Wednesday, 27 April 2016

US primaries: Looks like a Killary Clinton vs Donald race

Bernie Sanders has been treated terribly by the Democrats—both with delegates & otherwise. He should show them, and run as an Independent!


Results of the East Coast primary: Trump wins all 5; Clinton wins MD, DE, PA, CT; Sanders wins RI
A voter leaves the booth after casting her ballot in the Pennsylvania primary at a polling place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., April 26, 2016. © Charles Mostoller


RT,
27 April, 2016

Tonight Donald Trump reigned triumphant in all five states, while Hillary Clinton continues to lead, narrowing the odds that Ted Cruz, Bernie Sanders and John Kasich will be able to rally a comeback for their respective parties’ nominations.

Almost instantaneously, the Associated Press called Connecticut, Maryland and Pennsylvania for Trump. At the same time, Maryland was called for Clinton.

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With 6 percent of precincts reporting in Rhode Island, Trump has been declared the winner with 62 percent to Kasich's 26 and Cruz's 11 percent.

With 34 percent of precincts reporting in Delaware, Trump has been declared the winner with 62 percent to Kasich's 20 and Cruz's 16.

With 38.6 percent of precincts reporting in Delaware, Clinton was declared the winner with 51.8 percent to Sanders' 47.1.

With 7 percent of precincts reporting in Pennsylvania, Clinton has been declared the winner with 58 percent to Sanders' 41.

With 49 percent of precincts reporting in Rhode Island, Sanders has been declared the winner with 57 percent to Clinton's 41.

With 80 percent of precincts reporting in Connecticut, Clinton has been declared the winner with 50 percent to Sanders' 48.

"I just want to thank everyone," Trump told supporters in his victory speech from Trump Towers in New York City. "This is a far bigger win than we even expected."

Trump went on to characterize Kasich and Cruz's brief campaign partnership against Trump a "collusion" and a "weak signal," noting his own "landslide" victory in Tuesday's primaries.

"The media's covered me very fairly," Trump said, clarifying to laughter, "for the last two hours."

Trump also, once again, encouraged Bernie Sanders to "run as an independent," calling the Democratic nominating process and its superdelegates unfair.

Clinton, in her victory speech from Maryland, told supporters, "Whether you support Sen. Sanders, or you support me, there’s much more that unites us than divides us."

"We're going to imagine a tomorrow where hard work is honored, families are supported, streets are safe, and communities are strong," Clinton said, adding, "and where love trumps hate."

Below are the Real Clear Politics averages for polls conducted in all five states.


Connecticut

Republicans: An average of three polls from April 12 to 24 showed Trump with 53.7 percent to Kasich's 26.7 and Cruz's 13.7

Democrats: An average of three polls conducted between April 10 to 24 showed Clinton with 49.3 percent to Sanders' 43.7

Delaware

Republicans: one poll conducted April 17 to 18 showed Trump with 55 percent compared to Kasich's 18 and Cruz's 15.

Democrats: one poll conducted April 17 to 18 showed Clinton with 45 percent to Sanders' 38

Maryland

Republicans: An average of three polls conducted from April 10 to 21 showed Trump with 47.7 percent to Kasich's 26.7 and Cruz's 21.7

Democrats: An average of three polls conducted April 5 to 20 showed Clinton with 57.7 percent to Sanders' 33.7


Pennsylvania

Republicans: An average of four polls conducted between April 18 and 24 showed Trump with 48.3 percent to Cruz's 26.5 and Kasich's 21.8

Pennsylvania, average of seven polls conducted from April 11 to 24 showed Clinton with 54.3 percent to Sanders' 38.3


Rhode Island

Republicans: An average of three polls conducted between April 19 to 24 showed Trump with 52.3 percent to Kasich's 23 and Cruz's 12.3

Democrats: An average of two polls conducted April 19 to 24 showed Clinton with 44 percent to Sanders' 41.5


The upcoming primary contests in Indiana on May 3 and California on June 7 are being hailed as likely to be watershed moments in both the Democratic and Republican races.

Trump has won Rust Belt states Illinois and Michigan, and although he lost in Ohio to the state's own Gov. Kasich, Trump still captured about 36 percent of the vote to Kasich's 47 and Cruz's 13. Based on the results in Pennsylvania, Trump could be favored to win the last of the Rust Belt states, Indiana, next week. However, millions of dollars are being spent on ads against Trump in Indiana, which was not the case in the states competing on April 26, according to Fox News which reported only $100,000 was spent specifically targeting Trump in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island.

The Real Clear Politics average for Indiana polling shows Clinton ahead of Sanders, 47.7 percent to 43.7. That margin could swing for Sanders if he can win something tonight, but Clinton has been consistently ahead there.

The interesting takeaway from these primaries today especially is how divided each party continues to be, keeping the general election looking like it will be just as unconventional as the nominating process has been. Keep an eye on how Trump does in traditionally "blue" states as well as how well Clinton does in typically "red" states for a preview of what to expect, and not expect, in the 2016 general election.




This is the witch the world doesn't want



Voters Report Suspicious Irregularities in Three Different Primary States



In what is becoming an outrageously predictable trend, Hillary Clinton supporters have been caught breaking election laws again and other voting irregularities have been reported across three of today’s five primary states.
Pennsylvania voters have reported on Reddit that the following campaign advertisements for Clinton were being distributed inside polling locations in clear violation of electioneering law.

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Pennsylvania’s electioneering laws clearly state that “No person, when within the polling place, shall electioneer or solicit votes for any political party, political body or candidate, nor shall any written or printed matter be posted up within the said room… ”

The law then goes on to specifically mention that solicitations “must remain at least ten (10) feet distant from the polling place during the progress of the voting.”
And yet, the following video shows these Hillary Clinton slips inside the North Temple Baptist Church polling location on 1628 Master Street in Philadelphia, with the poll worker refusing to throw them away even after being confronted.


The worker admits at the beginning of the video that “Whoever’s supposed to be giving these out is supposed to be outside.”
Videographer Daniel Laufer rightly points out that this is against the law, and politely asks if he can remove the offending slips from the polling station. The worker says “No you can’t have these,” blatantly admitting that “They have to hand them out as people come in.”
Again, Laufer tries to remain calm as he explains: “This is trying to sway people and you’re not supposed to do that according to the law.”
It’s not swaying anybody,” the poll worker replies. “You have your own mind, you vote for whoever you want to.”
The law is the law, and this is against the law.”
I understand that, but are you a lawyer?”
I don’t need to be a lawyer to know that.”
From here out, the poll worker just keeps repeating that voters can “vote for whoever they want to” without directly responding to the fact that these advertisements are a textbook case of electioneering, which is banned under state law within the polling place.
Laufer told US Uncut that in addition to the Clinton campaign literature inside the precinct, the polling place was plagued by other irregularities, like two broken voting machines that weren’t replaced for hours and the precinct being closed to early voters.
Polls were supposed to open at seven,” Laufer said in a phone interview. “I got there at 7:30, and it wasn’t open yet.”
To test the reaction of poll workers, Laufer tried handing out pro-Sanders campaign literature more than ten feet away from the polling precinct, and poll workers threatened to call the police on him.
Elsewhere in Pennsylvania, a voting machine wasn’t allowing a voter to select Bernie Sanders. Brooks Bell posted video of himself on Instagram trying to press Sanders’ name on an electronic voting machine, which failed continuously to record his selection. New York Daily News columnist Shaun King tweeted the video, which garnered thousands of retweets in a matter of hours — though it was later revealed that the machine simply wasn’t turned on:

In Connecticut, where 55 pledged delegates are up for grabs, one voter recorded his father’s party affiliation mysteriously changing from “Democratic” on April 23 to “Unaffiliated” on April 25. In Connecticut’s closed primary, voters not identifying as Democrats or Republicans aren’t allowed to vote.

This happened on a large scale in the Arizona primary, with the Secretary of Stateadmitting in a public hearing that staffers in her own office had their party affiliations changed without their consent. Voters’ party affiliations were changed in New York as well, with some voters showing proof that the signatures on the documents in question were forged.


Pro-Sanders Facebook pages compromised ahead of 5 state primaries, Clinton supporters suspected

© Lucas Jackson
RT,
26 April, 2016

Numerous Facebook pages in support of Bernie Sanders’ presidential candidacy were shut down on Monday after they were reportedly flooded with pornographic images, with at least one participant in the attacks being linked to a Hillary Clinton support group.

The incidents, which The Hill stated seemed to be coordinated, began around 9:00pm on Monday, with account owners being able to regain control of their groups around midnight. According to a report from Heavy.com, attackers posted porn in at least two groups and then reported the content to Facebook, triggering the shutdowns.

Some of the groups that were shut down had tens of thousands of members, including: Bernie Sanders Is My Hero, Bernie Believers, Bernie Sanders for President, and Bernie Sanders Activists.
SHAME on & ! We'll NEVER SUPPORT HER! We are !

Not all Bernie Sanders groups reported being hit with obscene imagery, but one member said it appeared that child porn was also posted.

"We had what looked like a kiddie porn posted in one of our groups today,” said Sanders supporter Erica Libenow said to Heavy.com. "I reported that one. Seriously made me want to vomit.”

On Twitter, Sanders supporters pointed to Clinton supporters as the culprits.
So spends millions to take down ' Facebook Groups? Shame on ! We're now!

In a Facebook post on Tuesday, the Bros 4 Hillary group said that a former member was part of the attack, engaging in “harassing behavior” toward the pro-Sanders groups.

This was not promoted or supported by the leadership of B4H, nor were we immediately aware of this conduct. We removed the offending posts and member as soon as possible,” the group wrote in its statement.

Some have also tried to connect the onslaught to Correct the Record, a Super PAC supporting Clinton that recently announced it would spend $1 million to target online attacks against the former secretary of state. According to Paste, one Facebook user bragged that he was able to get a Sanders group removed, and the user also “liked” Correct the Record and the Barrier Breakers' online “correction” initiative.


However, the Super PAC denied that it took part in Monday’s attack.

"Correct the Record's Barrier Breakers 2016 had nothing to do with this," said Elizabeth Shappell, the group's communications director, to The Hill. "Currently, Barrier Breakers is exclusively engaged in positive messaging supporting Hillary Clinton."

Not all the shutdowns were linked to Clinton supporters, though. In one post, The People for Bernie Sanders 2016 group stated that a Facebookerror was responsible for the shutdowns.

We're aware many of the pro Bernie groups were removed from Facebook. They're back. It was a Facebook database error, not a conspiracy or an attack,” the statement read.

Other Facebook groups unrelated to Sanders were also briefly taken down.

Accusations over Monday’s Facebook incident are the latest in the back-and-forth between Clinton and Sanders supports. The Clinton campaign has often criticized the Sanders campaign for its so-called “Bernie Bros,” or outspoken supporters who have attacked those who disagree with Sanders online. Some have been labeled misogynist for suggesting that Clinton voters are voting “based on who had the vagina.”

For his part, Sanders has said the attacks are “disgusting” and called for his supporters to stop.



We don’t want that crap,” he said to CNN in February. “Anybody who is supporting me [that] is doing sexist things – we don’t want them. I don’t want them.”


WATCHDOG” Names Hillary Clinton Most Corrupt Politician of 2015


25 December, 2015

As corrupt public officials go, Hillary Clinton is in a league of her own. That’s according to a Washington ethics watchdog that just named the Democratic presidential front-runner as the top ethics violator of 2015.

The nonpartisan Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT) placed Clinton at the top of its worst ethics violators of 2015 list after finding “overwhelming evidence” she abused her official position as secretary of state.

FACT is calling for various federal investigations into Clinton’s unethical behavior, much of which has been uncovered by the ongoing scandal surrounding her State Department emails.

Those emails remained hidden from the public until earlier this year when it was discovered that Secretary Clinton conducted government business on her private email server and a judge ultimately ordered that she turn over and the State Department release the emails,” FACT noted in a statement.

FACT believes that some of those recently released communications raise questions about whether Clinton gave special State Department access to a private mining company with ties to her son-in-law,

The watchdog says Clinton has displayed similarly corrupt behavior on the campaign trail.

The group has asked the IRS to investigate whether Clinton violated State Department rules when her family foundation made payments of nearly $350,000 to her failed 2008 campaign to rent Clinton’s email list after she failed to secure the Democratic nomination. At the time of the transactions, Clinton’s State Department position prohibited her from doing certain types of fundraising on behalf of the campaign.

FACT is also requesting the Federal Elections Commission investigate the current Clinton campaign after it received an email list of 4 million potential supporters from a pro-Hillary super PAC. The list, according to FACT, constitutes an in-kind donation, which federal election laws prohibit candidates from accepting directly from PACs.

Clinton’s political corruption could also ensnare top Senate Democrats if FACT is successful in getting the Senate Select Committee to launch an additional investigation into whether Clinton campaign aides conducted political business in official Senate offices where campaign activities are prohibited.

Elected officials are sent to Washington to follow and uphold the law and so they need to be held to the highest standard of ethics. Even the appearance of impropriety can quickly erode public trust, and Mrs. Clinton is in a league of her own,” said Matthew Whitaker, FACT’s executive director, in a statement.

While Clinton is by far FACT’s most corrupt official of 2015, seven other politicians also made the list for activities that violated the public trust in the past year. They include: Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.); Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.); Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.); failed Senate candidate Joe Sestak, a Pennsylvania Democrat; Rep. Frank Guinta (R-N.H.); Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.); and Rep. Robert Pittenger (R-N.C.)




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