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Report from my precinct in New York City

Members of my family have already voted and just phoned in this report from downtown NYC.

Easy to vote. No ID asked for!

However, two people were turned away.

One demanded an affidavit. They had registered as a Democrat and were not on the rolls.

One was turned away because they were in "the wrong polling station" and now had to run to another one, insisting that they had "always voted at the same station" and "had to get to work".

It's true, we did have to vote at a new location this year—after years of voting in the same place. Which did raise questions for us.

Noted was the absence of any information anywhere on the ballot about which delegates support which candidates. This is new. In the past there has been much more information about this. We knew who to vote for because we had gone to a candidate forum. But how many people are involved enough to do that?

At this forum, it was explained that the League of Women Voters usual supplies this kind of information amply and this year—they didn't. Make of that what you will.

FYI—Arthur Schwartz is the Assembly candidate who will become a super delegate for Bernie, should he win.

Look also for:
Allen Roskoff
Tom Duane
Jessica Frisco
Laine Armstrong
Jenine Lurie
All supporters of Bernie.

Would like to hear other people's experience as they vote today.

If you get turned away, here is the phone number for the New York City Board of Elections: 212-886-2100 (Note—that's just for the city and may even be just for downtown.)

Only 20% of New Yorkers vote. That's appalling. Get out there and do it!


He didn't mince his words.

From the Guardian reported on Raw Story today:

NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley gave his two cents on the presidential race on Tuesday by saying “all politics is rich people screwing poor people” and that “poor people are too stupid to know they’re just chess pieces in a game”.

Barkley said he wasn’t exactly thrilled by the Democratic party – “I’ve always voted Democratic. Always. I don’t know why. I’m trying to figure out exactly what they’ve done for us” – but he saved most of his ire for the Republican party, claiming that the party was exploiting ordinary Americans’ fears about race and immigration – and doing a great job of it.

“The Republicans always do a good job of dividing and conquering. They do a really good job of making black folks, poor white folks and Hispanics not like each other. Everybody wants to talk about black and white, when the situation is really about rich people against poor people.


This is why I've never understood how there's a separation between Bernie's economic justice policy and the fight for social justice.

It was Martin Luther King who summed this up when he said this is why he started his Poor People's Campaign:

"The VietNam War is about sending poor White children and poor Black children and poor Brown children to go kill poor Yellow children".

Who Won The DebateTonight March 6, 2016

I know online polls are considered controversial, but for what it's worth—go over and vote.

These are the only two I could locate.



Brand New Music Video for Bernie

Really Fun, Music Video made by Artists4Bernie.

Aimed at encouraging all people in Tuesday's primary states to get out and vote.

"Bernie Sanders: The People's Revolution"

Features a band called Young the Giant.

Take a look. It's energizing and feels good.

Alan Grayson is a Super Delegate.

He's inviting all of us to vote in his on-line poll for Bernie or HRC.

He says that he, as a super delegate, will cast his electoral vote for which ever candidate wins.

There's a space for you to make a short statement about your vote.

He says he's doing it to be a better super delegate who is guided by actual, regular people.

Suggest you all go over there and vote.


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