As we move closer to the Democratic National Convention in July, we are seeing massive election fraud, voter disenfranchisement and corruption at the hands of the DNC and Clinton surrogates and supporters.
The #BernieOrBust movement has only grown in its urgency and ferocity with each act against Bernie Sanders and his supporters. Even Clinton backers and Republicans are recognizing the blatant fraud and corruption. Donald Trump himself has been reaching out to Bernie supporters in an effort to tap into their anger and distrust of the DNC. My biggest fear is that I see him succeeding.
My second biggest fear, and the reason you are reading this, is the Write-In vote, and whether or not it is the best way to carry out our Bernie or Bust pledge. Relax. Take a deep breath. I do not want you to vote for Hillary Clinton. I do not want you to vote for Donald Trump. I want you to be informed. I want your vote to be counted, I want them to have a number of exactly how many protesters there were, whether they change it after or not. I want your downtickets to count, in fact I NEED your downtickets to count. America does, too. Don’t shoot the messenger.
Yes. They are purposely misinforming you. No, they do not care about your vote unless it is for their chosen candidate. They do not care what happens to it. They do not want it to count. After I explain in detail, I will tell you what we can to do about it if they force us to follow through on our Bernie or Bust pledge.
There is an article circulating around the internet with a misleading map of where write-ins are allowed. The title changed from its original “The Write-In Vote,” which was clearly a headline which would require you to click it before you could form an opinion. The new headline reads, “Did you know that the Presidency could be won by a write-in candidate?”
A very devious headline which appears to tell the reader everything they need to know. Not to bother to click it and read all the information. Well, sure it’s devious. It is posted by Daily KOS, a Clinton propaganda news site.
In this article, it first implies that write-in votes count in all the states but a handful – and Bernie can win if we just write-in his name.
They know that a lot of Americans don’t like to read past a headline. Most readers haven’t clicked the article to read the part where it says… “States not allowing write in ballots include; Arkansas, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Dakota
Most States require a candidate to register, however; Vermont, Wyoming, Oregon, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Iowa, Delaware, and Alabama do not require registration.
Thirty-five states require that a write-in candidate must submit some form of affidavit and, sometimes, a filing fee at least one month before the election. In North Carolina, these candidates must circulate a petition. Then their names are posted on a list at the polling place, though not on the official ballot. All other write-in votes are tossed.” And is dated July 21, 2015. At least one of these states has changed its rules since – Wyoming. Sourced below. 🙂
Did you know that the Presidency could be won by a write in candidate?
A total of 494 Electoral Votes are in play for write in candidates. Currently, 43 States allow…
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So let’s discuss. Worse than just having to file in 24 states, in 8 of them, he cannot file if he lost in a primary – it’s called a “Sore Loser Law.” So I’m here to break this down for you. I’ve double-checked random states’ laws for accuracy, but I highly encourage you to check for yourself and maybe call your Board of Elections and ask what happens to a ballot with a write-in candidate who did not file to run a write-in campaign in your state.
The following states you CAN write-in any candidate (8 states), and the results will be tallied, along with their number of electoral votes.
New Hampshire 4
New Jersey 14
Rhode Island 4
The following states you CANNOT write-in any candidate (9 states, including California, despite being green on the map, write-ins are allowed in primaries but NOT the General Election. http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/prim…).
New Mexico 5
South Dakota 3
The following states have “Sore Loser” laws, which means that since Bernie ran in the Democratic party, if he does not secure the nomination, he cannot run an Independent or Write-In campaign for the same office that he “lost” in the primary. (8 states)
North Carolina 15
South Carolina 9
And, finally, in the following states, Bernie would need to file according to each state’s laws in order for the write-in votes to be counted. (25 states)
New York 29
North Dakota 3
West Virginia 5
This is why Clinton and her minions chuckle when we say #WriteHimIn. Because they have encouraged our belief that we can win a write-in campaign, despite the fact that Bernie himself has said he will not run Independent or Write-In if he doesn’t take the nomination. Bernie knows about sore loser laws. It will be impossible for Bernie to win a write-in vote that he does not actively pursue. It will be next to impossible for him to win a write-in that he does.
So what is there to do???? DO NOT stay home. DO NOT give up. First of all, we still have some primary states left to vote! Get back on those phones, hit the pavement and canvass, Keep those $1, $5, $27 donations, whatever you can give, coming in. In any event, it is money well spent to help open the eyes of as many Americans as we can before we fight a bigger battle.
If despite all our best and hardest efforts, the DNC succeeds in crushing our voices in July, Jill Stein of the Green Party has extended Bernie an invitation to cooperate, and I think we should petition him to take it (http://www.jill2016.com/stein_invites_…). If you have not read Jill Stein’s Power to the People plan, please take a look now at http://www.jill2016.com/plan. In my opinion, she is the candidate with the truest platform that meets and even exceeds Bernie’s plans for America – and will be a FANTASTIC protest vote!!!!
The Green Party is nationally recognized, and along with all our fighting for Bernie, we could do just small things like sign petitions to get her on the ballot in as close to all 50 states as possible. I don’t think it would detract from our resolve or our movement to sign a petition to get the People’s Party – who deserves to be on the ballot -in the game in all 50 states. In fact, it would strengthen it. We would have a strong ally in November – either way. Another example, if you’ve hit your limit for Bernie, maybe you can toss Jill a $5.
Smart backup plans never hurt anyone. Clinton and Trump should be the ones we refer to as unelectable, not candidates like Bernie and Jill Stein. Anyone who tells you that a vote for the Green Party is a vote for Trump or Clinton doesn’t understand voting. You’re being manipulated. You’re being gaslighted. You’re being blackmailed, bullied and threatened.
I understand there’s also a guy named Gary Johnson, running for the Libertarian Party and on the ballot in some states. I’m not a fan, but hey. It’s your vote. I’m sure there are other guys, too, but if EVERY BERNER were to vote for Jill in the general? The laughing would end. And I bet we win.
Lastly, if you’re in a state that doesn’t allow write-ins, Green isn’t on the ballot (or you don’t want to vote Green), and there is no other candidate on this planet that you would like to vote for – leave it blank! Leave the president part blank so your ballot is not invalidated, cast your downticket votes. Then join me in protesting for the next 4 years if anyone but Bernie or Jill get in office.
Much love. Bern on.
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