John Peeler: There’s something else going on that hasn’t gotten as much attention: Hillary gets the cities and suburbs and Bernie gets the rural areas. How does this make sense?
Stephen Fox: Five days ago, this petition was written out of concern for the manifest egregious abuses that are hijacking our democratic election processes. Other states had problems, like Arizona and Nevada, but New York’s egregious primary was beyond intolerable.
John M. Bachar, Jr.: Poll after poll shows that the overwhelming percentage of Independents are former Democrats who have given up membership because the party no longer represents the will and the needs of the people.
Walter Brasch: Near the end of his first term in Congress, JOe Sestak appeared on “The Colbert Report,” infuriating the party’s leaders who had decreed that no freshmen Democrats in Congress should appear on the late-night satire.
Ron Daniels: For decades there has been a pent-up yearning for a truly progressive candidate like Bernie Sanders who could stretch the imagination to envision and articulate what should be rather than what’s “practical.” Why Bernie Matters
Larry Wines: To expect Bernie’s legions to capitulate isn’t a matter of abandoning their candidate. It’s antithetical to their vision, their hope, their world view and philosophy.
Steve Ybarra: I realized a long time ago that “languaged minorities”—voters who speak a native language as well as English—hate to go to polling places where old white people would insult them by asking them if they were citizens and then mispronounce their names.
Berry Craig: The congressional hopeful from Kentucky has deep-sixed the coded words and is pandering, flat-out, to racism and xenophobia.
Stephen Fox: Please sign this Moveon.org petition asking NY Attorney General Schneiderman to file for a Federal Order that the New York primary be repeated.
Robert Borosage: Clinton surrogates fret about the threat posed by Trump, urging Sanders to stop challenging the former secretary of state. But, in reality, Caligula’s ass could beat Trump in the fall.
Seth Abramson: Surely anybody could beat Trump, even a candidate, like Clinton, wildly unpopular among the independents who decide national elections? Well, no.
Walter Brasch: Politicians and their political parties say they want all American citizens to register and vote. There are voter registration campaigns at colleges, in bars, at fire halls, and street fairs. But, the politicians really don’t care about your vote. Disenfranchising Voters
Ernest Canning: Wherever the vote becomes an electron and touches a computer, that’s an opportunity for a malicious actor potentially to make bad things happen.