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

24 Sep 2019

GOP Racial Gerrymandering Mastermind Participated in Redistricting in More States Than Previously Known, Files Reveal

The reach of late Republican gerrymandering mastermind Thomas Hofeller may be longer than previously known, according to a review of thousands of documents and emails culled from his hard drives, obtained by The Intercept. While Hofeller was known for drawing maps to give Republicans an advantage and to limit the impact of voters of color in North Carolina, Texas, Missouri, and Virginia, the new documents reveal he also participated in the 2010 redistricting cycle in Alabama, Florida, and West Virginia.
The reach of late Republican gerrymandering mastermind Thomas Hofeller may be longer than previously known, according to...

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14 Sep 2019

Jim Crow Steals N Carolina 9th CD

Stolen again. Democrat Dan McCready supposedly lost the special election in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District to Republican Dan Bishop by less than 4,000 votes. However, racially biased vote suppression schemes easily account for the supposed GOP victory margin.
Stolen again. Democrat Dan McCready supposedly lost the special election in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional...

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29 Aug 2019

Video shows machine changing vote in Mississippi Governor runoff

Tuesday morning, Facebook user Sally Kate Walker posted a video showing what appeared to be a touch-screen machine changing someone's selection from Bill Waller Jr. to Tate Reeves.While officials confirmed the problems with only three machines in two counties, the Waller campaign Tuesday evening said it had received more widespread reports of the same issue.
Tuesday morning, Facebook user Sally Kate Walker posted a video showing what appeared to be a touch-screen machine...
14 Jun 2019

Judge Reveals New Info About Voter Fraud Panel Emails

Before they were formally named to President Trump’s now disbanded voter fraud commission, two conservative activists emailed the commission’s vice chair Kris Kobach about “potential Democratic commissioners,” a federal judge revealed Thursday. The revelation came in a legal dispute over whether the Trump administration must turn over a batch of commission-related emails to a Democratic member of the panel, Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap.
Before they were formally named to President Trump’s now disbanded voter fraud commission, two conservative activists...
13 Jun 2019

Census Fight Grows as House Panel Backs Contempt and Trump Asserts Privilege

A House committee voted on Wednesday to recommend that the House hold two cabinet secretaries in contempt of Congress, hours after President Trump invoked executive privilege to block disclosure of crucial documents on the decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.
A House committee voted on Wednesday to recommend that the House hold two cabinet secretaries in contempt of Congress,...

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5 Jun 2019

This chart shows how badly the census could undercount people of color

According to a new report from the Urban Institute, the census is on track to severely undercount people of color — even more so than the past two surveys. This chart looks at how the 2020 census would perform if it was conducted at 2010 levels, then compares it to the actual projections using the census planning documents. The effects of the citizenship question aren’t included.
According to a new report from the Urban Institute, the census is on track to severely undercount people of color —...
1 Jun 2019

New documents on the census confirm: Trump’s raison d’etre is white power

The Trump administration has devised a fundamentally racist policy: adding a question to the 2020 Census that will suppress participation by nonwhite people and, therefore, artificially increase white (and Republican) power in a new round of gerrymandering. To do this, administration officials falsely told the public, the lower courts and the Supreme Court that the disadvantage to nonwhite Americans was statistically questionable and that the Justice Department needed the change to enforce the Voting Rights Act.
The Trump administration has devised a fundamentally racist policy: adding a question to the 2020 Census that will...
29 May 2019

David Whitley, the Texas elections official who questioned the citizenship of almost 100,000 people, resigns

Texas’s acting secretary of state, David Whitley (R), resigned Monday just months after leading the botched voter purge of nearly 100,000 suspected noncitizens that erroneously also targeted U.S. citizens, efforts that drew rebukes from a federal judge and numerous voter rights groups.
Texas’s acting secretary of state, David Whitley (R), resigned Monday just months after leading the botched voter...
12 Jan 2019

3 GOP Senate Elections Caught In Illegal Campaign Coordination Scandal

For years, the National Rifle Association has insisted that they are no more than a group of private citizens who support the Second Amendment’s guarantees of the right to bear arms. As many have suspected for some time, what they really are is an unregistered lobbyist organization. What’s more, they appear to be committing federal crimes in order to support candidates willing to back their political views in exchange for cash.
For years, the National Rifle Association has insisted that they are no more than a group of private citizens who...

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12 Jan 2019

Documents Show NRA and Republican Candidates Coordinated Ads in Key Senate Races

The National Rifle Association appears to have illegally coordinated its political advertising with Republican candidates in at least three recent high-profile US Senate races, according to Federal Communications Commission records. In Senate races in Missouri and Montana in 2018 and North Carolina in 2016, the gun group’s advertising blitzes on behalf of GOP candidates Josh Hawley, Matt Rosendale, and Richard Burr were authorized by the very same media consultant that the candidates themselves used—an apparent violation of laws designed to prevent independent groups from synchronizing their efforts with political campaigns.
The National Rifle Association appears to have illegally coordinated its political advertising with Republican...
4 Dec 2018

Absentee ballot envelopes in North Carolina fit into “a pattern of fraud”

The Congressional race in North Carolina's 9th district, where Republican Mark Harris is leading Democrat Dan McCready by just 905 votes, has drawn national attention because of highly unusual patterns in mail-in absentee ballots. In Bladen County, for example, only 19% of mail-in absentee ballots were requested by Republicans, but Harris won 61% of the mail-in absentee ballot vote. In every other county, including Republican strongholds like Union County, McCready won the mail-in absentee vote.
The Congressional race in North Carolina's 9th district, where Republican Mark Harris is leading Democrat Dan McCready...

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2 Dec 2018

Texas woman with four children gets eight years in jail for voter fraud

A Texas appeals court upheld the conviction of green card holder Rosa Maria Ortega for voter fraud on Wednesday, cementing a sentence of eight years in jail and a likely deportation. Ortega, a mother of four, reportedly thought she was able to vote because she was a permanent resident. She voted five times between 2004 and 2014 — once for the attorney general, Ken Paxton, who later prosecuted her, according to her attorney. She also reportedly served as a poll worker.
A Texas appeals court upheld the conviction of green card holder Rosa Maria Ortega for voter fraud on Wednesday,...
7 Nov 2018

Without evidence, Trump and Sessions warn of voter fraud in Tuesday’s elections

President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday issued strong warnings about the threat of voter fraud in Tuesday’s elections, echoing the president’s baseless claims that massive voter fraud marred his 2016 election and prompting accusations that his administration is trying to intimidate voters.
President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday issued strong warnings about the threat of voter fraud in...
24 Oct 2018

Brian Kemp Leaked Audio About Georgia Voting Concerns Raises Questions

Brian Kemp, Georgia Secretary of State and the Republican nominee for Georgia governor, expressed at a ticketed campaign event that his Democratic opponent Stacey Abrams’ voter turnout operation “continues to concern us, especially if everybody uses and exercises their right to vote,” according to audio obtained by Rolling Stone.
Brian Kemp, Georgia Secretary of State and the Republican nominee for Georgia governor, expressed at a ticketed campaign...

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24 Oct 2018

NRA Accused of “Elaborate Scheme” to Evade Campaign Finance Law

A new complaint filed with the Federal Election Commission accuses the National Rifle Association and GOP Missouri Senate candidate Josh Hawley of engaging in “an elaborate scheme designed to evade detection” of campaign finance violations.
A new complaint filed with the Federal Election Commission accuses the National Rifle Association and GOP Missouri...
16 Oct 2018

‘This is live voter suppression’: Black Voters Matter blocked from taking Georgia seniors to vote

Seniors in rural Georgia were dancing in the street, preparing to board Black Voters Matter‘s bus to cast their ballots on the first day of Georgia’s early voting period. But the 40 or so African American senior citizens were told to get off the bus, an act organizers described as “live voter suppression.”
Seniors in rural Georgia were dancing in the street, preparing to board Black Voters Matter‘s bus to cast their...
12 Oct 2018

Complaints of Voter Suppression Loom Over Georgia Governor’s Race

Tensions escalated in the already bitter race to be Georgia’s next governor on Thursday after reports that the state had placed tens of thousands of voters’ registrations on a “pending” list, fueling charges of voter suppression and election rigging.
Tensions escalated in the already bitter race to be Georgia’s next governor on Thursday after reports that the state...

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11 Oct 2018

Post-Maria, Many Puerto Ricans Struggle to Access Adequate ID to Vote

Coralis Camacho Garcia left Puerto Rico almost a year after Hurricane Maria. In July, she moved to Kissimmee, Florida, to find better healthcare for her children. Voting in the midterm elections wasn’t on the top of her mind — nor did she realize the effort it could take to cast a ballot. Camacho Garcia is one of tens of thousands of people to leave the island for Florida. Many of them have faced a bureaucratic nightmare as they attempt to exercise their right to vote.
Coralis Camacho Garcia left Puerto Rico almost a year after Hurricane Maria. In July, she moved to Kissimmee, Florida,...
10 Oct 2018

Texas Purges Thousands Of Voters To Help Ted Cruz Win Re-Election

New reports show that several thousand newly-registered voters in the state of Texas have been illegally purged from the state’s voting rolls, a move that will certainly benefit struggling incumbent Senator Ted Cruz. The state has seen a surge in new voter registrations, and that is never a good sign for Republicans, which helps explain the illegal purges.
New reports show that several thousand newly-registered voters in the state of Texas have been illegally purged from the...

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9 Oct 2018

GOP’s Brian Kemp Purged 1 in 10 Georgia Voters: I’ve Got the Names

My lawyer had to threaten Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp with a federal lawsuit to force him to turn over the names of over half a million voters whose citizenship rights he quietly extinguished. This past week, I released the name of every one of these Georgia voters Kemp flushed from voter rolls in 2017.
My lawyer had to threaten Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp with a federal lawsuit to force him to turn over the...
29 Sep 2018

Crystal Mason begins prison sentence in Texas for crime of voting

Crystal Mason, the woman who became the poster child for voter suppression when she was sentenced to five years for casting a ballot in Texas, has gone into federal prison at the start of her ordeal. Mason, 43, surrendered voluntarily on Thursday to authorities and was taken into federal prison in Fort Worth, Texas. She left her three children behind.
Crystal Mason, the woman who became the poster child for voter suppression when she was sentenced to five years for...

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24 Sep 2018

Scandal Shakes a Virginia House Republican, Adding to Electoral Tremors

Representative Scott Taylor, Republican of Virginia, has enjoyed a rapid political rise anchored in his valorous background as a member of the Navy SEALs, a credential with great resonance in a district that includes the world’s largest naval station and one of the highest concentrations of voters connected to the military. His campaign is facing accusations that it was part of an improper effort to help an independent candidate get on the ballot and siphon voters from his Democratic challenger.
Representative Scott Taylor, Republican of Virginia, has enjoyed a rapid political rise anchored in his valorous...

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5 Sep 2018

Shuttered Polling Sites Cast Shadow Over Midterm Elections

Georgia has shut down over 200 polling sites since 2014, and a string of recent closures in a predominantly African-American jurisdiction is raising eyebrows as the midterms approach. The Georgia examples figure in a growing national trend, with stark implications for the upcoming midterm elections, reports the Pew Charitable Trust.
Georgia has shut down over 200 polling sites since 2014, and a string of recent closures in a predominantly...

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4 Sep 2018

Kris Kobach will now have to campaign while under investigation by a grand jury

Last month, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach barely squeaked past Gov. Jeff Colyer in a contentious and scandal-ridden Republican gubernatorial primary. He’ll face Democratic nominee Laura Kelly, a state senator. And while Kansas is as reliably red a state as they come, Kobach will now have to campaign in a general election while under grand jury investigation.
Last month, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach barely squeaked past Gov. Jeff Colyer in a contentious and...
21 Jul 2018

States purged 16 million voters from the rolls before the 2016 election

States purged more than 16 million voters from the rolls between 2014 and 2016. That number, calculated in a new report published Friday by the Brennan Center for Justice, is a significant increase from previous years and an indication that large numbers of eligible voters are likely being disenfranchised by inaccurate and unlawful voter roll maintenance. The report comes just a few weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Ohio’s voter purge system, clearing the way for more states to move forward with the types of purges that disproportionately impact low-income and minority voters.
States purged more than 16 million voters from the rolls between 2014 and 2016. That number, calculated in a new report...

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17 Apr 2018

Top Republican Official Says Trump Won Wisconsin Because of Voter ID Law

Election officials and Democrats in Wisconsin have repeatedly argued that the state’s strict voter ID law allowed Donald Trump to win the state in 2016 by keeping thousands of  voters—predominantly in Democratic-leaning areas—from the polls. Now a top Republican official in the state is saying the same thing.
Election officials and Democrats in Wisconsin have repeatedly argued that the state’s strict voter ID...

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4 Jan 2018

Trump Disbands Commission on Voter Fraud

President Trump on Wednesday abruptly shut down a White House commission he had charged with investigating voter fraud, ending a brief quest for evidence of election theft that generated lawsuits, outrage and some scholarly testimony, but no real evidence that American elections are corrupt.
President Trump on Wednesday abruptly shut down a White House commission he had charged with...

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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...

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2 Sep 2017

Russian Election Hacking Efforts, Wider Than Previously Known, Draw Little Scrutiny

The calls started flooding in from hundreds of irate North Carolina voters just after 7 a.m. on Election Day last November. Dozens were told they were ineligible to vote and were turned away at the polls, even when they displayed current registration cards. Others were sent from one polling place to another, only to be rejected. Scores of voters were incorrectly told they had cast ballots days earlier. In one precinct, voting halted for two hours.
The calls started flooding in from hundreds of irate North Carolina voters just after 7 a.m. on Election...

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14 Jun 2017

Russian Hacks on U.S. Voting System Wider Than Previously Known

Russia’s cyberattack on the U.S. electoral system before Donald Trump’s election was far more widespread than has been publicly revealed, including incursions into voter databases and software systems in almost twice as many states as previously reported.
Russia’s cyberattack on the U.S. electoral system before Donald Trump’s election was far more widespread than...
13 May 2017

Hannity’s Interview With Kris Kobach Proves Election Commission Is About Voter Suppression

Sean Hannity’s interview with Kris Kobach, who was chosen as vice chair on President Donald Trump’s commission on “election integrity,” was filled with myths about voter fraud, voter intimidation, and undocumented immigrants, confirming that the entire commission is really about finding ways to suppress voter access.
Sean Hannity’s interview with Kris Kobach, who was chosen as vice chair on President Donald Trump’s commission...

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10 May 2017

Wisconsin’s Voter-ID Law Suppressed 200,000 Votes in 2016 (Trump Won by 22,748)

According to federal court records, 300,000 registered voters, 9 percent of the electorate, lacked strict forms of voter ID in Wisconsin. A new study by Priorities USA, shared exclusively with The Nation, shows that strict voter-ID laws, in Wisconsin and other states, led to a significant reduction in voter turnout in 2016, with a disproportionate impact on African-American and Democratic-leaning voters. Wisconsin’s voter-ID law reduced turnout by 200,000 votes, according to the new analysis. Donald Trump won the state by only 22,748 votes.
According to federal court records, 300,000 registered voters, 9 percent of the electorate, lacked strict forms of voter...

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20 Feb 2017

U.S. inquiries into Russian election hacking include three FBI probes

The FBI is investigating companies they believe may have been fronts for Trump-Russia business deals. The investigation includes financial transactions by Russian individuals and companies thought to have links to Trump associates. The transactions under scrutiny involve investments by Russians in overseas entities that appear to have been undertaken through middlemen and front companies, two people briefed on the probe said.
The FBI is investigating companies they believe may have been fronts for Trump-Russia business deals. The investigation...

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15 Feb 2017

The Trump Administration’s Lies About Voter Fraud Will Lead to Massive Voter Suppression

After falsely alleging that 3 million to 5 million people voted illegally in 2016, Donald Trump debuted a new lie about voter fraud in a meeting with senators on Thursday, saying, according to Politico, that “thousands” of people were “brought in on buses” from Massachusetts to “illegally” vote in New Hampshire.
After falsely alleging that 3 million to 5 million people voted illegally in 2016, Donald Trump debuted a new lie about...
23 Dec 2016

A Quarter of Florida’s Black Citizens Can’t Vote. A New Referendum Could Change That.

This is how elections are systematically controlled. Over 1.5 million florida residents convicted of felonies are banned for life from voting. The majority of these voters are black and vote democrat. With their votes Florida would have fallen democrat.
This is how elections are systematically controlled. Over 1.5 million florida residents convicted of felonies are banned...
15 Dec 2016

By Rejecting Recount, Is Michigan Covering Up 75,000 Ballots Never Counted?

Investigative reporter Greg Palast has just returned from Michigan, where he went to probe the state’s closely contested election. Trump won Michigan by fewer than 11,000 votes out of nearly 4.8 million votes cast. Green Party presidential contender Dr. Jill Stein attempted to force Michigan to hold a recount, but a federal judge ordered Michigan’s Board of Elections to stop the state’s electoral recount. One big question remains: Why did 75,335 ballots go uncounted?
Investigative reporter Greg Palast has just returned from Michigan, where he went to probe the state’s closely...

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12 Dec 2016

C.I.A. Judgment on Russia Built on Swell of Evidence

The conclusion that Russia intervened in the election to help Donald J. Trump was based on what many believe is overwhelming circumstantial evidence, which is often the most intelligence analysts have at their disposal. But this article also notes that there is skepticism within the American government, particularly at the F.B.I., that this evidence adds up to proof that the Russians had the specific objective of getting Mr. Trump elected.
The conclusion that Russia intervened in the election to help Donald J. Trump was based on what many believe is...
12 Dec 2016

Russian Interference Could Give Courts Legal Authority To Install Clinton

If its proven that the Russians have interfered in US elections the courts can install Clinton as the president. This is due to a federal court ruling out of Pennsylvania that invalidated a state senate election due to fraud, ordering the winner be removed from office and the subsequent vacancy be filled by his opponent.
If its proven that the Russians have interfered in US elections the courts can install Clinton as the president. This is...
12 Dec 2016

What I saw at the Michigan recount

Here is an account of an election official in Detroit explaining how the Trump team blocked the recount efforts with a team of tens of lawyers making sure they couldn't carry out their duties. There was one green party attorney and no Hillary or DNC attorneys to fight back.
Here is an account of an election official in Detroit explaining how the Trump team blocked the recount efforts with a...

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29 Nov 2016

Stein’s Recount Crusade In Pennsylvania Riddled With Hurdles…Like The Fact That She Missed The Deadline

Dear Greens, liberals, progressives, and any other Clinton supporter. Clinton lost the election. There was no tampering, the Obama administration has even confirmed that much, and it’s time to make way  for President Donald J. Trump. This is just becoming an exercise in cruelty, where the Left is keeping some hope alive when in reality—all is lost. Old, sick Hillary is now becoming sore loser Hillary—and losing with grace has gone right out the window.
Dear Greens, liberals, progressives, and any other Clinton supporter. Clinton lost the election. There was no...

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29 Nov 2016

Trump aides launch ‘defense fund’ as Jill Stein’s election recount efforts hit snag

Jill Stein’s attempts to secure presidential election recounts hit hurdles in Pennsylvania on Monday, while a furious Donald Trump began raising money to “fight back” against the efforts to review his victory. Stein was scrambling to recruit more than 25,000 supporters to submit  affidavits requesting recounts on her behalf to local elections officials in Pennsylvania, which does not allow the kind of statewide request she submitted in Wisconsin last week.
Jill Stein’s attempts to secure presidential election recounts hit hurdles in Pennsylvania on...

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28 Nov 2016

Trump Claims, With No Evidence, That ‘Millions of People’ Voted Illegally

President-elect Donald J. Trump said on Sunday that he had fallen short in the popular vote in the general election only because millions of people had voted illegally, leveling the baseless claim as part of a daylong storm of Twitter posts voicing anger about a three-state recount push.
President-elect Donald J. Trump said on Sunday that he had fallen short in the popular vote in the general election only...

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27 Nov 2016

Clinton splits from White House on Jill Stein recount push rejected by Trump

The campaign’s general counsel, Marc Elias, said in an online post that while it had found no evidence of sabotage, the campaign felt “an obligation to the more than 64 million Americans who cast ballots for Hillary Clinton”.
The campaign’s general counsel, Marc Elias, said in an online post that while it had found no evidence...
25 Nov 2016

Ahead of recount, Wisconsin has already wiped out 5,000 imaginary Donald Trump votes

Donald Trump has gone from originally having 1,409,467 votes to now having just 1,404,536 votes in Wisconsin. In other words, a total of 4,931 votes were reported for Trump on election night that never existed. In contrast Hillary Clinton has gone from 1,382,210 votes down to 1,382,011 votes, a difference of less than two hundred votes. In other words, Wisconsin essentially had Clinton’s vote total correct all along, but is now acknowledging that nearly five thousand of the supposed votes for Trump simply never existed.
Donald Trump has gone from originally having 1,409,467 votes to now having just 1,404,536 votes in Wisconsin. In other...

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23 Nov 2016

Computer scientists urge Clinton campaign to challenge election results

Hillary Clinton's campaign is being urged by a number of top computer scientists to call for a recount of vote totals in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, according to a source with knowledge of the request.
Hillary Clinton's campaign is being urged by a number of top computer scientists to call for a recount of vote totals in...

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19 Nov 2016

How the Trump Campaign Built an Identity Database and Used Facebook Ads to Win the Election

There may be some fake news on Facebook, but the power of the Facebook advertising platform to influence voters is very real. This is the story of how the Trump campaign used data to target African...
There may be some fake news on Facebook, but the power of the Facebook advertising platform to influence voters is very...
14 Nov 2016

Murphy’s Law: Did Trump Steal Wisconsin?

Ari Berman, writing for The Nation, notes that in this state “300,000 registered voters, according to a federal court, lacked strict forms of voter ID” and that voter turnout “decreased 13 percent in Milwaukee, where 70 percent of the state’s African-American population lives.”Berman has documented voters disenfranchised in Wisconsin, and there is considerable evidence state Division of Motor Vehicle workers were giving voters misleading information about their right to vote.
Ari Berman, writing for The Nation, notes that in this state “300,000 registered voters, according to a federal...

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12 Nov 2016

The Election was stolen – Here’s how

Starting in 2013 – just as the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act – a coterie of Trump operatives, under the direction of Kris Kobach, Kansas Secretary of State, created a system to purge 1.1 million Americans of color from the voter rolls of GOP-controlled states.
Starting in 2013 – just as the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act – a coterie of Trump operatives, under the...
9 Nov 2016

“Massive scale” shut-down of polling places in districts known for suppressing black voters

"Massive scale" shut-down of polling places in districts known for suppressing black voters. Almost half of all Texas counties in our sample closed polling places since Shelby, resulting in 403 fewer voting locations for the 2016 election than in past years. These closures come as the state’s voter ID law has become a leading example of voting discrimination since Shelby and include reductions in counties like Medina, Caldwell, Nueces, and Galveston-each with established records of discrimination and recent violations of the Voting Rights Act.
"Massive scale" shut-down of polling places in districts known for suppressing black voters. Almost half of all Texas...
9 Nov 2016

Leaked Documents Reveal Billionaire George Soros Spends Hundreds of Millions of Dollars To Manipulate American Elections

The documents reveal that the Soros campaign fueled litigation attacking election integrity measures, such as citizenship verification and voter ID. It funded long-term efforts to fundamentally transform election administration -- including the creation of databases that were marketed  to state governments for use in voter verification. It propped up left-leaning media to attack reports of voter fraud, and conducted racially and ideologically targeted voter registration drives.
The documents reveal that the Soros campaign fueled litigation attacking election integrity measures, such...

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8 Nov 2016

The Real Voter Fraud

Thousands of citizens have needed intervention from federal judges in the last several weeks in order to vote. Even more remarkably, a few million adult Americans will be denied the right to vote this year. In Ohio, residents who make a minor error filling out personal information will have their votes discarded. In Texas, people have posted photographs to social media showing signs at polling places that claim voters need photo identification. In Wisconsin, some state employees have made it difficult to obtain voter-identification cards, defying a court order.
Thousands of citizens have needed intervention from federal judges in the last several weeks in order to vote. Even more...
7 Nov 2016

Nine Ways the U.S. Voting System Is Rigged But Not Against Donald Trump

Voting isn't rigged against Donald Trump - it’s rigged in obvious and subtle ways against minorities and people without much money. Between one-quarter and one-third of American adults, up to 50 million people, are eligible to vote but aren’t registered to vote. The unregistered are younger, poorer and less white than registered voters.
Voting isn't rigged against Donald Trump - it’s rigged in obvious and subtle ways against minorities and people...

State police raid Philly office as voter registration probe grows

Days after searching the Delaware County office of a Democratic  grassroots organization for evidence of voter-registration fraud, state  police on Thursday raided a second office - this one in Philadelphia. No charges have been filed against FieldWorks, a Washington-based organization, and it has pledged to cooperate with investigators. People familiar with the probe say there is currently no evidence pointing toward an effort to cast illegal or fraudulent ballots in next week's election.
Days after searching the Delaware County office of a Democratic  grassroots organization for evidence of...

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4 Nov 2016

Cylance Discloses Voting Machine Vulnerability

Cylance researchers have disclosed vulnerabilities in a commonly used voting machine that enable an attacker to reflash the firmware with a PCMCIA card and directly manipulate the voting tallies in memory.
Cylance researchers have disclosed vulnerabilities in a commonly used voting machine that enable an attacker to reflash...
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3 Nov 2016

White nationalists plot Election Day show of force

Neo-Nazi leader Andrew Anglin plans to muster thousands of poll watchers across all 50 states. His partners at the alt-right website “the Right Stuff” are touting plans to set up hidden cameras at polling places in Philadelphia and hand out liquor and marijuana in the city’s “ghetto” on Election Day to induce residents to stay home. 
Neo-Nazi leader Andrew Anglin plans to muster thousands of poll watchers across all 50 states. His partners at...

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2 Nov 2016

Elections official subpoenaed after his claims of voter fraud

This article was trending with 3.2K retweets. State investigators have questioned the Manhattan Democratic representative on the city’s Board of Elections, who was caught on a secret video claiming Mayor de Blasio’s municipal ID program was contributing to “all kinds of fraud.” The Mayor has asked for his resignation
This article was trending with 3.2K retweets. State investigators have questioned the Manhattan Democratic...
2 Nov 2016

FLASHBACK: Obama Believed In ‘Rigged Elections’ In 2008

This article was shared 15K times at the time I curated it. The headline sort of misrepresents what Obama said even though he did say that both Democrats and Republicans have tried to influence elections. He never claimed what Donald is claiming.
This article was shared 15K times at the time I curated it. The headline sort of misrepresents what Obama said even...

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25 Oct 2016

Concern Grows Over Soros-Linked Voting Machines | LifeZette

Concern is growing over revelations that voting machines in a  significant number of states could be linked to a company tied directly  to billionaire leftist George Soros and his personal quest to create a nationless, borderless global state.
Concern is growing over revelations that voting machines in a  significant number of states could be linked...

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22 Oct 2016

How Charges of Voter Fraud Became a Political Strategy

Donald Trump’s warnings of a rigged election echo a longtime Republican emphasis on voting fraud — one that experts call misguided. It is the culmination of roughly two decades of alarms, investigations and political gamesmanship in which remarkably little voter fraud has been documented, but the conviction that it is widespread has gone from a fringe notion to an article of faith for many Republicans.
Donald Trump’s warnings of a rigged election echo a longtime Republican emphasis on voting fraud — one that experts...
1 Aug 2016

Critics See Efforts by Counties and Towns to Purge Minority Voters From Rolls

Blatant attempts to keep minorities from voting have been supplanted by a blizzard of more subtle changes and intimidating tactics, advocates contend. - This article has been shared over 1.1K as of November 1st 2016.
Blatant attempts to keep minorities from voting have been supplanted by a blizzard of more subtle changes and...

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