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Fraud at the Polls
Systemic electoral fraud.
by Stephen Lendman
At age 25, Orson Welles co-wrote, produced, directed, and starred in Citizen Kane. It looks critically at the life and times of newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst.
Welles played the lead character, Charles Foster Kane. The film retains its force today. After losing a gubernatorial election, his New York Inquirer headlined: "Fraud at Polls!"
It reflects real life electoral politics. It repeats under democratic and authoritarian regimes. Exceptions prove the rule.
The memorable line from Gilbert & Sullivan's HMS Pinafore explains, saying:
"Things are seldom as they seem. Skim milk masquerades as cream."
Media scoundrel misinformation features it. Fiction substitutes for truth and full disclosure. Explanations most needed are suppressed.
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