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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Trumpism: Voter ID, Wisconsin And 2016



If you are a person who actually believes that the nation preferred Donald Trump in the Whtie House vs any Democrat Party candidate, think again. 

Not only did Trump fail to win the popular vote by 2.84 million vote edge for Clinton, Trump benefitted from that decade-long GOP strategy of depriving voting blocs of the right to vote.

Do you recall the following from the 2012 Romney campaign?  



Ari Berman writing for The Nation published a piece regarding voter ID laws and the 2016 presidential campaign. As a teaser for the piece Berman and The Nation editors went here: Trump won Wisconsin by 21,000 (plus) votes. The state of Wisconsin disenfranchised over 200,000 potential voters.

How about another review of 2016 just after Trump won the election.  MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Show associate.

The Rachel Maddow Blog(Steven Benen)
Excerpt
Nearly all of the fact-checking pieces have thoroughly documented that the fraud claims are ridiculously untrue, but were there any documented cases of fraud? We know the “millions” claim is absurd, but was the total number of fraudulent votes literally zero? The Washington Post did some digging:
We combed through the news-aggregation system Nexis to find demonstrated cases of absentee or in-person voter fraud – which is to say, examples of people getting caught casting a ballot that they shouldn’t – during this election. This excludes examples of voter registration fraud – the filing of fraudulent voter registration information. Those aren’t votes cast – and given that organizations often provide incentives for employees to register as many people as possible, registration fraud cases (while still rare) are more common.
The Post’s research found a grand total of four documented instances of voters attempted to cast fraudulent votes. Not four percent, literally four individuals.

And most of them were Republicans.

No, really. A Trump voter in Iowa got caught trying to vote twice in Des Moines, and when asked for an explanation, she said, “The polls are rigged.” She was joined by a Texas Republican who claimed to be associated with the Trump campaign who tried to vote twice because he wanted to “test” the integrity of the system. (Evidently, the system works fine.) Also, a Republican woman in Illinois was caught filling out an absentee ballot for her deceased husband.

None of these votes, by the way, were counted.

As for the fourth case, a woman was hired to open absentee ballots in Miami-Dade County, and she was caught filling in others’ ballots in support of a Republican mayoral candidate.

That’s it. There are no other documented cases of voter fraud in the entire country in 2016. These four represent 0.000002% of the ballots cast, and again, they weren’t actually included in any official tallies.

Read more linked above

If you need more on the GOP strategy of Voter Fraud, the website Voter fraud Facts offers detailed information which debunks strategy.
We take an unbiased look at voter fraud facts and statistics to uncover the truth behind voter fraud and voting laws in the United States.
 Individual in-person voter fraud is shown to be rare by many studies, while other types of voter fraud have been more common throughout US history. Some see voter ID laws, which aim to protect against in-person voter fraud, as a modern day poll tax and as a form of voter fraud called "voter suppression". Voter fraud doesn't have to be illegal to be considered voter fraud. Voter fraud is anything that tampers with a fair voting process.




Individual in-person voter fraud is shown to be rare by many studies, while other types of voter fraud have been more common throughout US history. Some see voter ID laws, which aim to protect against in-person voter fraud, as a modern day poll tax and as a form of voter fraud called “voter suppression“. Voter fraud doesn’t have to be illegal to be considered voter fraud. Voter fraud is anything that tampers with a fair voting process.
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