#ShowMeTheBallots or No Unity | The Writing of John Laurits

  1. In the US, there are electronic voting-machines that leave no paper trail. There is literally no way to verify that those machines have counted truly. Multiple studies have shown & there are videos that demonstrate how to hack these machines without leaving a trace.
  2. 15 states use these un-verifiable voting machines in their primary electionsTogether, these 15 states could amount to about 38%of our voters, which means that there is no way for us to know whether we’ve chosen the outcome or not.
  3. Not only are the results un-provable but both exit-polling & forensic techniques like CVS analysis suggest that election fraud has occurred. It remains to be seen whether or not our courts or law-enforcement officials will help us by investigating any of this.
  4. Voting-machines & fraud aside, it is undisputed (even by the media) that voter-suppression has taken place in the 2016 primaries. There is no question that massive voter-roll purges & poll-station closures have occurred in Arizona, New York, Puerto Rico, & other primaries. The establishment appears to have no plan to correct these obvious miscarriages of democracy.

Read the entire blog post here:  https://johnlaurits.com/2016/07/03/showmetheballots-or-no-unity/

Sanders wins concessions in Dem draft platform

A draft version of the platform was released Friday, amid an ongoing battle to get Sanders to end his presidential campaign and endorse presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
The platform explicitly calls for a $15 minimum wage, a position long espoused by Sanders.
“Democrats believe that the current minimum wage is a starvation wage and must be increased to a living wage,” the text reads.
“We believe that Americans should earn at least $15 an hour and have the right to form or join a union. We applaud the approaches taken by states like New York and California. We should raise and index the minimum wage, give all Americans the ability to join a union regardless of where they work, and create new ways for workers to have power in the economy.”
Sanders also campaigned on protecting Social Security, which is reflected in the platform’s call to “expand” the program. His push to end the death penalty and nix private immigration detention centers also appear in the draft.
The platform includes a vigorous defense of the Postal Service, something that was not mentioned in the 2012 platform. The section calls for, among other things, post offices to allow simple banking services like cashing paychecks — which is something Sanders fought for.
Sanders didn’t win all of his concessions, however, with the platform punting on a number of his key priorities, including a full repudiation the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal.

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