Placebo Ballots: Stealing California from Bernie Using an old GOP vote-snatching trick

greg palast   dennis bernstein

By Greg Palast and Dennis Bernstein

[Los Angeles] Woop! Woop! Alert! Some California poll workers have been told to give “provisional” ballots to all independent voters in Tuesday’s Democratic Party.

A special bulletin for California voters. And for the rest of you, how this same trickery – shifting voters to provisional ballots which are rarely counted – can steal the White House and Congress for the GOP in November.

Here’s the 411. If you’re registered as an independent voter in California, you have the right to vote in the Democratic Presidential Primary. Just ask for the ballot. But look out! Reports out of Orange County are that some poll workers have been told to give “No Party Preference” (NPP), independent voters, PROVISIONAL ballots as opposed to regular ballots.

Voter, BEWARE! Do NOT accept a PROVISIONAL BALLOT! They’re really “Placebo Ballots” – they give you the satisfaction of feeling like you’ve voted, without the inconvenience of anyone actually having to count them!

Source: Placebo Ballots: Stealing California from Bernie Using an old GOP vote-snatching trick

9 thoughts on “Placebo Ballots: Stealing California from Bernie Using an old GOP vote-snatching trick

    • They’ve been pulling this shit for years, sojourner (as you well know). The only good news in this story is this: thanks to the Internet, the whole world knows about this shit practically before it happens.

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      • Yes!

        Too bad we didn’t have the internet forty to fifty years ago. Maybe things wouldn’t be as bad as they are right now?

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