Politico ran an article this weekend claiming that Hillary Clinton would definitely run for president again in 2020, and her supporters seem to be all in favor of that notion. While the article was speculation, it helped to re-launch the conversation about the failings of the Democratic Party and the need to rebuild from the ground…
by Shawn Gay Earth Advocacy News July 12, 2012 Dr. Jill Stein and the Green Party may be having a veritable Christmas in July. An analysis of two Twitter hashtags shows support moving from the Democratic Party to the Green Party, spurred by Sanders’ endorsement of Clinton. The great #DemExit Earlier today, Sen. Bernie Sanders endorsed … Read moreChristmas in July: Sanders endorses Clinton, progressives exit to Jill Stein and Green Party
By Shawn Gay June 28, 2016 El Paso, Texas, USA The mainstream media outlets in the United States continue to offer essentially no coverage of third party campaigns this election year. In particular, the Green Party coverage is next to zero. A sampling this morning (June 28, 2016) of eight news and news aggregate sites, Google News, Bing … Read moreHeadline samples show US mainstream media effectively blacklists Green Party in election coverage
Seemingly to the surprise of some Democratic Party officials, the more-than-a-year-long primary season that is now wrapping up led to a passionate and sometimes contentious discussion about what the party has stood for during the last several elections, and who it represents. Liberal voters, it turns out, are broadly dissatisfied.
And though Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and their supporters aired their ideas on debate stages and at rallies, the party’s platform will ultimately be decided by a panel of 15 people – five chosen by Bernie Sanders, six by Hillary Clinton and four by Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
Bernie Sanders, who eschewed Super PAC and corporate money, who was essentially blacked out by the media and largely disparaged and dismissed when they did mention him, and was hampered in every way the DNC could think to hamper him without explicitly appearing to favor their queen, is only about 200 pledged delegates behind Clinton.
These facts, in addition to the myriad polls showing how much better Sanders polls against Trump and that Clinton is the subject of an FBI criminal investigation, do not support the myth that Clinton is a stronger nominee to send into the general election.
So when superdelegates, many of whom threw their favor to Clinton before anyone else entered the race or before the first debate (they don’t even TRY to hide the system of cronyism!), claim they are choosing the candidate best positioned to win the general, I don’t believe them for a second. They are playing the game, a game by which you win if you have a villain and you can make everyone live in fear.
History has proven that young people’s votes matter: In 2012, for example, at least 80 electoral votes were dependent upon voters under 30, according to Circle data. Without the youth vote, the swing states of Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia, which supported Obama that year, would have gone red. Mitt Romney could have become president.
In the YouGov poll, 32 percent of Sanders supporters under 30 said they’d choose a third-party option if the senator didn’t make the ballot.
For many young Sanders supporters, however, getting a victory in the 2016 presidential election is no longer the point. It’s about 2020 — and beyond.
EA News commentary: The poll conducted here may be informal, but the results show that nine out of 29 students categorically support the Green Party candidate, Jill Stein and two others would pick between her and another candidate. That gives Dr. Stein the largest wedge of supporters when it comes to this sampling of young Bernie Sanders voters.
This more recent poll also included Bernie Sanders who received an impressive 40% of the preference votes.
Now back to the main news story…
The poll found Clinton was ahead 49 percent to 42 percent. The week prior the former secretary of state led Trump 48 percent to 44 percent.
Clinton also led in the poll when the race was expanded to a four-way competition that included Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein. Clinton earned 42 percent support, Trump 38 percent, Johnson 9 percent and Stein 5 percent.
SourceFed, a news and pop-culture website, has accused the world’s largest search engine of “actively altering search recommendations in favor of Hillary Clinton’s campaign” by filling in searches for potentially negative terms like “crimes” and “indictment” with inoffensive substitutions such as “crime reform” and “Indiana.”
“The intention is clear. Google is burying potential searches for terms that could have hurt Hillary Clinton in the primary elections over the past several months by manipulating recommendations on their site,” SourceFed’s Matt Lieberman said in a Thursday video.
The analysis found a very different result with Google’s top competitors, Bing and Yahoo.
When spotted the terms “Hillary Clinton cri” and “Hillary Clintion ind,” Bing and Yahoo brought up as their top choices “Hillary Clinton criminal charges” and “Hillary Clinton indictment” as part of their auto-complete functions using the same key letters, according to SourceFed.