In part of an on-going Twitter breakdown upon hearing the news that Hillary Clinton would participate in the recount of votes from Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan, he tweeted:There is NO QUESTION THAT #voterfraud
did take place
Trump has said time after time that the election was rigged. And he is absolutely right. The election was rigged. But it wasn’t #voterfraud
that it was rigged to achieve. It was #votersuppression
. And Donald Trump is very aware of this.
Perhaps the Candidate doth protest too much.
Donald Trump knows that the election was rigged, because his team of strategists and handlers
are responsible for making it happen.
Donald Trump and the members of his team knowingly and strategically engaged in voter suppression tactics in an attempt to alter the results of the 2016 Presidential Election. These tactics include working to gut the Voting Rights Act, working to pass voter ID laws, shutting down
polling places, cutting early registration, eliminating absentee ballots refusing to even consider the protections provided in the Americans with Disabilities Act, purging millions of voters from the system and engaging in voter intimidation tactics.
Yes, the system is rigged. And it took the white supremacist network that is behind Trump’s rise to power just over a decade to rig it well enough to take the White House.
“Democrats will always fight to end discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, language, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.”-Democratic Party Platform
The hypocrisy of that statement is - at this moment - salting the wounds of the minority voters left unprotected and undefended by the Democratic party. The Democrats have refused to stand up for these disenfranchised voters after white supremacists gagged their voices during the 2016 Presidential Elections. This refusal stands to cost them not only the election, but the Democratic party as well.
While Clinton has agreed to participate in the audit of the election in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan, she has completely failed to call for investigations into the wide spread voter suppression tactics that cost the Democrats millions of votes nationwide.
If the Democratic Party cannot protect minority voters from white supremacy now – if Democrats refuse to even take a stand and fight against it – there will be no reason for minority communities to trust in them, let alone vote for them, ever again.
The Strategic Institute for Intersectional Policy (SIIP)
has called for an immediate halt to all efforts related to the transfer of power between the Obama Administration and the Trump Campaign. This call came after a recent analysis revealed that there is strong evidence to suggest that Donald Trump and the members of his campaign intentionally engaged in voter suppression tactics in an attempt to alter the results of the 2016 Presidential Election. Further, the strategic deployment of voter suppression tactics was designed, refined and implemented over the course of a number of years by a network of organizations and individuals attempting to secure power for the alt-right.
This alt-right network has pushed the envelope of political legality since Watergate and the Reagan Administration. It is comprised of white nationalists that have worked strategically to infiltrate local and state governments, members of the Republican party, alt-right media strategists; conservative policy think-tanks and generous donors.
All their activity, though, can be traced back to the efforts of five people: Bert Rein, Richard Wiley, the Koch Brothers, and Robert Mercer.
“What we are going to do is get the people that are criminal and have criminal records, gang members, drug dealers, we have a lot of these people, probably two million, it could be even three million, we are getting them out of our country or we are going to incarcerate. But we’re getting them out of our country, they’re here illegally.”
- Donald Trump on 60 Minutes
If Donald Trump isn’t prevented from taking the White House, law enforcement in the United States will once again become and open and fully emboldened extension of white nationalism.
Our communities will face more officers, more murders, more incarceration, more obstructions and more social support for violence against us than anything we face now under President Obama and anything we would have faced (and still may face) under Hillary Clinton.
The Law and Order candidate plans to block any attempts to end racial profiling, pass legislation that increases and protects the ability of law enforcement to target disadvantaged communities, eliminate barriers to militarization, redefine and encourage the use of excessive and deadly force, and federalize obstructions for those seeking justice against police brutality.
Almost every gain the left has made in the name of Civil Rights since 1866 – Trump plans to undo. Every wish law enforcement has made for generations – Trump plans to grant.
#NotMyPresident #NotMyPussy“We have seen that our nation is more deeply divided than we thought. But I still believe in America and I always will. And if you do, then we must accept this result and then look to the future. Donald Trump is going to be our president. We owe him an open mind and the chance to lead.Our constitutional democracy enshrines the peaceful transfer of power and we don’t just respect that, we cherish it. It also enshrines other things; the rule of law, the principle that we are all equal in rights and dignity, freedom of worship and expression. We respect and cherish these values too and we must defend them.”
From Hillary Clinton’s 2016 concession speech
With all due respect – No, Hillary. Just. No.
It’s days before the presidential election and white nationalism has made a strong showing in the national media in support of GOP candidate Donald Trump.
The “premier voice of the white resistance” and Klu Klux Klan affiliated
newspaper, The Crusader
, gave it’s endorsement to the Republican candidate, Donald Trump. According to the Washington Post
, the endorsement states,“While Trump wants to make America great again, we have to ask ourselves, ‘What made America great in the first place?...The short answer to that is simple. America was great not because of what our forefathers did – but because of who our forefathers were. America was founded as a White Christian Republic. And as a White Christian Republic it became great.”
More KKK rhetoric will be heard tonight during the Louisiana Senate debate. The former Klu Klux Klan leader was able to secure the polling percentages necessary to participate in a televised Senate debate at Dillard University – a historically black college located in New Orleans. While Trump’s support of Duke has wavered
in the news, Duke reportedly told NPR
earlier this year that “As a United States senator, nobody will be more supportive of his legislative agenda, his Supreme Court agenda, than I will.”