Elections sponsored by the National Democratic Party are a fraud. Rather than supporting modifications to making voting easier, the Democrats support voter suppression techniques. Democrat Party elections are more of a fraud than those of the Republicans. States controlled by the politicians of the Democratic Party, such as New York, have some of the most repressive laws. The Democrats also have Superdelegates to act as a buffer against any insurgency while the Republicans don’t have any Superdelegates. It is difficult to review, as I come from a long line of loyal Democrats, to admit that the most criminally controlling political group is not the third Parties nor the Republicans, but the Democrats. The DNC, which offers lip service support for fighting voter suppression, is among the worst culprits.
In addition to supporting laws such as in New York that cut off the ability to register to vote way before the process is in earnest in the state, the Democrats support cutting off voting to generally the largest political segment, larger than the Republicans and Democrats, which is the Independents and who can’t vote in the New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Ohio Primaries, and in many, many more states.
In addition, to help support the most accepted Establishment candidate Superdelegates are counted by the media with the Pledged delegates. The difference is that the Pledged delegates are won by actual voting and bound by law as to who to vote for at the convention while Superdelegates are not bound in this manner and have proven to be fickle before – and in many cases as for Obama against Clinton, it was not unusual to see Superdelegates change their preference of a candidate.
Early voting, touted by most Democrats as a way to combat voter suppression, is a poor solution. Early voting means that before the candidates focus on a particular state with debates, local media coverage, surrogate support, political ads, and local speeches, the citizens are okayed to choose their candidate. That’s a great way to support Democracy – promote ill-informed constituency.
Elections remain a chore in this country instead of being a celebration of Democracy. Many people work on Election Day and have to fit their voting in their busy schedule. Voting is made more difficult by faulty machines or lack of polling places, or polling workers, all seemingly in place to aid voter suppression.
A joyous, simple process has become a chore and very, very depressing. We think it is a successful election when about 50% of those eligible to, vote. Elections in the United States are an embarrassment.
“The voter-registration deadline for the April 19 primary closed 25 days beforehand, when no candidate had even campaigned in New York, and independent or unaffiliated voters had to change their party registrations by October 9, 193 days before April 19, to vote in the closed Democratic or Republican primaries. This will disenfranchise nearly 30 percent of New Yorkers, including, most famously, the Trump children, who didn’t change their registrations from independent to Republican in time.”
“It’s easy to poke fun at the ignorance of Trump’s kids, but 3 million registered New Yorkers won’t be able to vote in the state’s primary because they are not affiliated with the Democratic or Republican parties. Election Day voter registration, which also increases voter turnout by up to 10 percent, would solve this problem.”
“Moreover, New York is holding three primaries this year, as Chris Hayes noted—April 19 for president, June 28 for Congress, and September 13 for state and local offices—which seems designed to keep voter turnout low for local elections. New York ranked 44th in voter turnout in 2012 and similarly low on the Center for American Progress’s “Health of State Democracies” index, receiving a D- for accessibility to the ballot.” http://www.thenation.com/article/three-million-registered-voters-wont-be-able-to-vote-in-new-yorks-primary/