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25. It's a bit more complicated than "You cannot vote."
Thu May 26, 2016, 05:09 PM
May 2016

Anyone in Calif. attempting to change party affiliation from some party to any other party is being told, why not go as a
"Non designated voter."

It is a meme the local Registrar of Voters is using.

They will add, "You still can vote in The Democratic Party Primary. You just don't need to saddle yourself with a party designation."

Okay theoretically that is true. But since the ballots sent out by mail were probably prepared by late April, if the voter going in between May 1st and May 23rd does indeed decide to go without a Party designation, they go home and then
next day they find their ballot in the mail, with the OLD PARTY's designation.

This is where it gets tricky:

So technically they still can vote in the Demcoratic Primary.

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Since they have a ballot with the Old Party's Designation, the voter now needs to know they HAVE TO bring that ballot with them, along with the postal card they will get in the mail proving they are now registered Democratic Party.

That ballot sent by mail has to be spoiled, and turned in, before you' re going to be able to vote.

And even then, they might be told they need to vote on a provisional ballot.
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I only know all this because I have surrounded myself with some exceptionally knowledgeable people. But
most voters don't know this.

HRC's people, that is, the DNC, control the vote count. Who knows if those provisional ballots than get counted?

That's odd, no one is preventing Californians from voting. Trust Buster May 2016 #1
You are wrong. People in California have been lied to. I know this, as I was one of them. n/t truedelphi May 2016 #3
Gotta ask - By whom? tonyt53 May 2016 #4
It's a bit more complicated than "You cannot vote." truedelphi May 2016 #25
The DNC does not control state elections. Someone else has been lying to you. 1StrongBlackMan May 2016 #28
Thank you for a voice of reason tonyt53 May 2016 #32
I was going to add ... 1StrongBlackMan May 2016 #34
which county? Retrograde May 2016 #38
This is Lake County, Calif. Which until now, I had never ever had truedelphi May 2016 #44
You were told you can't vote? Garrett78 May 2016 #19
In 2004, Edwards pulled out AFTER I mailed in my primary ballot voting for him and before the actual yurbud May 2016 #7
Oh, well. I voted in California for nearly 3 decades. Hortensis May 2016 #35
It's over when the magic number is reached...time for the loser beachbumbob May 2016 #2
It would be easier for that "loser" to show class if it was not stolen out from truedelphi May 2016 #5
Probably because they're fiction stories. Try the Disney channel for fairytales. procon May 2016 #21
Oh please-Cue the X Files theme redstateblues May 2016 #53
I am sure she will bow out gracefully after CA. lagomorph777 May 2016 #9
That "loser" stuff is really going to convince Bernie supporters to jump on Hillary's bandwagon yurbud May 2016 #13
I don't think that's the point Armstead May 2016 #17
So what is the point? truedelphi May 2016 #26
I'm a Bernie supporter. I'll leave it to you to figure out. Armstead May 2016 #31
What do you suppose the point of that talking point is? yurbud May 2016 #36
There is no point except an attempt to marginalize and belittle Armstead May 2016 #39
Like that will happen. procon May 2016 #24
Is the position that you describe as belonging to all of us Sanders' supporters truedelphi May 2016 #30
Those are YOUR issues. You'll have to deal with them as best you can. nt procon May 2016 #40
People on DU have said they will vote for Trump? That seems unlikely for longtime progressives yurbud May 2016 #37
Your vote is effected by comments here? GulfCoast66 May 2016 #47
Agreed. Garrett78 May 2016 #48
if these were truly anonymous comments by cranks yurbud May 2016 #54
So you admit GulfCoast66 May 2016 #55
Of course we do dana_b May 2016 #6
I do. It's just the Hillary camp and MSM pushing the Bernie should drop stuff yurbud May 2016 #15
I didn't realize anyone from the Clinton campaign or MSM had called for Sanders to drop out. Garrett78 May 2016 #23
This disgusting trying to push it to the end without it being the end by the MSM and others bkkyosemite May 2016 #8
I voted for other Txbluedog May 2016 #10
No one is stopping them from having their say. hrmjustin May 2016 #11
It's got nothing to do with "having a say" Corporate666 May 2016 #12
They do have a say. NCTraveler May 2016 #14
He should stay in until the delegates and superdelegates actually cast their votes at the convention Cheese Sandwich May 2016 #16
I suggest there be just 4 groupings of states/territories. Garrett78 May 2016 #18
It's not a matter of deserve. it's a matter of stupid voting order. Algernon Moncrieff May 2016 #20
That is EXACTLY how I would do it if I were in charge. auntpurl May 2016 #43
Bernie should stay in until he decides to leave. Tierra_y_Libertad May 2016 #22
California has a 40 million population. Why does anyone think any candidate should drop out before onecaliberal May 2016 #27
Who is saying California shouldn't count? Garrett78 May 2016 #29
Oh please, at least three days of the week there is an OP up about how Bernie should save truedelphi May 2016 #45
I see a lot of posts about how Sanders won't end up with more pledged delegates. Garrett78 May 2016 #46
Other. The nomination has to be won at the convention. mikehiggins May 2016 #33
They did. Clinton won. This is amazing. Did we do this in '08 and I just ignored it? seabeyond May 2016 #41
Of course. So long as they vote for the Debbie-Approved candidate. Buns_of_Fire May 2016 #42
Bernie should stay in until the CONVENTION ROLL CALL VOTE... John Poet May 2016 #49
Yes bigwillq May 2016 #50
all primaries oldandhappy May 2016 #51
We have done our due diligence and our votes matter Land of Enchantment May 2016 #52
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