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Ralph Lopez majored in Economics and Political Science at Yale University. He writes for Truth Out, Alternet, Consortium News, Op-Ed News, and other Internet media. He reported from Afghanistan in 2009 and produced a short documentary film on the situation. He has also been published in the Boston Globe and the Baltimore Sun.


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SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 30, 2018
Stunning Progressive Upsets in Three States with Ballot Image Verification After a year of election transparency activists suing election authorities in numerous states, and demanding to see the automatically stored digital images of ballots generated by many vote scanning machines, progressive Democrats have won stunning upsets in primaries this week in states with this capacity
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 10, 2017
Voters in Roy Moore - Doug Jones Race Sue to Prevent Election Officials from Destroying Evidence of Hacking An Alabama Republican, a Democrat, an Independent, and a minister have filed a lawsuit asking a Montgomery circuit court to order Alabama election officials to not destroy an audit trail generated by most Alabama vote-counting machines in next week's contest between Judge Roy Moore and attorney Doug Jones.
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SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 9, 2017
Election Fraud Feared in Roy Moore Race; Watchdogs Call on Officials to Preserve Ballot Images As easy way to verify the election's integrity is to post the digital ballot images created by modern vote-counting machines. Most people don't even know they exist.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 27, 2016
How Bernie Sanders Really Won the Democratic Primary in Seven Minutes (VIDEO) Emails leaked by Wikileaks now show an active conspiracy, yes conspiracy, against Bernie Sanders by the top ranks of the DNC. The broad outlines of the election fraud in seven minutes.
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(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Hillary Losing to Trump for First Time in Key Poll, Sanders Tops Trump The polls upend the parallel universe in which the major media networks live, in which Clinton is touted as the more "electable" candidate.
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(27 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 18, 2016
A Clue to Trump's Attack Plan if Clinton is Nominee: Hillary's Ugly 1975 Child Rape Case There come times in a reporter's life when a story makes him or her ill and we would rather not write about it. However sometimes it is so important it is not an option.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 9, 2016
Sanders' Hillary "Unqualified" Comment: He's Right, at Least Bobby Kennedy Was Honest About it Would that Hillary Clinton could show such grace and humor in the face of Bernie Sanders' essentially true remark that she is not qualified to be president.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 27, 2016
Comeback Kid Bernie Blows Out Coastopolis - Why He Can Win Energized and motivated Sanders workers have every reason to double down. As the Internet, if not the major media, wakes Democratic voters up the fact that Sanders beats Trump soundly in nearly every poll, while Trump is closing in on Hillary, the curtain which portrays Hillary as the presumptive nominee might be finally yanked aside.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 26, 2016
Bernie Sanders: "I Am That Candidate" Who Can Beat Trump "If Democrats want to defeat a Republican candidate, Trump or anybody else, I think the evidence is overwhelming: I am that candidate." - Bernie Sanders
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Listen Carefully, Hillary People, One More Time: Only Bernie Can Beat Trump - You Will be Responsible Don't do it, reluctant Hillary voters. If Trump comes to power, it will be your fault, for being cynical, gullible, and low information. For not trusting that the right thing to do, can also be the smart thing to do.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 18, 2016
Hillary Clinton Email Archive, Fully Searchable, Courtesy of WikiLeaks The deletion of nearly 32,000 emails that she deemed private, violated State Department protocols and procedures, and federal laws and regulations governing recordkeeping requirements.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 26, 2016
Bernie Sanders Says He Would Take Aim at "Citizens United" as President Sanders distances himself from the ideological socialism of his youth, saying: "The next time you hear me attacked as a socialist -- like tomorrow -- remember this: I don't believe government should take over the grocery store down the street, or own the means of production,"
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(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 21, 2016
Bernie Sanders Rocks Latino Vote in Nevada Bernie Sanders' gains among Latino voters is a nationwide trend, NBC reports, as he closes a gap which until recently was greater than ten points.
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(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Big Socialism for Corporations is American Way as Sanders Questions Priorities Lost in the brouhaha over whether the US is ready for a president who is nominally a "socialist," is the fact we are already far down the road of socialism. Just not the kind most people think.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 6, 2016
Media Sets Up Another "Comeback Kid" Scenario for Clinton in Diebold Country, NH Given past history and WHDH's markedly unprofessional and unwarranted boosterism for the Clinton candidacy, the Sanders campaign should already be sitting on the steps of Superior Court.
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SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 29, 2014
US citizen tortured by 3 years isolation before trial over socks for Al Qaeda Unbeknownst to Fahad, and according to the US government, the suitcases in the corner contained a number of raincoats, ponchos, and waterproof socks which the house guest, months later, passed on to an alleged Al Qaeda operative in Pakistan. There was, and never has been, any allegation that Fahad is a member of al Qaeda. He maintained that he barely knew his house guest, and never knew what was in the suitcases in the corner.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 14, 2014
As Sgt. Bergdahl is attacked, Congress still chief funder of Taliban In 2010, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton indicated in congressional testimony that she and the administration were fully cognizant of the irony of taking a hard line on the Taliban while at the same time being one of its biggest sources of income
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 13, 2014
What did Todashev, shot by FBI, know about the Boston bombing? Now that it has emerged that the friend of Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was shot three times in the back, and once in the top of the head, as he allegedly attacked an FBI agent and a Massachusetts state trooper, rampant speculation may begin. Let's suppose that someone else knew of any continuing contact with the FBI that Tamerlan and his brother might have had.
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(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 22, 2014
Obama confirms new law passed to deprive citizens of jury trial Whether or not challengers will be able to overcome incumbents' money and other advantages may depend on how well they are able to harness the citizen energy swirling around NDAA at the grassroots level. The far-flung network of activists, who are deeply rooted in their own communities, could provide ready-made, fledgling ground organizations for congressional challengers.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 28, 2014
Ukraine Neo-Nazis attack state TV CEO, force resignation letter, no charges brought Although the brutal attack was videotaped by another Svoboda member present and posted by the assailants on Youtube, the Ukrainian Parliament has thus far only censured the primary assailant, MP Igor Miroshnichenko, and the state prosecutor's office has promised an "investigation." No criminal charges have been brought in answer to the violent physical assault.

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