portland independent media center  
images audio video
newswire article reporting united states

election fraud | government

How The Plutocracy Cheats To Win Elections

The criminal mind is at work in the great variety of ways the party of the rich cheats.
142 years of election franchise theft by the Republican Party
illustrates the creativity of the criminal mind.
The Trump & Sessions dominated Department of Justice is using the disability act to close down voting precincts in several areas.
Republicans have allowed voting machine owners to block investigators from knowing the source code. Princeton Univ investigators had to be granted immunity from the Secretary of State to proceed with their investigation. There are instances in which voting machines have been kept unguarded. 5 GOP justices on the Supreme Court have ratified the racist gerrymandering of Texas and Ohio. It is time for the US to use the paper ballots (hopefully recycled paper) in use in Canada, India, the UK and other democracies.



Because of Republican election crimes, the Iraq and Afghanistan wars were begun. Money has been stolen from the poor and given to the rich by their politician pawns. Our environment would have been better protected by Gore whom the people elected. 21 trillion dollars have been spent on the invasion and/or bombing of 17 countries by GOP presidents since 1980.
The party of the rich, the Republican one, has always been a minority party and therefore has been involved in voter suppression and election thefts. It is now third at less than 25% of registrants, behind Independents and Democrats. Because it is less than 1/4 of the voting electorate, the Republican party of plutocracy since 1876 has devised a variety of crimes to be elected.


Gerrymandering, phone line jamming, throwing away nonRepublican voter registrations, Google criminal algorithms, remote control software on ESS machines allowing offsite vote count manipulation, search engines censoring or hiding nonRepublican websites, murder, throwing away ballots, barring nonRepublicans from vote counting, exclusion of third parties from ballots, exclusion of third parties from debates, police intimidation, phony election instructions, racism, removal from voting rolls, absentee ballot fraud, draconian voter ID rules, voting precincts which fail to open or open late, electronic voting machine fraud, Supreme Court GOP, hacked computer sites, literacy tests, erased flash drives, corrupt polling, ownership of voting machine companies, ownership of media networks, libelous lies, switching precinct addresses, failure to notify voters of address changes, forced waiting for 1 to 5 or more hours, Brian Kemp's "Exact Match" crimes, Israeli firm given contract to add up Iowa caucus vote.. it could have been done on an adding machine etc. Supportive links occur at end of article.


Removal of voters from rolls:
1a. Jon Husted GOP Ohio Secretary of State removed several hundred thousand nonRepublicans from voter rolls prior to the 2016 election, giving Ohio to Trump. Some registrations were eliminated because of a missing zip code. Ohio, Texas, North Carolina
and Virginia have the most racist gerrymandering in the US.

1b. Jeb Bush and K Harris in Florida removed hundreds of thousands of voters from rolls in 2000 and 2004 giving election to G W Bush twice.

1c. Governor Scott Walker, Republican of Wisconsin, removed 300,000 registered voters, a crime which helped in Trump's fraudulent win.

1d The NAACP has sued the Senator Burr-connected GOP establishment in North Carolina for removing blacks from the voting rolls

2. Gerrymandering by Republicans in many states has stolen Democratic vote power. Karl Rove worked for years to set this up.

3. New Hampshire Republicans jammed handicapped Democras' ride request lines. Some NH GOP operatives were jailed.

4. Nathan Sproul was employed by campaigns of Mitt Romney in 2012, McCain in 2008, Trump in 2016, by Karl Rove, and by state Republican parties in Virginia, Minnesota, Colorado, Nevada, Arizona, Minnesota. In at least eight states he ran phony voter registration drives
throwing away all nonRepublicans' registrations. In Florida 3 of his operatives pled guilty to felonious destruction of nonRepublican registrations.

 https://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/05/us/politics/nathan-sproul-a-republican-operative-long-trailed-by-voter-fraud-claims.html
 https://www.apnews.com/600cc79ae6954d92acc48060445c461f

5. In Ohio Kenyon College students were kept waiting til 4 am. In Democrat Akron's North Hill, people were left in rain for 1/2 hour.
a Delaying poll openings,
b shutting them entirely, as in Texas in which African Americans and Hispanics had to drive 2 hours or take a bus.
c frequently changing precinct addresses,
d failure to notify voters of address changes are four varieites of this Republican tactic.

6. Around the state of Ohio in 2000 available computer numbers were reduced.

7. Republicans have over and over in many states
a opposed same day registration,
b opposed automatic registration when getting a driver's license,
c opposed expanded voting hours,
d automatic registration at drivers' license bureaus
e universal voter registration
f more voting by mail etc.
g the GOP has truncated voting hours in Democratic areas

8 The Jacksonville Times Union in Florida in 2000 in cooperation with Jeb Bush ran a special newspaper edition in African American areas instructing voters to vote every page of the ballot. 20,000 black votes were invalidated.

9 Republican owned newspapers, radio, tv often do not remind people of voter registration deadlines, primary dates etc

10 Jeff Sessions' Alabama stopped issuing driver's licenses in counties with 75% black registered voters making it more difficult
to get to polls.

11 In many states, racism directed at blacks and Latinos has included draconian literacy tests, poll taxes
and in the modern era other ways such as unreasonable document requirements for registration

12. Military control of nonofficer soldier absentee ballots has been a quick way to control thousands of ballots.

13. Diebold's CEO O'Dell, at that time marketer of easily hackable voting machines, at a Republican fundraiser at Ohio's Fairlawn Hilton, said his company would do all it could to insure a GOP victory. He quit but not before his company achieved a Bush victory through manipulation of votes in several states. Hackable Diebold machines are still in several Ohio counties.
and other places. Bev Harris of Black Box Voting showed Al Gore how Diebold machines could be hacked in 3 minutes' time

14. Mitt Romney's son bought an Ohio based voting machine company.

15. Republicans have in some cases opposed paper trails (hopefully recycled paper)

16
a. South Dakota Republican senator John Thune's thugs physically intimidated Native American voters, wrote down their license numbers, and achieved South Dakota senator status.
b Jeb Bush sent police to intimidate voters in predominantly Latino and black districts in 2000. This was verified by an IHart,
formerly Clear Channel, talk show host who witnessed it.
c Republicans intimidated black voters of Watts in CA presidential primary 1968

17.
Five Republicans on the US Supreme Court voted to classify money as speech. Money apparently does talk. This opened the way
for the Koch Brothers and others to spend hundreds of billions buying the Senate and the House. This action further solidified
the function of the government as a plutocracy, not a democracy.

18. In the early 20th Century, after 125 years, the citizens' right to elect senators directly was finally recognized. It is time to elect Supreme Court justices and end their lifetime tenures. Five males over and over have quashed the will of 300 million Americans. They are on a mountain peak with the equivalent of automatic rifles shooting down democratic movements over and over again. Every Republican on the Supreme Court was nominated by a fraudulently elected president. Terms could be 9 or 18 years, with 1 justice elected every 1 or 2 years.

19. Wyoming with 600,000 population has the same power of 2 senators' votes in the Senate as does California with 40 million
people. This Wyoming citizens in cattle ranch country 66 times the power that Californians have. New York, Florida, and
Texas citizens' power is stolen by Vermont, North Dakota and Alaska.

20. Mysterious plane crashes in fall senate election campaigns ended the lives of Democrats Jerry Litton in Missouri in 1976, Gov Mel Carnahan of Missouri in 2002, Paul Wellstone of Minnesota in 2002 right after he publicly opposed US wars and in Iowa of Libertarian physician Dr Doug Boutzier, whose 5% of the vote would otherwise have defeated Koch Brothers funded Joni Ernst.

After the perhaps murder of Paul Wellstone, former vice president Democrat Walter Mondale also a peace Democrat, was double digits ahead in the polls on the eve of the election, but because of monumental fraud Republican Norm Coleman mysteriously won the senate election.

John F kennedy Jr died in a plane crash. His pilot had been told the day before not to show up. Senator Edward M Kennedy was subjected to attempted murder in a plane crash (after the murder of his 2 brothers). He broke his back but survived though 2 men in his campaign staff died. Another who survived a murder attempt was George Wallace, candidate of the American Independent Party in 1968, whose shooting prevented his third party run and helped Republican Nixon beat Democrat Hubert Humphrey. In 1968 the Nixon-Kissinger-Rockefeller-Hoover conspiracy was involved in the murder of Robert F Kennedy Jr, Martin Luther King (who would have promoted Kennedy's election) and the attempted murder of George Wallace. John Perkins who was once an economic hitman for the government courageously documented the number of leaders of other countries killed in the CIA's arranged plane crashes.*

Ron Brown, US Secretary of Commerce, Democrat, had a bullet in his head when his body was discovered in the crashed plane.

21. War profiteer network media have often excluded Libertarians, Socialists, Greens etc from debates.

22. In Ohio for a number of years before a successful lawsuit, third party candidates had to achieve 400,000 signatures to be
on the ballot. Other states as well have draconian rules for third party candidates.

23. Through racist fearmongering ads, G W Bush in 1988 stole the election from Michael Dukakis. Bush's campaign manager Lee Atwater asked forgiveness before his death from a brain tumor.

24. The electoral college has installed 5 conservative presidents though their opponents got more votes. These were John Quincy Adams, Rutherford Hayes, Grover Cleveland, George W Bush, and Donald Trump. the electoral college has survived because of the party of the rich.

25. Similarly the Republican Party has fought the District of Columbia's statehood though it has more population than Wyoming. Puerto Rico too has had statehood denied. DC and Puerto Rico have predominantly Democratic Party registrants.

26 In what other alleged democracy do members of the party of the rich own many of the voting machines? Besides the aforementioned purchase of a Hamilton County Ohio voting machine company by Romney was Diebold of Green Ohio which was owned by Republicans (They've now sold the voting machines.) A Canadian plutocracy company controlled the voting machines in Wisconsin.

27. Talk radio in the US is 95% Republican controlled. Romney bought Clear Channel, now IHart Radio. ABC secretly installed Rush
Limbaugh and disguised their role renaming his network. Rupert Murdoch owner of a newspaper chain, Fox television and radio stations violated FCC rules limiting one owner to 33% of the airwaves. Murdoch went to 39%, an unconstitutional violation of free speech and control of the public's airwaves/

28. In what other alleged democracy do the rich warmonger owners of corporate media profiteer from election ads?

29. Ballot box theft thousands of times

30 Absentee ballot forgeries

31. Unpostmarked absentee ballots (In Ohio the 2 counties (Cuyahoga and Summit) which had the highest percent of unpostmarked ballots delivered are predominantly Democrat). A number of absentee ballots are fraudulently filled out and delivered to the election counters in boxes. In 2018 an Ohio county sent out envelopes to those who requested absentee ballots, but there were no ballots inside.

32. NonRepublicans were locked out of vote counting in Warren Ohio in 2004 and elsewhere.

33. Voting the dead (as Nathan Sproul did in Florida and elsewhere for his Republican paymasters McCain, Romney, Rove and others)

34 The 5 Republicans on the unelected "Supreme" Court unplugged the 1965 Voting Rights Act enabling once again the racist
election patterns of TX, AL, AR, FL, GA, SC, NC, LA, MS etc.

35. Denial of prisoners' right to vote and under the guise of removing felon names, removing many others.

36. Coupled with the failed attempt of Trump, Kobach, Bannon at datamining all state records to be stored on White House computers and supervised by a member of Pence's staff is Jeff Sessions' DOJ letter implying voters (nonGOP) be purged, (Rachel Maddow report)

37. Lies and libels about candidates as the John Thune campaign did re Tom Daschle in South Dakota and as the Ohio GOP Party did re Democrat Ed Fitzgerald

38. Invasion of privacy as did Republicans with the help of the Miami Herald destroyed Senator Eagleton's candidacy for the vice presidency, revealing he had been hospitalized for depression. The electorate is more informed now than before about depression.

39. Because Bill Clinton did not want to invade Iraq, Republicans and other warmongers sent in spy Monica Lewinsky with the help of Linda Tripp of Delta Force and Lucianne Goldberg of Regnery as coaches for their black op seduction and impeachment plans. Brett Kavanaugh wrote the report which summarized the 45 million dollar unconstitutional attempt of Republicans to impeach Clinton.

40. Search engine fraud: Google designed fraudulent algorithms countless times. In 2004, they caused 14 negative Kerry sites to pop up for every 1 positive one.

41. Google and other search engine hiding of nonRepublican links.

42 After billionaire Sam Fox funded sites attacking John Kerry, he was awarded by Bush with an ambassadorship to Belgium while Philip Anschutz, dovehunting billionaire, helped fellow dovehunter and judicial killer Neil Gorsuch to become a Supreme Court justice. This required also Mitch McConnell's abuse of power in never scheduling a vote for Obama's nominee and his
change of the rules from 60 votes to a majority for a Supreme Court justice.

43. Treason e,g, G H W Bush and James Woolsey, 2 former heads of the CIA as private citizens on March 12 of 1980 negotiated with the Iranian government to continue to hold US hostages until the election. They also used their petroplutocracy contacts to dry up gas and direct the anger toward Carter and through Oliver North sabotaged the hostage rescue helicopters.

44. Allowing the recipients of stolen elections to remain in office, as has happened in the 2015 election for Kentucky governor, both elections of G W Bush, Donald Trump and tens of thousands of other examples.

45. Spamming opposition party websites with pornography or commercial spam to discredit them. It is very easy for a hacker to
send incriminating files into a victim's computer.

46. Sending those trained in provocateur behavior to disrupt internet forums, public meetings

47. Campaign infiltrators who take charge of fundraising, financial records, media ads etc.

48. Hacking third party sites such as Cleveland Indymedia and many other Indymedia sites off of the internet and censoring others
as Google has done to WSWS.org

49. Changing the rules mid campaign, e.g. Democratic voters who showed up in Jeb Bush's election of 2000 were told they needed 2 forms of photo ID

50 Whole counties of votes in New Hampshire were thrown away by Republicans in NH desperate to defeat Ron Paul. Ron Paul had several state victories which were never recorded.

"Party leaders at the county and state level have changed or violated party rules, cancelled caucuses, changed vote counts, thrown out entire counties of votes, counted public votes privately, called-in the SWAT team, and inexplicably replaced Paul delegates with Romney delegates to block Ron Paul from winning the nomination." Quote from Jaret Glenn wordpress site

51 Romney operatives in 2008 destroyed computers of Democrat, Green, Libertarians etc. AT&T computer protection was nil.

52 Phony pollsters Many polls such as Rasmussen, Gallup, are propaganda machines owned by Republicans.... with fraudulent numbers reported, fraudulent samples, biased questions. Gallup reported in 1948 in the week of the election that Truman was 20 points behind Dewey.

53. Candidate lies to the electorate. In Alabama, Richard Shelby ran as a Democrat in order to be elected and then switched to the Republican Party. In Colorado, Democrat Ben Nighthorse Campbell switched to the Republican Party after elected. In 2015 and 2016 Trump portrayed himself as the peace candidate. After his fraudulent installation in the White House in the first few months he spent
nearly a billion dollars bombing Yemen, sending 59 missiles into Syria, largest ever nonnuclear MOAB bomb onto Afghanistan people, animals and trees, and further violence in Iraq.

54. An attempted coup against Franklin Roosevelt in 1933 by the DuPonts and Morgans

55. Elections should be decided by congressional district numbers, and not by giving someone with 50.2% of the vote of a state all one hundred % of the power.

56. Republican Ronald Reagan ended the fairness provision of the FCC which required equal time to candidates. He was the candidate of General Electric and made them one of the top 10 arms merchants when he tripled military spending.

57. Forged and phony signatures such as Newt Gingrich campaign workers did in Georgia's 6th having forged 4000 signatures

58. An Israeli defense firm, Elron Electronics, did the 'official' count of the 2008 Iowa caucus precincts, something which could have been done with a cheap adding machine.

59. The 3 first presidential primaries have been in conservative New Hampshire, pig butchering Iowa, and South Carolina which in the past had one of the most racist histories in the nation. 3 small states have been given power beyond their numbers.

60. In Republican counties in Ohio, the number of Republican registrations exceeded the population, resulting in a lawsuit.

61. Microsoft actively prevented Free/Open Source/transparent software from being used for elections. Open source voting was almost single-handedly derailed by Microsoft. This was reported by the website techrights dot org.

62. Campaigns of false news e,g, several Trump operatives churned out thousands of stories, one of which was that socialist pacifist Pope Francis had endorsed Donald Trump. Trump projects his own reality in charging fake news.

63. Ballot design a. Tennessee has had a deceptively designed primary ballot which invites people to check names of delegates in different blocks, and then disqualifies any who have voted for more than 1 block.

64. The infamous butterfly ballot in Florida gave many of Gore's votes to Pat Buchanan

65. Republicans often put their favorites in first place, knowing that 10% of voters vote for the 1st name on ballot.

66. CNN reported on the eve of the Iowa caucuses in 2016 that Ben Carson had left the state, falsely implying that Carson was dropping out of the presidential race.

67. Super Tuesday comes with SEVEN of the 13 states being Southern racist. They are Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.

68. Winner take all primaries are inherently undemocratic and have been promoted by GOP parties in Florida, Ohio. Maine is the
first state in the nation to have a preference number for each candidate. Voters rate those on the list with numbers. If there
are 5 candidates, the most preferred receives a number 1, the least a 5.

69. Republican owned 'polls' don't include third party candidates in their questioning, for instance Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson who tripled his numbers from 2012 to 2016.

70. Republican Vote Fraud In Arizona: Republican Helen Purcell of Arizona denied the franchise to many blacks and Latinos. Some spent a whole work day waiting in line. Many precincts were closed. Voters were told certain sites had run out of ballots etc.

71. Kris Kobach, Republican election official in Kansas, election crimes. He and Kansas GOP required proof of citizenship. He published a separate voting instruction pamphlet for Latinos which gave them the false impression that they had more days to vote than in actuality. In addition, he eliminated passports as acceptable ID in the Spanish edition.

72. Billionaire operatives pay pornographers to spam political internet discussion groups as a way of driving them off of the internet. The Koch Brothers, Robert Mercer, Philip Anschutz have all acted unethically.

73. In many states the homeless have been disenfranchised because of lack of address. Jon Husted removed homeless people from Ohio rolls. He is now running for lieutenant governor of Ohio

74."An appointee of President George W. Bush, Judge Schroeder argued in a nearly 500-page ruling that eliminating same-day voter registration, cutting a full week of early voting, barring voters from casting a ballot outside their home precinct, ending straight-ticket voting, and scrapping a program to pre-register high school students who would turn 18 by Election Day does not overly burden voters of color. He also upheld the state's strict voter ID requirement, which residents argued waspassed with the intention of suppressing African American votes."

75. Election officials in some cases have changed names and birthdates to spread mayhem.

76. Violent rent a mobs: e.g. Roger Stone, Republican operative working for G W Bush, organized thugs into the "Brooks Brothers Riot" in Florida, through intimidation shutting down the recount vote which stole the election from Al Gore. Simultaneously, Republicans organized mobs outside the vice presidential mansion asking Gore to leave. This is the same Roger Stone who worked with fellow violence inciter, Donald Trump.

74. Everyone has a right to vote very quickly, to vote before election day, to have many
precincts available, a paper trail, and a voting network free of hackable voting machines.

75. Books and articles have been written by Congressman John Conyers, Robert F Kennedy Jr in Rolling Stone, the Free Press of Columbus Ohio about the Ohio Republican Party theft of the 2004 election. A book has been written about Thune's thuggery in South Dakota.

76. Ohio Republicans in court were forced to testify that antihacking software had been removed by Secretary of State Husted's operatives.

77. Korean Americans and Asian Americans, often Democrats, have had their votes suppressed by the GOP.. Greg Palast, author of many books on election fraud, has reported that in the 6th District of Georgia, that infamous district of Gingrich, then Tom Price, and in 2018 Karen Handel, 6000 Koreans were prevented from voting, told their registrations had not been received. When they produced photocopies of the voting rolls, one was arrested. Karen Handel suppressed the vote when Georgia Secretary of State.

78. Republicans have often eliminated nonRepublican people with the same 1st and last names but different middle names such as Robert A Smith and Robert L Smith, or Stephen A Kim and Stephen M Kim

79 Libel "One of young Roger Stone's first dirty tricks for CREEP, The Committee To Reelect President, was sending a campaign check for $200 to liberal Republican congressman (and Wilson Sonsini co-founder) Pete McCloskey on behalf of the Young Socialist Alliance, and then forwarding a copy of the receipt to the publisher of the largest daily newspaper in New Hampshire, the Manchester Union-Leader" Source: Mark Ames writing for the StoneZone

80 Republicans in Pence's Indiana thwarted the registration of 40,000 African Americans
"Patriot Majority USA, a liberal group that runs the Indiana Voter Registration Program, which calls itself the largest voter registration program of African-Americans in the state. It says it submitted some 40,000 registration forms this year until Republican officials stepped in."

81 Vote fraud by Republican Secretaries of State in Georgia, Ohio
and other Republican vote fraud incidents

82
Another Republican Secretary of State, Karen Handel in Georgia was sued by the ACLU for voter suppression. She was 'elected' in the 6th congressional district of Georgia recently.

83
Allen Cty Indiana sheriff is said to have denied right to vote to those in jail

84 NAACP works to expose and fix Republican Party voter purging in North Carolina

85 Roger Stone in the Nixon campaign sent a letter to Nixon's opponent

saying the Young Socialists endorsed him, and then sent the letter to the media. He would go on to do election crimes for Bush 1, Bush 2, and Trump, for a while working with Lee Atwater.

86. Computers

a. Election Systems and Software has been forced to admit that it added remote control software and modems to its voting machines, allowing
them to be count-manipulated offsite. In the past ESS lied about this. This remote control software was sold in the last 6 years.
ESS installed statewide voting systems in at least 18 states: AL AR GA ID IA ME MD MN MS MT NB NM NC ND RI SC SD WV. Republicans & nonAmericans offsite are in a position to manipulate the voting numbers. It is imperative that the remote access software be removed and recycled paper trail be added. 13 of these 18 states were states whose Republican election officials claimed Trump won.

b. Coordinated GOP denial of service attacks directed at Democratic precincts... they shut the

computers down

c. In Democratic precincts computers suddenly have physical mechanical problems or the official

designated to bring them isn't able to etc.

d. Knowing that many GOP victories came from computer hacking, Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon has asked for a paper trail for all votes. (Hopefully it would be 100% recycled or nontree paper.)

e Knowing that foreign hackers were working to help the GOP win the midterm elections, the GOP refused to vote $ for computer security.

87. Donald Segretti was head of dirty campaign tricks for the Nixon team. Among other things he drafted forgeries on Senator Muskie's stationery in which he fabricated Muskie attacks on Canucks, and in which he falsely accused Senator Scoop Jackson and Hubert Humphrey of sexual misconduct.

 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Segretti#Overview_of_%27dirty_trick

88. Knight Ridder's Miami Herald reporter Tom Fiedler focused on Gary Hart's female companion but not on his oppoenent G H W Bush's mistress. Knight Ridder's Clark Hoyt focused on Tom Eagleton's brief hospitalization but not on his opponent Richard Nixon's alcoholism and prostitutes.
 https://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/21/magazine/how-gary-harts-downfall-fore...
 https://www.huffingtonpost.com/al-eisele/sen-tom-eagleton_b_1345507.html

89 Greg Palast, author of several books, reported that 10,000 ballots in minority neighborhoods of Franklin County Ohio were not counted in the Ohio District 12 race in August 2018.

90a. The Washington Post reported that GOP congressman Scott Taylor's aides set up an independent candidate to siphon votes from his Democrat opponent.

90b. In Montana, an allegedly Green Party candidate was on the GOP payroll to deflect votes from Dems and give
race to Republicans.

Green Party candidate in Montana was on GOP payroll
 https://www.apnews.com/aae15528a9fe415282402c4e14090c75s:

91. Kris Kobach of Kansas arranged to supervise the recount of the election between him and his opponent, like an umpire always deciding for the GOP team.

92a Stolen ballot boxes

92b Stuffed ballot boxes

92c Insufficient ballots

Oakland County Michigan ballot shortage...
 http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/401019-michigan-county-inves

93 In at least 5 areas,Trump-Sessions Justice Dept is using the disability act to suppress voting by shutting down polling places  https://thinkprogress.org/ada-voter-suppression-cd7031080bfd/
 https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a22809031/americans-with-disabilit/

94
Trump White House blocks bill designed to protect election process  https://www.yahoo.com/news/white-house-blocks-bill-protect-elections-173

95 Republicans have allowed the criminal corruption of letting voting machine vendors keep the source code of voting machines from the public who have a right to know. One Princeton team had to have immunity granted by the Secretary of State in order to investigate machines

96 Voting machines are supposed to be kept under guard. There are many instances in which they are not. This is a much more expensive process than the paper ballots of the UK, Canada, India and other democracies.  https://www.c-span.org/video/?448143-1/depth-cory-doctorow

97 GOP treasurers in Ohio and New Jersey jeopardized the pension funds of state employees investing hundreds of millions of dollars in the Chatham hedge fund of NJ, which directs AMI, the parent company of the National Enquirer. They did this because the Enquirer has been an attack dog for Trump. In so doing they increased global baking through enabling the treekilling paper. They lowered community standards giving public $ to the scandal mongering trashy publication. The Enquirer in the last 2 years has lost 33 million $ and a hefty % of its circulation as the 2/3 of the population which opposes Trump has cut down on buying it.'

98 Ohio Republicans are deceptively calling Richard Cordray'sbplan to release nonviolent prisoners convicted of marijuana possession a plan to release dangerous criminals onto our streets. It is the

bar fights with broken beer bottles when alcohol is released into the blood stream which Republicans should be wary of.

99. From a yard with several Democrat candidate signs, Hamilton Texas police confiscated a yard sign

which showed a cartoon of an elephant with his trunk up a little girl's dress

100 Washington Post's Greg Miller: Trump and Republican Party operatives working with foreign meddlers in 2016 ran media campaigns telling

blacks, 90% to 98% of whom vote Democratic, that

neither Trump nor Clinton deserved their vote, encouraging them to protest by nonvoting, knowing this would hurt Clinton not Trump.

101. Georgia Republicans are working to continue

229 years of racist vote suppression.

Georgia's election system has been hackable by Republicans .. Brian Kemp plots in secret to get
a new system hackable by Republicans
 https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-12-18/georgia-s-election-sy...
 https://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/article217007985....
 https://www.wjbf.com/news/georgia-news/federal...kemp...ballots/1376660043

102. Four of the biggest Republican state vote suppressors:
Brian Kemp of Georgia was sued by Greg Palast and forced to list the 591,000 nonRepublican voters he criminally removed from the rolls joins massive registration criminals Jeb Bush (2000) who removed hundreds of thousands of nonRepublicans from

rolls, Jon Husted Republican of Ohio who removed 1/2 million nonRepublicans from Ohio voting rolls in 2016. Kris Kobach of Kansas culled incomplete voter forms -  https://www.gregpalast.com/

103 Racist criminal Brian Kemp:

 https://www.postpoems.org/authors/saiom2/prose/1068835
Brian Kemp, Georgia Secretary of State, represents the cold icy claw of winter in its last attempt to cancel spring.

Kemp, Secy of State in Georgia since 2010, is criminally sitting on 53,000 voter applications, 70% of them black, more than double the per cent of blacks in the population. He has already removed 591,000 nonGOP voters , has shut down many polling sites in black areas. and is the man who will decide if he won the race for governor. People aren't told their applications are on hold.

Kemp tactics put fellow vote fraudster Karen Handel into Congress from Georgia's 6th. Last year he removed people from rolls on the eve
of the election without informing them. Georgia is one of last 7 states this year murdering prisoners in
racist systems.

Greg Palast, author of several books on vote fraud, has filed a lawsuit regarding Kemp's actions.

Vote Abrams.

 http://gregpalast.com
 https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/410839-53k-georgia-voter-registrat
 https://talkingpointsmemo.com/feature/abrams-kemp-bring-long-running-war
 https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/11/opinion/sunday/brian-kemp-enemy-of-de

104 DeWine and Husted in Ohio

Husted Secretary of State in Ohio with AG DeWine's help, removed 500,000 nonRepublicans
from the voting rolls. Ohio is one of the Republican party's 7 most racist gerrymandered
states along with Texas, North Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi,
and Florida. From 1876 to now, Ohio Republicans have been involved in vote fraud.
In Ohio, early voting ballot secrecy is compromised. Husted has designed that
ballot secrecy is violated. The process is defined as early voting absentee ballot, and
one must put all ones personal information on the outside of the envelope
and in the application, adding 20 minutes to the time for voting. Gluesticks are advised rather than

sealing.
Husted and DeWine still have hackable old Diebold machines in some Ohio counties.
Mitt Romney's son bought a voting machine company in Cincinnati in time for the 2012 election. Is it still in play?

DeWine and Husted have arranged that anyone who misses

two elections in Ohio is removed from the rolls.

ESS bought old Diebold machines and sold to Republicans

the remote control to be able to change vote totals offsite. ESS controls voting in 18 states.

105 Oct 9 SCOTUS refused to act re challenge to ND voter ID law requiring ND residents give residential st address in order to vote. ND home to 1000s of Native Americans and homeless w/o standard addresses, which challengers argued would disenfranchise them.\
 http://fortune.com/2018/10/10/supreme-court-north-dakota-voter-id-laws/

106 A new technique of crime by Brian Kemp of Georgia.

Since 2012 Kemp has criminally removed 1.4 million Democrats from Georgia's voting rolls, perhaps exceeding

Jeb Bush's crime in 2000, Jon Husted and Mike DeWine in Ohio.

The alleged reason he is holding the 53,000 voter registrations, 70% of which are from blacks, is "Exact Match". A missing middle initial or hyphen in a name is or a missing period after Rd., St., Ave. etc is one of many means he employs.

 https://www.theroot.com/the-wizard-of-voter-suppression-brian-kemp-s-long-hist-1829696413

107 In Jeb Bush's Florida police blocked roads to voting precincts in 2000 but in Jeff Sessions' Alabama

black organizers were arrested. In South Dakota, Thune's

thugs intimidated Native Americans. In 2016 Brian Kemp

sent armed agents to arrest Democratic organizers. (Kemp

incident reported by Rachel Maddow

108
An 11-Year-Old Hacked Into a U.S. Voting System Replica in 10 Minutes in August of 2018. It is Florida's voting machine system.

109
Ron Klain (on staff of VP Al Gore and VP Joe Biden) A black voter is 6 times more likely than a white to have to wait an hour or more, a modern form of poll tax. (MSNBC Oct 12 2018)

110 poll taxes hopefully gone

111 literacy tests hopefully gone

112 Brian Kemp GA Secretary of State sued a woman

for helping her blind mother to vote.

113a Election days should be on weekends, not on what is

a a workday for many Americans. b. Some support

same day registration. c. Others say everyone who is a citizen should automatically be registered.

114
Media covered at the time Lee Atwater G H W Bush campaign mgr making a deathbed confession asking forgiveness of all he'd harmed with his campaign tactics. He called Raymond Strother of the Hart campaign to say the several ways he'd arranged to have Gary Hart appear to be having an affair
in order to eliminate him in 1988 as a campaign foe. Atwater coordinated the invitation to a yacht, the forced overnight stay
and as Gary Hart sat on a pier piling, sent a woman over to sit on his lap while the National Enquirer (Republican paper)
appeared from nowhere to snap a picture.

 https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/11/was-gary-hart-set-up/570802/



****************





 https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/21/magazine/the-myth-of-the-hacker-proof...
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Election_Systems_%26_Software

 http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/features/the-gops-stealth-war-again
In 9 Central and South American countries, Andres Sepulveda, now in jail, rigged elections in favor or right wing candidates.

 http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/features/the-gops-stealth-war-again

In 9 Central and South American countries, Andres Sepulveda, now in jail, rigged elections in favor or right wing candidates.

Romney ties to voting machines

 https://www.forbes.com/sites/rickungar/2012/10/20/romney-family-investme

Florida's Jeb Bush voter purge
 https://nonprofitquarterly.org/2012/06/21/fla-nonprofits-file-voter-purg/

span class="link"> http://www.asktog.com/columns/042ButterflyBallot.html

dakotafreepress.com

The book Ratf**cked about Rove and Jankowski fraud.

 https://www.amazon.com/Ratf-ked-Behind-Americas-Democracy/dp/1631491628

Republicans account for most vote fraud

 http://addictinginfo.org/2013/06/21/shocker-republicans-account-for-most/

Judge George C Smith has upheld the criminal removal of 2 million people

from Ohio's voting rolls by Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted,

thus requiring that many people reregister each time they vote.

 http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-ohio-idUSKCN0ZG02R

 http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/13/opinion/down-and-out-and-voteless-in-o

 http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/08/us/federal-judge-says-2-ohio-voting-la

 http://www.cleveland.com/open/index.ssf/2012/11/federal_judge_rips_huste

 http://columbusfreepress.com/article/free-press-salutes-us-district-cour

 http://www.epictimes.com/04/02/2016/hacker-rigs-elections-9-countries/

 http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/This-Hacker-Rigged-Elections-in-9-

Scofflaw Republican Kris Kobach of Kansas

span class="link"> http://americablog.com/2016/02/kansas-proof-of-citizenship-voter-registr

 http://reverbpress.com/politics/meet-the-tea-party-republican-behind-ari/

 http://crooksandliars.com/2016/03/arizona-recorder-helen-purcell-blames

 http://usuncut.com/politics/5-examples-voter-suppression-arizona-primary/

The Kasich machine made Ohio a winner take all Republican primary in 2015.
 http://frontloading.blogspot.com/p/2016-republican-delegate-allocation-b

 http://www.thriftbooks.com/w/fraud-of-the-century-rutherford-b-hayes-sam

span class="link"> http://frontloading.blogspot.com/p/2016-republican-delegate-allocation-b

Supreme Court: Because of the thefts of elections by Republicans on the Supreme Court, the Afghanistan and Iraq wars resulted, with milions of deaths and casualties, and the impoverishing of the US

Many prisoners were murdered by states etc.

 http://www.huppi.com/kangaroo/Coup.htm

 http://boston.indymedia.org/newswire/display/223562/index.php

Nathan Sproul vote fraud hired by Romney McCain Rove and several state GOP parties

 http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/05/us/politics/nathan-sproul-a-republican

10 dirty election tricks

 http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/11/election-dirty-tricks

CIA murdering populist leaders

 http://economichitman.com

Picture illustrates the way Ohio and other Republicans keep control through gerrymandering.

 http://www.ifyouonlynews.com/politics/stealing-elections-one-simple-grap/

Picture illustrates the way Ohio and other Republicans keep control through gerrymandering.

 http://www.ifyouonlynews.com/politics/stealing-elections-one-simple-grap/

Retired NSA Analyst Proves GOP Stealing Elections

 http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/10/26/1150485/-Retired-NSA-Analyst-Pr

5 ways Republicans make it harder to vote

 http://www.nationalmemo.com/5-ways-republicans-make-it-harder-to-vote-an/

 http://www.gq.com/story/jeff-sessions-immigration-crackdown

 https://www.brennancenter.org/sites/default/files/publications/Justice_D

NC voting machines flip votes to Republicans

 http://aattp.org/stealing-election-2014-nc-voting-machines-flipping-vote/

Romney's Plan To Rig The Electoral College

 http://www.alternet.org/grand-theft-election-how-republicans-plan-steal-

 http://www.care2.com/causes/redistricting-the-easiest-way-to-steal-an-el

 http://www.gq.com/story/jeff-sessions-immigration-crackdown

 https://www.brennancenter.org/sites/default/files/publications/Justice_D

 http://www.michaelparenti.org/stolenelections.html

What Happened In Ohio\: A Documentary Account (how Ohio Republicans in myriad ways stole the national election from Democrats and John kerry

 http://www.amazon.com/What-Happened-Ohio-Documentary-Election/dp/1595580

*22 How Republican Party stole nomination from Ron Paul

 https://jaretglenn.wordpress.com/2012/07/31/how-the-republican-party-sto/

 http://www.whiteoutpress.com/articles/2014/q1/romney-admits-gop-stole-20/

 http://www.amazon.com/Swindled-Cheated-Paul-Themselves-Election-ebook/dp

 http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A14474-2002Jun19.html

South Dakota: suppression of Native American vote by Senator Thune

 https://books.google.com/books?id=USzQabq-1boC&printsec=frontcover#v=one

 http://www.dailykos.com/story/2010/10/16/910933/-

How Jeb Bush role in 2000 election in Florida led to a new wave of voter disenfranchisement

 http://www.thenation.com/article/how-the-2000-election-in-florida-led-to/

Alabama to stop issuing driver's licenses in counties with 75% black registered voters

 http://www.rawstory.com/2015/10/alabama-to-stop-issuing-drivers-licenses/

Georgia: Handel's cheating
 https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/06/14/gop-congress

Republicans in Pennsylvania, Florida, Ohio, Wisconsin, Michigan, Virginia have plotted to remove popular vote totals in electoral college.

 http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/01/26/the-gop-plan-to-steal-e

5 links on the conspiracy by G W Bush and Ohio Republicans to steal the election from Kerry in 2004

Congressional report

 http://www.amazon.com/What-Went-Wrong-Ohio-Presidential/dp/089733535X

Robert F Kennedy Jr writing in Rolling Stone
 http://www.rollingstone.com/music/pictures/rolling-stones-biggest-scoops

 link to truth-out.org

 http://freepress.org/article/introduction-did-george-w-bush-steal-americ

 http://freepress.org/departments/display/19/2011/4239

 http://www.amazon.com/What-Happened-Ohio-Documentary-Election/dp/1595580

 https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2012/11/03/18725030.php?show_comments=

 http://americablog.com/2015/12/ohio-purge-voter-rolls.html

 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/25/jeb-bush-florida-voter-purge_n_

 http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/6/26/1396589/-Jeb-s-sloppy-and-irresp

 http://www.gazettextra.com/news/2008/sep/16/republicans-keep-committing-/

Election officials changing names and birthdates, e.g. in Mike Pence's Indiana

 http://www.wbiw.com/state/archive/2016/10/changed-dates-of-birth-and-fir

Ohio Republican Secretary of State John Husted is removing 2 million people from the voting rolls
as Jeb Bush and Katherine Harris did in Florida, stealing the election from Al Gore.

Husted manipulated the legalization of marijuana vote with the help of old Diebold voting

machines. Diebold sold the hackable machines but they remain in many Ohio precincts.

Following 3 are re Arizona's Helen Purcell, Republican and her varieties of vote fraud

 http://reverbpress.com/politics/meet-the-tea-party-republican-behind-ari/

 http://crooksandliars.com/2016/03/arizona-recorder-helen-purcell-blames

 http://usuncut.com/politics/5-examples-voter-suppression-arizona-primary/

In 2008 Elron Electronics, an Israeli defense firm, tallied the Iowa precinct total.

 http://www.rense.com/general79/sis.htm

Microsoft suspected of vote fraud

 http://betanews.com/2016/02/02/microsoft-accused-of-iowa-caucus-voter-fr/

Romney family investment in Ohio voting machines

 http://www.forbes.com/sites/rickungar/2012/10/20/romney-family-investmen

 http://heavy.com/news/2016/03/arizona-election-voter-fraud-bernie-sander/

 http://www.gregpalast.com/ballotbandits/

 http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2016/10/30/choosing-jurors-in-ohio//

 http://www.asktog.com/columns/042ButterflyBallot.html

Ohio Republican election workers convicted of fraud

 http://rangevoting.org/OhioConvictns.html (Thank you to Mitchel Cohen)

(Hillary Clinton disenfranchised 3 million independent voters in NY, stealing the state victory from Bernie Sanders. Her campaign was involved in Arizona, Iowa, Wyoming, Nevada and other vote fraud as well.)

Karen Handel further vote fraud in Georgia runoff

 http://www.alternet.org/activism/unanswered-questions-over-voting-machin

Newt Gingrich campaign workerforges 4000 signatures

 http://www.nbc29.com/story/22627644/bassett-man-pleads-guilty-to-voter-f

Nathan Sproul GOP operative for Romney and McCain who operated a 'voter registration' drive in 8 states and threw away all nonGOP ballots

 http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/05/us/politics/nathan-sproul-a-republican

 http://blackboxvoting.org

 http://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/op-ed/laurieroberts/2016/03/28/ro/

Karen Handel, was sued by the ACLU for voter suppression. She was 'elected' in the 6th congressional district of Georgia recently.
 https://www.democraticunderground.com/10029222259
 https://www.rt.com/usa/364478-naacp-complains-of-voter-purging/ in North Carolina

Election officials changing names and birthdates, e.g. in Mike Pence's Indiana
 http://www.wbiw.com/state/archive/2016/10/changed-dates-of-birth-and-fir

npa correct ap vote fraud add 5th electoral college: trump and collate 2 lists someone changed g h w bush treason to 2012 from 1980

Jeff Sessions re African American drivers license repression
 https://www.dailydot.com/layer8/who-is-jeff-sessions/
 https://www.yahoo.com/news/controversy-over-40-000--missing-voters--in-g
 https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/14/us/politics/neil-gorsuch-supreme-cour
 http://www.theindianalawyer.com/suit-alleges-allen-county-sheriff-denied
 http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/26/politics/indiana-voter-fraud/index.html
Unexplained bullet in Ron Brown's head
 http://www.rense.com/politics6/bullet.htm the unexplained bullet in Ron Brown's head

homepage: homepage: http:// https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/11/was-gary-hart-set-up/570802/


"because of Republican election crimes" / Democrats aren't Plutocrats? 20.Oct.2018 01:15

_

Hey just wanted to shout thanks for a good article which supports its points with some references. Useful information about vote tampering, restrictions, fraud and gerrymandering in the United States (which absolutely agreed, the GOP has had a greater hand in over the years than their opposition).


Disagree strongly with much of your basic thesis though:

Republican party is somehow the sole torchbearer for Plutocracy in U.S.A.?


Wrong.

Obama is just as much a Plutocrat as (his predecessor) GWB. Perhaps ? even more so; Obama's backers were Wall Street big banks and insurance companies. Obama administration also oversaw implementation of the 800 billion dollar Wall Street investment bank bailout, and executed 'Affordable Care Act' which stuck Big Corporate Insurance as prime beneficiaries right in the middle of so-called healthcare for U.S. citizens.

Additionally, (regarding what has happened in the U.S. since November 1980 election) are not the Democrats equally culpable in _permitting_ Republican-oriented or -sponsored policies to become law and standard practice in America?
e.g. what occurred during the "election" (actually was appointed by SCOTUS) of GWB administration during the 2000s?
Democrats had no role in preventing all of those policies from occurring / taking place?

Bill Clinton's administration was responsible for the relaxing of Wall Street restrictions (so that derivative speculation and other casino capitalist practices could take place) with effective repeal of Glass-Steagall (Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act) in late 1990s. This was setup for the decade-later collapse of Wall Street investment banks which was bailed out by U.S. taxpayers. Republican legislative sponsors put their name on the act and a Democrat president signed it into law.
What could possibly be more plutocratic than that?


Early on, your article asserted [quote]:
---
"Because of Republican election crimes, the Iraq and Afghanistan wars were begun."
---

No, no you're wrong.

9/11 was the crime which precipitated the Iraq and Afghanistan illegal invasions and military occupations.
As noted above, G.W. Bush never 'elected' but rather was appointed by the Supreme Court; Democrats did virtually nothing (emergency measures were *required* during that travesty of 'democracy') to prevent Bush being appointed, not elected, President.
Furthermore, having Bush in the White House by the time of September 2001, when it was time for the 9/11 operation to take place, was merely an arrangement of convenience which was fully acceded to by Democrats.
Democrats did not oppose the ensuing USA Patriot Act which closely followed the crimes of 9/11.

All along, the Democrat party has been fully complicit in virtually all of the regime crimes of the U.S.A.
Can't blame despotism, plutocracy or elitism on a single political party.