US Politics in Trump era Public date: 14.11.2019 12:15:01

Publisher: Mother Jones

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12 Sep 2017

Lawsuits, Falsehoods, and a Lot of White Men: Trump’s Election Commission Meets Amid Growing Controversy

As the commission meets Tuesday for the second time to discuss potential changes to the way Americans vote, its members have been busy promoting  falsehoods like these, exacerbating concerns that they’ll use any pretense to restrict access to the ballot under the guise of eliminating voter fraud. The witness list for the meeting—100 percent white men—includes people who have floated radical ideas like requiring background checks for voting.
As the commission meets Tuesday for the second time to discuss potential changes to the way Americans...
11 Nov 2016

Trump Lawyers Agree to Settlement Talks in University Suit

Donald J. Trump’s lawyers agreed on Thursday to enter settlement talks in a class-action fraud lawsuit involving the president-elect and Trump University, now defunct, raising the possibility of a quick end to the six-year-old case just before it goes to trial. The lawsuit says Trump University gave seminars and classes under the guise of being an accredited school and pressured people to spend up to $35,000 on mentorships. 
Donald J. Trump’s lawyers agreed on Thursday to enter settlement talks in a class-action fraud lawsuit involving the...

Publisher: Soap Boxie

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7 Sep 2016

Ballots With Sanders Votes Covered with White-Out Filmed by Election Monitors in San Diego

Citizen election monitors in San Diego have captured film of ballots which have been tampered with, with white-out erasing only only Sanders votes, sometimes with part of Bernie Sanders’ first name obscured as well. In the film, a monitor reports that almost half the ballots in the box of ballots she witnessed had been so altered, always against Sanders.
Citizen election monitors in San Diego have captured film of ballots which have been tampered with, with white-out...
31 Jul 2016

For the Last Time: Here’s Proof the Democratic Primary Wasn’t Rigged Against Bernie Sanders

The author argues that only a few of the 20K emails uncovered were about Bernie and the time frame was late April or My when the election was practically over. Worth a read if you believe in the counter argument.
The author argues that only a few of the 20K emails uncovered were about Bernie and the time frame was late April or My...
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30 Jul 2016

Bernie Sanders Delegates Complain of “Disrespect” on Democratic Convention Floor

Michael Wilson, a Sanders-pledged delegate from California, told me that floor officials attempted to confiscate his delegation’s anti-TPP signs, and that he returned from a walkout by Sanders supporters on Tuesday evening to find that his seat had been taken by a nondelegate who refused to give it up.
Michael Wilson, a Sanders-pledged delegate from California, told me that floor officials attempted to confiscate...
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28 Jun 2016

Ex-Trump University Executives Run College That Gets $150 Million from Taxpayers |

Two former high-ranking executives of Trump University are now two of the top executives at a Florida-based career college, and are up to the same dubious practices that has gotten Trump University in trouble
Two former high-ranking executives of Trump University are now two of the top executives at a Florida-based career...

Publisher: Truthdig

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16 Jun 2016

This Is Not a Democracy: How the Sanders-Clinton Contest in California Failed Voters

It is probable that a Sanders win in California would have made a difference in the national contest. Yet while millions of voters turned out for Senator Sanders across the nation, millions of our votes in California were never counted. In case you thought voter suppression went out in the year 2000 when we had “hanging chads” in Florida’s Gore-Bush contest, I have bad news for you: voter suppression is still in full swing.
It is probable that a Sanders win in California would have made a difference in the national contest. Yet...
9 Jun 2016

The Primary Wasn’t ‘Rigged’ Against Bernie Sanders & Here are the Numbers to Prove It

The author shows the number and percentage of primaries and caucuses won by each category and breaks down the electorate into whites, blacks and latinos and then argues his case
The author shows the number and percentage of primaries and caucuses won by each category and breaks down the electorate...

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