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Wed Apr 20, 2016, 02:59 AM

Thank you Bernie for making California matter

Far too often California is disenfranchised and doesn't even get to vote in primaries, and in GEs they try to call it before the end of the work day to suppress the vote here.

They have been trying to tell us that our votes don't matter, that our voices shouldn't be heard. Ever since Clinton's big win in Iowa we've been told that the race is done. We have 700 delegates that only Bernie is honoring. Everywhere I have traveled has Bernie signs. He understands that we are far too often disrespected by the establishment.

Where California goes, the nation follows.

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Reply Thank you Bernie for making California matter (Original post)
Lordquinton Apr 2016 OP
potone Apr 2016 #1
Lordquinton Apr 2016 #5
LibDemAlways Apr 2016 #2
Lordquinton Apr 2016 #6
LibDemAlways Apr 2016 #8
Donkees Apr 2016 #3
dreamnightwind Apr 2016 #4
Lordquinton Apr 2016 #7
dreamnightwind Apr 2016 #10
Equinox Moon Apr 2016 #9

Response to Lordquinton (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 03:07 AM

1. Thank you for this post.

I live in Oregon, and I also have long been frustrated by the fact that the west coast seldom has any influence on the elections. It is worse for California; it is absurd that a state that size should be shut out of the process and it angers me. So California, please come through for Bernie. The rest of us need you!

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Response to potone (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 10:55 AM

5. Big and blue

and they've been scared to even think about us getting a say, trying to shut us out from day 1.

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Response to Lordquinton (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 03:15 AM

2. I live on the LA/Ventura County border in a

suburb full of professional types. I see Bernie bumper stickers everywhere. I have seen exactly one sticker referencing Hillary, and it read "Hillary for prison," so I assume that person isn't a fan. I predict Bernie will win California, and it will be a huge embarrassment for Hillary at the end of the primary season.

In California, Democrats and non-affiliated voters who can vote in the Democratic Primary are not going to vote same old same old. Bernie all the way.

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Response to LibDemAlways (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 10:59 AM

6. My only concern in CA

is the deep red streak. I've seen next to none Clinton stickers, but a fair amount of Trump/Carson stickers (not that Carson is around, but I don't think those guys will be going for Clinton now) There was a post about the American Independents and how a lot of people accidentally register for them, thinking they are't choosing a party. People were laughing about it, calling potential Democratic voters stupid, really great way to unite they party.

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Response to Lordquinton (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 11:18 AM

8. I actually saw a Cruz sticker the other day with some

sort of flame symbol, which I assume represents evangelical Christianity. Cruz is actually going nowhere fast out here. Voters in this state are not going to vote for an evangelical whack job from Texas. Trump, however, is another animal. Voters in CA are fickle. And they love celebrity. They voted Reagan. They turned out Gray Davis in favor of Schwarzenegger. I think Trump might actually do well here. Probably not as much of a threat to Bernie as to Hillary though. It will be an interesting fall.

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Response to Lordquinton (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 06:08 AM

3. Let the Honest People Vote!

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Response to Lordquinton (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 07:43 AM

4. Virtually no Hillary stickers, tons of Bernie ones here in my part of norcal

I am also grateful to be able to vote for Bernie in June. Thanks for this OP.

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Response to dreamnightwind (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 11:03 AM

7. They wanted it called after Iowa with a .02% lead

They are terrified of our delegate count that absolutely dwarfs any other block.

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Response to Lordquinton (Reply #7)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 11:43 AM

10. Honestly Hillary might win California

It's a huge state so hard to have any intuitive feel for it. My area is far more progressive than most. And even here, I suspect the Bernie supporters are more passionate and tend to sticker up, whereas the Hillary people are generally less into the whole thing.

But mainly I'd like the chance for Bernie to compete here, and we can make sure his ideas are heard and build something for the future if not for 2016.

The corporate wing of the party has nothing to offer us except they say they are not Republicans, and I'm not always certain they are even being honest about that.

There are serious issues that need to be dealt with ASAP, and not by someone who owes huge favors to the industries that are causing the problems. So yeah, absolutely it will be great if we get to hold a real primary here.

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Response to Lordquinton (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 11:29 AM

9. California should the 1st State during the pres primary process

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