Letters: 7/14/16

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Correction: Last week’s Boulderganic article [RE: “CU Athletics wants water back in the Colorado,” July 7] stated that UCLA and UC Berkeley engaged in a pledge contest. It was actually UCLA and USC. And the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation verifies savings from each project not the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Our apologies for any inconvenience.

About that Howard Zinn article

Thanks so much for your fine article on Howard Zinn. [RE: Cover story, June 30] It’s worthy of being published widely.

Barry Karlin/Lafayette

A different idea

I’m all for good road maintenance, but expanding our roads in response to increased traffic will likely just increase traffic and vehicle speeds [RE: “Danish Plan” July 7].

A better response would be stricter enforcement of traffic laws, more traffic lights where they are needed, regulations and incentives that favor quieter, smaller and more efficient vehicles and government policies that encourage the development of a broad range of quality housing and neighborhoods nearer where we work.

Cort Shurtleff/internet

Playing with a stacked deck — Democratic election fraud

One of the most unreported stories of 2016 is election fraud in the Democratic Presidential Primaries that has earned Hillary Clinton her victory over Bernie Sanders. There are those in progressive media who remain focused on this issue including Redacted Tonight of RT America and The Humanist Report. The mainstream media, including NPR, has ignored the issue entirely.

The Institute For American Democracy and Election Integrity has filed a lawsuit that involves the Democratic Primaries in over a dozen states. Go to their website TrustVote.org to learn about their work and the lawsuit. The lawsuit contends, “Here in the United States, all of our votes are counted by private corporations with proprietary software which they do not want people to examine if there is a problem with the election. These problems could include unwarranted purging of votes, apparent flipping of votes, disappearing of candidate(s) while voting and disappearing votes. An examination of Scytl/SOE and ES&S, two vote counting companies demonstrates many negative reviews regarding their management of elections.”

The June 7 California Primary is now at the forefront of this fraud. According to some exit polls, Sanders should have won with 69 percent of the vote. In this state, a three pronged strategy was used to steal the election for Clinton. It included: purging of voter registrations, misinforming poll workers to have independents vote on provisional ballots (that weren’t counted) and hacking of electronic voting machines. In May 2016, a lawsuit was also filed in federal courts against Alameda County, San Francisco County and California’s Secretary of State regarding inaccurate election information mailed to voters. Go to BernieSanderVideo.com/lawsuit.html to learn more.

Election fraud in general elections, committed by Republicans, has also been documented.

It is a new low for the Democratic presidential primaries. It has become very clear that the Democratic National Committee (DNC), its corporate establishment politicians and big donors don’t want Bernie Sanders. The DNC has been colluding with the Clinton Campaign since before the race began, according to recent documents released by the hacker “Gucifer 2.0.” The primary process has been rigged in many ways, including the mainstream media naming Hillary as the candidate early on. The DNC’s was unwilling to let the Sanders campaign access the democratic voter database. The majority of superdelegates were committed to Clinton from the start. There is no Democracy found here!

But who does Hillary Clinton, the DNC and the media think they are kidding? Just take a look of videos of any Bernie Sanders rally, (including when he lost the California primary). There were at least 10,000 people in the crowd. Over 60,000 people attended the Sanders rallying in Oakland. Compare this to many Hillary Clinton rallies being held in a school gymnasium with maybe a few hundred people in the crowd. Her California rallies were very poorly attended. Get the picture? The problem for Hillary is many Bernie supporters will never vote for her, because she has a proven, unprogressive track record. People just don’t trust her, even if they despise Donald Trump. But perhaps with enough election fraud tactics Hillary Clinton can win the general election. The Democratic Party is making a big mistake to nominate a fraudulent candidate and they could easily to lose to Trump because of it.

Mark Rolofson/Boulder

  • Arezzo

    The political fringes, both left and right, will always remain hotbeds of paranoid conspiracy theories. If Sanders had won the Democratic nomination, his supporters would not now be making outlandish conspiracy claims based on anonymous hackers. People need to realize that political parties are private organizations, not public institutions, with wide latitude to choose the methods by which they pick the candidates they want to represent them in public elections. Hillary Clinton decisively won the nomination by any measure, and by rules that were in force when Sanders, not a member of the Democratic party, decided to run for the Democratic nomination. Unfortunately, for some of his supporters, his candidacy turned into an attempted hostile takeover of the Democratic party and they have chosen to become conspiracy-mongering bitter-enders. Democrats do not need some sort of tea party of the left.

  • ernie_oertle

    It is said HowardZinn wrote to be comprehended by the 5th-grade mind. Must be all of you 4th-graders out there – who want him published widely.

    • Arezzo

      Yes, but it was said by a third-grader.