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Stealing the Vote

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The GOP isn't out to "win" elections anymore. They're just trying to make sure anyone who might vote against them can't.

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At last, November 6 is coming: Time to vote! Let's all join the majestic panorama of democracy in action!

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Well... calling America's electoral process "majestic" is overdoing it, for millions of our citizens will not be allowed to vote.

That's because a consortium of national, state, and local officials of Republican persuasion -- along with their corporate ringleaders -- have mounted a tawdry campaign over the past decade to slam the ballot box shut on entire segments of America's electorate.

In a concerted effort, these rabidly partisan officials have targeted African Americans, students, Latinos, the elderly, union households, the poor, immigrants, and other communities of qualified voters to shoo them away on Election Day.

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Why? Because such citizens tend to vote for Democrats and progressive ballot initiatives.

So the GOP's grand strategy is not to "win" by getting the most votes, but to keep from losing by aggressively (and shamefully) shutting out millions of Americans who might vote against their plutocratic, autocratic, kleptocratic candidates and agenda.

Consider voting day itself. It's a Tuesday -- a workday -- automatically eliminating people working two or three jobs who can't afford to take off a couple of hours or more to get to the polls and wait in line to vote. Move elections to weekends, make it a holiday, vote by mail... make democracy easy!

Instead, in a depraved, anti-democratic grab for partisan gain, Republican officials have frenetically been planting thick briar patches of ridiculous rules, logistical barriers, intimidation tactics, ballot deceptions, and outright voter bans in targeted precincts across the country.

These thugs are stealing the people's most valuable civic property: Our votes. Shouldn't they at least have to wear ski masks on Election Day so everyone can see who's doing this to us?

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This is, of course, a valuable and incisive article for all of the states, but since Jim Hightower is such a figure of respect in Texas, I will be sharing this with hopefully all of the Texas Facebook groups I am in, particularly those folks working to get Beto elected.


On the general subject of stealing votes, take 80 minutes and watch this video, because it is thorough and brilliantly done


[Warning: this is truly a shocking film on a vastly complex subject, and it offers no easy answers, other than my obvious conclusion, that the forces and parties and candidates who want to survive better have in place massive computer forensics experts, and especially those who know about stealing elections by manipulating voting machines!]



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A disgusting indictment of the fraudulent US voting system. I lived in Florida in 2000 when the Florida recount was stopped and SCOTUS voted Bush in by a 5-4 vote..despite the national tally showing he lost the popular vote. So much for democracy...which has now become a joke IMHO. There's a program called Crosscheck which will eliminate legitimate voters who have the same name but live in different states. Greg Palast has done two films on our corrupt/flawed system....extra long lines due to reduced voting hours, ballots not being counted, provisional ballots if your name wasn't found on the voter rolls....this country disgusts me..I believe it was behind 9/11 which "legitimized" (cough, cough, throw up) our illegal invasion of the Middle East. Beam Me Up, Scotty.....and my apologies to the world.

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I fear this forecast. What can be done to prevent it? Please warn others who might know.

BREAKING NEWS 11/07: PENCE INVALIDATES ELECTIONS
Today, Vice President Pence led actions to invalidate many election results, claiming Chinese hacking of the results. These were elections won by Democratic candidates. Trump and Pence have been warning of Chinese interference for over a month, but provided no evidence. Evidence is still not available for National Security reasons. Current GOP office holders will continue in office until the situation is resolved. Given that the GOP commands all three branches of government, it is unlikely that the Democratic victors will be approved and there is nothing Democrats can do. Protesters have been treated with violence not seen in a long time. The coup is complete.

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I view what is happening in the USA as a slow, intentional coup, and not a strange variation of our "democracy". Trump is but a tool, a disrupter. Too much has been invested in the coup, that the plotters can't risk the US Congress go blue. All energy is going into winning elections, that might not occur.

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