Florida?

Is he still trying? DWS locked him out last I heard.

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Response to snowy owl (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 03:01 PM

5. No, she didn't. State Party makes the decision.

I'm sure people here feel differently, but the Party Committees don't take a neutral position in Primaries when it comes to incumbents. They'd act just the same if a Blue Dog was running against Alan Grayson.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 03:07 PM

6. And I'm sure DWS has no influence with the state party at all.

If they're both Dems they should both have access to the files. Otherwise, the party is choosing the candidates instead of the people.

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Response to Waiting For Everyman (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 03:10 PM

7. As I said, standing policy is to support incumbents. Why would DWS need to influence them?

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 03:15 PM

8. If a candidate has the money for the VAN, they should be given access to that data

Also, I believe the DNC could call the state party to tell them yea or nay on whether they should have access to said data.

I'm a precinct chair in Texas, btw. I have access to my precinct's data. If I knew a candidate tried to buy and get access and they were denied, I'd probably give them my data.

I also serve as an Election Judge during primaries, and the Alternate Judge all the other times there is an election.

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Response to MagickMuffin (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 03:37 PM

11. Should a Republican be allowed to buy the list?

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #11)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 04:36 PM

13. Of course but

I am not a republican so I wouldn't give them access, they can find that info from their precinct chair or the state party.

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Response to snowy owl (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 08:59 PM

16. Yes, had an email from him late this afternoon-they finally caved--

and I donate to him. he was at UNM Law School as a prof several years ago and was very active politically.

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Original post)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 03:16 PM

9. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread, Ferd Berfel.

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Original post)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 03:46 PM

12. There may not be a shred of evidence but there's an avalanche of evidence.

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Original post)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 04:39 PM

14. I really like how this Tim guy thinks! Think I'll donate a few more $$ to his campaign! nt

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Original post)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 07:53 PM

15. Never realized how much of an exclusive club the party system really is

Grew up thinking they were government outreach organizations. But they are clearly undemocratic and impediments to a real democracy. I wish the Founders had gone for proportional representation. It couldn't be any worse that we've experienced from he republicans the last eight years and the current behavior on the part of the democrats.

I wish Bernie folks were vote green - just to show the democrats we do have a place to go. I'm not afraid of another four years of Republicans. If things get really bad, democratic voters might finally vote for real change.

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