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waow-based

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What’s with the soft white underbelly thumbnail filter lmao

Abdullah has had some uhhh interesting takes

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He was against the Iraq war. Helped with shenanigans against the establishment at the 2016 convention. That said he's subject to the One Good Shot rule and will likely be compromised in some way.

No ActBlue on his donation page so that's something.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dennis_Kucinich

He wanted to impeach Dick Cheney for his shenanigans and obama-sad for invading Libya. He ran for president in 2008 supporting single payer. He was a Bernie supporter. Regular thorn in the establishment's side. Protected a public utility from being sold in Cleveland

He has warnings about the WHO on his issues page and recently a campaign manager for RFK Jr.

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submitted 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago) by Pluto@hexbear.net to c/electoralism@hexbear.net

White supremacy lost in Oklahoma tonight.


Honestly, this was a good thing and shows that people are waking up to the creeping fascist threat.

As communists, we must try to be a guiding force and helping hand in the fightback against fascism.

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submitted 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago) by Evilphd666@hexbear.net to c/electoralism@hexbear.net

https://apnews.com/projects/election-results-2024/wisconsin/?r=50001

Not sure what the NY option is, probably Orb Lady.

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submitted 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago) by WhyEssEff@hexbear.net to c/electoralism@hexbear.net
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"You're owned by China!"

"That's disinformation, like the DemocRATs use against Presinald Trunt!"

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then bush killed millions of people around the world and then liebermann was responsible for killing millions of americans when he sank the public option

and dats da post!

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submitted 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago) by WIIHAPPYFEW@hexbear.net to c/electoralism@hexbear.net

Link has a brief rundown on some of your races (and a pretty big backlog for more info). Iowa has an uncommitted option for the presidency, but the other states only have regular candidates and a handful of “qualified” write ins. Orbmom may or may not be the lesser evil to support against Biden in these cases.

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submitted 4 weeks ago* (last edited 4 weeks ago) by Evilphd666@hexbear.net to c/electoralism@hexbear.net

ilhan I'm here for the one who supplied all those bombs in the genocide. My man Joe! biden

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return my $27 and then go stand in front of the heart attack gun again

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submitted 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago) by itappearsthat@hexbear.net to c/electoralism@hexbear.net

Maybe a bit doomer but when talking about channeling energy into alternatives to electoral politics in the imperial core it's hard not to feel like you're hyping up someone with a broken back walking up to try and deadlift eight hundred pounds

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They've been screening everybody and managed to avoid any pro-Palestine protests at these events for a while, props to Atlanta PSL for getting in. Honestly loser energy, trump is talking to giant stadiums while biden has to skulk around in fear of getting yelled at.

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some opportunist in his campaign prob divvied out 25000% share in the Biden vote count or some equivalent that is supposed to return and is advising him under the pretense that he gets utterly Mondale’d. I have to assume Biden’s campaign is operating on the heuristic of finding every way possible to depress the vote, because Biden keeps innovating in the ways he can make himself seem utterly repulsive to voters strangelove-wow

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Minnesota @ 19% uncommitted michael-laugh with 73% reported.

Tennesee 7.9% uncommitted with 80% reported.

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In American Samoa

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Alabama, Colorado, Iowa, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Tennessee

Colorado is called "non-committed delegate"
Massachusetts and North Carolina is called "no preference"

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submitted 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago) by socialistbusdriver@hexbear.net to c/electoralism@hexbear.net

I am not ettingermentum

A link to the article: https://www.ettingermentum.news/p/the-uncommitted-voters-guide

the article (for those that dont wanna go to substack):

Earlier this week, when I was talking with my girlfriend about the Michigan primary results, she asked me if we could also vote uncommitted in our state’s primary. Since we live in Georgia, I knew that we didn’t have that option, so I told her that it wasn’t possible and that I personally planned to use my ballot to write in Jane Fonda. Then she asked me if that vote would be counted, which made me realize something: I didn’t know if it would. I looked it up, and and after a bit of searching, I learned that the answer was no. As a Georgia voter, I have to either vote for one of the three names on the ballot or a “validated write-in candidate” or my vote will be discarded. My year-old plan to vote for Jane had always been DOA, and I had never known it until that moment.

This got me thinking. If I, someone who writes about politics for a living, didn’t know the exact procedures for a protest vote in my primary in my own state, how many prospective uncommitted voters out there actually know what their options are? I presumed that someone out there had published a guide for how to protest vote in each state, but, at least as far as I can tell, such a guide does not exist. To remedy this problem, I decided to create a guide myself. The following is the first ever state-by-state, territory-by-territory cheat sheet for how you can, and cannot, cast a protest vote against this administration in your upcoming Democratic primary.

State Rules Map

Below is a quick map I made to visualize the different voting regimes in each state. Full explanations of the categories in the legend, along well as the dates for each primary and caucus, are provided in the following sections.

(see posted image)

Category 1: Can Vote Uncommitted

This is the simplest and most straightforward category. In these states and territories, voters are given a Michigan-style uncommitted option on their ballots. These ballots are fully counted in the results like votes for any of the named candidates. If the total uncommitted vote reaches 15% statewide or in a congressional district, it will be awarded delegates.

Although some of these states have additional protest voting options in addition to uncommitted, selecting the uncommitted line is the most direct and straightforward way to register an anti-Biden vote. If available, it should be chosen over all other options, including write-ins, blank ballots, or votes for named candidates like Dean Phillips or Marianne Williamson.

State/territory list:

March 5th: Alabama, Colorado (Called “Noncomitted”), Iowa (Mail-only Caucus), Massachusetts (Called “No Preference”), Minnesota, North Carolina (Called “No Preference”), Tennessee, American Samoa

March 6th: Hawaii

March 12th: Northern Mariana Islands, Washington, Democrats Abroad

March 19th: Kansas

March 23rd: Missouri

April 2nd: Connecticut, Rhode Island, Wisconsin

April 6th: Alaska (Called “Undeclared”)

April 13th: Wyoming (Caucus, Called “Undeclared”)

May 14th: Maryland

May 21st: Kentucky

May 23rd: Idaho (Caucus)

June 4th: Montana (Called “No Preference”), New Jersey, New Mexico

June 8th: Virgin Islands

Category 2: No Uncommitted Option, But Can Vote Write-Ins

Following the set of states and territories that provide straightforward uncommitted option, we reach a small, unique category of primary contests. These states do not provide an uncommitted option, but they do allow for write-in votes, and they take the unique step of tallying every single one of these write-ins in their vote totals. This allows for voters to vote for whoever they want, from Abraham Lincoln to the demiurge, and still see their ballots counted in a broad “write-in” pile of general dissent.

Unlike uncommitted votes, write-in votes will not be able to win delegates as a category—they are only tallied together as a group convenience on election results pages for the sake of convenience. Legally, they all represent votes for entirely different candidates. While it would technically be possible for a write-in candidate to win delegates if they hit the required benchmarks through write-in votes for them, there are currently no efforts to coordinate this. As such, feel free to vote for whoever or whatever you want if you live in these states or territories.

State/territory list:

March 5th: Vermont

May 21st: Oregon

June 4th: Washington, D.C.

Category 3: No Uncommitted Option, Most Write-Ins Not Tallied, But Blank Votes Tallied

Right on the heels of the previous small list with very specific rules is another small list with even more specific rules. Like Category 2, these states do not provide an option to vote uncommitted, but allow for write-ins. Where they differ from the Category 2 states is that they do not count most write-ins in their overall tallies. To save time, only write-in votes for “qualified” write in candidates are considered valid and counted. This means that any write-in vote that says something like “ceasefire,” “uncommitted,” and, yes, “Jane Fonda,” will be discarded.

For most states that do this and don’t provide an uncommitted option, this rules out the possibility of a protest vote beyond voting for the named candidates. These states are the exception, however. Unlike most states, they count blank ballots in their totals. While blank ballots cannot earn delegates, they are counted as a bloc, making them a clear statement of opposition to Biden that avoids providing support for Phillips or Williamson. As such, it is best to send back ballots in these states.

State/territory list:

March 5th: Maine

March 30th: North Dakota (Caucus)

April 2nd: New York

April 28th: Puerto Rico

Category 4: No Uncommitted Option, Most Write-Ins Not Counted, Blank Ballots Not Counted

Category 4 states have easily the most delegates of any section on this list. Unfortunately, they’re also where the options for protest votes become sharply limited. These states have similar rules as Category 3 states. They don’t provide an uncommitted ballot line and don’t tally write-in votes except for those given to qualified write-in candidates. What makes them different from Category 3 states is that they also don’t count blank votes in their tallies.

To register a non-Biden vote in the tallies here, you have to vote for someone pre-approved by the state, whether that be a named candidates on the ballot or a qualified write-in candidate. For most states, this leaves you with Dean Phillips and/or Marianne Williamson if you want your vote to count. Feel free to choose between the two at your own discretion, although you can always vote for another listed candidate or even prick someone from your state’s list of qualified write-in candidates if you really want to avoid voting for either of them.

State/territory list:

March 5th: California (Both Dean and Marianne on ballot), Texas (D and M), Virginia (D and M), Utah (D and M)

March 12th: Georgia (D and M)

March 19th: Arizona (D and M), Illinois (D and M), Ohio (Dean only)

April 23rd: Pennsylvania (Dean only)

May 14th: Nebraska (Dean only), West Virginia (Dean only)

Category 5: No Uncommitted Option, No Write-in Option, Blank Ballots Not Counted

Category 5 is very similar to Category 4, except with one difference. Instead of just making the write-in option functionally useless, these states don’t provide it at all. There’s no way to get around voting for one of the named candidates of you want to cast a protest vote in these states.

State/territory list:

March 5th: Arkansas (D and M), Oklahoma (D and M)

March 12th: Mississippi (No D or M or anyone else. Biden will just get 100% of the vote here. They’re still holding the contest, though.)

March 23rd: Louisiana (D and M)

June 4th: South Dakota (D and M)

June 8th: Guam (Candidate list currently unavailable)

Category 6: No Primary

Here’s the strangest section of them all. These states just cancelled their primaries and handed all of their delegates to Biden. They won’t let you vote against him even if you want to!

State/territory list: Florida and Delaware

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submitted 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago) by Evilphd666@hexbear.net to c/electoralism@hexbear.net

Skip to 4 hours 5 min 10 sec

Free and Equal has been doing this for some time. I expected better setup and sound from them.

But you got Claudia from PSL and Jill and Jasmine from da Greens.

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submitted 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago) by Evilphd666@hexbear.net to c/electoralism@hexbear.net

MI primary ends in 30 minutes from posting. 8PM EST. There was also Early Voting, which usually is tallied towards the end. So expect results to trickle in through the night.

inshallah the "uncommitted" campaign made a dent large enough to not ignore for a few news cycles.

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