The party is already in bad shape. If we show people we’re a bunch of thieves, it will destroy us. In the name of party unity, please drop this fight.
Paul Dever 1948 to Tip O’Neill after stealing a party primary from him
Then perhaps they wouldn’t have to worry about this:
At the heart of this matter is a knowable fact: are the votes of the DSCC delegates that were cast and counted on Saturday, May 20 in the California Democratic Party elections accurate and valid?
To answer this question, the California Democratic Party will need to investigate the possibility that individuals who secured delegate badges were not, in fact, those actual delegates. Additionally, the CDP will need to determine why ineligible individuals were awarded delegate badges as proxies and were not
screened out. The CDP will also need to explain why financial eligibility is not clearly marked on credentialing materials. Finally, the CDP will have to answer how multiple individuals were able to obtain multiple ballots and vote more than once.
This is what we’re getting Kimberly Ellis a San Francisco activist concerning her run for state chair against Eric C. Bauman as the NYT reports
The party is expected to issue a final ruling on Ms. Ellis’s allegations by Aug. 20; in an interview, she said she would go to court if the party ruled against her. This has left Mr. Bauman, who encountered a barrage of shouts of “not my chairman” when he delivered his victory speech, struggling to put behind him a contest that has been the subject of recounts even as he seeks to position Democrats for a challenging congressional election in 2018.
The irony of the same Democrat activists who have insisted for years that voter ID is racism and that voter fraud is a myth are going whole hog into this fight is delightful, but what’s really interesting is the contrast to 1948 when James Michael Curly and his machine stole a delegate election from Tip O’Neill and figured (correctly) that O’Neill would in the end drop his contesting of the election because such a revelation would have destroyed the Democrat party in Massachusetts at a time when the party had never held a majority in the Massachusetts House of Representatives.
That willingness to hide corruption paid off. Other than a brief period from 1953-1954 the Democrats had had the majority in the state ever since from that point on Tip O’Neill’s was set on a path that would lead him to the Speakership of the House of Representatives.
Of course California circa 2017 is not Massachusetts circa 1948 and I seriously doubt that a A black woman who supports Bernie Sanders with a campaign slogan “Unbought and Unbossed” is going to left the party steal an election ( assuming they actually did ). With the Democrats supermajority in the state and current demographics I doubt even being exposed as a bunch of thieves can cost them the Majority in California.
But we can still hope can’t we?
A quick Layoff bleg update. Yesterday was the scheduled end to my layoff bleg and I’m sorry to say we didn’t manage half of the goal I had set although we did manage to raise enough to get me a paycheck this week and next week. This will make August a very lean month.
So if you are inclined and at all able I would ask you to hit DaTipJar at this time even if we don’t make the goal another $315 will mean a full paycheck for August 25th.
Update: At the last minute a tip jar hit brought us to $1365 (not counting paypal fees of course) that makes us only 2 $15 tipjar hits away from that Aug 25th paycheck and just 12 $100 tipjar hits from making the entire goal and guaranteeing me a paycheck till the day Stacy McCain Makes his speech in Leominster MA Sept 9th.
Please consider getting us to that point.
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