WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2016. 12:34 LOCAL TIME. DESPITE THE FACT THAT ARIZONA’S DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY HAS ALREADY BEEN CALLED IN FAVOR OF HILLARY CLINTON, RESIDENTS OF ARIZONA ARE STILL WAITING TO CAST THEIR VOTE. MANY HAVE BEEN WAITING IN LINE FOR UPWARDS OF 6 HOURS. AS IT BECOMES CLEAR THAT ARIZONA VOTERS HAVE BEEN MISLED, RE-REGISTERED WITHOUT THEIR CONSENT, LIED TO, DEFRAUDED, AND TURNED AWAY FROM POLING PLACES TOO CROWDED TO ACCOMMODATE THEM, MANY SOURCES ARE BEGINNING TO CITE VOTER SUPPRESSION AS THE TRUE REIGNING CHAMPION OF TONIGHT’S ELECTION.
in case you were wondering: it’s 1 am and people in arizona are still waiting in line to vote. some people have been waiting over 5 hours. some people have been waiting since 7 am.
NOTE THE TIMESTAMP.
even before all of this, democrats, and seemingly ONLY democrats, had their parties switched or became registered as independent in our closed primary state. they had to give out these things called ‘provisional ballots’ which they SAID would be counted at the end, but the news is already reporting hillary at 63% (she’s now at 58% at the time i’m writing this).
this is also not even a primary. this is technically a ‘preference election’. in our actual primary (which has no real effect on anything), you can be registered as ‘independent’. when registering to vote, they say you can be independent to vote in the primary–BUT OUR PREFERENCE ELECTION IS THE ONLY ONE THAT COUNTS. the preference election tells the delegates who we would like them to vote for–note, they don’t actually have to vote for who we pick. to make matters worse, because this is not a REAL primary, bernie sanders’ campaign had to register to even be put on the ballot.
there were also signs for trump in front of polling places (propaganda in polling areas is illegal), people shouting who to vote for who were not removed from the premises (yes, illegal).
all of this brought to you by the state where bernie sanders making a speech was replaced with footage of a blank podium that says ‘waiting for trump’.
PLEASE REBLOG AND SPREAD THE WORD! NEVER GIVE UP HOPE! KEEP VOTING AND #FEELTHEBERN
Tonight 1,000s of voters wait outside closed polling stations in Arizona. These voters have been denied participation in an election which is supposedly “For the people, and by the people.” Many of them have been waiting in line for over 6 hours, only be to denied the right to vote. They are still in line because they believe in their right to vote, and refuse to give into the corruption that has taken place before them.
With prior reports indicating record voter turn out in the Arizona primaries; some are left with the question as to how the polling stations could be so unprepared? Also as to why there is a complete lack of regard for the voter’s well being and right to vote. Some were even forced to cast their vote on scrap sheets of paper, as the polling stations had run out.
The worst part of it all? Major media outlets such as CNN, NBC, and FOX have already announced the “winners” of these primaries while 1,000s of voters are still desperately waiting in line.
The 2016 United States Presidential election has been the highlight of the country’s political corruption. Tonight many citizens question the authenticity of the voting process, and have lost hope in American democracy. Countless examples of voter fraud have been exemplified throughout the country’s previous primaries and caucuses. Many voters are tired of the games and want to reform the process all together. Is it time that the people of this country stand up for their voting rights, that have clearly been taken for granted?
The fact that there was 600 polls in 2008, 240 polls in 2012, and there was only 60 this year when they fucking knew there was going to a historic turn out (all got shut down last minute btw) is bullshit. The fact that thousands of people had to wait 3+ hours in a line to discourage people to walk away is bullshit. The fact that people who switched to “Democrats” only to vote for Bernie but then they tell them it never was changed is bullshit. The fact that they announced Hillary as the winner when there was still thousands of people all over Arizona still waiting to vote is BULLSHIT!!!!!! I swear they will do anything to make sure its Trump and Clinton. It’s so infuriating! I am so beyond heated.
To everyone say I need to vote for Hillary if Sanders doesn’t get the nomination:
She’s been rigging every aspect of the election so far. She’ll probably do it against Trump too. She doesn’t need our votes and she doesn’t care about our votes. She could give herself more votes than there are people at the point and no one would stop her.
Call this number to reach Sam Almy, Elections Director of the Arizona Democratic Party. If you’ve had problems voting today and were told you were not a registered Democrat or some other stupid reason he wants to hear from you, people have had so many issues with this today. Voter suppression is real, y'all.
One week after the delegate-rich March 15 contests cemented Hillary Clinton’s and Donald Trump’s statuses as the frontrunners for the Democratic and Republican presidential nominations, voters in Arizona, Utah and Idaho had their say.