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Fri May 27, 2016, 11:40 AM

 

Bernie Supporters Suing To Change CA Rules

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/bernie-sanders-supporters-file-emergency-injunction-calif-primary/story?id=39419096

The release continued, "The activists are seeking sweeping injunctive relief in their suit, including provisions to force 58 counties to segregate ballots already cast by unaffiliated voters; to allow "re-votes" by those voters for presidential primary candidates; and to extend the state's voter registration deadline -- which passed on May 23 for eligibility to vote in the June 7 primary -- until election day itself."


Look, it's one thing to not like the way a primary is set up, but to go to court and sue WHILE THE ELECTION IS GOING ON to change the rules is such a blatant slap in the face of the 'democracy' Bernie fans keep talking about. Do overs? Segregating people's votes?

This is disgusting behavior.

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Reply Bernie Supporters Suing To Change CA Rules (Original post)
CrowCityDem May 2016 OP
stevenleser May 2016 #1
scscholar May 2016 #2
CorkySt.Clair May 2016 #3
Gothmog May 2016 #4
Iliyah May 2016 #5
Bluenorthwest May 2016 #6
Fresh_Start May 2016 #9
WhiteTara May 2016 #11
MohRokTah May 2016 #7
geek tragedy May 2016 #8
LenaBaby61 May 2016 #10
Retrograde May 2016 #19
Surya Gayatri May 2016 #12
NurseJackie May 2016 #13
Starry Messenger May 2016 #14
calguy May 2016 #15
brooklynite May 2016 #16
MoonRiver May 2016 #17
Darb May 2016 #18
Gothmog Jun 2016 #20
Demsrule86 Jun 2016 #21

Response to CrowCityDem (Original post)

Fri May 27, 2016, 11:41 AM

1. Didn't work in NY, won't work in CA. nt

 

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Response to CrowCityDem (Original post)

Fri May 27, 2016, 11:42 AM

2. Just can't follow the rules

 

It's sad.

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Response to CrowCityDem (Original post)

Fri May 27, 2016, 11:43 AM

3. What a bunch of whiners.

 

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Response to CrowCityDem (Original post)

Fri May 27, 2016, 11:46 AM

4. The Sanders supporters lost this lawsuit already-no hearing until after primary

Sanders lost this lawsuit also http://www.ocregister.com/articles/primary-717076-hearing-voters.html

SACRAMENTO – A federal judge has set an Aug. 18 hearing date in a lawsuit filed by a Bernie Sanders supporter seeking to extend California’s voter registration deadline ahead of the primary election, meaning the plaintiffs likely won’t get a hearing before the state’s June 7 primary.

Attorney William Simpich argued in the filing that the process for unaffiliated voters to get a presidential primary ballot – particularly those seeking to cast ballots in the Democratic primary contest between Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton – was too confusing and would leave many voters disenfranchised. He said at least two counties failed to notify some voters of their right to request a ballot to vote in the Democratic, Libertarian or American Independent Party contests.

“Thousands of Californians are in imminent danger of being disenfranchised in the 2016 presidential primary election ending on June 7, 2016, and will continue to be shut out of the democratic process unless and until defendants reform their voting by mail practices, Simpich wrote in the filing on behalf of two voters, a group called the Voting Rights Defense Project and the American Independent Party.

Simpich had asked the court to extend the registration deadline to election day, but the response from U.S. District Court Judge William Alsup on Tuesday means the case will not be addressed by then.

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Response to CrowCityDem (Original post)

Fri May 27, 2016, 11:46 AM

5. Yep, plus their lawsuit was fill with inaccurracies.

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Response to CrowCityDem (Original post)

Fri May 27, 2016, 11:49 AM

6. Suing officials during an election is bad? "Obama campaign sues Ohio over early voting"

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio — President Obama’s reelection campaign filed a federal lawsuit against Ohio’s top elections official Tuesday in a dispute over the battleground state’s law that restricts in-person early voting in the three days leading up to Election Day.

The lawsuit, filed in Columbus, follows a series of election-law changes that were passed by the state’s Republican-controlled legislature and signed by Gov. John Kasich (R).

Obama’s campaign and other Democrats argue that the law unfairly ends in-person early voting for most Ohioans on the Friday evening before the Tuesday election while allowing military and overseas voters to cast ballots in person until Monday.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/obama-campaign-sues-ohio-over-early-voting/2012/07/18/gJQAZlFNtW_story.html


Was that Obama slapping Democracy in the face?

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Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #6)

Fri May 27, 2016, 11:59 AM

9. Obama was suing to make sure all voters had the same rules.

Sanders is suing so that some voters get special rules

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Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #6)

Fri May 27, 2016, 12:23 PM

11. California's election laws have been in place for a very long time

BS supporters had a year to handle their registrations and can request democratic ballots on election day. If they are so incapable of following any small rule and demand that they get extra dispensation to register on election day, too bad. I'm glad that the court case won't be heard before the election. This is not disenfranchising anyone.

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Response to CrowCityDem (Original post)

Fri May 27, 2016, 11:54 AM

7. The only reason for the lawsuit is for the sore losers to be able to scream "ELECTION FRAUD" ...

 

after Hillary kicks Sanders' ass there.

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Response to CrowCityDem (Original post)

Fri May 27, 2016, 11:58 AM

8. the sour grapes revolution continues nt

 

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Response to CrowCityDem (Original post)

Fri May 27, 2016, 12:05 PM

10. I live here in California...

And am hoping that this emergency injunction fails, because to my knowledge, there is no voter disenfranchisement gong on here, and as a California tax payer I don't want to pay for something that doesn't exist in the first place. Ballots have been mailed out. There are places to call if you're not sure about your voting status, about which party you belong to, when the deadline to register happens etc. Voter disenfranchisement should of course be taken extremely seriously, because there are too many cases of it going on in this country unfortunately. However, just because you don't like the way the primary is set up, then to want to change the rules in the middle of the stream like this?

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Response to LenaBaby61 (Reply #10)

Fri May 27, 2016, 01:16 PM

19. There have been some mentions on DU

of poll workers being given the wrong information, or people registering voters telling them incorrect things. However, the voting regulations - including how to get a Democratic ballot if you're a non-partisan voter - are on the Secretary of State's web site, and physical copies were mailed weeks ago to all households with registered voters. So it's not hard to check if you've been given bad information.

Run into a problem at the polls? Take your voter's guide, show the person working there what it says, and demand the correct ballot. If they give you a hard time, stand your ground and don't leave until you've at least been given a provisional ballot. And document what happened, and notify both the county registrar and the secretary of state: there is no plot to disenfranchise voters - and not following directions is not disenfranchisement.

And if you want to know what the SoS considers voting rights, see their web site

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Response to CrowCityDem (Original post)

Fri May 27, 2016, 12:35 PM

12. They would be a laughing stock, if they weren't so dangerous to democracy and the Dem Party.

 

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Response to CrowCityDem (Original post)

Fri May 27, 2016, 01:07 PM

13. I don't know whether to laugh or be angry ...

I think I'll laugh.


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Response to CrowCityDem (Original post)

Fri May 27, 2016, 01:09 PM

14. They paired up the the American Independence Party too, to sue.

It's the last remaining branch of Wallace's segregationist party. Strange bedfellows.

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Response to CrowCityDem (Original post)

Fri May 27, 2016, 01:11 PM

15. What is it about BitterBernie??

He goes around saying that all the election rules and procedures should be change just because HE is in the race.
Proof positive that the campaign is now all about Bernie and very little to do with issues.

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Response to CrowCityDem (Original post)

Fri May 27, 2016, 01:13 PM

16. BTW - how's that Massachusetts lawsuit going?

The filing made very "entertaining" reading...

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Response to CrowCityDem (Original post)

Fri May 27, 2016, 01:14 PM

17. Wow Bernie must think he'a dictator!

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Response to CrowCityDem (Original post)

Fri May 27, 2016, 01:15 PM

18. Holy shit what whining.

 

I haven't seen such whining since Bush v. Gore. On the Bush side.

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Response to CrowCityDem (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 03:56 PM

20. Judge rejects Bernie Sanders’ supporter’s voting lawsuit

Yeah http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jun/1/judge-rejects-bernie-sanders-supporters-voting-law/

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal judge has rejected a lawsuit by a Bernie Sanders supporter who argued elections officials in California were robbing unaffiliated voters of the chance to vote in the state’s June 7 Democratic presidential primary.

U.S. District Court Judge William Alsup in San Francisco said Wednesday the Voting Rights Defense Project waited too long to request an injunction for radio and TV ads informing unaffiliated voters that they can vote in the presidential primary of the Democratic, American Independent and Libertarian parties.

The group had argued that county elections officials were failing to inform unaffiliated voters of that right, threatening to disenfranchise thousands of voters. Its lawsuit named California Secretary of State Alex Padilla and two county elections officials.

Padilla said the lawsuit was frivolous.

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Response to CrowCityDem (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 05:24 PM

21. they just lost

and were invited to try the Hague.

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