The results from yesterdays primaries in Illinois, Florida, and Arizona should be considered void and another election should be held and held remotely with absentee ballots.
The Biden campaign and the DNC both demonstrated a blatant disregard for people’s safety by encouraging people to still show up and vote in person while in the middle of a pandemic. There is a term for this, voter intimidation.
The DNC and Biden campaign both completely disregarded the severity of this pandemic, and as a result I guarantee you that we will see a spike in Coronavirus cases in these three states within the next two weeks.
While Bernie is behind in delegates, to allow these results to go uncontested is a middle finger to the people who could not vote in person without risking spread of the disease or infecting themselves. The only chance these voices might be heard now is at the Democratic Convention. Tom Perez’s lack of regard for peoples lives is infuriating and blatantly undemocratic.
While Perez has since encouraged remaining states to switch to absentee and remote voting, it is far too little to late, and he only did so after Biden was assured to be declared the victor in these essential yet grossly mishandled primaries. This just adds to the list of reasons why Tom Perez should resign.
Normally I would not favor a contested convention however when multiple states have what can only be deemed illegitimate results then we must do everything we can to challenge the authority being called on to justify those results.
Bernie should stay in the race until the convention.