Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Falsely Claims ‘DNC And Corporate Media’ Are Trying To ‘Replace The Roles Of Voters’ With ‘Polling’
Presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard falsely claimed that the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and the unidentified “corporate media” are replacing the “roles of voters in early states” with “polling and other arbitrary methods” (video below).
There is no evidence that polling in 2019 replaces voters in any way when they cast their votes in 2020.
Gabbard qualified for the upcoming debate on Oct. 15, but did not qualify for the last one after falling to reach public support threshold on two DNC-approved polls, which are not controlled by the DNC and apply to all candidates equally.
Real Clear Politics notes that Gabbard is polling at just over half a percentage point.
Gabbard made her false claims while saying she was “seriously considering” a boycott of the upcoming Democratic debate on Oct. 15, notes Yahoo News:
They are attempting to replace the roles of voters in the early states, using polling and other arbitrary methods which are not transparent or democratic, and holding so-called debates which are not debates at all but rather commercialized reality television meant to entertain, not inform or enlighten.
There are so many of you who I’ve met in Iowa and New Hampshire who have expressed to me how frustrated you are that the DNC and corporate media are essentially trying to usurp your role as voters in choosing who our Democratic nominee will be,
As a matter of record, polling and Democratic debates do not legally decide elections, and cannot logically “unserp” voters.