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Two types of voters can account for the early exit poll discrepancy in NY.

First, absentee voters were not included in the exit polls. Absentee voters are usually older voters and older voters strongly preferred Hillary.

Second, the voters who voted on provisional ballots. Provisional votes would only be counted if the voter turned out to be a registered Democrat. Independents were being encouraged to vote with provisional ballots, in case an emergency lawsuit resulted in an opened primary; and up to 20% of those exit polled said they were Independents. Since the injunction wasn't granted, the votes of non-Democrats would not be counted.

So the absentee votes, which favored Hillary, were not included in the exit polls; but the votes of Independents, which favored Bernie, were.

The 126,000 purged voters were not concentrated in neighborhoods known to have high support for Bernie, but spread throughout the borough, so they're less likely to be a factor.

Bernie campaign hits a new low. Attacking Hillary by invoking the name

of Bill's former sex partner, Monica Lewinsky, is itself a form of bullying.

Hillary did nothing wrong. She was wronged by Bill and Monica.

(And calling Monica a name in a private email to a friend was a very mild response, as Lewinsky herself has noted.)

https://mobile.twitter.com/maryaliceparks/status/723994673468047360

MaryAlice Parks
MaryAlice Parks‏ @maryaliceparks

.@RosarioDawson intro'ing Sanders accuses Clinton camp/supporters of bullying: "Now I’m with Monica Lewinsky with this. Bullying is bad"

Apr 23, 2016, 2:59:15 PM

At schools with sub-par internet, kids face a poor connection with modern life.

We need a public internet for the same reason we needed a public post office. Otherwise there are communities across the country that are deemed too unprofitable to serve.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/at-schools-with-sub-par-internet-kids-face-a-poor-connection-with-modern-life/2016/04/22/798c9882-07d1-11e6-bdcb-0133da18418d_story.html

Monroe Intermediate, a K-8 school in rural Alabama, is a tech dinosaur only because it has little choice, sitting in an impoverished community of churches and trailer homes that telecom companies have little financial incentive to wire. Over the last decade and a half, corporations including AT&T, Comcast and Verizon have laid cabling that is capable of transmitting high-speed Internet across much of urban and suburban America. But educators say there is a problem: The companies have essentially finished building in every area where they believe they can profit. And several thousand of America’s schools sit outside these zones, according to EducationSuperHighway, a nonprofit organization that measures Internet access in classrooms.

Staffers at Monroe Intermediate School display tablets that work fine — when they’re not connected to the Internet. Unfortunately, service is spotty and can be out for hours or weeks. The experience of students at Monroe Intermediate shows how the financial decisions of telecom companies have put rural students at a disadvantage, leaving some without basic digital abilities that many in America take for granted. Federal regulators are working toward a fix for these out-of-reach of schools, but it’s unclear to what extent these efforts will solve the problem.

The schools with sub-par Internet are scattered around the country, spanning from the far-flung communities of Alaska to the desert towns of New Mexico. The danger is that students who attend these schools will struggle for years with the critical tasks that now require online fluency: applying to colleges, researching papers, looking for jobs.

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Anyone else watching this first season of "Underground"?

I didn't hear about it in time, so I got stuck tonight paying to watch the first episode on Amazon. But now I'm going to try to watch the rest on Comcast before these other episodes disappear.

It's gripping and multi-layered, with a lot of excellent actors.

If you already have Comcast, you might want to check this out before even more episodes disappear.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/underground-tv-review-873284

But even if Underground isn't fun, the Misha Green and Joe Pokaski-created series is both exhilarating and entertaining, taking a history lesson and making it something more contemporary, taking a painful chapter in American life and infusing it with populist genres.

Underground is a thriller, an adventure yarn, before it's a Brussels sprouts message drama. Perhaps that's why Underground may not find itself an Emmy contender, but why it ought to be able to attract an enthusiastic audience.

Actually, Underground is largely a prison-break drama, only the prison is a Georgia cotton plantation. Wrongly hauled in as a runaway, Noah (Aldis Hodge) gets his hands on a map to freedom, a coded map providing instructions to navigate to the North along the Underground Railroad. Escape is too much of a task for Noah to execute on his own, so he has to round up a team of fellow slaves, each with a particular expertise. Noah targets the likes of devoted teenage sidekick Henry (Renwick Scott), impossibly strong Zeke (Theodus Crane), gifted carpenter Sam (Johnny Ray Gill) and fiery preacher Moses (Mykelti Williamson), useful because he seems to be able to read. Complicating the escape plan are lovely house slave Rosalee (Jurnee Smollett-Bell), just beginning to catch Noah's eye, and scheming, scarred Cato (Alano Miller), who seems to be in the pocket of the masters.

Initially outside of the main escape plot is Northern attorney John Hawkes (Marc Blucas), already outspoken on civil rights, but suddenly ready to take a next step with the help of troubled wife Elizabeth (Jessica De Gouw). Further down South, we find August Pullman (Christopher Meloni), a farmer struggling to find his way as a single father.

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Hillary has now won 6 out of 9 states that were key swing states in 2012.

http://elections.nytimes.com/2012/swing-state-tracker

Poll: Trump, Clinton lead in Connecticut

Source: CNN

CNN)Donald Trump enjoys a wide lead among likely Republican primary voters in Connecticut, while Hillary Clinton is the favored candidates for Democratic voters there, a new Quinnipiac University poll shows.

Coming off commanding victories in New York Tuesday, Trump and Clinton are now turning their attention to Connecticut and the four other Eastern states that hold their primaries on April 26. Trump won 60.5% of the vote in New York, while Clinton secured 57.9%.

In Connecticut, the billionaire businessman has the support of 48% of likely GOP voters, while Ohio Gov. John Kasich is supported by 28% and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz by 19%, according to the Quinnipiac poll, released Wednesday. Only 5% are undecided, but 25% of those who named a candidate said they may change their minds before the primary.

Nutmeg State Republicans want an outsider for president by a 59% to 33% margin, the polls shows, and among those who favor an outsider, 75% back Trump.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/20/politics/donald-trump-hillary-clinton-connecticut-poll/



The poll shows Hillary with a 51 to 42% lead.

As in NY, there is a wide gender gap, with women supporting Hillary by 55% to 38%; and Bernie holding a slight edge among men, 50 to 45.

African Americans also back her 66% to 25.

This poll was conducted using both landlines and cell phones and was completed before Hillary's win in NY.

When Hillary asked the party to suspend the delegate rules

and to nominate Barack Obama by acclamation.

What a moment.

Can posting a right-wing attack video be acceptable as long as it is unsourced?

This video would be unacceptable if it were directly linked to Breitbart or Drudge. Is it fine as long as it is posted on the web anonymously? I alerted on it and there were only 3 votes to hide.

It starts out with claims about Travelgate and Vince Foster's death and goes on from there.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1017359126#post48

Snopes reports HOAX: report of vote switches from Sanders to Clinton is FALSE.

http://www.snopes.com/votes-switched-sanders-clinton/

A Huffington Post impostor site falsely reported that New York primary voters witnessed their votes changing from Bernie Sanders to Hillary Clinton.

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Additionally, a tiny gray hyperlink titled "Disclaimer" at the very bottom of article led to a page that acknowledged the site's counterfeit nature and identified the site's content as "fiction":

This site is in no way affiliated with The Huffington Post. This is a news and political satire web publication, which may or may not use real names, often in semi-real or mostly fictitious ways. All news articles contained within this site are fiction, and presumably fake news. Any resemblance to the truth is purely coincidental. Advice given is NOT to be construed as professional. If you are in need of professional help, please consult a professional.

**Today’s question…can liberals be trolled as easily as Republicans? We shall see.

Despite polls, Repubs "chomping at the bit" to face Bernie instead of Clinton

http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-04-18/despite-polls-republicans-see-sanders-as-an-easier-opponent

And yet, prominent Republican operatives are chomping at the bit to face Sanders, a U.S. senator from Vermont and self-described democratic socialist in the general election, believing he'd be an easier opponent than the former first lady, U.S. senator and secretary of state.

"Republicans are being nice to Bernie Sanders because we like the thought of running against a socialist. But if he were to win the nomination the knives would come out for Bernie pretty quick," said Ryan Williams, a former spokesman for 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney's campaign. "There's no mystery what the attack on him would be.

Bernie Sanders is literally a card carrying socialist who honeymooned in the Soviet Union. There'd be hundreds of millions of dollars in Republican ads showing hammers and sickles and Soviet Union flags in front of Bernie Sanders." "Hillary Clinton is a much more centrist candidate in comparison," Williams said, and she would have a better chance of winning over moderate and undecided voters, despite numerous polls showing that many Americans, even in the Democratic Party, don't view her as honest and trustworthy. "Bernie's numbers are better than hers right now because she's been in the political arena for 30 years getting beat up," he said.

'Out of the Mainstream'

Doug Heye, a former spokesman for the Republican National Committee, said Clinton would be a tougher opponent due to her foreign policy fluency, "her toughness as a candidate," and the "Clinton attack machine" around her—groups like Correct The Record and Americans United For Change that are active on her behalf. He added that there's less room for the GOP to define Clinton than Sanders as "out of the mainstream."

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