I’ve been giving the Donald more space than he deserves.
Bernie Sanders would be winning if the United States was a democracy
At PHX polling site. 7:30pm: line is 3K+ long. Voters at front been waiting for 4+ hrs. #AZPrimary #WesternTuesday
Consider: 2012 primary had 300,000 voters and 200 polling places. 2016 primary has estimated 800,000 voters at 60 polling places. #12News
Arizona, we need your help! After you vote today, ask the clerk for the turnout at your precinct and report it: http://bernie.to/ReportAZvoting
Bernie Sanders Is Currently Winning the Democratic Primary Race, and I’ll Prove It to You
Nobody cares how well a politician does at the ballot box when he or she is running for an office unopposed. What matters is how a politician performs in contested primaries and general elections, as when it really matters — like it will, for instance, this November — you can be certain of a contested election.
With that said, let’s make an important observation: Bernie Sanders has tied or beaten Hillary Clinton in a majority of the actively contested votes this election season.
You doubt it? Okay, let me explain.....
Bernie Sanders Just
Unleashed on Arizona
Unleashed on Arizona
Bernie Sanders is just as mad as his supporters about the Arizona primary election process, which is being widely regarded as a total fiasco.
“We got an email last night from a woman who was waiting in line for five hours to vote. For five hours to vote,” Bernie said incredulously today at a press conference in San Diego.
He said there was no excuse for a failure of this magnitude.
“Whatever the cause of that problem is, people in the United States of America should not have to wait five hours in order to vote. We do not know how many thousands of people who wanted to vote yesterday in Arizona did not vote. We don’t know if they wanted to vote for Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, whoever. We don’t know that.”
Despite expecting huge turnouts, the infamous Maricopa County actually cut the number of polling locations from 200 to 60, which meant there was only one polling site for every 20,000 voters. Many Democratic voters also arrived to vote only to discover they were improperly registered and given “provisional ballots” which may or may not have counted for anything.
“In the United States of America, democracy is the foundation of our way of life,” Bernie said. “People should not have to wait five hours to vote, and what happened yesterday in Arizona is a disgrace.”
The voting was so disgraceful, many are calling for officials to hold primary again, properly run this time. Bernie ended his comments on the Arizona primary by saying he hopes that this fiasco has raised the bar for elections moving forward.
“I hope that every state in this country learns from that and learns how to put together a proper election where people can come in and vote in a timely manner and go back to work.”