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Sat Mar 5, 2016, 10:04 PM

Beth Clarkson writes an open letter to Bernie! C'mon Bernie TAKE HEED!!

Here's the open letter. In it Beth notes that in Oklahoma and presumably in other places where the vote is counted on electronic voting machines (MA?), she has noted the same concerning fact: that the totals (for Clinton in this case) tend to increase as the size of the population increases (where the vote is counted on electronic machines). She thinks it should probably be the other way around. Dems in small and rural areas tend to vote more for Hillary than Dems in areas of high population.

Here's how her letter begins:

Dear Bernie, If you want to win the presidency and elect a revolutionary congress, you must find a way to force accurate counts of votes across the country. There is no reason to believe that machine generated vote counts are accurate when they are not checked for accuracy.


You, as a candidate, have the right to demand manual recounts. Well, in some places anyway. If you were to do so, irrefutable evidence of problems with vote counts will emerge in some of those places. If and only if your supporters can find and correct those problems can your revolution win at the ballot box.

In states that have paper trails, I suggest you start asking for manual recounts of the paper ballots and Voter Verified Paper Audit Trails (VVPAT) where you can. Whether you won or lost the contest doesnít matter. The point is to evaluate the size and number of discrepancies and check for bias. Laws vary from state to state. Typically there is a short window of time to request recounts. Many jurisdictions will balk and try to keep you from doing so by various legal maneuvers. But there will be many opportunities through the primary season. You have supporters that can be trained and provide labor hours when needed. A 100% manual recount isnít necessary. A random sample of precincts is sufficient.

There's much more of great interest here. Check it out and see if you can get Bernie's attention. The link follows.



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Sat Mar 5, 2016, 10:11 PM

1. I like this idea

I think both Sanders and Clinton should request this that way when the General comes around they will have already set a precedent for having this done.

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Sat Mar 5, 2016, 10:17 PM

2. This should be routine anyway, IMHO.

We shouldn't have to worry about the integrity of our elections.

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