Election Fraud CA Watch: Poll workers being told in official trainings to give NPP (no party preference) voters a provisional ballot "every time"

Election Fraud CA Watch: Poll workers being told in official trainings to give NPP (no party preference) voters a provisional ballot "every time"
Election Fraud CA Watch: Poll workers being told in official trainings to give NPP (no party preference) voters a provisional ballot "every time"

Volunteer Ashley Beck posted a video to facebook today (tried to share the video but reddit rejected it?) sharing that election workers in California are receiving blatant misinformation during their trainings. They are being told that anyone who comes to vote and is listed as an NPP voter is to be given a provisional ballot, "every single time". As NPP/independent voters skew towards Bernie, it greatly benefits the Clinton campaign to have large numbers of npp voters vote provisional and therefore likely have their votes not counted. We need to be prepared for this fraud before it goes down. In addition to spreading this video online and sharing the info on social, I think it would be helpful to have this info widely visible AT the polling locations on election day.

Would it be possible for someone to design posters (that do not promote any candidate & don't violate electioneering laws) telling NPP voters "DO NOT ACCEPT A PROVISIONAL BALLOT" that can be easily printed and plastered all over the front of polling places?

EDIT: Here is the link to Ashley's video

http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections

Alex Padilla should be notified immediately, in writing.

Here is said video.

Alex Padilla is a fan of the Clinton camp. Contact the CA for Sanders offices.

Poll worker in California here, Riverside County. At least for here we've been told that the provisional ballot is last resort, and that NPP gets the choice of different ballots, included a special Dem NPP ballot if they choose to, and is not defaulted to provisional. At least at my voting site I'll be doing my best to make sure this is a fair for all voters and candidates involved, whether I like them or not.

At least for my county, if not all of CA, if you're an NPP voter and want to vote democrat, make sure to ask for the DEM NPP ballot, because there's a separate ballot for NPP voters who want to vote DEM compared to the standard DEM Ballot. All other open primary races are using the same ballot for NPP as those registered for that party.

EDIT: just so the process isn't confusing with how I wrote it, you walk up to us and we ask "Name and address?" You give it to us, we look you up. If you're not in the book there we look in the supplemental which is more up to date. If you're not there, the precinct inspector looks you up online on the database. If you're not there after all those steps, then we go to provisional. Once found though, if ID is required we ask, and if you're listed as vote by mail we ask you to surrender your vote by mail ballot to us if you're not turning it in. If you don't provide the mail-in ballot, then you'd end up with a provisional because we'd have no way of knowing if you're trying to double vote. If all is good and we find you in the book, we have you sign the paper and write your address.

From here, if you're registered with a party we give you their ballot along with the general ballot. If you're NPP, we are to ask which party ballot you would like to vote with if any, and then hand it to you to be on your way. If you're NPP but want to vote in a closed primary, such as the republican, then we can only provide a provisional ballot.

Really, we're not here to do anything but process the votes and follow the script, as well as help disabled voters as needed. For the most part though, it's autopilot after the first ten or so ballots. Don't forget your sticker as well.

My NPP mail in ballot came with no option to vote for president. I changed my registration to Democrat because I suspect these provisional ballots are going to get screwed with.

Deadline in CA to register/change parties is May 23.

The electoral college sucks, while I'm on the subject of elections.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fvuSwzmTZQ

Here's a shorter video on the CA ballot confusion. He just says NPP voters should request a Democratic Ballot.

Another redditor is saying there's a difference between "Democratic" and "Democratic crossover" ballots. Can someone verify whether this is correct?

EDIT: Here's the comment that cleared things up for me:

https://www.reddit.com/sub/SandersForPresident/comments/4k0v4p/election_fraud_ca_watch_poll_worke...

Well i live about 1 minute from my polling station so maybe i will stand outside the polling place and help out people having issues.

and Democracy now, TYT, thom hartmann, secular talk.

Sanders campaign needs to be proactive. They need make this an issue and expose this.

There also needs to be a effort to inform voters about this when phonebanking, facebanking or canvassing. There should be a script prepared and stickied on top of this forum and other forums where people volunteer for the campaign.

There should also be arrangement to have volunteers outside every polling place to ensure voters are informed correctly on election day.

You had to request for a democrat ballot as a NPP. My brother is registered NPP and voted for Bernie.

I will be at a training on Friday morning, and if I am told this, I will blow a fuse.

Registered democrats receive a "Democratic" ballot that contains democratic presidential candidates + candidates for county level democratic party offices. NPP voters who request it will receive an "NP-Democratic" ballot that contains democratic presidential candidates but no local democratic party offices. If you care about your local democratic offices then you should be democrat. For voting for Bernie there is no difference between the two ballots. They are equally valid.

Use your phone to record the training session. Ask questions, and if you're told this after training do the following:

Document everything in writing Keep the recording you took during training Go promptly to your local TV and Radio Stations and spread the word in a rational way. Stay with the facts.

Since you're a poll worker, and since this impacts your friends and neighbors, your testimony actually carries more weight than if the campaign were to come in and make noise.

OH - most importantly - a big thank you for step up to the plate and taking on the responsibility of being a poll worker.

100ft from the polling place. Within 100ft you're not allowed to wear or hand out candidate information or swag and aren't allowed to ask people about their ballots, affiliations, and voting choices. It could be construed as voter intimidation or electioneering. Just be careful.

Not just the Sanders campaign. The poll workers who were given misinformation need to go to their local TV stations and make noise. Seriously.... the poll workers themselves carry more weight (in this situation) than the campaign.

It's this kind of thing that Bernie is talking about when he says "Not me/US"... He can't do it alone, he's not the savior. This poll worker was there. The voters most affected will be her friends and neighbors. Her voice means something - in this instance - her voice actually carries more weight than Bernie's voice. She should be requesting interviews with every local news station there is. She should be making noise and demanding answers on the air waves.

Sigh, so it begins in CA... *Edit: thank you for posting this! I hope everyone gets the message

They will not be counted! We have to stop this at the polls, having people outside passing out flyers, holding posters, having people inside as poll watchers. Some election lawyers volunteers would be nice! CA we have to do this and volunteer or we will lose an election we should have won.

A few links here: These SOS page links seem to support the assertion that NPP can, upon request, vote non-provisionally for Democratic Presidential candidates.

http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/political-parties/no-party-preference/

Clearly describes NPP can vote for Democratic Party presidential candidates... you must request this.

http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voting-resources/provisional-voting/

Provisional ballots are ballots cast by voters who:

Believe they are registered to vote even though their names are not on the official voter registration list at the polling place. Vote by mail but did not receive their ballot or do not have their ballot with them, and instead want to vote at a polling place.***

I do not see any assertion that NPP get provisional ballots

Bonus Link:

http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voter-registration/nvra/laws-standards/nvra-manual/chapter-6/

So NPP voters need to request a Dem crossover ballot but if they get a Dem ballot that's okay too. The extraneous downballot votes will just be discarded. That's my current understanding:

NPP voters who request it will receive an "NP-Democratic" ballot that contains democratic presidential candidates but no local democratic party offices.

She is a hero. If the BOE were competent, they would fix this by calling every single poll worker who received training with those trainers to correct the misinformation. But I doubt they will.

Thom never addresses this sort of thing. He still wants to like Hillary.

At least for my county, if not all of CA, if you're an NPP voter and want to vote democrat, make sure to ask for the DEM NPP ballot, because there's a separate ballot for NPP voters who want to vote DEM compared to the standard DEM Ballot. All other open primary races are using the same ballot for NPP as those registered for that party.

They're saying the same thing on FB as well. You know sometimes people in FB groups can be a bit low-info, they're being a bit robotic about it "JUST ASK FOR A DEM BALLOT YOU WILL BE OKAY". And I keep asking about this but nobody has answered yet:

Do you know whether or not a ballot would be invalidated (not counted) if a NPP voter accidentally handed a regular DEM ballot, and not a NPP-DEM ballot? (And vice versa, for a Dem voter, who accidentally receive a NPP-DEM ballot?)

If the NPP voter received and cast a Dem ballot (or the reverse) no one would know the difference. It's the poll worker's job to discern which ballot is required. After that, since there's no name attached, it would count.

But could you hand out neutral flyers with you're rights laid out? Nothing about Bernie or Hillary, just that you have a right to vote normally if you're NPP?