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Sanders camp suspicious of Microsoft’s influence in Iowa Caucus

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posted on Jan, 28 2016 @ 11:01 AM
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The Bernie Sanders Campaign has concerns about who is involved with the way the Iowa Caucuses will be "counting" votes.

Seems a giant corporation, Microsoft, has "partnered" with the Iowa Democrats and Republicans to provide some kind of mobil app that Sanders is worried about.

Maybe the vote "counts" will get gerrymandered.

Sanders is a big basher of big money and big corporations and Wall Street.

To be on the "safe" side, Bernie has his own system to double check the system.

Why on Earth would Microsoft want to "hedge" an election?


Sanders camp suspicious of Microsoft’s influence in Iowa Caucus


The campaign of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is raising questions about the involvement of Microsoft in the Iowa Caucuses, now just five days away, and has built a independent system to check the official results.

For the first time this year, Microsoft partnered with the Iowa Democratic and Republican Parties to provide a technology platform with which the parties will run their caucuses. The software giant created separate mobile apps for each party, which officials at hundreds of caucuses across the state will use to report out results from individual precincts to party headquarters for tabulation.

The arrangement has aroused the suspicions of aides to Sanders, whose regularly warns that corporate power and the billionaire class are trying to hijack democracy. Pete D’Alessandro, who is running the Iowa portion of Sanders’ campaign, questioned the motives of the major multinational corporation in an interview with MSNBC: “You’d have to ask yourself why they’d want to give something like that away for free.”


Election Corporatism





posted on Jan, 28 2016 @ 11:08 AM
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Corporations should be kept at arms length of the election process.

But you're a corporatocracy so it's fair game.



posted on Jan, 28 2016 @ 11:24 AM
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a reply to: CharlieSpeirs

Corporations definitely should be kept at a distance, unfortunately, as the term suggests ("corporatocracy"), the corporations ARE our government


ugh

FEC vs. McCutcheon et. al doesn't help



posted on Jan, 28 2016 @ 11:25 AM
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Bernie camp making excuses already



posted on Jan, 28 2016 @ 11:42 AM
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originally posted by: CharlieSpeirs
Corporations should be kept at arms length of the election process.

But you're a corporatocracy so it's fair game.


My thoughts exactly.

What does a corporation that produces Xbox's and over-priced tablets have to do with politics?



posted on Jan, 28 2016 @ 11:54 AM
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a reply to: RomeByFire


My guess would be this has something to do with it:



www.opensecrets.org...



posted on Jan, 28 2016 @ 11:56 AM
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It's not overthinking at all.

Sanders campaign has probably read a detailed account of the shennigans paul 2012 suporters dealt with at caucus', primaries, and conventions.

I hope sanders supporters are well versed in caucus and convention rules like paul supporters are/were. Otherwise he is going to need to absolutely crush hillary by a 2 to 1 margin.



posted on Jan, 28 2016 @ 12:00 PM
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originally posted by: FamCore
a reply to: RomeByFire

My guess would be this has something to do with it:



www.opensecrets.org...


Ahh! Special interest groups and political action committees!

I can't say I'm surprised, for Microsoft is also a citizen, and their donations are free speech.

How this even equates to being a bad thing for Bernie whatsoever, I have no clue.



posted on Jan, 28 2016 @ 12:10 PM
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a reply to: RomeByFire

Agreed.

Unless there was evidence of the Microsoft connection to competing organizations/candidates

But we do know Bernie is anti-corporation, pro union and likely not in alignment with the wishes of these corporate buggers over at Microsoft




edit on 28-1-2016 by FamCore because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 28 2016 @ 04:39 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Probably worried about the "tRump Virus" for good reason.



posted on Jan, 28 2016 @ 04:46 PM
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originally posted by: ugmold
a reply to: xuenchen

Probably worried about the "tRump Virus" for good reason.



He's worried about a Clinton fix.

The MSHillary complex.





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