Charismatic Stacey Abrams (D-GA) lost the governor race to Geoff Duncan (R-GA), due to suppression issues. She did not resign. Instead, she is fighting back with FairFight.com. The gunslinger town of Dodge City, Kansas had one voting both for Hispanic voters — out of town. Look at who else accused the GOP of what boils down to cheating.
Secretary Hillary Clinton spoke at George Washington University about a “crisis in democracy.’ Her accusations against the GOP focused on minority suppression at the polls.
Right now, the House Oversight and Reform Committee has opened an investigation into voting machine errors. One question being considered was, according to Salon:
‘…why so many fewer votes were recorded in the race compared to other statewide races, as well as the voter suppression issues that plagued the 2018 state elections.’
Clinton told the audience she had been giving counsel to the Democratic primary presidential candidates. She warned them of “voter suppression, hacking, fake news stories and a lack of election security in 2016.” The former secretary blamed those issues for her defeat and said it could happen again in 2020.
After all, Donald Trump openly asked for Russia’s President Vladimir Putin’s help again. In addition, he cut the funding to protect election security. Clinton said, according to The Daily Beast:
‘This is one of those moments we stand at a crossroads of our own a crisis in democracy. Racists and white supremacist views are lifted up in the media and the White House. Hard fought for civil rights are stripped back. Rule of law is being undermined, our norms and institutions … are under assault, and that includes the single most important fight of our times…the fight to protect the right to vote.’
Clinton told them about the theft of Abrams’ Georgia governorship:
‘We are witnessing a deliberate and ongoing effort to undermine the integrity of our elections and silence millions of Americans … particularly women, the elderly and people of color. It’s no accident. It’s in service to their larger goals of obtaining and keeping power.’
She said Trump closely won Wisconsin, the first GOP member to do so in decades:
‘Officials [in Wisconsin] made every excuse in the books to prevent people from voting. You can run the best campaign and have the best plans and get the nomination and win the popular vote and you can lose the Electoral College and therefore the election.’
Clinton served as President Barack Obama’s Secretary of State. Her emails were hacked and strategically released near the end of the 2016 campaign. She said that the federal government needed to address the issue because the problem was and will be too big for a individual candidates.
She also warned about “phony, false online news stories.” Clinton came down hard on Trump for escalating “fake endorsements and outright lies.” She said his campaign spent “hundreds of thousands of dollars on Facebook ads, which violated the platform’s terms of service.
The former secretary said not only Russians but other countries intend to attack America’s elections again:
‘We have a fundamental set of threats to the bedrock of our democracy, and anyone who stands in the way of confronting those threats, from Mitch McConnell and his allies, to the president himself, is abdicating their responsibility to protect and defend the constitution. I was the first person who ran for president in more than 50 years without the protection of the Voting Rights Act.’
‘study in voter suppression. Voters faced intimidation and harassment … voter ID requirements amounted to a modern-day poll tax. Voter ID requirements made up for the purpose of prevention of certain people to cast a vote that would be counted. There were fewer voting places, longer lines and malfunctioning equipment in certain places.’
‘Make no mistake, the former secretary of state was deliberate and intentional in his actions. I know that eight years of systemic disenfranchisement, disinvestment and incompetence had its desired effect on the electoral process in Georgia.’
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