NUEVA JERSEY – Una mayor asistencia comparada con las pasadas elecciones se pudo apreciar durante las primeras horas de la mañana en la escuela Lincoln en Kearny, perteneciente al distrito 6.
La ecuatoriana Maria Noboa, quien ha colaborado en la mesa electoral durante ocho años, confirmó que en esta jornada electoral se han acercado más personas a votar.
“Hemos tenido un buen número de personas que han venido muy temprano en la mañana. Yo he trabajado desde hace mucho tiempo ayudando y guiando a los votantes hispanos que ahora han venido en mayor numero”, expresó Noboa.
“No se sabe por quien votar, ha sido una difícil eelección”, manifestó por su parte una electora mientras esperaba paciente en la fila.
La jornada electoral transcurrió sin problemas y el buen clima contribuyó a la amplia participación ciudadana en esta parte del “Estado Jardín”.
Hillary for America general counsel Marc Elias on listening and responding to calls for an audit and recount:
"Over the last few days, officials in the Clinton campaign have received hundreds of messages, emails, and calls urging us to do something, anything, to investigate claims that the election results were hacked and altered in a way to disadvantage Secretary Clinton. The concerns have arisen, in particular, with respect to Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania — three states that together proved decisive in this presidential election and where the combined margin of victory for Donald Trump was merely 107,000 votes.
It should go without saying that we take these concerns extremely seriously. We certainly understand the heartbreak felt by so many who worked so hard to elect Hillary Clinton, and it is a fundamental principle of our democracy to ensure that every vote is properly counted.
Moreover, this election cycle was unique in the degree of foreign interference witnessed throughout the campaign: the U.S. government concluded that Russian state actors were behind the hacks of the Democratic National Committee and the personal email accounts of Hillary for America campaign officials, and just yesterday, the Washington Post reported that the Russian government was behind much of the “fake news” propaganda that circulated online in the closing weeks of the election.
For all these reasons, we have quietly taken a number of steps in the last two weeks to rule in or out any possibility of outside interference in the vote tally in these critical battleground states. First, since the day after the election we have had lawyers and data scientists and analysts combing over the results to spot anomalies that would suggest a hacked result. These have included analysts both from within the campaign and outside, with backgrounds in politics, technology and academia.
Second, we have had numerous meetings and calls with various outside experts to hear their concerns and to discuss and review their data and findings. As a part of this, we have also shared out data and findings with them. Most of those discussions have remained private, while at least one has unfortunately been the subject of leaks.
Third, we have attempted to systematically catalogue and investigate every theory that has been presented to us within our ability to do so.
Fourth, we have examined the laws and practices as they pertain to recounts, contests and audits.
Fifth, and most importantly, we have monitored and staffed the post-election canvasses — where voting machine tapes are compared to poll-books, provisional ballots are resolved, and all of the math is double checked from election night. During that process, we have seen Secretary Clinton’s vote total grow, so that, today, her national popular vote lead now exceeds more than 2 million votes.
In the coming days, we will continue to perform our due diligence and actively follow all further activities that are to occur prior to the certification of any election results. For instance, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania conduct post-election audits using a sampling of precincts. Michigan and many other states still do not. This is unfortunate; it is our strong belief that, in addition to an election canvass, every state should do this basic audit to ensure accuracy and public confidence in the election.
Beyond the post-election audit, Green Party candidate Jill Stein announced Friday that she will exercise her right as a candidate to pursue a recount in the state of Wisconsin. She has indicated plans to also seek recounts in Pennsylvania and Michigan.
Because we had not uncovered any actionable evidence of hacking or outside attempts to alter the voting technology, we had not planned to exercise this option ourselves, but now that a recount has been initiated in Wisconsin, we intend to participate in order to ensure the process proceeds in a manner that is fair to all sides. If Jill Stein follows through as she has promised and pursues recounts in Pennsylvania and Michigan, we will take the same approach in those states as well. We do so fully aware that the number of votes separating Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in the closest of these states — Michigan — well exceeds the largest margin ever overcome in a recount. But regardless of the potential to change the outcome in any of the states, we feel it is important, on principle, to ensure our campaign is legally represented in any court proceedings and represented on the ground in order to monitor the recount process itself.
The campaign is grateful to all those who have expended time and effort to investigate various claims of abnormalities and irregularities. While that effort has not, in our view, resulted in evidence of manipulation of results, now that a recount is underway, we believe we have an obligation to the more than 64 million Americans who cast ballots for Hillary Clinton to participate in ongoing proceedings to ensure that an accurate vote count will be reported." ... Ver másVer menos
On November 8, the Democratic party and our country suffered a major setback. Now more than ever, we need to listen to one another and work to repair what has been torn apart.
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In the days ahead, my family and I will continue to do everything in our power to fight for the Democratic Party, and for the more compassionate and inclusive country that we carry in our hearts.
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Today, I offer my enthusiastic endorsement of Senator Jeff Sessions to be our next Attorney General.
Americans deserve a Department of Justice that pursues and administers justice fairly and equitably--regardless of who you are or what you look like or how you start or what circumstances. Jeff Sessions will make an outstanding Attorney General because these are the values he has fought for time and again.
President Elect Trump was elected on a promise to end the status quo that 80 percent of Americans believe has allowed the federal government to grow increasingly incompetent, corrupt, and allowed problems to fester. Jeff Sessions understands the need to restore more power where it belongs; in states, in communities, in families, in citizens. He will lead a Department of Justice dedicated to restoring American potential, not sacrificing it to ideological ends that only serve the needs of the powerful and the politically correct.
I’m also encouraged by the conversations I've had with Senator Sessions about the drug epidemic affecting so many of our communities. My husband Frank and I lost a child to the demons of addiction – as have countless parents across our country – and Senator Sessions understands we can and must do more to support states that are taking an active role to combat this plague.
There's a reason Senator Sessions has already received numerous endorsements from the men and women across this country who protect and serve us in law enforcement. They want a Department of Justice that stands behind them and they're as confident as I am that an Attorney General Sessions will do just that.
In short, Jeff Sessions is the principled, tireless leader we need as our next Attorney General. ... Ver másVer menos
The American people have entrusted Republicans with a historic opportunity. They gave us the House, the Senate, a majority of governor’s seats, and the White House.
Now we must honor the trust they have put in us by repealing and replacing Obamacare with health-care policies that lower costs, improve quality, and increase access for all Americans. ... Ver másVer menos
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I hope you can join me in Philadelphia on Monday, December 19th for Dom Giordano's 8th Annual Feast of the Seven Fishes, where I will receive the award for Person of the Year. Proceeds benefit the Liberty U.S.O. and Catholic Charities along with the Archbishop’s Christmas Benefit for Children.