Rhode Island had reduced its precincts by about two-thirds but Sanders still managed to win the state handily. Early on in Connecticut, Sanders was ahead, yet the three largest counties were reportedly favorable for Clinton. As the night dragged on, she overcame his early lead.
From reports of election fraud in Arizona to mysterious surrogate ballots appearing in Wyoming, and now Sanders votes in Delaware disappearing into the ether, the Democratic primary race has been fraught with voter suppression, either intended or unintentional.
On April 25, Maricopa County, Arizona, resident and attorney Dianne Post testified during a hearing regarding the widespread issues when people tried to vote in the Democratic primary. Post testified that while on duty as a poll worker, a machine she was using did not give at least 36 people appropriate ballots.
"Every single time it happened to me it was a Democratic voter who wasn't able to access a Democratic ballot."
Voting issues weren't limited to Delaware, though. In Pennsylvania, voters reported prohibited electioneering inside polling stations and they must remain at least 10 feet away from the location. A poll worker was distributing a list of preferred candidates paid for by Montgomery County Commissioner Josh Shapiro, who was running for state attorney general.
"We have computers in our pockets. We're voting on these rinky-dink machines that have to work two times a year … They shouldn't be fraudulent, they shouldn't be faulty."
"I was informed by the director that they [are] having problems and I am in a boat of at least 900 who are in limbo. To quote, 'Just because you made the deadline doesn't mean the state will process it in time.'"
The apparent vote flipping by machines in Delaware and elsewhere is certainly a cause for concern and should be investigated by both the Sanders campaign, the Federal Elections Commission, and the U.S. Department of Justice to ensure vote tampering is not occurring and that all votes are properly counted.
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