People have been criticizing Bernie for stating that “poor people don’t vote as much as wealthier ones.” In New York, people had to register to vote Democrat six months before the election in order to vote in the primary. In addition, others were just un-registered or upon going to vote, found their registration has been switched.

I feel safe because I have had no trouble voting since moving to “conservative” South Orange County 5 years ago but I had nothing but trouble voting in Los Angeles area prior to that. My registration was lost 3 consecutive times (i.e. I registered, I verified, I went to my polling place, it wasn’t recorded. I used a provisional ballot once and saw the person put the paper ballot in a box that they stated openly was going to be thrown away — as those ballots were only counted ‘when the election was close’). This is years ago. I knew at that time that this process was favoring the established Democrat office holders, some of whom are now over 80. The news has stated Republicans are responsible for any/all problems related to voting for years. Yet the places where such problems occur are dominated by the other party, whose chosen candidate is benefiting from them.

In CA the election of Arnold Schwarzenegger was a “miracle” — he probably won by 80% during his first election (as opposed the the margin reported). That type of overwhelming majority is the only way to win in such situations.

According to Harlan Ellison and my grandmother, “You’ll go far Amy, because you have heart.” Author of 40 books, former exec., Nebula Award nominee, Poor.

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