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NY Mayor Bill de Blasio Demanding explanation for voter purge

"New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is demanding an explanation from the city’s Board of Elections after the purge of registered Democrats in Brooklyn has doubled from 63,000 to 126,000.

As US Uncut previously reported, Kings County, where Brooklyn is located, has seen a 7 percent drop in the number of registered Democratic voters between November 2015 and April 2016. But a new investigation by WNYC has revealed that the New York City Board of Elections actually purged 126,000 voters in that time period — a 14 percent drop in 5 months. Now, Mayor de Blasio is demanding to know why there was such a precipitous drop in registered voters just before the primary.

“This number surprises me,” de Blasio told WNYC. “I admit that Brooklyn has had a lot of transient population – that’s obvious. Lot of people moving in, lot of people moving out. That might account for some of it. But I’m confused since so many people have moved in, that the number would move that much in the negative direction.”

Kings County was just one of seven counties, out of a total of 63, where the number of registered Democrats fell, while registration increased in all other 56 counties. This is particularly odd, since Brooklyn — the home of Bernie Sanders, as well as the home of Hillary Clinton’s campaign headquarters — is a hotbed of political activity. "


What if Skinner "Calls it" and Bernie wins?

There are several more states that are far more open than NY still, meaning Hillary won't do so well in them since MORE PEOPLE CAN VOTE. And her numbers continue to landslide while Bernies continue to go up.

ie. California which is delegate rich state where Hillary has been falling and Bernie has been rising.

The actual math is that Bernie can still win.

What if Skinner calls it and is wrong? Does he email all of us who flee this place when he "Calls it" because we refuse to be part of a silenced majority when we are still supporting our candidate who is running? Does he tell us all he made a big fat mistake and apologize?

Do all of you demanding the race that is months from being over be called so prematurely also appologize?

Just asking.

Best video on Hillary, EVER.

This was posted by others here yesterday. I'm posting again for anyone who missed it.

Once Ahead by 60 Points, Clinton National Lead over Sanders Has Dwindled to Zero

"Though Clinton led Sanders by sixty points when he entered the campaign less than a year ago, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll released Monday shows that lead has been "all but eliminated" – with only two percentage points now separating the Democratic candidates.

As the Journal reports, "The result continues a steady narrowing of the gap between the two Democratic candidates since January, when Mrs. Clinton led by 25 points, 59% to 34%. And it is a far cry from the way the race looked when Mr. Sanders began his campaign last year: In June 2015, a Journal/NBC poll found Mrs. Clinton leading by 60 percentage points, 75% to 15%."

Conducted between April 10-14, with a margin of error of +/-5.3 percent, the latest poll reveals a virtual tie and offers a stunning look at how far the Sanders campaign has come against a candidate that many considered "inevitable":


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Poll: in the DNC primary I'm supporting

Trying to get a gage on how many Bernie and how many Hillary supporters we actually have here.

Hillarians get out your wallets

She's broke. She needs your money now.

Otherwise she is reduced to having only $2700 a seat fund raisers and trying to get anyone to come.

She needs you to NOT act like the 99% - with their meager $27 contributions to Bernie.

Show your true support and donate $2700.00. Send it to her private email server now.

She has to buy 900k in ads in her own state alone, to convince everyone she's the opposite of her record. That will take 10 times the amount of what Bernie spends.

She will make the most out of your money by funneling it to one of her 5 companies in Delaware so she can smartly avoid paying taxes.

We fund the Bernie campaign, you can dang well get out your wallets and Fund the 1%'s campaign. Put your money where your vote is. $2700 now. Not a penny less. Send it to her.

Libya: Obama Admits Clinton's "Greatest Moment" Was His "Worst Mistake"

Given that the overthrow of Gaddafi is "one of the policies cited by Clinton as one of her chief accomplishments," as Vanity Fair's Tina Nguyen notes, Obama's statements could be problematic for the former secretary of state.

During a television interview in 2011, Clinton infamously joked about the fall of Gaddafi saying, "We came, we saw, he died." Even on the campaign trail, the presidential hopeful defended the employment of military support in Libya, describing it as "smart power at its best."

Nguyen writes:
Obama’s comments highlight a growing divide with Clinton as she seeks to win the Democratic presidential nomination. As secretary of state, Clinton was one of the strongest proponents of the U.S. intervention in the Libyan civil war against Gadhafi; according to the New York Times, the decision to commit military assets to ending the dictator’s 42-year-old regime was “arguably her moment of greatest influence as secretary of state.” While Obama has now pointed to that decision multiple times as one of his biggest regrets, he has also used the same logic to defend his reticence to intervene in Syria, where Clinton has urged a more militaristic approach, including a no-fly zone.


Hillary came, she destabilized the country by removing the ruler, and many people have died ever since - because it has never been stabilized. This is a repeat story for Hillary Clinton. Like Donald Trump and his repeat bankruptcies, Hillary never learns.

Hillary is Hillarys biggest funder

Are Hillary’s big speaking fees being used to help fund her campaign?

While Clinton’s campaign committee has raised a total of $159.9 million so far, the candidate’s own contributions make her by far the biggest source of funds, exceeding the amounts she has raised from partners and employees of major law firms like Paul Weiss ($232,684) and DLA Piper $225,363), as well as the executives and employees of major companies like Google ($224,817) and Morgan Stanley ($222,177), according to figures compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics.

That could prove awkward for a candidate who has portrayed herself as a campaign reformer and touted the importance of small donors in financing her candidacy. And the timing of some of Clinton’s speeches — especially when matched up against the payments to her campaign — raise questions about whether her lucrative speech fees effectively amount to a “pass through” of money from special interest groups to help bankroll her candidacy, according to Jacobs and other ethics advocates.


Looks like she isn't appealing to her supporters enough to get funded by them. The Super Pacs also aren't coming through for her.
Maybe she should have tried to appeal to the 99%? They're working out great for Bernie.

Bernie Sanders: ‘We All Knew’ What Hillary Clinton Meant By ‘Super-Predators’

“I think we all knew back then what that language meant,” Sanders told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on Sunday. “That was referring to young blacks. And I don’t think in this country, elected officials or leaders should be using that type of terminology.”

While Hillary Clinton, who is now Sanders’ rival for the Democratic nomination, has already apologized for using the term, Sanders said her husband also owes the country an apology.

Both Sanders and Hillary Clinton, who was then serving as first lady, supported the crime bill at the time. Stephanopoulos, a former official in the Clinton White House, asked Sanders if he had any “second thoughts” about doing so.

“Well, that bill was one of these bills that had good things in it and it had bad things in it,” Sanders replied. “If I had voted against that bill, you would be asking me, ‘Bernie, why did you vote against the ban on assault weapons?’”


Sanders wins Wyoming, prepares to take on Clinton in New York

Source: Reuters

WASHINGTON - Bernie Sanders won the U.S. presidential Democratic nominating contest in Wyoming on Saturday, besting rival Hillary Clinton and adding to a string of recent victories as the two candidates gear up for a crucial matchup in New York.

Sanders, a U.S. senator from Vermont, has won seven out of the last eight state-level Democratic nominating contests, trying to chip away at Clinton's big lead in the number of delegates needed to secure the party's nomination.

Wyoming's 14 Democratic delegates - fewer than any other state - are awarded proportionally based on support from individuals participating in the nominating contest.

Early estimates showed that while Sanders won the contest, both he and Clinton would likely receive seven delegates each in the close race, maintaining Clinton's lead overall.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-idUSKCN0X60B7

It was 56% to 43%
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