Need your help: Pooling resources (links to evidence) on the how the 2016 primary was slanted against Sanders

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As you can see on the Wikipedia article on the 2016 primary – if you spend 5–10 minutes looking at the article and its edit history – there is a constant effort by some individuals to make it read as though it was a fair primary with no unaddressed controversies. Among others, username "Avial Cloffprunker" has been working the page since at least early spring this year, and every single one of their notable edits has been to downplay controversy and end every mention of it with "but it was dismissed" or something similar.

When even the Wikipedia page on the subject is the way it is, it honestly makes me question if I'm part of a minority conspiracy myself, despite living through all the shenanigans in 2015 and 2016. Wikipedia is usually my go-to resource when trying to find a relatively impartial view on something. This has huge implications on the people's view of Bernie deserving a real shot at winning in 2020, and possibly the DNC's views on how much they can get away with next time.

So, to all of you who lived the primary through with me, please reply with credible (as much as possible) resources and accounts of what happened in the 2016 primary. It would be great if they were good enough to be used on Wikipedia in a way that motivated people can't discredit the sources or reply with dismissals.

Many thanks for reading.

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Jeff Bezos owns The Washington Post. During the 2016 primary, WaPo ran 16 negative stories on Bernie Sanders in 16 hours. All advanced a completely fabricated narrative of a clueless white man incapable of winning over people of color or women. Expect this again in the 2020 race, but much more so.

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Primary Wins of September 13, 2018

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NY

Julia Salazar (NY State Senate-8) [DSA, WFP, OR, PCCC]

Alessandra Biaggi (NY State Senate-34) [WFP, OR, PCCC, MoveOn, NoIDC]

Jessica Ramos (NY State Senate-13) [WFP, OR, PCCC, MoveOn, NoIDC]

Robert Jackson (NY State Senate-31) [WFP, OR, PCCC, NoIDC]

Zellnor Myrie (NY State Senate 20) [WFP, OR, PCCC, MoveOn, NoIDC]

Rachel May (NY State Senate 53) [OR, PCCC, NoIDC]

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John Liu (NY State Senate-11) [NoIDC]

Pat Strong (NY State Senate-46) [OR]

Harvey Epstein (NY State Assembly-74) [OR]

Christine Pellegrino (NY State Assembly-9) [OR]

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Recommendations for progressive candidates in tomorrow’s primary (Wednesday September 12) in Rhode Island

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Rhode Island primary

Note that Rhode Island has primaries that are open to unaffiliated voters, which means that if you are registered with a party, you have to vote in their primary, but if you are not registered with any party, you can choose which primary to vote in.


Governor:

Matt Brown (Justice Democrat and endorsed by Our Revolution) or Spencer Dickinson. I think right now Matt Brown is better known and has a better chance of beating Raimondo. Therefore, he would be my first choice.


Lt. Governor:

Aaron Regunberg (Justice Democrat and endorsed by Our Revolution).


US Senator: Sheldon Whitehouse or Pat Fontes.


US Representatives:

RI-01: Incumbent David Cicilline is a fairly progressive Democrat and a member of the Medicare-for-All Congress. He’s also a member of the Anti-Trust Caucus in Congress and he favors net neutrality.

RI-02: Incumbent Jim Langevin is pretty conservative for a Democrat. He was a late co-sponsor of HR 676 (Conyers’ Medicare-for-All bill), only signing on about 7 months after the bill had come out. And he has not joined the Medicare-for-All caucus. His only opponent is Republican Sal Calozzo.


Secretary of State:

There is only one Democratic candidate, current Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea. She talks about elections and cybersecurity on her website. Rhode Island state law calls for risk-limiting audits of elections, which minimizes the chances for tampering with the vote.


Attorney General:

The current Attorney General cannot run again, due to term limits. There is only one Democratic candidate, Peter Neronha. His website discusses gun safety, environmental issues, public integrity and crime. His opponent from the Compassion Party, Alan Gordon, has filed a complaint to the Democratic Party about Neronha’s candidacy, because Neronha is covered by still-binding federal security clearances and related non-disclosure agreements from his time at the Department of Justice. Gordon states that these agreements will impair Neronha’s ability to prosecute certain cases. Gordon’s website talks about child trafficking and it appears he wants to fight that. But it does not give any information about his background or other policy positions.


Also, here are Ballotpedia links for other State-level races. I haven’t had time to research these candidates, so you’ll have to do your own research on them.

Treasurer:

https://ballotpedia.org/Rhode_Island_Treasurer_election,_2018


State Senate:

https://ballotpedia.org/Rhode_Island_State_Senate_elections,_2018

Endorsed by Our Revolution

District 5 – Sam Bell

District 30 – Jeanine Calkin


State House:

https://ballotpedia.org/Rhode_Island_House_of_Representatives_elections,_2018

Endorsed by Our Revolution

District 5 – Marcia Ranglin-Vassell


State Ballot Measures:

https://ballotpedia.org/Rhode_Island_2018_ballot_measures


Finally, I may have missed some candidates, so if anyone else knows of a good progressive I’ve left off this list, let me know.

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Voting recommendations for the New Hampshire primary (Tuesday September 11)

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New Hampshire primary

Note that New Hampshire has primaries that are open to unaffiliated voters, which means that if you are registered with a party, you have to vote in their primary, but if you are not registered with any party, you can choose which primary to vote in.


Governor:

Both Steve Marchand and Molly Kelly are pretty good candidates, though they are not calling for a Medicare-for-All type policy for NH. I think Marchand has a more detailed website and well-thought out plans for the state.

US Senator:

There is no US Senate race in New Hampshire this year.

US Representatives:

NH-01: There are lots of good candidates (and lots of candidates overall) I suggest one of the following: Levi Sanders, Deaglen McEachern, Mindi Messmer, Terence O’Rourke or Lincoln Soldati.

NH-02: Incumbent Democrat Annie Kuster is very conservative for a Democrat. She does not support Medicare-for-All, but she does not have a Democratic primary opponent. Among the Republicans, Stewart Levenson says he wants to get rid of Obamacare, but keep protections for pre-existing conditions and allow children to stay on the parent’s policies up to age 26. He’s the only Republican running who says anything about needing to find a way to cover people with pre-existing conditions.


Here are some state-level races, which I didn't have time to research. The links will take you to lists of the candidates, so you can decide for yourself.


State Executive Council: (also called the Governor’s Council. It’s role is to approve the majority of expenditures in the state budget and oversee receipts and spending for state departments and agencies)

https://ballotpedia.org/New_Hampshire_Executive_Council_election,_2018


State Senate:

https://ballotpedia.org/New_Hampshire_State_Senate_elections,_2018


State House:

https://ballotpedia.org/New_Hampshire_House_of_Representatives_elections,_2018


State Ballot Measures:

https://ballotpedia.org/New_Hampshire_2018_ballot_measures


Only three states are left to vote for primary candidates. We have two more elections this week (Rhode Island (Wednesday) and New York (Thursday)). Louisiana does not have a primary. They go directly to the general election (November 6th), with a runoff in case no candidate gets at least 50% of the vote. Here is a link to Louisiana candidates, so you can support the progressives now and hopefully get them above the 50% level (or at least into a runoff)!!

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Delaware Primary Election Day – Our Revolution Endorsements. Get out the Vote!

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If you live in Delaware, today is your primary election! Grab your friends, family, coworkers and neighbors and get out the vote!


Find Your Polling Station:

State Polling Location Poll Hours State Subreddit Highlights
Delaware Find Your Location 7AM – 8PM EST r/Delaware4Sanders

Our Revolution Endorsements:

Kerri Evelyn Harris – US Senate

Donald Allen – State Rep – District 36

More info: Our Revolution Delaware Chapter


Election Protection hotline 1-866-OUR-VOTE – If you experience voter intimidation, want to report complaints or just have questions.


Results:

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Recommendations for progressive candidates in the State primary elections in New York (primary on September 13th, but absentee ballots available now)

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New York state primary

Back in June, New York had elections for federal candidates (US House and US Senate). Now in September, we’re electing state-level candidates (Governor, State House, State Senate, etc). New York is the only state that has this separation of state and federal primaries and requires the voters to go to the polls twice in one year to vote for all candidates. Note that New York has closed primaries, which means that can only vote in a primary if you are already registered in that party.


I do not have a BKAS post for these candidates, because the BKAS only covers US House, US Senate and Governor. When I wrote the BKAS on New York (October 2017), Andrew Cuomo did not have a primary challenger.


Also note that I am only recommending candidates in the Democratic primary, because (1) I usually don’t research the Republicans (so I don’t feel qualified to make a recommendation there) and (2) the many third parties in New York (Working Families Party, Green Party, Independence Party, Libertarian Party, Rent is 2 Damn High Party, Women’s Equality Party, Reform Party, Conservative Party, Constitution Party, Socialist Workers Party, Serve America Movement and Tax Revolt Party) don’t have multiple candidates running for the same seat (and hence they don’t need primaries to pick candidates).

Some of you may be thinking “Why does New York state have so many third parties?” The answer to that question is fusion voting, where the same candidate can be listed on multiple party lines on the ballot and all the votes for that candidate are combined together in the final count. This is why Cynthia Nixon can run on both the Democratic and the Working Families Party ballot lines.

When there is a progressive third party option who will be listed on the November, I have noted that below.


Governor: Cynthia Nixon (Democratic and Working Families Parties) (Justice Democrat candidate and endorsed by Our Revolution)

In the Fall election, there will also be a candidate of the Green Party, Howie Hawkins, and a candidate for the Rent is 2 Damn High Party, Jimmy McMillan.


Lt. Governor: Jumaane Williams (endorsed by Our Revolution)

In the Fall election, there will also be a candidate of the Green Party, Jia Lee, and a candidate for the Rent is 2 Damn High Party, Christalle Felix, as well as a write-in candidate for the Socialist Workers Party, Harry D'Agostino.


Attorney General: Zephyr Teachout (endorsed by Our Revolution)

In the Fall election, there will also be a candidate of the Green Party, Michael Sussman. The Working Families Party has a candidate (Kenny Schaeffer) listed as a “placeholder”. Though I’m not sure exactly what they mean by that, I believe that candidate may be holding a place for Zephyr Teachout if she loses the Democratic primary?? Does anyone know about this? Finally, there is also a write-in candidate of the Socialist Workers Party, Jacob Perasso.


There are too many candidates for State Senate and State House for me to list them all here. But you can find complete lists of the candidates in the Ballotpedia links I’m providing (be sure to scroll down to the candidate lists near the bottom of the linked pages). Many (most?) of these candidates have webpages, even if the website is not linked through Ballotpedia. So, if you want to know about them, do a quick search online and try to find their webpage. I am highlighting a few races listed below.

State Senate:

https://ballotpedia.org/New_York_State_Senate_elections,_2018

Independent Democratic Conference (IDC) challengers: The IDC is a group of “Democratic” state Senators that caucus with the Republicans and prevent progressive legislation from being passed. Here are their challengers.

District 11 – John Liu

District 13 – Jessica Ramos (endorsed by Our Revolution)

District 20 – Zellnor Myrie (endorsed by Our Revolution)

District 23 – Jasmine Robinson (endorsed by Our Revolution)

District 31 – Robert Jackson

District 34 – Alessandra Biaggi (endorsed by Our Revolution)

District 38 – Julie Goldberg

District 53 – Rachel May (endorsed by Our Revolution)

There is also another “Democratic” Senator (Simcha Felder) that caucuses with the Republicans, though he is not a member of the IDC. Here is his challenger.

District 17 – Blake Morris (endorsed by Our Revolution)

Finally, here are some other good progressives running:

District 18 – Julia Salazar (endorsed by Our Revolution)

District 22- Ross Barkan


State Assembly:

There are many races (there are 146 Assembly Districts in New York, most with multiple candidates. Find yours at the link below (be sure to scroll down the page to see who is running). Also remember, if their website is not linked, you can often find one by doing an internet search.

https://ballotpedia.org/New_York_State_Assembly_elections,_2018


Finally, I may have missed some candidates, so if anyone else knows of a good progressive I’ve left off this list, let me know.

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