- The Washington Post. The Massive Election-Rigging Scandal the Media Ignored. Photo Credit: Andrew Cline / Shutterstock The election of 2016 may well have been stolen—or to use Donald Trump's oft-repeated phrase—"rigged," and nobody in the media seems willing to discuss it.
The rigging was a pretty simple process, in fact: in 27 Republican-controlled states (including critical swing states) hundreds of thousands (possibly millions) of people showed up to vote, but were mysteriously blocked from voting for allegedly being registered with the intent to vote in multiple states. Greg Palast, an award-winning investigative journalist, writes a stinging piece in the highly respected Rolling Stone magazine (August 2016 edition), predicting that the November 8, 2016 presidential election had already been decided: "The GOP's Stealth War Against Voters.
" He also wrote and produced a brilliant documentary on this exact subject that was released well before the election, titled The Best Democracy Money Can Buy. But he was never asked back, by Joy or anyone else at MSNBC. Why? 31 Numbers That Perfectly Capture the Insanity of the 2016 Election. Photo Credit: Christopher Halloran/Shutterstock 304: Number of Electoral College Votes won by Republican President-elect Donald Trump 2.8 million: Number of votes by which Democrat Hillary Clinton beat Trump in the national popular vote $2.17 billion: Estimated amount spent by the presidential candidates and groups supporting them in the 2016 White House race.
Why I’m glad Trump won. Up until November 9th, I was dead certain Hillary Clinton would be America’s next president, but not because I wanted her to.
I dreaded a Clinton presidency, because it would be like living under the reign of a female George Bush, except instead of having to watch four years of news clips of a goofy, folksy puppet act like he’s not selling off America to his corporate friends, I’d have to watch a soulless android sci-fi villain do it gloatingly. To be honest, I’m glad Trump won if for no other reason, than knowing it wiped that smug smile off of Hillary’s face. She was so sure she’d pulled all the right strings to anoint herself ruler of America whether the public wanted her or not.
Now, instead of getting to laugh at the poor suckers under her control, we get to laugh at her losing her one shot at fulfilling her narcissistic dream. Voters Really Did Switch To Trump At The Last Minute. Donald Trump’s somewhat surprising win has forced many political analysts to wonder: Were we wrong all along in thinking Hillary Clinton had the upper hand, or was late-breaking movement to Trump part of the reason why polling averages missed his upset Electoral College victory?
There’s certainly evidence that the polls underestimated Trump’s support in crucial Midwest states. But the latest wave of the Institute for the Study of Citizens and Politics panel survey that my University of Pennsylvania colleague Diana Mutz and I have been overseeing is now complete, and it provides new evidence that voters did shift to Trump in the final weeks of the campaign, too. Panel surveys differ from other polls in that they re-interview the same people repeatedly, allowing us to see how specific Americans’ attitudes shift over time. More Politics.
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Comey gave a speech to every new prosecutor he hired. Founded in 1789, the Southern District is the most prestigious post in the Justice Department outside Washington. Wall Street titans and crooked politicians go down to the federal courthouse in lower Manhattan, they go on trial, and they go to prison. The power of a prosecutor is awesome, as Comey well knew. (There's a reason that the statue of Justice holds a sword along with a scale.) Trump Won With Lowest Minority Vote In Decades, Fueling Divisions. Russian Online Troll Tells Samantha Bee Why She Prefers Donald Trump. ‘Stop right now!’ CNN fact check of Trump surrogate’s attack on Clinton devolves into a screamfest.
A CNN panel turned into a fact-checking nightmare that ultimately devolved into shouting on Tuesday morning when New York Republican Party regional chairman John LaValle was accused of spouting off distorted facts.
As many Trump surrogates are prone to do, LaValle began by inventing facts about early voting, claiming that his candidate, Donald Trump, is ahead in early voting. Early voting shows Clinton in the lead in many states. In fact, the margin in Nevada is so large that it is generally regarded that Nevada has already been won. LaValle kept repeating false facts as Margaret Hoover shook her head in disbelief. PROOF: Ukraine is source of DNC 'Russian hackers' myth, says Wikileaks. Wikileaks has just blown apart the entire Clinton campaign lie about “Russian Hackers” working in unison with Wikileaks to tilt the elections towards Donald Trump’s favor.
Last week The Duran reported on how John Podesta had lost his mobile device with all his emails in a taxi cab. No one is to blame for the Wikileaks John Podesta emails other than Clinton campaign chair John Podesta.Emails released by Wikileaks from John Podesta, show that Podesta lost his mobile phone approximately one year ago in a taxi. Upon losing his mobile phone, which had all his email communication, Podesta took no immediate precautionary measures. The Smoking Gun reports that John Podesta also fell victim to a gmail phishing scam from an ip address originating from Ukraine…not Russia. U.S. election reform is needed - here are some proposals. With the American election less than two weeks away, people ought to be talking about election reform.
Since both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton think the election is rigged, here are some ideas to make elections less prone to sabotage. –Ban all postal/absentee voting This is beyond scandalous. The idea that a vote can be cast without any proof of who is ticking the box is an insult to the concept of a free election.
With increased security checks at US polling stations this election, it beggars belief that this practice should be allowed to continue. In a recent interview with Infowars, Nigel Farage told of some of the practices in postal voting that lead to fraud. Clinton, Trump Prepare for Possibility of Election Overtime - Bloomberg Politics. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are arming up for a possible post-Election Day battle.
Clinton is assembling a voter protection program that has drawn thousands of lawyers agreeing to lend their time and expertise in battleground states, though the campaign isn’t saying exactly how many or where. It is readying election observers in Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Hampshire, Iowa, Nevada and Arizona to assess any concerns -- including the potential for voter intimidation -- and to verify normal procedures. The Republican National Lawyers Association, which trains attorneys in battleground states and in local jurisdictions where races are expected to be close, aims to assemble 1,000 lawyers ready to monitor polls and possibly challenge election results across the country.
Hedge fund manager Robert Mercer, one of Trump’s biggest backers, has sunk $500,000 into the group, its biggest donation in at least four presidential elections, Internal Revenue Service filings show. FBI's James Comey Opposed Naming Russia As An Election Meddler, Source Confirms. How the Hillary Clinton Outrage Cycle Took Over the Media - Rolling Stone. You start with the assumption that Hillary Clinton is corrupt.
After all, there have been whispers and accusations and investigations and allegations and scandals with ominous names like WHITEWATER and BENGHAZI for years. Even if you can't describe exactly what she's done wrong, there must be something to all these stories, right? And if she's corrupt, then we definitely need to investigate her. Virtually everything she does is suspect. Any mistake she makes can't simply be an accident or a lapse in judgment; there must be some criminal intent behind it. And when you investigate endlessly, you find evidence. Imagine if James Comey Had Kept Quiet—Then Thank Him for Speaking Up. ‘He was caught between a rock and many, many hard places,’ a former FBI official says.
‘I don’t think he had any option.’ What if FBI Director James Comey had said nothing? This ‘Conservative News Site’ Trended on Facebook, Showed Up on Fox News... and Duped the World. Even Trump’s Kids Haven’t Donated to His Campaign. No Ivanka. No Donald Jr. No Rudy, Newt, or Chris Christie. None of Trump’s inner circle invested in his campaign—even as he asked working people for a few bucks. With less than two weeks until the election, Donald Trump has amassed an impressive army of small donors, fueling his bid with individual contributions of $200 or less. But noticeably absent from the list of contributors is basically anyone with the last name Trump, many of the surrogates who represent The Donald on national television, and members of his own campaign staff. According to a review of Federal Election Commission filings by The Daily Beast, only one of Trump’s children showed up on a list of itemized receipts for the campaign: Eric.
Donald Trump's top 10 most misleading claims. Donald Trump’s "truthful hyperbole" fueled his rise to the top of the Republican ticket — and a surge of interest in fact-checking. PolitiFact has been documenting Trump’s statements since 2011, when he was toying with a 2012 White House bid. Since then, we’ve fact-checked more than 300 Trump claims. Hillary Clinton’s top 10 most misleading claims. PolitiFact has been fact-checking Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton since we launched in 2007, during her first run for the White House. Over that time, she has proven herself to be a careful speaker.
Like all politicians, however, she sometimes stretches the truth. During the many years we’ve fact-checked Clinton, we’ve rated close to 300 of her statements. How Anthony Weiner Got Mixed Up in Clinton's Emailgate - Rolling Stone. On Friday afternoon – 11 days before the election – FBI Director James Comey sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee informing them of the discovery of new information that might be relevant to the FBI's previous probe of Clinton's private email server. "In connection with an unrelated case, the FBI has learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation," Comey wrote. He added, "I agreed that the FBI should take appropriate investigative steps designed to allow investigators to review these emails to determine whether they contain classified information, as well as to assess their importance to our investigation.
" Chelsea Handler: Ivanka Trump would be an ‘American hero’ if she called her dad out as a ‘sexual predator’ Anthony Weiner, You Big Fucking Dick. The first big question about the Clinton transition. 21 maps and charts that will change how you think about the election. A Clinton supporter talks to a Trump voter at a rally — they end up agreeing on more than you’d think.
It’s also where Jeffrey Brown, a local marketing manager and Hillary Clinton supporter, met Josh Starr, a Trump supporter who had traveled from nearby Bethlehem to attend the rally. And believe it or not, there were a few key points both sides could agree on in their very civil debate, at least by current American standards. 1. A revealing lunch with Trump ‘dirty trickster’ Roger Stone. 13 Hilarious Tweets About How Awkward the Al Smith Dinner Was. A third of pro-Trump tweets are generated by bots - Oct. 18, 2016. Angela Rye knocks down Lewandowski: No more Trump excuses — ‘all he’s had is benefits and privilege’ Pence and Kaine Stuck Defending Toxic Campaigns on Sunday Shows. The vice presidential nominees for each party drew the short straw on Sunday and had to defend their nominees from a week's worth of negative news. With the top of the two presidential tickets off the campaign trail to prepare for what promises to be another soul sucking debate this week, their vice presidential nominees hit the Sunday shows to defend them and dodge questions in their stead.
With Hillary Clinton under fire for revelations about favors donors to the Clinton Foundation may have sought and a constant stream of negatives stories coming from thousands of hacked emails, Sen. In the Heart of Trump Country. The Hillary-for-prison sign outside Mine Lifeline on Main Street was so enormous that it attracted attention, even though its message was so ordinary in Logan County, West Virginia, that the sign seemed festive rather than threatening. Taco Trucks Protest Donald Trump By Creating Wall Outside His Las Vegas Hotel. Election 2016's Lowest of the Low. The presidential candidates’ tax plans, explained. Bill Maher Goes After Ken Bone: ‘Too Stupid to Pick Hillary Over President Pussy-Grabber’ The jolly man in the red sweater is no “folk hero,” claims the ‘Real Time’ host. Billy Bush’s lawyer says ex-“Acess Hollywood” host would have been fired if he stopped Donald Trump’s sexual assault brag.
President Obama Shows Us How to Fix the Republican Party: Make Them Own Trump. On Thursday evening, President No More Fcks To Give stopped by Columbus, Ohio to deliver a speech that, frankly, I've been waiting for someone to give ever since Donald Trump became the Republican nominee for president. Donald Trump Acknowledges Not Paying Federal Income Taxes for Years. Photo explicitly acknowledged for the first time during Sunday’s debate that he used a $916 million loss that he reported on his 1995 income tax returns to avoid paying personal federal income taxes for years.
Mr. Bill Maher panel goes off the rails when Trump surrogate won’t STFU: ‘I must f*cking stop you’ Clinton-supporting super PACs target Latino voters. How Russia Wants to Undermine the U.S. Election. Hopeless Resignation Receives Massive Post-Debate Bump. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Self-Destruct at Commander-in-Chief Forum. Huffingtonpost. Patton Oswalt’s live-tweeting of the GOP debate is the best thing that happened last night.
Fox News Holding Second Primary Debate For Less Popular GOP Candidates - The Onion - America's Finest News Source. Gun Control: Where Each of the Presidential Candidates Stands. Marco Rubio And Five Members Of Congress Voted For Florida's 'Scarlet Letter' Adoption Bill. What scientific consensus?: A complete guide to climate denial and the 2016 GOP candidates. Jon Stewart Exposes Chris Christie's 'Unpardonable Crime' Rollingstone. Candidate Profile: Bobby Jindal - The Onion - America's Finest News Source. When politicians talk science. Huffingtonpost. Huffingtonpost. The sound & fury of the GOP debate: A candidate-by-candidate breakdown of its weirdest & most idiotic moments.
Lawrence Lessig might be about to jump into the Democratic presidential primaries. The Official GOP Debate Drinking Game Rules. Rollingstone. Finally, The 'Bad Lip Reading' of the First GOP Debate Is Here. Donald Trump Is The GOP After Five Drinks — And Proof That The Party Is Dying. Don’t believe the hype. Donald Trump wants massive tax cuts for the rich. Internet Rejoices After Larry David Nails It As Bernie Sanders On 'SNL' Who Lost the CNBC Republican Debate? Answer: I Did. Who Really Won The Democratic Debate? It’s Complicated (Duh) Huffingtonpost. Political Image Machine. Stephen Colbert mocks ‘half-informed’ GOP candidates one by one after latest debate. GOP Candidates Learn Foreign Policy, Watch 'American Sniper' America Is Too Dumb for TV News. For presidential hopefuls, simpler language resonates. Trevor Noah and Seth Meyers hilariously imagine how Ben Carson’s deeply weird campaign will end. Trump Is Winning, And The GOP Can't Figure Out How To Stop Him.
Stephen Colbert’s GOP debate recap is the only one you really need to see. The Presidential Candidates Ranked By Their Usefulness In A Bar Fight - Bitter Empire. Donald Trump 2016: The One Weird Trait That Predicts Whether You’re a Trump Supporter. 'Jesus' Reads Quotes From Republican Candidates On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' Bon voyage, wackos! A look back at the doomed campaigns of the GOP’s wing-nut warriors.
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