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Bernie Sanders Calls For Election Day Delay On Covid 19 Fears

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posted on Mar, 16 2020 @ 10:49 PM
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As the Covid 19 crisis rolls over the United States there are
some Democrats attempting to cancel and delay the primary
elections on Tuesday, March 17 2020.

Bernie Sanders commented during an interview that he doesn't think
it makes sense to have the primary election take place as scheduled.


"That is a very good question, and as you know Louisiana, and Georgia, and Puerto Rico have delayed their elections. Postponed them, they've got dates in the future. Look, election dates are very very important we don't want to be getting into the habit of messing around with them. But you remember, and I just researched this, 9/11, you know there was a primary in New York City? Do you remember that?.... "....There was a primary. And it was canceled for obvious reasons in New York City and it was rescheduled two weeks later.

I would hope that governors listen to the public health experts, and what they are saying as you just indicated, we don't want gatherings of more than 50 people. I'm thinking about some of the elderly people sitting behind the desks, registering people, doing all that stuff. Does that make a lot of sense? I'm not sure that it does."

www.cnn.com...

Following suit, Georgia, Kentuck, Louisiana and Ohio have
suddenly delayed their primary elections!?

Four States delay Tuesday elections just hours before polls were set to open


Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana and Ohio have postponed their presidential primary elections. In Ohio, officials declared a public health emergency just hours before polls were set to open on Tuesday.


www.nytimes.com...

More on Ohio...

Ohio Governor Announces Poll Closure

www.cnn.com...

This is pretty much unprecedented, if not entirely...
to shut down the elections on the evening of a primary?

Just adding this to a rapidly growing list of concerns, asking
is this really necessary? Is this a good idea for voters, or is this
all to convenient for the candidates who might not want the results?

ETA: Is your state suddenly delaying your election?


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posted on Mar, 16 2020 @ 10:58 PM
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Ohio's governor did not announce poll closings. He hasn't the authority to do so.
There were 2 people who filed a quick and dirty lawsuit to have the primary postponed and he supported that.
Judge said " Nope, " earlier today. Primary is still happening tomorrow.


Edit: I stand corrected. Ohio's sec of health shut them down.

source
edit on 16-3-2020 by quercusrex because: New info



posted on Mar, 16 2020 @ 11:00 PM
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originally posted by: quercusrex
Judge said " Nope, " earlier today. Primary is still happening tomorrow.


Oh, this is quite a development then would you
have a link handy?

Thanks



posted on Mar, 16 2020 @ 11:02 PM
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He's saying he can lose another day. Not that important.



posted on Mar, 16 2020 @ 11:04 PM
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a reply to: burntheships

See my edit.



posted on Mar, 16 2020 @ 11:06 PM
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a reply to: burntheships

Sanders sounds reasonable.

I also think that a delay will allow the economic bust to highlight that there have been issues on the horizon for some time, that no politician wanted to actually address.

All in all, perhaps some sort of compassion and 'softer' capitalism will become apparent as what the general public really want from the government.

The 'hard-liners' are doing very little for the majority of the country and always have.

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posted on Mar, 16 2020 @ 11:13 PM
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a reply to: quercusrex

And then Amy Acton, the former Obama era Death Cult Leader that thinks it’s okay to abort babies while on the way out the birth canal, says...closed due to health risk, overturning the judge’s decision. And did so at the insistence of DeWine.

Now for the good part, DeWine’s daughter, Amy DeWine is running for county prosecutor of Greene County in which two political groups with identical layout style (but slightly different color schemes) has been spending tons of illegal dark money on her.

The plot thickens in that many are confident that the polls are closed tomorrow....but may in fact either be open or will not have a postponed primary election outside of early absentee ballots already cast.

I’m just gonna say it now. Some people, holding office in Ohio, better pray they die of the Covid. Because a reckoning is about to happen in Ohio politics that they don’t want to be part of very soon. There might even be some offices dissolved in the process because the stuff is getting deep.



posted on Mar, 16 2020 @ 11:18 PM
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a reply to: burntheships

Quick summary of the Ohio primary circus:

Lawsuit filed by two people over 65 claiming the primary would put them at risk of infection.
Governor (republican BTW) announces his support for this.
Later that day, judge hears case, rules against.
Even later the head of Ohio's state health dept decrees that they are a health risk and shuts down all the polling places.

Same source as my edit in my post above.
edit on 16-3-2020 by quercusrex because: Spelling



posted on Mar, 16 2020 @ 11:22 PM
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a reply to: Ahabstar

Ahh. Curiouser and curiouser...Thanks for new insights. I will read more.



posted on Mar, 16 2020 @ 11:24 PM
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a reply to: quercusrex

Wow great information there thank you!

So the Ohio primary is officially delayed?

Do you happen to know if Ohio is under a
shelter in place order? Can people still
go to work and to the grocery store?



posted on Mar, 16 2020 @ 11:27 PM
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a reply to: chr0naut

And they just realized this on the evening before
a primary election?

smh NO



posted on Mar, 16 2020 @ 11:28 PM
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a reply to: burntheships

I worked today and the boss said I damn well better be there tomorrow. Lol

I'm heading to my polling place right after work just to verify the situation. I'll update to the thread then.



posted on Mar, 16 2020 @ 11:30 PM
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originally posted by: Ahabstar


The plot thickens in that many are confident that the polls are closed tomorrow....but may in fact either be open or will not have a postponed primary election outside of early absentee ballots already cast.


This is quite chaotic all happening when most people
are likely retired for the evening?

Also if people in Ohio can freely go to work, and
are not ordered to shelter in place why would
Ohio cancel/dellay the primary suddenly?

Perhaps those details you laid out explain
some darker reasons why this is happening,
thank you for the info.





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posted on Mar, 16 2020 @ 11:59 PM
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originally posted by: burntheships
a reply to: quercusrex

Wow great information there thank you!

So the Ohio primary is officially delayed?

Do you happen to know if Ohio is under a
shelter in place order? Can people still
go to work and to the grocery store?



Yes, we are going to work, and grocery stores are open.

Restaurants are closed with the exception of drive thru/takeouts, bars are closed, as well as gyms, movie theaters, bowling alleys. Those that can work from home are asked to do so,

But no, we are not yet told to sheler in place. Yet, thats next week lol



posted on Mar, 17 2020 @ 12:34 AM
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originally posted by: caterpillage

Yes, we are going to work, and grocery stores are open.
l


Stay safe out there! I guess we will know more tomorrow
which way the wind will blow on this primary election.



posted on Mar, 17 2020 @ 12:43 AM
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a reply to: burntheships

Will be interesting to see if Democrat governors who "say" they care for the citizens of their state, prove it, like Ohio's Republican governor Mike DeWine did tonight by closing the polling places in his state.



posted on Mar, 17 2020 @ 12:49 AM
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a reply to: carewemust

I could see it if they had done this two weeks
ago, but to wait till the last hours of the day
before the polls open?

They should have been looking ahead,
not waiting till the last moment.

Sigh, just adding this to my list of
big concerns about the way this
"crisis" is all being handled.

And I mean a big list, BIG.





edit on 17-3-2020 by burntheships because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 17 2020 @ 03:01 AM
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According to this Illinois TV station graphic, JOE BIDEN won the Illinois primary, a full day before the state primary!

WTH? www.breitbart.com...



posted on Mar, 17 2020 @ 03:04 AM
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a reply to: burntheships

State/Local politicians are "closer" to voters than nutjobs like Nancy Pelosi. A governor knows he can't get away with sounding red alerts about keeping crowd sizes down, and safe distances at 10am, and then at 11am, encourage people to get out there and vote.



posted on Mar, 17 2020 @ 11:51 AM
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a reply to: burntheships

No. Ohio has not gone San Francisco at this time. However....all dine in restaurants are to be Carry Out Only. All bars are closed, all K-12 public, private or religious schools are closed, bowling alleys, movie theaters, rec centers, indoor water parks, indoor any type of entertainment are also all closed. Any situation that causes a crowd of 50+ people is cancelled.

So what is open? All businesses (other than those specifically mentioned) are open. Daycare and adult/senior daycare is still open for now, but is to be closed “soon”. Crowds of 49 or less, but crowds of less than 10 recommended. The Primary Election was an 11th hour fight. People asked last week and they wanted to project strength and confidence by having the Election.

Then the optics hit...University of Dayton’s UD Arena, which hosts the opening games of March Madness is now having a mobile Covid Testing Center set up in the parking lot. That kinda says it all to anyone looking no matter what your stance was in that the parking lot that should have been full of spectators is now a line of cars of the possible victims of disease.



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