Where Did 12 Million California Voters Go?
The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday that 18 million newly registered voters in the state of California marked a new record for voter registration during a primary. Yet, only around 6 million votes were actually counted. Why?
Among reports of bogus party affiliation changes, voter purges, accidental party affiliations and rigged voting machines, the California primary was just one of six states experiencing what is looking more and more like widespread voter suppression by the Democratic party.
Tuesday’s California primary resulted in around 3.2 million votes cast in the Democratic party and around 1.5 million in the Republican primary. Even if we rounded that up to 5 million and accounted for another 1 million voters who somehow made a mistake of their own, what about the other 13 million new voters?
Reports of voter suppression started early when Bernie Sanders was not included on California’s mail-in ballot as a Democratic candidate. Since then, many people on social media have complained that their party affiliation was not correctly stated in the online Board of Elections database, or that they were not shown as being registered despite having registered way before the registration cutoff date.
Even Green Party candidate Dr. Jill Stein tweeted, “The Democratic Party is a disgrace to our democracy… blatantly rigging the system against @BernieSanders from the start,” making it clear that she recognizes the angry populace’s call for true democracy to be restored.