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New Lawsuit Aims to Stop Trump's 'Sham Commission' Dead in its Tracks


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New Lawsuit Aims to Stop Trump's 'Sham Commission' Dead in its Tracks

Andrea Germanos, staff writer

As the White House releases 112 pages of colorful comments—and personal information—after it asked for the public to weigh in on its so-called Election Integrity Commission and received an overwhelmingly negative response, a new lawsuit aims to protect voters' privacy rights by stopping the controversial commission's sweeping data demand.


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Remember the "Clear Skies Initiative"? The "Healthy Forests Act"? The "deficit Reduction Act" and other such distorted R'Con lies and deceit?
This trump/RepubliCon "Commission on Election Integrity" surpasses even Bush's through the looking glass word deception. Their intention is to deny millions their voting rights - to intimidate - to challenge and remove from voter rolls and stack the game - the trump/R'Con regime has zero integrity in anything they do! A stench by any other name would smell as rotten.......


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The constant horrors coming out of the White House on an almost daily basis leave one wondering about the entire competency of the elected and appointed officials. Something akin to a circus where everybody drops acid and then runs amok with no direction or even a semblance of sanity. To release emails with the information still attached is at the very least unconscionable and probably should be criminal. Let's just hope the suit stops the dissemination of personal information and then puts a stop on the whole sham of an investigation. The voters have a right to privacy and email comments sent Washington's way do too. I strongly feel that most of the furor over elections are just more smoke and mirrors nonsense to keep folks at odds with themselves and the "system". The whole Russia thing also is a smokescreen to divert attention away for all the bad policy coming forth. Put a stop to these accusatory witch hunts and conduct government business as adults should.


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YES! But don't blink with these corporatists - these so-called "people", are NOT fools (fascists, yes). These "its" are dead-set on seizing the reins of American power for good - so, "it" thinks! But still, We the People, must watch their leader, our president, like our lives depended on it! We will see a brighter day!


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And what about Tweetle-Dumb's promise to "Drain the Swamp." ?

That's because instead of draining the swamp Tweetle-Dumb diverted the K-Street sewer into it.  Plus bottom-feeders Bannon, DeVos, Kushner, Mnuchin, Pruitt, Tillerson et al – No Wonder it STINKS!!

Unfortunately, it's not just a smokescreen but "Frosting on the Cake."   IMHO, the Russkies had long ago re­cognized Tweetle-Dumb's mental illness, and have been weaving a web around him for many years. Can't you just imagine one of their operatives suggesting to him, "Why don't you run for President and teach that S.O.B. O'Bummer that he can't insult YOU!  We'll even help you get elected!!"   And what about Melania – did she really "fall" for Dinkie Donnie, or was she put up to it by her handlers?  Has anybody looked into HER back­ground?  Once Tweetle-Dumb had the primary well in hand, RePooplican Funny-Dementalists undoubtedly promoted Pruitt, Pence, Mnuchin & DeVos – but who "suggested" Flynn, Manafort & Tillerson to him?


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In response to The Russian Manchurian Trump Voter Integrity Commission's request for my voter information: As per my instructions to Sec. of State Dennis Richardson ( R ) of the State of Oregon.
In the ongoing matter of this request; for approximately 2.8 million of the citizen's of Oregon very personal information we have formed our own advisory group. Incidentally, they were chosen at random by simply entering a free drawing for a turkey at one of our state's four ( five? ) state licensed casinos. In other words, they're your kind of people. So:
The Oregon Fold It Four Ways & Stick It Where The Sun Don't Shine Meeting Group will send you the results within 48 hours of issuing our final report on this matter. Rest assured we take the integrity of our vote-by-mail system very seriously. We assume the Trump Adm. takes the integrity of our federal election system, just as seriously. ( Excuse me our non-Russian agnostic advisory members are changing their peed-in pants, right now. Where you aware laughing could do that; anyway, who knew and where were we again?
Oh yeah, it doesn't look good for your side so far, a-hole.
But, that's just a wild guess.


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Ah, great minds:smile


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The system of "cross check" is already being used right as we speak to remove voters from the rolls. Greg Palast has reported on this. Search for him and get some information.

And there is a report out from a MIT/CAL Tech effort that estimates, in a tweet by Ari Berman

16 million people had problems voting in 2016 according to new MIT study. That's 12% of electorate. Trump won by 80,000 votes in 3 states

Here is a link to that report

https://dataverse.harvard.edu/file.xhtml?fileId=3012344&version=1.0

And Ari Berman on twitter links to a Denver Post article

More than 3,000 Colorado voters have canceled their registrations since Trump election integrity commission request The withdrawals began in earnest earlier this month, after a presidential advisory commission on election integrity requested publicly available voter information from all 50 states.

This travesty to democracy is finally out in the open after going on for decades. The democratic party has not yet made a big issue of this and moved to the well known solution of paper ballots and supporting processes.

Ari Berman is also touting the Russia angle in hacking the election, but I think that is a minor issue being pushed by the democrats. Election fraud has been out in the open and the "citizens" were not informed and/or did not care.

Elections are just arithmetic, but then with 8,000 counties and electronics and rules and cover ups, it gets very complex expecially that without controlling elections the libertarians, neo liberal economic people, could not control our "democracy" This has been a Republican plan for decades and democrats bought into following the money and ...

Book just out on republican plan

Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America by Nancy MacLean.


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I gave you a like for mentioning Maclean's book.
But, elections are about more than arithmetic.
The fact is, voting puts a large period on the national discussion of priorities and issues sentence. It leaves " to be continued " at a later date, for some later time and place, if ever or never, out in the old foreseeable future somewhere.
And, that leads to all sorts of troubling things.
War and basic human rights issues are not small matters in a country's near future. We live in a world where hours and days really are important; just living through The Cuban Missile Crisis or the Civil Rights Movement struggles, informs my voting choices today. I think about the " what if " had Nixon or Goldwater been elected in 1960 or 1964.


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Anyone want to email your opinion to this new voter-suppression thing-"it"? Straight from the dot gov site:

Any member of the public wishing to submit written comments for the Commission’s consideration may do so via email at ElectionIntegrityStaff@ovp.eop.gov. Please note that the Commission may post such written comments publicly on our website, including names and contact information that are submitted.

The livestream of this "it" will be at 11 am ET July 19, 2017 here - https://www.whitehouse.gov/live

p.s. Thanks to: Abby Zimet, staff writer


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People don't get the difference between 'election fraud' and 'voter fraud' and often conflate the two.