Sanders writes: "I believe that more than ever. We still have a path to the nomination. The truth is that if we stand together, there is no limit to what we can accomplish. We can bring hope to the political process. We can make real change."
In short: Sanders won the majority of counties (42 out of 63) in New York. He won all of upstate New York with the exclusion of the three largest cities (Syracuse, Buffalo and Rochester). We know that the NY get-out-the-vote mob (reminds one of Tammany Hall) controls the big cities - so no surprise there.
Sanders lost all five boroughs, though he put up a good fight in Queens and Staten Island.
Thousand of voters were blocked from voting by the entrenched NY voting (machine) tenders.
How many thousands of the missing votes do you think would have gone to Sanders versus Clinton?
Sanders is trailing Clinton by 277 delegates/votes. Period. Superdelegates are not awarded until the primaries/caucuses are finito.
(And P.S., the U.S. elects the President by electoral votes, not popular votes - thus the pandits announcing that Hillary is ahead by 3 MILLION VOTES are ludicrously inaccurate (perhaps purposely so) as to how the win will be determined.)
And the huge number of delegates still to be awarded have not had a winner determined yet because there's lots and lots of states still to vote.
Keep fighting for your right to vote.
When we started this campaign, we were down almost 50 points in New York — the state where Hillary Clinton was elected to two terms in the U.S. Senate.
We didn’t get the victory we had hoped for this evening, but what’s important is that it looks like we’re going to win a lot more delegates in New York than any state that voted or caucused before tonight.
So what does that mean? Five important states vote one week from tonight, with more delegates at stake than Hillary Clinton led by coming into tonight. And if we do well next Tuesday, we remain in a position to take the pledged delegate lead when almost 700 delegates are up for grabs on June 7.
As you read this, thousands of supporters are responding to tonight’s results with contributions because they believe we can win. I need to know if I can count on you to add yours.
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From the day we started this campaign, the corporate media counted us out. The political establishment and financial elite organized against us. But every great movement in American history faced many of the same obstacles and eventually won because of a simple, timeless human truth: when people come together, when they stand together even through adversity, they win.
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We spoke to them just before it happened. “The history of our country is that nothing happens,” said Ben, “until people start putting their bodies on the line and risk getting arrested.”
It all comes down to a simple idea that we believe in whole-heartedly: if you care about something, you have to be willing to risk it all — your reputation, your values, your business — for the greater good.
Protesting injustice has been on the agenda all weekend. We’ve been in Washington, D.C. with "Democracy Awakening," a remarkable event that brought together hundreds of groups and thousands of people in an effort to fix our broken democracy. There are two trends that everyone from Greenpeace to the NAACP has realized are making it impossible for much good work to get done. The first is the flood of unregulated cash flowing into campaigns and elections. And the second is the wave of attacks in many states on citizens’ right to vote.
"Democracy Awakening" is just the beginning of a movement to ensure that every citizen’s voice is heard and that power in this country is returned to the people.
SO WHY GET ARRESTED?But Jerry and Ben and hundreds of others felt that they had to do something more, once the marches and the speeches came to an end. As Ben said, there’s a powerful legacy of direct action in this country. From mass protests like the March on Washington and 2014’s People’s Climate March in NYC, to incredibly powerful if quieter and more personal actions like the 1960 Woolworth sit-ins started by four African-American students in Greensboro, NC, or the protest against Shell Oil’s plan to drill in the arctic by kayakers in Seattle.
Sometimes, when something really matters, you have to put your body on the line. You have to take a stand.
EVERYONE HAS A ROLE TO PLAYWe all have a role to play in the fight for justice. Join us this year as we spread the word and take action. Democracy belongs in the hands of all Americans, not in the pockets of a few billionaires. And no citizen who wants to vote should ever be kept from the polls. "Democracy Awakening" inspired hope and created excitement that all participants will carry back home with them to their own communities.
This is how real change happens._ _ _ _ _ _ _
- Call on Congress to pass a Constitutional Amendment that overturns "Citizens United" and gets the money out of politics.
- Free Speech For People works to challenge the misuse of corporate power and restore democracy to the people.
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The guy who was chosen to write the 9/11 report (probably before 9/11) has no idea what really happened.
And he teaches a free online history course - so everyone should rush to join it (in progress) so he can be questioned closely.