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Provisional Results - Day 2 of In-Person Voting with Democrats Abroad Oxford

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Democrats Abroad Global Presidential Primary today in Oxford, UK at Jesus College. We are pleased to announce the provisional results of today's voting. Please note that they are, indeed, provisional and therefore are unofficial. 

Votes will be reviewed and vetted by our global primary team before the official results of the Global Presidential Primary are announced on March 23. Furthermore, please note that these provisional totals only reflect the votes cast in person, yesterday, at this location, one of over 230 polling stations Democrats Abroad is hosting around the world. 

The provisional results are as follows:

In total, 105 ballots were cast, 0 of which were spoiled. Of those ballots cast successfully,

Bernie Sanders received 69% of the votes.
Joseph Biden received 30% of the votes.
Elizabeth Warren received 2% of the votes.

Thank you again for your participation, I hope that you look forward to hearing the official results on March 23.

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Second Day of Primary Voting with Democrats Abroad Oxford

Thank you to everyone who came out to our second day of in-person primary voting at Jesus College! We loved seeing all of the new faces. 

Please note, while this was the last day of in-person voting in Oxford, you can still vote until the 10th of March online by going to : http://www.democratsabroad.org/primary

If you have any questions or need any help, please let us know by emailing: oxford@democratsabroad.org.uk

Otherwise, thank you again to everyone who made these two days a MASSIVE success, and we look forward to seeing you again at one of our upcoming events soon!


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Provisional Results - Global Presidential Primary, Super Tuesday in Oxford

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Democrats Abroad Global Presidential Primary yesterday in Oxford, UK. We are pleased to announce the provisional results of yesterday’s voting. Please note that they are, indeed, provisional and therefore are unofficial. Votes will be reviewed and vetted by our global primary team before the official results of the Global Presidential Primary are announced on March 23. Furthermore, please note that these provisional totals only reflect the votes cast in person, yesterday, at this location, one of over 230 polling stations Democrats Abroad is hosting around the world. The provisional results are as follows:

In total, 190 ballots were cast, 7 of which were spoiled. Of those ballots cast successfully, 

Bernie Sanders received 53% or 97 of the votes.
Elizabeth Warren received 27% or 50 of the votes.
Joseph Biden received 17% or 31 of the votes.
Michael Bloomberg received 1.6% or 3 of the votes.
Amy Klobuchar and Andrew Yang each received 0.5% or 1 of the votes.

Thank you again for your participation, I hope that you look forward to hearing the official results on March 23.

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Super Tuesday with Democrats Abroad Oxford

Around the world, more than 13 thousand Americans abroad successfully cast their ballots in early voting and in Super Tuesday polling stations in the Global Presidential Primary. Just over half of those votes were cast at in-person voting centers yesterday! These are great numbers. In fact, Democrats Abroad saw a nearly 50% rise in in-person turnout for Super Tuesday voters compared to 2016!

In Oxford we had an amazing turnout at the Rothermere Institute. Our biggest thanks go out to all of our volunteers, without whom this event would have not been possible.

If you want to read more about our event, check out this New Yorker Article: http://www.newyorker.com/news/letter-from-the-uk/democrats-abroad-including-bernie-sanderss-brother-cast-their-primary-votes

If you missed us yesterday, there is still time to vote! We will hold another voting center in Jesus College (Turl Street) on Saturday 7th (10am-2pm)!

Voting is also possible by post and email all week.


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Debate Watch Event Before the GPP

Thanks to everyone who came out for the Debate Watch last night at Blackwell's Bookshop. Even though things got a little heated among the candidates on screen, we stand united in our work to elect a Democratic President in 2020!  It was great to have people supporting a variety of candidates attend, and we appreciate all the organizing and energy people are putting into the primaries this year.  As one of our members said who was originally from Burma, this is the most important election, not just for us as US citizens, but for the entire world!

See you at the GPP on Tuesday, March 3, and Saturday, March 7.  If you have any questions, please email us at oxford@democratsabroad.org.uk.


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Ballot Request and Voter Registration Tea

A MASSIVE thank you to everyone who stopped by and requested their absentee ballots with us today at our Ballot Request and Voter Registration Tea! It was brilliant to see so many of you turn out.

For those of you who missed this event, you can go to www.votefromabroad.org to request your absentee ballot!

You also have options for voting in the presidential primary (either through your state or through the Global Presidential Primary). To vote in the Global Presidential Primary, join Democrats Abroad today! We hope to see you at our Primaries on March 3 (Super Tuesday!), and Saturday, March 7.

Finally, a huge shout-out to our amazing group of Oxford volunteers. We couldn't have done this without you all!


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GOTV at the (Re)freshers Fair!

Yesterday, we were at the Oxford Town Hall for the (Re)freshers Fair helping students request their ballots through www.votefromabroad.org and explaining their options in voting in the presidential primary (either through their state or through the Global Presidential Primary).  If you would like help requesting your ballot, join us at our Ballot Request & Voter Registration Tea on February 2. To vote in the  Global Presidential Primary, join Democrats Abroad today!  We hope to see you at our Primaries on March 3 (Super Tuesday!), and Saturday, March 7.

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January Debate Watch

Thanks to Blackwell's (and Cat) for letting us hold a debate watch there on Thursday night. Stay tuned for future debate watch events in February - there are three debates currently scheduled!

And don't forget to REQUEST YOUR BALLOT for the primaries and other elections this year.  If you want help, please come to our tea on 2 February.


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November 2019 Debate Watch Party

Thanks to all who joined us Thursday, November 21 to watch the primary debate.  It was especially great to sign some new people up for Democrats Abroad.  Stay tuned for updates about watching the debates with us in 2020 as we approach the early primaries, including the Global Presidential Primary!


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Discussion with Former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy

We had a lively discussion on November 7 with former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy about her time as EPA administrator, and her thoughts about ways advocates can encourage better environmental policies.  We wish her all the best in her next endeavor as President and CEO of the NRDC.  


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