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Old April 24th, 2016, 12:12 AM   #1
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That silly Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders. His initials are BS, but hey whats in a name. Now, Bernie has decided that poor people do not vote. Well Bernie, I think the real reason that a small loud minority wants Socialism. Most of that minority wants it because they thought it sounded cool. They actually had no clue what it really was. But, alas, your beat, its over but I for one hope you stay in the race and stir it up with Hillary some more. So stop the silly excuses Bern and keep attacking Hillary. Thanks. Anyway here is a link to the article where Bernie claims poor people cant vote, don't vote blah blah blah.
Sanders says he has lost primaries to Clinton because ?poor people don?t vote?
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Bernie Sanders. His initials are BS, but hey whats in a name. Now, Bernie has decided that poor people do not vote. Well Bernie, I think the real reason that a small loud minority wants Socialism. Most of that minority wants it because they thought it sounded cool. They actually had no clue what it really was. But, alas, your beat, its over but I for one hope you stay in the race and stir it up with Hillary some more. So stop the silly excuses Bern and keep attacking Hillary. Thanks. Anyway here is a link to the article where Bernie claims poor people cant vote, don't vote blah blah blah.
Sanders says he has lost primaries to Clinton because ?poor people don?t vote?
My first name is Robert and my last name starts with an S. My nickname is Bob and when in the 4th grade I got a leather school satchel with gold foil initials. I told mom I want BS on it but she made me put RS on it. Just an old memory about the BS debate.
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Bernie Sanders. His initials are BS, but hey whats in a name. Now, Bernie has decided that poor people do not vote. Well Bernie, I think the real reason that a small loud minority wants Socialism. Most of that minority wants it because they thought it sounded cool. They actually had no clue what it really was. But, alas, your beat, its over but I for one hope you stay in the race and stir it up with Hillary some more. So stop the silly excuses Bern and keep attacking Hillary. Thanks. Anyway here is a link to the article where Bernie claims poor people cant vote, don't vote blah blah blah.
Sanders says he has lost primaries to Clinton because ?poor people don?t vote?


I'm disappointed in Sanders. Blaming his losses on those who don't vote is childish. It reminds me of Trump and his "it's not fair" tirade. The political system IS what it IS. When you run for office you accept that fact and work around it. But enough said.
Bernie IS correct about low income Americans NOT voting. This from the Atlantic: According to the U.S. Census, 47 percent of eligible adults with family incomes of less than $20,000 a year voted in 2012 and just one in four voted in the midterm election of 2010. By contrast, those with annual earnings of $100,000 or more turned out at rates of around 80 percent and 60 percent, respectively. Similar disparities are seen in voter registration.
Black and Hispanic citizens, for whom the poverty rate is close to three times that of whites, were three times as likely as whites to not have the requisite I.D. and to have difficulty finding the correct polling place. They were more than three times as likely as whites to not receive a requested absentee ballots, and roughly twice as likely to be out of town on Election Day or to have to wait in long lines. They were also substantially more likely than whites to report transportation problems and bad time and location as reasons for not getting to the polls, while white voters were the most likely to cite disapproval of candidate choices. Taken together, the surveys suggest that white citizens who abstain from voting do so primarily by choice, while the majority of minority non-voters face problems along the way.

So how does that translate into votes?? Between 900,000 and 3 million voters. That's a LOT of people--a lot of lost votes. It's certainly enough to swing a candidate to victory or defeat.
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I'm disappointed in Sanders. Blaming his losses on those who don't vote is childish. It reminds me of Trump and his "it's not fair" tirade. The political system IS what it IS. When you run for office you accept that fact and work around it. But enough said.
Bernie IS correct about low income Americans NOT voting. This from the Atlantic: According to the U.S. Census, 47 percent of eligible adults with family incomes of less than $20,000 a year voted in 2012 and just one in four voted in the midterm election of 2010. By contrast, those with annual earnings of $100,000 or more turned out at rates of around 80 percent and 60 percent, respectively. Similar disparities are seen in voter registration.
Black and Hispanic citizens, for whom the poverty rate is close to three times that of whites, were three times as likely as whites to not have the requisite I.D. and to have difficulty finding the correct polling place. They were more than three times as likely as whites to not receive a requested absentee ballots, and roughly twice as likely to be out of town on Election Day or to have to wait in long lines. They were also substantially more likely than whites to report transportation problems and bad time and location as reasons for not getting to the polls, while white voters were the most likely to cite disapproval of candidate choices. Taken together, the surveys suggest that white citizens who abstain from voting do so primarily by choice, while the majority of minority non-voters face problems along the way.

So how does that translate into votes?? Between 900,000 and 3 million voters. That's a LOT of people--a lot of lost votes. It's certainly enough to swing a candidate to victory or defeat.
If you are to stupid to find the correct place to vote. Good!
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If you are to stupid to find the correct place to vote. Good!
Agreed!!

Let me expand on that. Mail-in ballots. Bullshit!!!

The expense involved in making sure everyone gets a mail-in ballot, including people overseas, is staggering. I've been an elected member of several county boards. Complying with the mail-in requirements, in a county of 15,000 residents, of the 2014 election, cost the county recreation board more than $20,000, a county board with annual tax collections of ~$180,000.

It ain't over yet. Only about 15 percent of those ballots were returned.

So, if you want to vote, you need to get your ass down to the polls. If you can't do that, request an absentee ballot. Ensuring that the lazy and lame-brained can vote doesn't serve the best interests of the republic.
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I'm disappointed in Sanders. Blaming his losses on those who don't vote is childish. It reminds me of Trump and his "it's not fair" tirade. The political system IS what it IS. When you run for office you accept that fact and work around it. But enough said.
Bernie IS correct about low income Americans NOT voting. This from the Atlantic: According to the U.S. Census, 47 percent of eligible adults with family incomes of less than $20,000 a year voted in 2012 and just one in four voted in the midterm election of 2010. By contrast, those with annual earnings of $100,000 or more turned out at rates of around 80 percent and 60 percent, respectively. Similar disparities are seen in voter registration.
Black and Hispanic citizens, for whom the poverty rate is close to three times that of whites, were three times as likely as whites to not have the requisite I.D. and to have difficulty finding the correct polling place. They were more than three times as likely as whites to not receive a requested absentee ballots, and roughly twice as likely to be out of town on Election Day or to have to wait in long lines. They were also substantially more likely than whites to report transportation problems and bad time and location as reasons for not getting to the polls, while white voters were the most likely to cite disapproval of candidate choices. Taken together, the surveys suggest that white citizens who abstain from voting do so primarily by choice, while the majority of minority non-voters face problems along the way.

So how does that translate into votes?? Between 900,000 and 3 million voters. That's a LOT of people--a lot of lost votes. It's certainly enough to swing a candidate to victory or defeat.
So, the meme that the "poor" are electing those who promise them free stuff isn't quite accurate.
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So, the meme that the "poor" are electing those who promise them free stuff isn't quite accurate.
Apparently not when you have to "democrats" fighting it out. Hillary killed Bernie with the minority vote. Do you really think percentage wise that there is a higher percentage of whites within the white demographic on aid compared to minorities? Actually the Asian minority would be the LEAST likely to use welfare of all the demographics. Followed by whites
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