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(3,431 posts)
Mon Apr 11, 2016, 10:14 PM Apr 2016

Just saw on reddit one guy complaining that

he was a life long Dem, but was told he had switched.

This is in NY. There were people advising him, what to do.

Does the party not realize that those people are so angry,

that they won't vote in the GE?

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(28,749 posts)
2. If he was switched, he should follow up immediately.
Mon Apr 11, 2016, 10:16 PM
Apr 2016

And should cast a provisional ballot.

This shouldn't be happening to people.


(3,431 posts)
4. I agree with you, but unfortunately I think
Mon Apr 11, 2016, 10:20 PM
Apr 2016

this is happening more often than we think.
He was advised to ask them for proof that
he had changed his voting status, and to make a
stink at the appropriate quarters, which he agreed to do.


(28,749 posts)
6. Good.
Mon Apr 11, 2016, 10:22 PM
Apr 2016

But if he never actually changed it there will be no proof unfortunately.

But this *isn't* okay if he was registered dem.



(39,961 posts)
12. Mark me down
Mon Apr 11, 2016, 10:41 PM
Apr 2016

as someone who believes that if somebody wants to vote for Satan, their vote should be counted.

I hate the thought of people voting for the heinous Ted Cruz, but we all have not the privilege, not the right, but the responsibility to vote so idiots like Ted Cruz don't screw up our country.

And, yes, as insane as it may be to cast a vote for anybody in the klown kar kabal, even those votes should be (grudgingly) counted.


(1,168 posts)
3. We really need international monitors cuz this is getting ridiculous
Mon Apr 11, 2016, 10:18 PM
Apr 2016

Monitors like what the Carter Foundation does in other countries.


(14,459 posts)
10. Oh, we won in NY?
Mon Apr 11, 2016, 10:29 PM
Apr 2016

I hadn't heard that yet.

I guess I'm allowed to be against voter suppression until you say I'm not. That cool with you?


(14,732 posts)
14. Expect more of the same, doubled and tripled
Mon Apr 11, 2016, 10:58 PM
Apr 2016

until April 19. These folks are getting really desperate now. The fact that the math is inexorable is beginning to register with some of them, so they are now trying to reassure each other with delusional thinking that 1) defies math and 2) intends to blame Bernie's eventual loss on voting 'manipulation' supposedly done by Hillary. The letdown on April 20 is going to be something to see.



(2,117 posts)
11. One person makes a claim, so this must be proof that Hillary
Mon Apr 11, 2016, 10:32 PM
Apr 2016

is for sure an evil puppet master, and widespread disenfranchisement is rampant. People will jump to any conclusion if their emotions want them to.


(14,732 posts)
15. It's all pure emotion now. Rational thought departed some
Mon Apr 11, 2016, 11:00 PM
Apr 2016

time ago. They have invested themselves in the thought that Bernie is some type of Messeanic savior of those they call the 'true' Democrats (as opposed to all the rest of us) and will, in spite of the numbers somehow triumph in the end and defeat the evil Hillary. And when that finally blows up on April 19 it's not going to be a pretty sight.

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