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Justifiable Trump Concerns About Election Rigging

by Stephen Lendman

He’s the unexpected GOP nominee, an outlier, Hillary the establishment candidate.

She’s Wall Street’s favorite, paid millions of dollars in speaking fees in return for serving the interests of banking giants and other major financial interests if “elected” – bribes by any standard.

She’s an anti-populist, war goddess, she devil beholden to what makes America the most reviled, feared nation on earth.

At a Monday Columbus, Ohio rally, Trump said “I’m afraid the election is going to be rigged. I have to be honest.”

Later Monday evening on Fox News, he repeated the charge, saying “November 8th, we’d better be careful because that election is going to be rigged. And I hope Republicans are watching closely or it’s going to be taken away from us.”

Trump confidante Roger Stone elaborated, saying “I think we have widespread voter fraud, but the first thing Trump needs to do is begin talking about it constantly.”

“He needs to say for example, today would be a perfect example: ‘I am leading in Florida. The polls all show it. If I lose Florida, we will know that there’s voter fraud.’ ”

“ ‘If there’s voter fraud, this election will be illegitimate. The election of the winner will be illegitimate. We will have a constitutional crisis, widespread civil disobedience, and the government will no longer be the government.’ “

Separately, Trump called Hillary “the devil,” Sanders the devil’s advocate for endorsing what he campaigned against, despite exposed electoral rigging depriving him of the nomination he’d have won otherwise.

New York Times editors continued their daily over-the-top, anti-Trump jihad, urging “Republican leaders to set an example for their party by withdrawing support for” him.

At the same time, they one-sidedly support an anti-democratic Democrat nominee perhaps likely to start WW III.

Americans have two unacceptable duopoly choices in November.  Reject them both.  Support presumptive Green Party candidates Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka – true progressives putting people needs and welfare ahead of moneyed interests.

A Final Comment
Given America’s sordid history of election rigging, odds strongly favor Clinton over Trump in November. Humanity shudders at the prospect.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net.   His new book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.”

8 Comments

  1. The choice is easy . Both r vile . The questions one should be asking, do u want war ? Then vote Democrat. If u want peace then vote Republican. Lets face it . Trump is an outsider trying to get in. How does one get in . Divide and conquer. Playing the anti -establishment game is one way in getting all the rust belt white ex blue collar worker .
    Playing the racist card gets him the white southern blue collar vote and most southern WASP vote.
    The mainstream average Jo and Jane has no sense of history ,no sense of geography and no sense. Not saying that any other western country is any better. The difference is the United States has a large population ,equivalent to the EU. .Their will be the lowest turn out to this election in the history of any other presidential election.
    United States is already a fascist state. All western political,social and economic systems are all fascist in nature .
    The only way Trump can trump this election is if he can increase the voter turn out. Most millennials will stay at home , hence all those new and multicultural voters that helped Obama win last time will not be helping Hillary(Hitler in drag).
    If the voter turn out is anything less than 50 percent the rigged machines will give it to the Democrats . Trump manages to stir up voter disaffection and increase the percentage above 60 percent then exit poll monitoring will fully expose the fix and legal battles can be initiated against this vile and well oiled system of modern machine voting.
    To this day their is no better and fail proof system than the ballot paper and the ballot box. Far harder to fix . Mind u it has been done but harder to fix. To many human eyes and over the shoulder watchers.
    Their is circa 100 days to go . Hillary is shrewd no Tv appearances and no situation where the mench has had to face the music . All the journalistic interviews were more like infomercials. Hence once the fight is on and the Two modern day fascista’s go head to head , I think Trump has enough goods on her and the soon to be released Mossad wikileaks/Assange assault it just might be the straw that broke Hillaries bak and possibile indictments and Clinton foundation might find themselves in good company and asset freeze . Just like the Russians and Iranians r experiencing at the moment . SUCH SWEET IRONY IS LIFE.

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  2. proximity1 says

    You shall not even dent, let alone harm or halt the political partisan duopoly voting for Stein–not even if, by some miracle, you succeeded in electing her.

    The reasons should be obvious:

    it would require numerous serial victories by any third-party before the two-party duopoly had to face the fact that at least one of the two had been made redundant. But that kind of electoral feat is _much_more difficult than the alternative: redeeming the Democratic party as the party of left wing progressive initiatives rather than allowing it to remain the adjunct to the Republican-party.

    Stein could win a single term after which we'd be right back--four lost years later--where we are today.   In effect, we've wasted the last eight years expecting the presumed Liberal, Obama,  to appear.   He never did because he never actually existed though millions were completely convinced that he was the genuine article. 
    
     Except in gender and skin-colour, Jill Stein looks almost exactly like the candidate we believed Obama to have been in 2008.
    
     Their  credentials are basically the same.
    
      Stein springs from and us beholden to the same cultural elite which annointed Bill & Hillary Clinton, George W. Bush,  Al Gore,  Michael Dukakis, Mitt Romney,  Paul Tsongas,  Barney Frank,  Diane Feinstein, Nancy Pelosi,  Condoleezza Rice,  Eric Holder, Madeleine Albright,  Howard Dean,  Joe Lieberman,  Gary Hart, John Edwards,  Loretta Lynch, Jeb Bush,  Michael Bloomberg, Elizabeth Warren and  Janet Yellen.
    
       I'm sick to death of Yuppie technocrats and wannabe Yuppie technocrats.
    

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  3. It is rigged from A to Z. The media are complicit in rigging the elections. The Media want their puppet war criminal Hitlary Crooked Clinton to win.

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  4. Seamus Padraig says

    “Americans have two unacceptable duopoly choices in November. Reject them both. Support presumptive Green Party candidates Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka – true progressives putting people needs and welfare ahead of moneyed interests.”

    Honestly, despite his well-known shortcomings, I am starting to take a shine on Donald Trump. At any rate, I know I would vastly prefer him over Hellary. As of now, I still plan to vote for Jill Stein (just like the author), since I want to see the Greens finally clear the 5% popular vote hurdle, so that they’ll be elegible for federal matching campaign funds in 2020. But I think I’ll shift my vote to Trump if the polls tighten right before election day–stopping Hellary is my #1 priority this year.

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  5. Guest says

    Seems this electronic system is no more secure than pen/pencil and paper and the ballot box with votes counted in public.

    However after the media whitewash of FBI report, wikileaks information about the DNC, and the Clinton (slush fund). Foundation; it’s clear who they are fixing the election for
    The candidate supported by the war machine and the corporations. Just as obama represented them so does hillary Clinton

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    • rtj1211 says

      If you want to fix elections, whatever system you use is fixable. But the electronic method is uniquely susceptible to it.

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