The event was saddled with controversy that the organizers did not anticipate nor desire, as the president, distrusted by many black leaders, prompted prominent civil rights figures to boycott the opening ceremonies.
Trump read from what appeared to be a prepared speech at a podium in an event space in the museum.
“The civil rights museum records the oppression and injustice inflicted on the African-American community, the fight to end slavery, to break down Jim Crow, to end segregation, to gain the right to vote, to achieve the sacred birthrights of equality here,” Trump said in the speech. There was some applause, and Trump looked up from his podium, appearing to comment on what he had just read.
“That is big stuff, that is big stuff — very big phrases, very big words,” he said, assumedly referring to the thematic breadth of ideals like equality, since “equality” is not a relatively long word. “Here we memorialize great men and women who struggled to sacrifice and sacrifice so much so that others might live in freedom.” [LOL]
As stated by Neely Fuller, Racism/white supremacy is carried out by through various false pretenses. Who is Trump bullshitting today? He has been a complete failure in any efforts to deceive non-whites with his low level trickery. At this point, this fool is struggling to get anyone [white or Black] to take him seriously. His poll numbers are abysmal and the dying white votary is not demographically large enough to elect Donald Trump again. [MORE] But Trump and the GOP remain unconcerned because so long as they have the "Interstate Crosscheck" program and an underfunded, undercounted census, they have the necessary tools to steal another election in 2020 without somnambulistic Blacks & Latinos and stupid Democracts ever noticing. The corporate owned, elite white media silently maintains the illusion of the voting hoax and your already meaningless right to vote
Clinton won the national popular vote by at least 2.9 million, despite a massive Jim Crow vote-stripping fraud perpetrated by GOP governors and secretaries of state in about 30 states. Parallel to ChoicePoint in Florida 2000, they used a program called Interstate Crosscheck, spread by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach. As reported by Greg Palast, Crosscheck stripped voter rolls on the pretext that citizens were double-registered, even if their names did not match from one state to the other.
Palast estimates that at least 1 million voters were denied their ballots in this way, most of them likely Clinton voters who were black, Hispanic, Asian-American, Muslim and young. As featured in Palast’s book and movie “The Best Democracy Money Can Buy,” Kobach chairs the White House commission aimed at stripping registration rolls in upcoming elections.
Clinton won the exit polls in Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin—more than enough to give her an Electoral College victory. In all those states, the official vote count was deeply tainted with massive registration stripping and widespread electronic flipping. Trump’s total alleged margin in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania was under 100,000. As Palast has reported, more than enough Wisconsin voters were stripped from the registration rolls using new photo ID requirements to flip that key state to Clinton.
In Michigan, where Clinton allegedly lost by about 10,000 votes, some 70,000 ballots were recorded without a presidential preference. In the face of obvious manipulation, stupid Dems, sleepy Blacks and the corporate media have never questioned the absurd presumption that tens of thousands of Democratic voters in Detroit and Flint would slog through long lines and official abuse to cast ballots without marking a choice for chief executive. [MORE]
In 2016 GOP built and put into action a voter erasing system called Interstate Crosscheck. Crosscheck along with thousands of votes intentionally not counted in Black voting areas, such as Flint & Detroit chose the president and determined who controls Congress.' [MORE]
Palast's undisputed findings reveal that millions of Black, Latino & Asian voters were removed from voter rolls in swing states by Interstate Crosscheck, a so-called "voter fraud" program created by the GOP. Thirty (30) states participate in Interstate Crosscheck. Palast calls Crosscheck the "Great White Hope Machine." In Novmeber, professors from Harvard and Stanford confirm Palast's findings of massive vote thievar using Interstate Crosscheck. [MORE]
Interstate Crosscheck removed voters from the voter list if a voter's name appeared to be registered in more than one state. Around 7 million names were put on the list of “potential double voters” before the 2014 election. The Crosscheck program then compares each state’s list with lists from other states in the program. Specifically, according to Palast, the Crosscheck list contains 7,264,422 voters.
Although the Crosscheck program aims to prevent individuals from voting in more than one state in the same election, Crosscheck has been doing the exact opposite and is used to remove legitmate voters from voting rolls. Greg Palast has claimed that before a single vote was even cast, the election was already fixed by Trump operatives who eliminated millions of legitimate African American, Latino and Asian voters from the voter rolls in North Carolina, Ohio, Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. [MORE]
Now take a look at a couple of "double voters" on this Crosscheck list:
This is typical of the Crosscheck "suspects." Above the list allegedly indicates that James Elmer Barnes Jr. of the state of Georgia voted a second time in Arlington, Virginia as James CROSS Barnes III.
Yet, the only evidence that these two names represent the same person one is that the first and last names match - nothing else matches and no information such as social security number, age, height, weight etc exists or was applied. In other words, without more there is no evidence of voter fraud here. But their absentee ballots will never be counted.
Look at the second "double voter": James Ratcliffe Barnes Jr. of Georgia is accused of voting a second time in the state of Virginia—even though the second voter has a different middle name (Anthony) and has no suffix added to his name.
While state government officials could not locate Mr. Barnes, the alleged double-voting criminal to arrest him, Palast had no trouble locating him. Mr. James Elmer Barnes Jr. told said he had never used the middle name "Cross," never been "III" (the "Third"), and never been to the state of Virginia, let alone voted there.
Georgia and Virginia officials wouldn't explain why these clearly different Mr. Barnes were still on the suspect list. Indeed, the Republican officials wouldn't talk to Palast at all.
Neither state arrested a Mr. Barnes for voting twice (that is, they did not arrest James Elmer Barnes Jr. nor James Cross Barnes, who are in fact two very different people). Rather, both states prepared to remove them from the voter rolls. Both Messrs. Barnes are about to lose their right to vote, that is, be removed from voter rolls.
How odd. If you rob a bank and get caught, the police don't close your bank account. They arrest you and send you to prison. Here, Mr. Barnes is accused of a crime punished the same as robbery, yet he is not arrested.
And that's because Mr. Barnes is innocent—both Mr. Barneses are innocent. Clearly. But, without a trial— indeed, without their even knowing it—both men could lose their right to vote.
Now, take a look at the longer list of suspects above. Everyone is named James Brown. That is, for example, James S. Brown is supposed to be the same voter as James Howe Brown Jr.
What is the evidence? Only that each voter has the first name "James" and the surname "Brown." Like the late soul singer.
According to Palast there are 27,456 people in the USA named James Brown. According to Crosscheck, they must be a criminally minded family. According to Crosscheck, thousands of people named James Brown are vorting twice. [MORE]
The inherent racial bias in the Crosscheck database results in an astonishing one in six Hispanics, one in seven Asian-Americans and one in nine African-Americans landing on what Palast dubs “Trump’s hit list.” His investigators calculated 1.1 million non-white people, many spread over crucial swing states were deprived of their right to vote on election day.
Trump victory margin in Michigan: 13,107
- Michigan Crosscheck purge list: 449,922
Trump victory margin in Arizona: 85,257
- Arizona Crosscheck purge list: 270,824
Trump victory margin in North Carolina: 177,008
- North Carolina Crosscheck purge list: 589,393
Enough votes to swing the election away from the Hillary Clinton victory predicted in polls – explaining suspicious exit polls inconsistencies – and towards a "surprising" result for Trump and Republican victory in the Senate. [MORE] and [MORE]
Harvey Wasserman explains, " more than a thousand federal, state and local offices have slipped to the Republicans since 2000. Much of that clearly stems from grass-roots disgust with a [Democractic] party run by a dull, tone-deaf corporate cabal [the DLC] whose agenda on war, trade, welfare and more, is often indistinguishable from that of the GOP.
But much also has to do with the death grip Republican governors and secretaries of state have on the electoral apparatus. In 2016 and 2018, six U.S. Senate seats went to Republican candidates who lost in the exit polls, a virtual statistical impossibility. With those races went control of the upper House—and the Supreme Court.
Trump’s federal commission on “voter fraud,” headed by Kobach, with Blackwell by his side, is escalating the Jim Crow assault on our voter rolls. Easily hacked electronic voting machines guarantee flipped outcomes. The Electoral College still lets small red states deny the duly elected presidential candidates rightful access to the White House. [MORE]