Discord & Dissension — Part X — Bernie or Bust?

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Jill continues our election year project with an urgent plea to reach out to disaffected Bernie Sanders voters. As it’s now clear that Joe Biden will be the Democratic nominee, feelings are hurt and many are vowing to either stay home or write in another candidate’s name–reminiscent of the 2016 election. We simply cannot afford to repeat this in 2020. The stakes are too high. Thank you Jill for sounding the alarm!

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Although Hillary Clinton actually won the 2016 election by nearly three million votes, thanks to gerrymandering and the anomaly of the Electoral College, Donald Trump now occupies the Oval Office.  There were a number of factors that allowed him to gain as many votes as he did and win the electoral vote.  One, of course, was the influence of Russian propaganda intended to denounce Hillary Clinton with misinformation fed to the unwitting public.  There was significant voter suppression in a number of states that denied the vote to poor, minorities and youth.  Another was FBI Director James Comey’s ‘October Surprise’, and yet another was Hillary Clinton herself.  Despite the fact that it makes no sense, you would be surprised how many people vote for a candidate based on looks or that “warm, fuzzy” persona.  Clinton was highly qualified, had both the experience and education to have made an excellent president…

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