Are The California Democratic Primaries Rigged?

Photo by Ken Lund via Flickr.com
Photo by Ken Lund via Flickr.com

The Los Angeles Times suggests the uncounted ballots was roughly 8.5 million, or around 47 percent of all registered voters,

When the announcement of a Hillary Clinton’s victory was made on On Friday afternoon, California Secretary of State Alex Padilla reported 2.4 million votes remained uncounted from his state’s primary. Hillary Clinton was however declared the winner, even without a full tally of votes in the state’s presidential primary. The Los Angeles Times suggested the total ballots was roughly 8.5 million, or around 47 percent of all registered voters, including the 2 million plus that hadn’t been counted. That figure includes both Democrats and Republicans ballots.

Frighteningly, this was expected by polling officials. California is evolving into a state where the majority voters cast their ballots by mail, and political watchers describe election day as having turned into election week. As with many other state’s primaries, theirs is one of confusion, allowing for voter suppression and disappearing votes. The premature decision to hand victory to Hillary Clinton remains a curious one, and was made by the Associated Press, the same people who coronated Queen Hillary the night before the June 7th primaries. With 30 days to complete their count, If this seems a little suspicious, it should.

California elections officials had a huge number of registrations in late spring. The final pre-primary registration count showed an increase of 646,000 voters. Most new registrants were Democrats, and young ones, giving great hope to Bernie Sanders’ campaign that he would benefit. Given the election results, it seems clear that many new voters are simply missing from the process. With this kind of a mail-in voting process, how hard would it be to simply lose votes?

In passing, Mrs. Clinton dismissively thanked Bernie Sanders for the “vigorous debate,” adding he and his supporters have spurred on a discussion of economic inequality, calling it “good for the Democratic Party.” Having dismissed Bernie Sanders so casually, what are the chances her beliefs on income inequality have really changed? Will she simply return to her old, habitual positions if she is allowed to become the presidential nominee?

What are the results of those uncounted ballots, how many of them will remain uncounted, and how would they change the results of California’s primary?

Keith D. Foote

Keith is also a freelance writer. He has written an alternative physics book titled the Ultra-Space Field Theory, and 2 sci-fi novels. Keith has been following politics, and political promises, for the last forty years. He gave up his car, preferring to bicycle and use public transport. Keith enjoys yoga, mini adventures, spirituality, and chocolate ice cream.