My guest today is Harvey Wasserman, author, teacher, environmental and election activist. He just co-authored a piece with Bob Fitrakis: Trump's Big Lie About 3 Million "Alien Voters" Cuts Far Deeper Than You Think2.6.2017.
Joan Brunwasser: Welcome back to OpEdNews, Harvey. We last spoke several weeks before this election. And, I thought we were initially glad that DT shined a spotlight on the dysfunctional apparatus that powers our elections. Apparently, that's not the case. Why not?
Harvey Wasserman: He was the wolf crying wolf. He yelled about a rigged election while himself rigging it.
JB: You're going to have to flesh out that very provocative statement for us, Harvey. Are you referring to the Russian involvement?
HW: By yelling about three million alleged alien voters, which as everyone knows is an utter falsehood, he distracted from the fact that millions of primarily black, Hispanic, Asian-American, Muslim and other non-millionaire citizens were denied the right to vote in this election.
This is the Big Lie at work: as the Nazis knew, if you tell one long enough, people start to believe it.
I'm glad much of the media has persistently referred to it as a false claim. It's important they do that.
But his people are persistently making the claim and it's very dangerous.