Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Bros for Bernie handed Wisconsin over to Trump!!! While Voter Suppression decreased Dem. Turnout!!!

So, Democratic voters didn't feel motivated and never bothered to vote, that was the difference?

Or was it voter suppression...kind of a big topic nationwide just before the election? Isn't it odd how voter suppression worries just magically disappeared now that the Republicans won?

The Nation's Ari Berman has this glaring reminder:
There were 25 debates during the presidential primaries and general election and not a single question about the attack on voting rights, even though this was the first presidential election in 50 years without the full protections of the Voting Rights Act

Fourteen states had new voting restrictions in place for the first time in 2016—including crucial swing states like Wisconsin and Virginia—yet we heard nary a peep about it on Election Day except from outlets like The Nation. This was the biggest under-covered scandal of the 2016 campaign.

For example, 27,000 votes currently separate Trump and Clinton in Wisconsin, where 300,000 registered voters, according to a federal court, lacked strict forms of voter ID. Voter turnout in Wisconsin was at its lowest levels in 20 years and decreased 13 percent in Milwaukee, where 70 percent of the state’s African-American population lives, according to Daniel Nichanian of the University of Chicago.
Thanks Bros for Bernie!!! Berman didn't mention this amazing fact: Those Bros for Bernie voted their conscience and went with opportunist Jill Stein, handing Wisconsin over to Trump:


6 comments:

Anonymous said...

You're an ego obsessed idiot.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrBxZGWCdgs

Anonymous said...

Just a little mathematical problem with that. If you add all of Jill Stein's to Clinton's, she still would lose to Trump. Back to the drawing board.

Mark Gisleson said...

Horrible analysis. She lost because of undervotes like mine. I simply left the top line blank. 100000 voters in Michigan did likewise.

The Democratic party must purge itself of Bush-embracing neoliberals.

But blame everyone else and fight to keep the party control w/ the rich and corporate.

Anonymous said...

BS headline, BS conclusion. Why do all the people blaming the Greens for Trump's win in Wisconsin ignore the 100,000+ votes the Libertarians got? If you're going to pretend you know who voted for who, and why, it's pretty transparent when you only point to the numbers that support your false conclusion.

Democurmudgeon said...

But adding in those numbers doesn't change a thing. So, where's Jill Stein now? Not an opportunist?

Anonymous said...

Liberals can be such a bunch of dumbasses. Enjoy the next four years of trump (and ryan) cornholing you. But hey, you stuck by your your principles and voted the narcissist party of stein or left the top blank because Clinton doesn't kiss your ass every morning you wake up. Liberal idiots.