Friday, November 11, 2016
Greg Palast: The Election was Stolen – Here’s How
Starting in 2013 – just as the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act – a coterie of Trump operatives, under the direction of Kris Kobach, Kansas Secretary of State, created a system to purge 1.1 million Americans of color from the voter rolls of GOP–controlled states.—Greg Palast
by Larry Geller
If you watch Democracy Now, you already know this.
Please do click over to gregpalast.org, read his article, and watch his short, 4-minute video.
I’ll snip his illustration of what happened to this election, and one reason that Donald Trump got “elected.” He is describing how a voter purge system called Crosscheck was used to steal the votes of minorities and so swing the election to Trump:
Trump victory margin in Michigan: 13,107
Michigan Crosscheck purge list: 449,922
Trump victory margin in Arizona: 85,257
Arizona Crosscheck purge list: 270,824
Trump victory margin in North Carolina: 177,008
North Carolina Crosscheck purge list: 589,393
As you read his article, please keep in mind that this is nothing new. Palast has been reporting on Crosscheck for some time. Had the purges been stopped, the outcome of the election would have been very different.
But our government didn’t intervene, and so we are in our current predicament.