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Mon Apr 18, 2016, 06:22 AM Apr 2016

Hillary supporters crowing over NY voter suppression [View all]

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Independents may feel the Bern, but they can’t vote in New York’s closed primary


Cross post from Hillary Group

NEW YORK — As one of the largest rallies of his presidential campaign drew to a close, Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.) offered his voters some unusual and unwanted advice.

They might lose.

“This is a tough race for us,” Sanders told thousands of supporters in Manhattan last week. “We have a system here in New York where independents can’t get involved in the Democratic primary, where young people who have not previously registered and want to register just can’t do it.”

Boos echoed through Washington Square Park, where plenty of voters had learned this the hard way. They had missed New York’s stringent deadline — in October — to switch party registration in order to cast a ballot in Tuesday’s Democratic primary. Now, the Sanders campaign is pre-
spinning a possible loss here by criticizing that rule.


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other states also have closed primaries.... chillfactor Apr 2016 #1
+1 Buzz Clik Apr 2016 #2
Locking tammywammy Apr 2016 #3
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