Attn: New York voters voting for Bernie
A NY voter pm'd me that he or she voted. The ballot listed five delegates for Bernie and seven for Hillary, but the instructions said to vote for any seven delegates. This is confusing and may cause Bernie voters to vote for two delegates for Hillary.
Another New Yorker just told me that it may depend on the county.
In any case, be wary!
It could have been clearer on the ballot whose delegates were whose, but we both managed to figure it out and voted for Bernie and all his six delegates. A little before 9AM we were voters 27 & 28. No lines but a constant trickle, a good sign for this polling station (in a nursing home). In the last state primary we went at 6PM and we were 8 & 9.
in different parts of the state. I'd never seen a straight-line ballot before. Westchester.
It's very confusing but I've been informed that you should ONLY vote for the Bernie delegates indicated, even if the instructions say to vote for more, numerically. In other words if the ballot says vote for 7, and there are 7 Hillary delegates and 5 Bernie, only vote for the 5 Bernie delegates.
Please watch this video for clarification: https://vimeo.com/163355899?ref=tw-share
delegates. Florida 2000 is starting to look not so bad, after all. I'm so proud.
That was Queens County, btw. I don't know what's up in other counties.
Did you post here about the the judge issue? Did you call the campaign about it?
But it seems too little too late. The only thing we can hope for is that the judge who has the case of the provisional ballots for the State rules in our favor. So we collect the provisionals and hope for the best.
I'm playing keyboard warrior right now, sending information between groups, doing research, making phone calls, and hoping that I can actually WALK later (i'm not doing well at all) so I can get to the local University this afternoon and evening to do my poll watching activities.
Why is voting this difficult? It shouldn't be. And this 2 fucking party system sucks. It FORCES people in this state to chose, almost from the moment they're 18, to chose a party and stick with it, even if that party decides to chuck all they stand for and become a close approximation for the other party.
Doesn't seem "democratic" at all.
Vote for n delegates? Might not be clear which delegates will in their turn vote for which candidate? Any order of priority? Any scrutiny of delegates' financial, etc. situation before-and-after? ...
Internal Party mechanisms, but paid for by all taxpayers? ...
Possibly hacked databases? ,..
The pledged delegates are bound through the first vote, but only through the first vote. That is a lousy system. In 1952, when there were fewer primaries, Kefauver won most or all of them, but Truman and party bosses who were ticked that Kefauver had revealed connections between "the Mob" and Democratic Party bosses, rigged the convention for Stevenson, who had not even entered the primaries and seemed to have had a hard time deciding whether or not he want to run.
The ballot said choose Five (delegates). Bernie had six. So there was one I didn't choose. Should I have chosen all six? I'm always worried they'll discount the entire ballot if I don't do it exactly as stated. Grr.
I don't know how many people got the word to request provisional ballots. If they did, I don't know how they proved someone flipped their registration on them.
Technically, yes, it's a victory. Will it make a big difference? We'll see.
I think the wind is at our back and the writing is on the wall. The judge preserved our right to contest, and given that there are a LOT of funny stories about broken machines, locked polling places etc this will be important either way.
No argument at all.
Now if you want to argue Yankees vs Red Sox...