Thursday, February 23, 2017

Time to Revisit the Trump-Phillips Voter Fraud Mythical Conspiracy Darkroom

Newest Policy: “How to Deconstruct America” by Trump and Bannon

Tweeter-mania run amok

A Big Presidential Shout Out to Gregg Phillips

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The man who President Donald Trump has promoted as an authority on voter fraud was registered to vote in multiple states during the 2016 presidential election, the Associated Press has learned.
Gregg Phillips, whose unsubstantiated claim that the election was marred by 3 million illegal votes was tweeted by the president, was listed on the rolls in Alabama, Texas and Mississippi, according to voting records and election officials in those states. He voted only in Alabama in November, records show.
In a post earlier this month, Phillips described an amazing effort by volunteers tied to the so-called “True the Vote,” an organization whose board Phillips sits on, and who he said, found “thousands of duplicate records and registrations of dead people.”
Phillips is seen in this CNN segment. Chris Cuomo rips him a new one as they say:

I NOTE and let's be honest, okay? Unless the family of “dead person” notifies the local voter registration office (usually a county office) of their relative’s death, then yes, their name probably will remain on the voter registration roll.
Also, many people are registered in two places and think that when they vote in one or the other then the other place can’t be used since state and county databases don’t catch that stuff since they are not one-line.
Most people only care about voting in the place they currently reside or not, if they use the absentee method for back home residence while say “snow-bird in FL” which a lot of New Yorkers do, or if they happen to be a college student away from his/her state for 4 years, or a military member. But all that does not mean they voted twice or more, either. Also, it’s kind of hard to vote from the grave. If someone votes under their name, then that person should be prosecuted after due process, otherwise there is no fraud.

Trump has made an issue of people who are registered to vote in more than one state (see Phillips reference above), plus members of the Trump cabinet are and so are members of Trump's own family. Do the research yourself), and using it as one of the bedrocks of his overall contention that voter fraud is rampant in the U.S. and that voting by 3 to 5 million immigrants illegally in the country cost him the popular vote in November.
More on Clown Gregg Phillips: He is a former deputy commissioner at the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. He has a checkered past, including accusations of ethics breaches in his work for two state governments.
He owes more than $100,000 in unpaid federal taxes, according to an IRS lien.
He is also the creator of “Vote Stand,” which he describes as an “anti-vote-fraud app.” After the presidential election in November, he declared there’d been widespread voter fraud.
Phillips has been roundly denounced as a conspiracy theorist by academics and others who study voting. Phillips has claimed that former President Barack Obama’s Department of Homeland Security hacked the election. He has also said that “Israelis impersonated Russians” and interfered with the election, The New York Times reports.
Phillips offered a weak defense of himself in an interview Friday with ABC News. “I may be a wacko, I may be a nut, I don’t know. I don’t really care what they say about me.” When asked what facts he has to support his claim that millions of people voted illegally, Phillips said he is “building that case right now.”
So, how do we describe and measure Gregg Phillips – one word: Nutcase.
His weak-ass case is closed = finis, done, kaput, over, ended – we must ignore it as all costs since it costs plenty to thrive on this mythical crap.
So, will Trump let this issue to? Hardly ...  so, my B/L for today is this snatched from here … worthwhile read, too:
If Voter Fraud is proven to be false, then President Trump loses all of his credibility. 
If Voter Fraud is proven to be true, then American democracy as we know it loses all credibility, and then there is no coming back from that point which helps the nation regain its own credibility and trustworthiness!

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