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Editorial: Return those ballots

Next Tuesday's early California primary election puts voters in a position to have an unprecedented impact on the Democratic presidential race. More than a third of the total pledged convention delegates will be selected next week in 15 states and territories.

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Posted by Gary
a resident of Mountain View
on Mar 1, 2020 at 10:15 am

Anyone hoping to unseat Donald Trump better hope delegates in CA do not all go to Bernie Sanders. In order to get any delegates, a Primary candidate must receive either 15% of the votes statewide or 15% in a congressional district. The much larger pool of delegates is awarded by congressional district. Bernie now has 57 of 1991 delegates needed to win on the first ballot at the convention. Support your candidate - even if Sanders. It is far from over. Joe Biden is very vulnerable. Trump and Putin may be laughing.

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Posted by Putin's smile broadens
a resident of The Greenhouse
on Mar 1, 2020 at 10:41 am

Bernie and Joe both have ~2% of the delegates needed, with Sanders *currently* having an inconsequential lead. This will change in two days.

True, 2nd place candidates in CA need to break the 15% threshold to garner CA delegates. Recent polling suggests both Liz and Joe are hovering at 14-15%. Do with it what you may. My partner is regretting her early vote for Amy as wasted. I'm reconsidering my vote to choose one of the three. (fwiw, I'd of been happy to cast my vote with Kamala, Cory, Julian or Pete.)

However it works for you, we can't complain that our primary votes are useless, as in years past!

May God Bless America. Please protect her by voting. (fyi: under-publicized, but the SC primary yesterday had near record turnout!)


"Trump and Putin may be laughing"

Wrong - they *are* laughing, for different reasons.

Trump is laughing because he's a narcissistic idiot who (deep down, like most of us,) still can't believe he won. Putin is laughing because he's one of the reasons Trump won, and is still interfering in the 2020 election and Trump won't stop him. Putin must wake up with a smile every day.

NYT: "Lawmakers Are Warned That Russia Is Meddling to Re-elect Trump

A classified briefing to House members is said to have angered the president, who complained that Democrats would “weaponize” the disclosure."

Putin's smile broadens.

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Posted by Gary
a resident of Mountain View
on Mar 2, 2020 at 8:32 pm

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Posted by method to madness
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Mar 3, 2020 at 4:06 am

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