California’s election news MSM isn’t reporting
Media script isn’t playing out as anticipated.
As I noted in my post on the AP announcing that Hillary Clinton has clinched the nomination ahead of the California election, the November 2016 battle is ultimately between the elite media and average Americans.
As predicted by many, the American press has started pressuring Bernie Sanders to stop his campaign entirely. This gem from the San Diego Union Tribune is just one example of many attempts to cajole Sanders voters into supporting Clinton.
This is why we urge Bernie Sanders to drop his now-futile challenge to Clinton for the Democratic nomination after the final primary next Tuesday in Washington D.C. At this stage, after a historic speech as a major party’s first presumptive female presidential nominee, Clinton shouldn’t have to spend her time and resources defending herself from Sanders and his allies.
But the California media has not mentioned that Clinton has not experienced smooth sailing they portray in their coverage.
Bernie Sanders supporters are furious over the news coverage.
…[M]ost of the dozen interviewed by The Washington Post were deeply bitter about news organizations, which they said had called the race too soon.
“Disgusting. Absolutely horrible to hear,” said Travis Fox, 31, of San Carlos, Calif. “But you know what, I’m more inspired to support Bernie Sanders. He should go all the way.”
“How can you call this on the eve of the California primary?” asked Jacob Chase, 50, who lives in a boat nearby. He leaned up against a metal fence and shared his view with others. “The media is trying to suppress the vote, and they’re trying to anoint her. They’re doing an anointment process.”
Sorry to say. I’m still not voting for Hillary. #ImNotWithHer #FeelTheBern #ThankYouBernie
— Kielydile♡ (@cryptokiely) June 8, 2016
The good news for those who #FeelTheBern: Sanders has pledged to stay in the race.
Another aspect to the California race that isn’t being discussed in our press: Election Day chaos. Many California voters said they encountered broken machines, polling sites that opened late and incomplete voter rolls.
The result? Instead of a quick in-and-out vote, many California voters were handed the dreaded pink provisional ballot — which takes longer to fill out, longer for election officials to verify and which tends to leave voters wondering whether their votes will be counted.
This year’s presidential primary race has already been one of the most bitter in recent memory. Before Tuesday’s vote, Bernie Sanders supporters accused the media of depressing Democratic turnout by calling the nomination for Hillary Clinton before polls opened in California.
Those feelings haven’t gotten any less raw Tuesday as hundreds of Californians complained of voting problems to the national nonpartisan voter hotline run by the Lawyers’ Committee For Civil Rights Under Law.
Liberal journalists are in such a rush to promote the First Woman President saga they are neglecting the real numbers from Tuesday’s primaries: Hillary Clinton’s raw vote count plummeted 30% in BOTH California and New Jersey.
…With 94.4% of precincts reporting, Clinton won 1,841,285 votes in California on Tuesday, compared to Bernie Sanders’s 1,416,742, Politico reports.
That’s nearly a 30% drop in total support from 2008, when she received 2,608,184 votes, or 51.47%. (Barack Obama got 2,186,662 votes or 43.16%.)
The results weren’t much better in New Jersey. While Clinton won the state — as she did in 2008 — she saw a decline in support there, too.
My fellow San Diego blogger, BDaddy of The Liberator Today, has these thoughts about the results: “Hillary’s apparent victory today fills me with disgust as it makes clear that the Democratic Party cares not one whit for the criminality of its nominee.”
There are a few rays of sunshine to enjoy:
- Jim Ash, the citizen candidate I featured last month, appears to have made it to the November 2016 race for Congressional District 53 and will likely face off against incumbent Susan Davis.
- Attorney General Kamala Harris, who is one of the instigators in attacking the First Amendment rights of climate change skeptics, will be facing a challenger in the fall.
I must admit, I enjoyed the extra attention my state has received during the primary season. Now:
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The Clinton win, brought to us by lying, cheating and manipulating.
Hope to see lots of loud noisy protests at the dem convention from Sanders folks.
I hope they ruin hilldog’s day as much as possible.
Heh.. I’m registered NP and took the dem ballot to vote for Sanders.. I want to see him stick it out and fight to the end. Heck, let him go Independent and be the Dems Ross Perot.
I suspect you’re ready for this but prepare yourself for the onslaught of the Ragspierre bobble-head brigade. I’m surprised it hasn’t already started.
I’m not sure what form it will take but the most likely will attempt to shift the focus to some “failure” or “outrage” committed by “T-rump.”
Otherwise as usual you make a very fair report. Better than we get from the “professional journalists.” Thank you. Your report carry’s the nuggets of relevancy of the growing insurrection in the democrat party.
Likely worse than the republican’s party problems but as usual, never underestimate GOP leaderships ability to step up their game & self immolate.
So an insurrection in the Democratic Party is good, but liberty-loving Conservatives are supposed to compromise their morals and cheerlead for Trump? Not going to happen.
Hillary’s support is plodding, unenthusiastic, and an inch deep.
Harris might have someone running against her, but it’s another Dem. So single party rule continues for the state. *sigh*
I’m still mad (thought not that shocked, people are stupid and always think someone else will pay) that our Prop I to raise our minimum wage even faster in San Diego than the state as a whole, passed 63/36.
Plus CA 50 passed by a huge margin.. another stupid rule that’ll let Dems “suspend” people but hang onto the seat.
The CA ‘pubs have been in free fall for twenty years. I lived my entire life in CA until four years ago and watched it happen.
Jerry Brown’s double-re-election and Kamala Harris’ election is all anybody needs to know about California.
A once-magnificent paradise of beauty, productivity and innovation is now a third-world shi+hole. It isn’t coming back. It’s only going to get worse.
Sad. But true.
On the up side, though, if Hillary’s poll numbers are going downhill, it isn’t from anything that the press is reporting.
Evidence of the continuing decline in the mainstream press as a source for political news.
The ballot has all the Republicans and Dems listed together. The Republicans should wise up and have only one Republican candidate on the ballot for each office so the Republican voters won’t dilute their votes and we have a chance of electing Republicans.
Are Republican and Republican Party trademarks owned by the party? If so the party can select 1 candidate for each office and authorize only that person to use the trademark on the ballot.
The media did the same thing to Cruz too. They wanted Trump to take the nomination as he’d be easier to squash in November than Cruz would have been.
i re-registered NPP months ago…
and i got 2 GOP vote-by-mail ballots.
went down to the Registrar’s Office, and the staff told me “we sent you a GOP ballot because you always vote that way…”
they promised to mail me a registration card last week, so i could verify my status at the polls on Tuesday. it was mailed Monday, and i got it Wednesday.
nope, no voter suppression going on here in Lost Angels.
I don’t give a damn who you vote for & I don’t care how much you wrap yourself in the flag with faux patriotism. I’ve been in the trenches of resistance for over 40 years & I’ve got a lot of experience with you “principled conservatives.”
You talk a good game but when there’s heavy lifting to be done you’ll have an excuse why you can’t make it.
That’s who you are.
Look at how angry these bloviating Trumpublicans get when they are trying to convince people that they are the real conservatives. Taking a page right out of old Trump’s playbook.
And unless you’ve also picked up a rifle and spent months at a time away from your family in hot, scary places that civilized people have no business being…don’t talk to me about patriotism or “being in the trenches”.
If you are or have been an active duty soldier I apologize. In your case you are right given that you have that pedigree.
It’s cool man. Keep standing up for the Constitution no matter who wins the election. This country needs all the patriotism it can get in whatever form you can give it.
I can’t get over the morons who are still voting for Kasich, Carson, Rubio, and Cruz…. Just beyond me.