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Hillary can lose every state from here on in and still win the nomination (AP)

Statement made by AP and read by Rachel on MSNBC.

Bernie wins RI (MSNBC)

Hillary - Delaware

The Republican Clerk Who Wiped Thousands From The NY Rolls Just Got Very Bad News

Republican Clerk Diane Haslett-Rudiano is living proof that voter fraud exists, but not in the way her party is selling it. They would have you believe that dead people are voting by the thousands; that entire congressional districts are won by people who moved away decades ago. You’ll hear stories of illegals storming the southern border at great peril to their own lives…so they can vote in American elections. Those stories would be all false. We know why Republicans want to keep people from voting. If enough people voted, things would change.


Haslett-Rudiano is thought to have skipped a step in a regular protocol of updating the voter list with deaths and changes of address.


She skipped a step. Oops! Who gets the shaft? The registered, disenfranchised voter. In Brooklyn, they’re probably hoping to hit more Democrats. Eight percent of any population is mind-blowing. It’s a potential game-changer no matter where you go. The lengths the GOP will go to see to it that people lose interest in the voting process are astounding. They’ll enact “voter fraud” legislation and pull tactics that have folks remembering voting as some line they used to stand in for no reason.

Keep your corporate shills in office, gut education so you can cultivate more Republicans, and hope you don’t lose too much in the next crash. The Republican way.


Polls Say Bernie Is More Electable Than Hillary. Don’t Believe Them.

What they really show is a candidate who hasn’t been attacked.

Trailing in the Democratic presidential race, Bernie Sanders has one last gambit. He wants to persuade the party’s superdelegates—officeholders, luminaries, and party officials who can vote at the convention—that he’s the Democrats’ best hope to win the general election. Never mind that Hillary Clinton has won more votes and elected delegates. “There are a lot of delegates out there who are looking at the general matchup,” Sanders argued Sunday on CNN. “And what they’re seeing in polls is that Bernie Sanders is running a lot stronger against Donald Trump than is Hillary Clinton.”

It’s true that Sanders does better than Clinton in hypothetical matchups against the Republicans. Currently, Sanders outperforms Clinton by more than seven percentage points against Trump, and by nearly nine points against Ted Cruz. But that’s not because Sanders is the stronger nominee. It’s because Republicans haven’t yet trashed him the way they’ve trashed Clinton. Once they do, his advantage over her would disappear.

In recent days, several writers—Sahil Kapur in Bloomberg Politics, David Corn in Mother Jones, Greg Sargent in the Washington Post, Ed Kilgore in New York, and others—have sketched this argument. But is it true? Polls suggest it is. A concerted attack on Sanders’ weaknesses would hurt him badly in a general election. Here’s how it would look.

The problem with current polls that test Sanders against Trump or Cruz is that they don’t capture the effects of the fall campaign. As Harry Enten points out in FiveThirtyEight, early general-election polls in previous cycles were predictively worthless. Early in the 2000 election, for instance, George W. Bush led Al Gore by 12 percentage points. “Bush, then the Texas governor, burst onto the national scene with relatively little negative media scrutiny,” Enten observes. Between December 1999 and November 2000, as the scrutiny intensified, Bush’s net favorability fell 27 percentage points. He ended up losing the popular vote.



2016 Pennsylvania Democratic Presidential Primary - Clinton 52%, Sanders 41%

2016 Pennsylvania Democratic Presidential Primary - Clinton 52%, Sanders 41% (Opinion Savvy/Fox 29 4/24)


2016 National Democratic Primary - Clinton 50%, Sanders 45% (Suffolk University/USA Today 4/20-4/24)


Hillary beats Kasich in 2 most recent polls (+8, +3 Pollster.com)

Ipsos/Reuters 4/16 - 4/20 1,334 RV 32 40 13 15 Clinton +8
Morning Consult 4/15 - 4/17 2,032 RV 39 42 19 - Clinton +3



People have started to look at Kasich, they don't care for the misogynist as much as they initially thought.

2016 Connecticut Democratic Presidential Primary - Clinton 48%, Sanders 46% (PPP 4/22-4/24)


Board of Elections will boot (Repub) official after her error purged over 100,000 Brooklyn voters

Board of Elections will boot official after her error purged over 100,000 Brooklyn voters from the rolls, wrecking havoc at polls

The massive purge of over 100,000 Brooklyn voters from the rolls — which caused huge problems at polling sites this past Tuesday — was the result of an epic screw-up by a long-time official expected to be forced out over the debacle, sources said.

Diane Haslett-Rudiano, the Board of Elections' chief clerk, was suspended without pay on Thursday, two days after the city’s botched presidential primary prompted criticism from both the winners and losers on the Democratic side.


The problems began when she was trying to clean up the voting books, which must be periodically purged to eliminate people who die, move or are ineligible for other reasons.

Sources said she skipped one of the steps that was built in to stop the system from purging eligible voters, which caused a chain reaction that led to people being improperly removed.

Brooklyn lost 102,717 — or 8% — of its active voters from Nov. 1, 2015, through April 1, 2016, according to state stats.

The high number of dropped voters — combined with other issues like long lines, late starts, and inadequate equipment — led to both the City Controller and the state Attorney General to launch investigations into the widespread irregularities.




Also, from Heavy.com

Diane Haslett-Rudiano: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know


Haslett-Rudiano, 73, wasn’t fired but she was suspended without pay, according to NBC New York. The suspension will stay in place while an internal probe is conducted to determine what happened that caused over 100,000 voters’ registrations to be purged in Brooklyn.

According to New York Daily News, she may have made an error when cleaning up the voting books. She may have skipped a required step that would have stopped the computer system from purging eligible voters.

Haslett-Rudiano is also the Republican Commissioner for the Board of Elections’ Overseas and Military Voter Services.


5. Some Sources, Like the New York Post, Speculated that Haslett-Rudiano May Have Been a Scapegoat

Meanwhile, some people aren’t convinced and believe Haslett-Rudiano was a scapegoat. The New York Post wrote a particularly scathing article, claiming that Haslett-Rudiano was removed to protect the BOE Deputy Clerk, Betty Ann Canizio. The Post went on to report that Canizio is an ally of Frank Seddio, a Brooklyn Democratic Chairman who may have helped her get her post.

Meanwhile, Canizio is denying these claims. When asked on her official Faceobok page, “Did you purge Democratic votes to help Hillary(sic)?”, Canizio responded: “No, was a Bernie supporter. Please don’t make assumptions. (sic)”



The interesting part was the Post article I saw posted here implying that the Bernie supporter, a Democrat was responsible for the purge. How ironic since the person actually suspended for the purge was a Republican. It seems many here are all too willing to promote right-wing rags that go after the Democrat (surprise) in an attempt to fling poop at Hillary. Pretty shameless.
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