Who were The Purveyors of the alleged RIGGED/CHOREOGRAPHED Endorsement for Anointed Congressional Candidate Jimmy Gomez?
Yesterday there were 58 delegate votes in all. One was cast for "no endorsement," one was cast for Robert Ahn and 56 were cast for Jimmy Gomez. I asked one of the delegates why it was so lopsided. "What have any of these people done for anyone? They are nice and they mean well but Jimmy is our Assemblyman and he's been up in Sacramento doing things for regular people... He made the California family leave program work for real people in this district. Before it was just something that sounded good on paper but only worked for people making 6 figures. Now it works for the whole spectrum of working women, including people who need it most on minimum wage... We know what we're getting with Jimmy and we like that."
One can surmise from the above passage that the "assembled delegates" were resolute in their support of Assemblyman Gomez.
Second, from the Facebook Page of fellow Congressional Candidate Wendy Carrillo.
Out of 103 #CA34 California Democratic Party delegates, only ONE showed up for today's endorsement. 57 voted by mail prior to meeting the candidates and 45 didn't vote/show up. Mind you, the party asked all the candidates that presented today for a $350 filing fee. There's a lot of good people running, it would have been a progressive move for delegates to have actually met with those interested in presenting or have done a "No Endorsement" and have the people of the district decide. That's democracy. Only two delegates showed that kind of vision and leadership, one who showed up to listen, the other who voted No Endorsement. My solution for the party is this: All delegates must vote AFTER hearing from candidates who have filed and paid their fee to be a part of the process. Voting in advance constructs a system that operates on profits vs. ensuring a democratic process. Note: The delegates who voted this time around are the old delegates, not the newly elected progressive delegates that swept the establishment recently. They take their posts in May.
Hmm. Judging from the posting above via Candidate Carrillo, only ONE delegate cared to show up in person (and voted against Assemblyman Gomez) .......... while the rest were absentee (balloted for Establishment Choice, allegedly).
Third, from the Website of "Arturo Carmona for Congress Campaign" regarding the CADEM Endorsement.
In response to the rigged and undemocratic process that undermines the Democratic voters of California’s 34th Congressional District, the following candidates who were present on Sunday’s meeting, Vanessa Aramayo, Arturo Carmona, Wendy Carrillo, Ricardo de la Fuente, Raymond Meza, and Michelle “Hope” Walker issued a joint statement. “As candidates seeking to represent the people of Los Angeles, we feel a responsibility to call out the dirty tricks being played by establishment politicians and party operatives who are looking to undermine this election. What the Democratic political establishment is telling us is, ‘We know best. We know what’s best for the people of Los Angeles. No debate, no discussion needed here. We got it. It’s Jimmy’s turn to represent this district.’ When party insiders and establishment politicians vote for the one candidate who fails to show-up to the endorsement process, and most of the appointed delegates voting decide to vote by mail, it makes it evidently a rigged, corrupt and undemocratic process. No matter what, we will keep coming out to fight and bring attention to rigged establishment politics. We can and must do better as a democracy.”
Lastly, from most of the recently-elected 51st Assembly District Democrat Delegates. which should put the Anointed Establishment Candidate on notice that his congressional aspirations may suffer from the "Russian-like behavior" of his CADEM supporters.
Tom Bliss, Silver Lake
Juan Carlos Jay Cee, Cruz, Lincoln Heights
Jane Demian, Eagle Rock
Mishna Eraña Hernandez, Highland Park
Eleanor Godfrey, Echo Park
Rabbi Jonathan Klein, Highland Park
Dennis Martinez, East LA
Eden McFadden, Echo Park
Rebecca Prediletto, Mt. Washington
Amarnath Ravva, El Sereno