Wednesday, December 14, 2016
How 75,000 votes were disappeared in Michigan
Officially, Donald Trump won Michigan by 10,704 votes. But a record 75,335 votes were never counted. Most of these votes that went missing were in Detroit and Flint.
How do you disappear 75,335 votes?—Greg Palast
by Larry Geller
Yes, the election was rigged, although the mainstream, commercial media has not paid attention. Those who get their news from Democracy Now or from Flashpoints (on KPFA or podcast) know the story quite well.
The “rigging” has nothing to do with Russia, though something might still be discovered about that. It is home-grown voter suppression and the use of voting machines that enforce discrimination against those who would likely vote for Democrats.
If you haven’t heard of “Crosscheck,” please watch the video below, or visit Greg Palast’s website. Crosscheck is (from the Democracy Now transcript):
a list that was created by Donald Trump’s operative, Kris Kobach, to hunt down and imprison voters who illegally voted or registered in two states in one election.
The list contains names, the vast majority those that would likely be African-American or hispanic, that vaguely resemble names registered in other states.
Michael Bernard Brown is supposed to be the same voter as Michael Anthony Brown. Then Michael Timothy Brown is supposed to be the same voter as Michael Johnnie Brown.
These names are eliminated from the voter rolls in states which participate. It is basically a Jim Crow system to suppress the vote.
Palast discusses also voting machines placed in particular districts that couldn’t quite interpret the filled-in bubbles on a ballot sheet.
Do check it out at his website.
Here’s the video, which Democracy Now shares under a Creative Commons license. The transcript is here.