Apparently we need international observers for the primary elections as well: What I’m reading, April 19, 2016

As I publish this, early projections indicate that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have won the New York primary.


The Horse Race

Following the bungled Arizona primary, in which “[r]educed numbers of polling stations in Maricopa County resulted in long lines that may have prevented some people from being able to vote,”[1] some voters discovered their party affiliations had been changed,[2] “Truthdig . . . heard reports that similar party affiliation changes are occurring in New York.”[3] So it now seems and there have been other snafus as well, which have interfered with voting.[4] I do not know if, as in Arizona,[5] alleged suppression may have targeted voters more likely to support Bernie Sanders.

Jason Silverstein, “New York City primary voters outraged by broken machines, closed polling places,” New York Daily News, April 19, 2016, http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-primary-voters-outraged-broken-machines-late-polls-article-1.2606810


Texas secession

Amber Phillips, “The Texas secession debate is getting kind of real,” Washington Post, April 19, 2016, https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/04/19/the-texas-secession-movement-is-getting-kind-of-serious/


Footnotes

  1. [1]Stephanie Dube Dwilson, “Was There Election Fraud in Arizona? 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know,” Heavy, March 23, 2016, http://heavy.com/news/2016/03/arizona-election-voter-fraud-bernie-sanders-azelectionfraud-provisional-ballot-maricopa-registration-long-lines/
  2. [2]Stephanie Dube Dwilson, “Was There Election Fraud in Arizona? 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know,” Heavy, March 23, 2016, http://heavy.com/news/2016/03/arizona-election-voter-fraud-bernie-sanders-azelectionfraud-provisional-ballot-maricopa-registration-long-lines/; Emma Niles, “Arizona Secretary of State Confirms Election Fraud During Primary Vote,” Truthdig, April 1, 2016, http://www.truthdig.com/eartotheground/item/arizona_secretary_of_state_confirms_fraud_during_primary_vote_20160401
  3. [3]Emma Niles, “Arizona Secretary of State Confirms Election Fraud During Primary Vote,” Truthdig, April 1, 2016, http://www.truthdig.com/eartotheground/item/arizona_secretary_of_state_confirms_fraud_during_primary_vote_20160401
  4. [4]Jason Silverstein, “New York City primary voters outraged by broken machines, closed polling places,” New York Daily News, April 19, 2016, http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-primary-voters-outraged-broken-machines-late-polls-article-1.2606810
  5. [5]Stephanie Dube Dwilson, “Was There Election Fraud in Arizona? 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know,” Heavy, March 23, 2016, http://heavy.com/news/2016/03/arizona-election-voter-fraud-bernie-sanders-azelectionfraud-provisional-ballot-maricopa-registration-long-lines/

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