Trump's Campaign Train
Trump's Rating on Voter Fraud and Election Rigging
This infamous tweet among the thousands of Donald Trump tweets probably ranks #1 to introduce this post and his famous or in this case, infamous rating (PANTS ON FIRE rated here).
Historical Background from the New Yorker here:
As stated all over the news, the paranoid Donald J. Trump is very concerned that there will be (in his words, not mine): “large-scale voter fraud” on Election Day, especially in “certain communities.”
He later clarified that “certain communities” ID marker meant predominately African-American urban centers like St. Louis, Philadelphia, and Chicago.
Thus, to prevent these “other communities” from helping “international bankers” rig the election, Trump has instructed his supporters to “pick some other place” on Election Day “and go sit there with your friends and make sure it’s on the up and up.” In other words, Trump instructed his gun-loving NRA supporters to monitor the behavior of black voters at polling places.
To head up that effort will be a GOP operative whose claim to fame is stoking outrage over a video that showed two members of the gun-loving “New Black Panther Party” … monitoring the behavior of white voters at a polling place awhile back – remember that seen here in a short FOX clip (via YouTube).
A DOJ investigation of that incident failed to turn up a single voter who said he or she was or had been intimidated by the “New Black Panthers,” which is to say, the only act of intimidation that was established was the mere presence of two black men in uniforms, one wielding a nightstick.
Nonetheless, GOP operative and Breitbart contributor Mike Roman found that behavior to be a dire threat to the legitimacy of our democracy. Now, he’s the newly-appointed head of “Trump Election Protection Unit” for a candidate who has essentially advised his supporters to perform that exact same behavior, as the Guardian reported.
One Trump supporter said: “I’ll look for … well, it’s called racial profiling. Mexicans. Syrians. People who can’t speak American” that Trump supporter said while describing his marching orders to the Boston Globe.
He continued: “I’m going to go right up behind them. I’ll do everything legally. I want to see if they are accountable. I’m not going to do anything illegal. I’m going to make them a little bit nervous.”
(NOTE: Trying to make voters “who can’t speak American” nervous at a polling place is illegal - FYI).
Why someone like Mike Roman — a man passionately opposed to voter intimidation — would work for a candidate who is all but demanding his supporters engage in that same intimidation is a developing mystery.
It is almost like Roman believes that black people intimidating white voters is bad, but white people intimidating black voters is a defense of America’s democratic traditions.
As Jim Carrey would say:
Thanks for stopping by. And stay tuned – it will or can only get worse or better depending on your view until Election Day 2016. A hoot either way.