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For Many #BernieSanders supporters, the move to the Green Party’s #JillStein was easily laid out. On Monday afternoon, hours before their candidate took the Democratic convention stage to reiterate his support for #HillaryClinton to the boos of some of his own delegates, a young man with a loudspeaker directed protesters to a park down the road from the Wells Fargo Center.

“The real revolution is down the street, to your left,” he told them, as others handed out #Jill2016 posters to people still wearing their “Bernie 2016” shirts.
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+Sardeth Wynn Wow! Everything you accused me of is precisely what you're suffering from. You're misreading my intentions completely!
This is quite simple. In America, we vote for President and the person with the mst votes wins.
Hillary has been losing support since she announced. Hers is a candidacy of attrition.
Trump has been gaining support AND unfavorability since he announced.
The country is eager for a 3rd Party. #NeverTrump and #NeverHillary are basically household words at this point.
Johnson and Stein's favorables are very high and it's likely they'll be at the 15% threshold for a true 4-way race.
Now maybe you didn't notice but there was this candidate named Bernie Sanders who "had no chance of winning" in November and he went on to win the DNC by such a large number that HRC had to cheat massively to win.
Do you think Stein and Johnson won't team up to make sure votes are counted accurately in the general?
They both have a chance. While my support currently stands with Stein, Johnson would make a better President than either Clinton or Trump. He's the lesser of two evils I could live with.
So ...
- I'm not dividing anything! You're implying unity where there is none.
- Media ringer? You do know what Hillbots are, right? Stein bots don't exist.
- Stein is not a "One Issue Cadidate." That's just patently idiotic.
- Stein has a strong likelihood of being elected in November. Bernie got around 13 million votes. Those people and all those who were disenfranchised in the primary (about twice that number) will turn out for Stein! 26 million people in a 4-way race where 110 million votes ... that's a good chance!
- I am not angry at the DNC or Hillary. They're corporatists who did what corporatists do. I refuse to support the Oligarchy. It's that simple.
- You're obsessed with "control." People vote and the Presidency is decided ... unless Hillary cheats again. And she will because no one sane will vote for her.
We vote for who we want of the available options. I want Stein because the totality of her platform I see as best for this country and the world.
I don't like Johnson but he won't burn the country to the ground.
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At a joint rally on Tuesday morning in Portsmouth, New Hampshire called "Stronger Together," #BernieSanders endorsed #HillaryClinton for president, as expected.
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+Ruth Smith  Bernie is a little like Willy Wonka, where you don't find out until the end.
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Environmentalists oppose it. So do labor unions, medical professionals, and major religious groups, as well as every leading presidential candidate.

So why hasn't the #DemocraticParty gone on record opposing the Trans Pacific Partnership #TPP?

That's what #BernieSanders wants to know.
Environmentalists oppose it. So do labor unions, medical professionals, and major religious groups, as well as every leading presidential candidate. So why hasn't the Democratic Party gone on record opposing the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)?That's what Bernie Sanders wants to know.Noting that the deal "is opposed by virtually the entire grassroots base of the Democratic Party," Sanders said Sunday he will reintroduce an amendment rejecting the...
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billary might still get indicted before the primary. hang in there Bernie!
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The final draft of the Democratic Party's 2016 platform, released Friday, calls for an end to the #deathpenalty, a $15 #minimumwage, the establishment of a #postalbanking system, broad #marijuana law reform, and elimination of tax breaks for #BigOil—all victories for #BernieSanders and his supporters—but fails to include key concessions on trade, Israel-Palestine, or fracking.
The final draft of the Democratic Party's 2016 platform, released Friday, calls for an end to the death penalty, a $15 minimum wage, the establishment of a postal banking system, broad marijuana law reform, and elimination of tax breaks for Big Oil—all victories for Bernie Sanders and his supporters—but fails to include key concessions on trad
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A gentle nod to minor social justice and economic issue like giving a woman a popsicle after a brutal raping.
Don't worry. In the future we'll use water-based lube, but we'll still be drawing your blood.
Sorry! This is a revolution, not a coronation!!
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Before the #DemocraticParty's platform is finalized at a meeting late next week, #BernieSanders and his progressive allies are mobilizing to ensure that opposition to the Trans Pacific Partnership #TPP —described by its critics as a global corporate power grab—is made the party's official stance.

Though President Obama continues to lobby hard on behalf of the controversial deal, and despite a proposal to include such language being voted down during a drafting session last weekend in St. Louis, Sanders and his supporters are making their case into a rallying cry about the future of the Democratic Party.
Before the Democratic Party's platform is finalized at a meeting late next week, Bernie Sanders and his progressive allies are mobilizing to ensure that opposition to the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)—described by its critics as a global corporate power grab—is made the party's official stance.
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Even if the TPP gets pull off the party platform, it's non-binding. Hillary can still do whatever the the hell she wants her special interest groups tell her to do.
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+Atavistic...ummm dude's an old retired LEO MALE...don't think there's much of a procreation issue here lol
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On the same day #BernieSanders officially endorsed #HillaryClinton for the Democratic nomination and declared she will make an "outstanding president," presumptive Green Party nominee #JillStein was having none of it.

"If you don't want to vote for a war monger or racist billionaire, there are more options. The political revolution will keep going," Stein tweeted in the hour preceding Sanders' announcement alongside Clinton in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
"If you don't want to vote for a war monger or racist billionaire, there are more options. The political revolution will keep going," Stein tweeted in the hour preceding Sanders' announcement alongside Clinton in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
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As the contentious Democratic Party platform drafting committee negotiations come to an end, many #BernieSanders surrogates have watched in disbelief as core progressive principles have been waylaid—largely by #HillaryClinton supporters.

The trend continued on the second-to-last day of platform negotiations in Orlando, Florida, when Clinton surrogates on Friday rejected an amendment supporting the creation of a #postalbanking system, modeled on the one in North Dakota, as well as measures that would end #corporatewelfare and lay penalties on companies for offshoring jobs, lift the $250,000 income cap on the #socialsecurity tax, and expand cost of living increases for senior citizens' social security benefits.

Yet there was one "real victory," as former NAACP leader Ben Jealous put it, when the committee passed an amendment supporting a $15 #minimumwage and union protections. The amendment was introduced by Ohio state senator Nina Turner and Service Employees International Union (SEIU) president Mary Kay Henry.
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The final session of platform negotiations begins in Orlando on Saturday at 10am Eastern Standard Time.

The first item on the agenda? The Trans-Pacific Partnership #TPP trade agreement, which both Clinton and Sanders oppose—but Clinton supporters on the platform committee have fought to voice support for it within the Democratic Party platform.
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+The Atheist
Nope. Sorry. The Republicans are no different from the scoundrels that have highjacked the Democratic Party. Whether many want to actually believe that or not, it's true. They all serve the same Corporate Masters. And the reality is there is NO such thing as free trade. First NFTA, and now the TPP is proof of that.

If we all can pull together and make a stand, we can stop them. But as long as we remain in partisan squabbles they have us right whete they want us. In other words, there is no Republucans vs. Democrats any more. It's US against them. And the sooner WE THE PEOPLE realize that the sooner we can undo it all.
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UNCOUNTED: The True Story of the #CaliforniaPrimary -- http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2016/07/uncounted-the-true-story-of-the-california-primary.html

This documentary on the California primary is very disturbing.

This is from the official [California] Election Officer Training Manual page 49:

“A No Party Preference voter will need to request a crossover ballot from the Roster Index Officer. (Do not offer them a crossover ballot if they do not ask).”

They’re not kidding. Poll worker Jeff Lewis filed a description of the training in an official declaration to a federal court:

Someone raised their hand and asked a follow-up question: ‘So, what if someone gets a nonpartisan ballot, notices it doesn’t have the presidential candidates on it, and asks you where they are?’ The answer poll workers are instructed to give: ‘Sorry, NPP ballots don’t have presidential candidates on them.’ That’s correct: even when people ask questions of that nature, obviously intending to vote with a party.

#election2016 v. #BernieSanders
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Most western countries back the 'sacred right' of vote by actually putting the dollars up behind a neutral state-funded electoral office.  Most of these follow enough staff and scrutineers to actually manage a hand-counted roll, or even do things like investigate where exit-counts disagree with machine counts.  Suppose you get what you get.
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Sanders supporters sue #DNC & #DebbieWassermanSchultz for rigging the system -- https://www.rt.com/usa/349277-sanders-lawsuit-wasserman-schultz/

Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate #BernieSanders are in fight back mode after their candidate was unable to pass his opponent #HillaryClinton during the primary, by suing Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz (DWS) for fraud and negligence.
@eleebeck I would like to see MSM at least reprimanded 4 declaring her the winner b4 SuperDelegates vote @DemConvention, among other things. Martha fort · Jun 28. Martha fort @marthajfort. @eleebeck In latest emails: "Let's design our own server 2 our liking" ~HRC 2 Abedin.
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Sued, on my birthday. Thanks everyone!
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