Sunday, January 20, 2008

Primary in California

Here's the answer to the question of Independents voting in the California Primary: YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A DEMOCRAT PARTY MEMBER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PRIMARY AS A VOTER. PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE CAREFULLY--ESPECIALLY THE THIRD & FOURTH PARAGRAPHS BELOW. Obama lost in Nevada saturday because of the white female voting bloc and the political stranglehold the Clintons have on the traditional Democratic Party union blocs. In addition, as I predicted the Clintons are playing some VERY DIRTY POLITICS AND ARE NOT TO BE TRUSTED--Now don't you wish Toni Morrison had never flippantly referred to him in 1998 as "our first black president" (an idiotic canard unfortunately endorsed by far too many black people who are old enough to know better-- OF COURSE BILL IS THE RINGLEADER AND HILLARY IS HIS EVER LOYAL CO-CONSPIRATOR (just like always).... (see NY Times article which I will forward right after this note).


Begin forwarded message:

From: "Mitchell Schwartz,"
Date: January 20, 2008 6:17:28 PM PST
Subject: Quick reminder for California

Friend --

If you want to participate in the California Democratic primary on February 5th, you must register to vote by this Tuesday, January 22nd.

Make sure you are registered, and then forward this email to your friends, family, and neighbors. Remind them that they need to be registered if they want to support Barack.

Remember, you do not need to be a Democrat to participate in the primary. Republicans and unaffiliated voters who choose "Decline to State" as their party preference can vote for Senator Obama.

Once someone is registered as "Decline to State," here's how it works:

Unaffiliated voters must specifically request a Democratic ballot. If they are voting in person, they can request the ballot at the polling place.
If they are voting by mail, they must contact their County Elections Officer and request a Democratic ballot by January 29th:
Our campaign wants as many Californians as possible to participate in the Democratic primary -- to support Barack, but also to reconnect with the political process.

For the full rules on registering to vote, visit the website of the California Secretary of State:

Make sure you are registered and spread the word,


Mitchell Schwartz
California State Director
Obama for America