Well, it appears that Donald Trump has stepped in it again. As he goes about the nation’s capitol setting of virtual cluster bombs in an attempt to destroy the government that housed him for four years — minus his 2,639 hours and 39 minutes of golfing, according to The Trump Golf Count. A general estimate of an average of fours per day means he spent nearly 650 days away from the office.
Yet, Trump has been trying anything and everything to remain in the White House. But if he cannot have the American government, no one can.
The NAACP amended an existing lawsuit to accuse both the president’s campaign and the Republican Party of violating the Ku Klux Klan Act in some swing states. The civil rights organization included the Reconstruction-era law in its case.
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has called the KKK “a history of hate in America:”
‘[It is] not the natural discord that characterizes a democracy, but the wild, irrational, killing hate that has led men and women throughout our history to extremes of violence against others simply because of their race, nationality, religion or lifestyle.’
The SPLC further defined the KKK by including its “atrocities that are difficult for most people to imagine:
‘Since 1865, the Ku Klux Klan has provided a vehicle for this kind of hatred in America, and its members have been responsible for atrocities that are difficult for most people to even imagine. Today, while the traditional Klan has declined, there are many other groups which go by a variety of names and symbols and are at least as dangerous as the KKK.’
The new lawsuit read:
‘Defendants’ efforts to disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of voters — targeting cities with large Black populations, including Detroit, Michigan, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Atlanta, Georgia — repeat the worst abuses in our nation’s history, where Black Americans were denied a voice in American democracy for most of the first two centuries of the Republic.’
The NAACP filed its original lawsuit for the Michigan Welfare Rights Organization and a group of black voters. They accused his campaign of violating the Voting Rights Act in its attempts to steal the election away from President-elect Joe Biden.
The purpose of renewing the lawsuit was to incorporate the Republican National Committee (RNC) as another defendant as well as the reference to the Ku Klux Klan Act:
‘[P]reventing by force, intimidation, or threat, any citizen who is lawfully entitled to vote, from giving his support or advocacy in a legal manner, toward or in favor of the election of any lawfully qualified person as an elector for President or Vice President.’
Trump’s attorneys have sent a flurry of lawsuits flying all over the country, landing in battleground states. The president had no doubt he would win the 2020 election. His sycophants and his ability to live in an alternative reality may have convinced him that he actually did win.
Over 60 of the lawsuits POTUS’ attorneys filed failed. One won on a technicality.
The NAACP in its newly amended lawsuit alleged that the effort illegally targeted areas predominantly black cities:
‘These systematic efforts–violations of the VRAand the Ku Klux Klan Act–have largely been directed at major metropolitan areas with large Black voter populations. Defendants have not directed these efforts at predominantly white areas.’
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