Last thing. You said “Where I voted, I heard a number of independents state that they wished to vote in the Democratic primary. They were issued provisional ballots.” That’s it right there. I heard the same thing. That’s wrong, that’s a type of voter suppression — those people should have been given real ballots, called “crossover” ballots — that would’ve been counted on election night. Instead, those ballots probably weren’t counted at all. Some huge unknown number of provisionals were “challenged” and simply thrown out. Poll workers throughout the state were wrongly trained (by Padilla’s California State Dept) to give out provisional ballots to independents, when independents were skewing towards Sanders 3-to-1 by many estimates. Watch the documentary “Uncounted,” about the CA primary, which was released a few weeks ago:
If I hadn’t been so tired, I would’ve remained willfully ignorant of the inevitable. I sat on the toilet to take a time out to practice my breathing during a particularly long day of just getting by: meeting deadlines, sending emails, networking networks, planning a dinnertime nap, penciling in a panic attack, tending to friendships that were on life support. You know, all the boxes you need to check before embarking on another poor night’s sleep.