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      • Sorry John, not about the above but from your second article on election numbers you wrote, "which often seemed to skew the results in his opponents favor." A very minor nit but worth mentioning because it could affect the reading. "opponents" should be "opponent's," I believe.

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  3. Wow!! I've never read such comically honest, interesting thoughts in my short 25 years!!i am thoroughly enthralled! I'm a YUGE Bernie supporter/fan and I love your 'math' article....Thank You for deciding to set yourself up in this 'obscure' corner of the Internet--it gives us spiders hiding from the Republican Creepers something to look forward to!! Keep fighting the good fight, friend! Together, We Will Win!! #Feelthebern #BirdieSanders #HonestyIntegrityCompassion #Equality

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  4. Just fired off your url in a comment to the latest Krugman piece of Liberal Establishment obfuscation ( I have been yearning to use that word somewhere). May your backwater address become known to intrepid explorers wandering around in the political swamp.

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  5. John:
    Just read your piece about the convention, and what a fine lift after Drum at MoJo. I am reading your collections, filtered through my 81 years of paying attention, and anticipate, yes, actually, the next addition.

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  6. John Thank you for your Math article It renews us to continue the fight . Hope to be in crowd outside Convention time .I posted article on FB and Twitter. and will show other Social media..

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  7. I have never responded to such a site,however,because of my sincere belief that most if not all issues,even political and social,can be broken down and often solved through the use of mathematics,I feel compelled to reach out and voice my support for your use of mathematics to make your point.Well done and more importantly...IRREFUTABLE!!!

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  8. Every election the same, chose the lesser of the two evils. This year a real choice and wonderfully for this greying dog to see the youth so engaged. I will not capitulate to threats of guilt, "If you don't vote for ___ look at the worse one we'll get." To make a statement I plan to vote Bernie no matter what. If we all vote Bernie maybe others too will start feeling the Berne. Tony

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  9. Watching all the DNC action from Canada where some are feeling "the Bern". I know this isn't math but wondered if, or at what point, you would figure in the FBI and "Clinton Cash"? The latter opens in Philadelphia the day prior to the convention. Keep at it, John.

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  10. I am so impressed with your site John! You have a new fan. You are inspiring me to start a blog of my own, but in the meantime, I have a question for you. I attended Bernie's Buffalo rally nearly three weeks ago and wrote a piece about it, which I had hoped to get published. But that effort seems to be a no go. I would like to share it with you and if you like it, with your group? Let me know how I can send it to you? I am Canadian, living in Mississauga (near Toronto) and a YUGE Bernie fan.

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  11. Those math pieces were great! Just what I wanted. But I have a problem. I do not know
    whether, how, how many superdelegates can be moved by reasoning like yours. How many
    are likely to say "People won't vote for a socialist" and "She has the minorities," and so on.
    How many have an absolute political obligation to support her? I wonder if there is a good rundown on this somewhere.

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    • I'm working on a rundown of that, presently -- stay tuned! -- the strategy, in short, I think, is this: ignore the haters, get the pledged delegates, Bernie goes to the convention -- this is where we come in -- then, we flood Philadelphia with a million demonstrators that demand that the "Democratic Party" listen to the democracy (43% of US voters are independent, where Sanders has overwhelming support, and were mostly unable to vote in the primaries). I know it sounds a little crazy but hasn't that kind been our thing all along?

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      • This might put a wrinkle into things or heat up the iron. Not sure which
        http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/4/6/1511462/-CORRUPTION-How-Hundreds-of-Superdelegates-were-Literally-bought-by-the-Clinton-Campaign

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  12. This might put a wrinkle in the situation, or heat up the iron!
    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/4/6/1511462/-CORRUPTION-How-Hundreds-of-Superdelegates-were-Literally-bought-by-the-Clinton-Campaign

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  13. Was hoping to find a private email address for you, so I could invite you to be a guest on my radio show, but since I couldn't, I'll do it here. My show is called "The Tufts Get Going" and airs Thursdays at 9 am Eastern. I'd like to invite you to Do The Math on my show, sometime this month (except May 12, already booked). The interview would happen over the phone. Please let me know of your interest. Thank you.

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    • Hey John,

      I really enjoy your writing as well. It is organized, logical and certainly well written. Keep up the great work! P.S. I will buy you coffee as soon as I am able....

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  14. Hi John: Thanks so much for your info on the Oregon vote counts. See you in Philadelphia & then it's on to D.C. in January.

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  15. John, I just read an article by the Huffington Post (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/seth-abramson/sanders-currently-winning-democratic-primary-race-ill-prove-to-you_b_9528076.html) that might be interesting to your readers. I wonder if you would check into what it has to offer and perhaps you can show us the math, after the early votes are removed from consideration and only primary day voting is tallied, to show us where the elections stand. Thanks for all the effort you have so graciously put into all of this.

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  16. Hi John! I'm wondering if you know about Patreon? Seems like it would be a good fit for you! Here's a link: https://www.patreon.com

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  17. greetings,
    you may wish to look into this, in today's water cooler at naked capitalism:

    “More voters switched from Democrat to Republican affiliation than the other way around during Ohio’s March 15 primary, records show” [Toledo Blade]. “In Lucas County, more than 4,000 voters who previously identified themselves as Democrats cast ballots as Republicans, while a little more than 1,000 Republican voters cast ballots as Democrats.” Somebody with a bit more time than I have now could do the arithmetic and see if this cost Sanders the state.

    http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2016/05/200pm-water-cooler-5312016.html

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  18. You had me at #seeyouinPhilly I think I love you. I'm regretting the decision to get married last year. I didn't know people like you existed. <3 <3 <3

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  19. Hi John,

    I am following your Math with great interest. I don’t know if you are familiar with “Sane Progressive” Debbie. If you are not here are her locations on the web. I think you should promote her with all your might – I think she is yours (and mine soul-mate) and she talks about very important issues of The Revolution and never takes her eyes off the target.
    http://www.youtube.com/c/saneprogressive http://www.facebook.com/saneprogressive http://www.twitter.com/saneprogressive

    In solidarity,

    Boris

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  20. Did Oregon finally finish their vote counting? Did you write an update after June 6th that I missed? Google still shows 96% reporting. How does the additional box of ballots recently found come into play?

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    • Sorry, I'm late but I'll be doing that, soon -- the events of June 7th were so game-changing that I've shifted my primary focus (but I shall do an update before long, don't worry!)

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      • You HAVE been very busy and I appreciate all your writings. Thanks for keeping our hope alive, and giving us the kick in the pants we all needed to keep fighting!

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  21. Hi John! I'm curious if you've done the math to determine if Bernie would have a strong chance of winning the presidency if he ran on the Green Party ticket. Things could times out well - Bernie could attend the Democratic Convention this month and then attend the Green Convention in August.

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  22. It's July 12, and BERNIE SANDERS just officially endorsed HILLARY CLINTON . Now What ? Now what do us BERNIE OR BUST, NEVER HILLARY, do ? I feel absolutely betrayed. He has given up. We all thought he was going to fight all the way to the convention, where there was going to be a big contested fight. I truly believe that we had the numbers on our side , and that it was going to turn around, and Senator Sanders would be the nominee . WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED ? ?

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    • @LINDA S. GERDES
      War. Maybe we lost a battle (i am not so sure about that). keep fighting until you have progressives in the senat and house of representatives AND as president.

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    • In the next couple of months: Be patient with bernie. He is trying to do the best like in his whole political career. He is the father of the revolution. But inform about and work also at the green party! Jill Stein is now isolated but could become a powerful figure in this game.

      gp.org/ballotaccess
      Redacted tonight: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9N_jWAZeIZE
      H A Goodman: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5U2b0LJUGlg
      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=g8MParAeYHk
      Tim Black: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9eqPFta8mt4

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    • In the next couple of months: Be patient with bernie. He is trying to do the best like in his whole political career. He is the father of the revolution. But inform about and work also at the green party! Jill Stein is now isolated but could become a powerful figure in this game.

      gp.org/ballotaccess
      Redacted tonight:
      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9N_jWAZeIZE

      H A Goodman:
      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5U2b0LJUGlg
      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=g8MParAeYHk

      Tim Black:
      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9eqPFta8mt4

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  23. Hi John,
    Do you happen to have accurate update pledged delegate count that Sanders and Clinton have after late ballot count that netted I think 30 for Sanders and any shifts after state conventions? I have searched everywhere and can't find updated final count.

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  24. Hi Alena,

    Here is the link to the website which has the most accurate count of everything in this elections - http://www.thegreenpapers.com
    Just remember that only the "hard" count is current.

    In solidarity,

    Boris

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  25. john, i read yr experience of being, what i believe, was possibly intentionally highjacked at the convention rally. i had signed up to receive Kshama's emails and rec'd one that blatantly misled me. i can't find it but i think she said something like bernie had either dropped out or endorsed hitlary - but he hadn't yet. i wrote back that i had expected better and unsubscribed.

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  26. Hi John,
    I tried to DM you in Twitter but since you don't follow me couldn't. I recommended you to YahNe but want to discuss offline. DM me @opheliapg or send me a quick email pls🙏

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