Who is Trump bullshitting today? The New Yorker states, “As Brian Kemp prepared for his transition—and, perhaps, privately, the legal battles seeking to delay or even deny it—the Abrams campaign set up seven offices around the state where staffers and volunteers were “chasing provisional ballots,” which are typically offered to voters who are unable to sufficiently prove their identities at the time of voting.
(President Trump, perhaps unaware [or pretending to be unaware] that not all votes are counted at the same time, tweeted, on Friday morning, “You mean they are just now finding votes in Florida and Georgia—but the Election was on Tuesday? Let’s blame the Russians and demand an immediate apology from President Putin!”) According to an unofficial list compiled by the secretary of state’s office, 21,190 provisional ballots remain at play, along with a few thousand absentee ballots.”
As explained in the story below 23,000 votes are needed to force a recount and 25,000 are needed to require a run-off election.
State records from Kemp’s office reveal that he purged over 500,00 voters from the rolls. Most were non-White. At least 340,000 of those voters received no notice of their removal from the voter rolls. If and when they appeared to vote on election day they were given provisional ballots. Greg Palast, who uncovered the purge list estimates that at least 50,000 Georgians voted by provisional ballot last Tuesday. Their votes only count if they follow up with election authorities to confirm information on their provisional ballot and vote counters decide to count them.
The deadline for certifying provisional ballots cast in the election was 5 p.m. on Friday—though, in some counties, it would be extended by a few hours. As the deadline approached, Abrams’s staff and supporters were trying to make sure that they didn’t miss any.
Liar Trump’s tweet is just more bullshit, lies and/or perhaps complete stupidity about how his election was stolen and handed to him by GOP orderlies. Before a single vote was 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]
Investigative journalist Greg Palast, explains 'the GOP's white voter base was not large enough to elect Donald Trump. That is, it is too small unless the GOP quietly builds a secret blacklist of millions of voters, especially voters of color, and systematically and quietly wipes out voter registrations.
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.
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, sleeping Blacks [always parroting white liberal talking points and ad-hoc explanations] 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]
Starting in 2013 – just as the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act – a coterie of Trump operatives, under the direction of Kris Kobach, Kansas Secretary of State, created a system to purge 1.1 million Americans of color from the voter rolls of GOP–controlled states. By 2016 GOP 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 presidency in 2016 [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 participated in Interstate Crosscheck. Palast calls Crosscheck the "Great White Hope Machine." In November, professors from Harvard and Stanford confirm Palast's findings of massive vote theft using Interstate Crosscheck. [MORE] More than 99 percent of voter fraud identified by the GOP-backed program was false, a study by Harvard, Yale, and Microsoft researchers found.
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 did the exact opposite and was used to remove legitimate voters from voting rolls.
An investigation in Rolling Stone found that Crosscheck uses a biased and questionable methodology that puts voters with typical African-American names [like “Johnson“], Latino names [like “Rodriguez”], and Asian names [Like “Chen”] in greater danger of being purged from the voter list and being falsely accused of double voting. Crosscheck supposedly matches first, middle and last name, plus birth date, and provides the last four digits of a Social Security number for additional verification.
However, in practice a quarter of the names on the list did not have a middle name match or were only partially the same name. The list contained thousands of errors. The system also neglected to take into account designations of Jr. and Sr., and did not include any Social Security numbers to croscheck whether the suspected voter is the same person.
An overwhelmingly disproportionate number of non-whites have been removed who have typical Black, Latino and Asian last names and who reside in predominately minority zip codes. Names such as Jackson, Garcia and Wong in areas such as Detroit, Milwaukee and Philadelphia. U.S. Census data shows that minorities are overrepresented in 85 of 100 of the most common last names. “If your name is Washington, there’s an 89 percent chance you’re African-American,” says Palast. “If your last name is Hernandez, there’s a 94 percent chance you’re Hispanic.” Finding these common names the GOP targeted non-white voters and put them on the list and then stopped them from voting on election day.
For example take a look at a couple of "double voters" on this Crosscheck list:
This is typical of the Crosscheck "suspects." Above it says that James Elmer Barnes Jr. of the state of Georgia supposedly voted a second time in Virginia as James CROSS Barnes III.
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.
Crosscheck in action:
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
And the elite media and the DLC are loathe to even acknowledge Palast's findings. Such is the nature of the system of white supremacy/racism.