Tom Lent 
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Re: “Protesters Join Hands Around Lake Merritt in Oakland to Protest Trump, Hate Crimes

Debbi McReynolds: Yes honestly curious. Democracy only is a democracy if people can and do vote and their votes are counted. If people are being either discouraged or blocked from voting or their ballots are not being counted, we should be fixing it. As my post indicates, I am aware and concerned about research indicating significant amounts of voter suppression activities that are projected to have denied a large number of Democrats their votes. If you have knowledge of other suppression activities in either direction or even in unknown directions, I am interested to know. It is small-d anti democratic whatever way it cuts.

Posted by Tom Lent on 11/14/2016 at 4:12 PM

Re: “Protesters Join Hands Around Lake Merritt in Oakland to Protest Trump, Hate Crimes

I am curious about your comment on the popular vote and would like to learn more. Can you explain your concern about the absentee ballots? My understanding is that they are still being counted and the steady rise we have seen in the last few days in Clinton's margin over Trump's has to do with the fact that the largest quantity of as yet uncounted absentee ballots is in the West. So the margin of Clinton over Trump is expected to continue to rise as the vote is finalized. Do you have some information to the contrary? Please share sources if you do.

I am particularly concerned that active voter suppression tactics by several states may have not only reduced the popular vote but actually done it sufficiently to flip the election. See the excellent reporting of Greg Palast whose analysis indicates that over a million voters have been inappropriately purged from the voter rolls. And that those numbers are primarily democratic. Check it at

Posted by Tom Lent on 11/14/2016 at 10:09 AM

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