Was it the Russians or the Racists who Crosschecked Thousands of Non-White Voters Off the Rolls in Swing States?

From [HERE] The CIA has concluded in a secret assessment that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help Donald Trump win the presidency, rather than just to undermine confidence in the U.S. electoral system, according to officials briefed on the matter. However, the CIA is apparently not investigating the GOP's "Crosscheck" voter purge program for manipulation of the voting system. Rep. Alcee Hastings has called for criminal indictments and formally requested a Congressional investigation into Crosscheck's impact on the election. [MORE]

Intelligence agencies have identified individuals with connections to the Russian government who provided WikiLeaks with thousands of hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee and others, including Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, according to U.S. officials. Those officials described the individuals as actors known to the intelligence community and part of a wider Russian operation to boost Trump and hurt Clinton’s chances. According to the Wall Street Journal last month, Russia was in contact with the team of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump during his campaign and the country’s deputy foreign minister said "this work will continue." [MORE]

In a state of unconscious attachment to racial stupidity, zombied out racists don't give a shit about Trump/Russia or anything else. These suckers want to be deceived. To the white votary Trump hates niggers & that is all that matters to them. Never mind "alt-right" or "David Duke" - look behind the curtain; this white votary, they are the same "normal," "middle of the road," "Brady Bunch," white folks who refused to accept Black people's money at segregated lunch counters in the 60's even if they were broke & needed business at their raggedy ass stores. The same assholes who hate standing behind non-whites in line at the CVS. These mind blocked robots will vote against equal pay, protecting their environment and pervert their own judicial systems & do whatever else because they really hate niggers.  White supremacy/racism is a virus in the mind.

This news story seems to be designed to confuse & distract from the fact that this shrinking white votary must rig elections through suppression tactics to survive. There is no democracy here. Your meaningless vote also does not count.

At any rate, the U.S. has been interfering with elections in other nations for decades and has proudly boasted about it. [MORE

Crosscheck. According to investigative journalist Greg Palast millions of non-white voters were purged by a program known as the Interstate Crosscheck. Crosscheck has nothing to do with electronic voting or Russians. 

The program, launched in 2005 by racist suspect, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach [in photo], was designed as a method to counter voter fraud through so-called "double voting." Double voting occurs when the same person registers to vote in more than one state and then casts multiple ballots on election day in different states. It is a felony criminal offense. With no factual basis or evidence of actual fraud - that is no prosecutions, arrests or convictions, the GOP have claimed that double voting is rampant in the US. 

Interstate Crosscheck removes a voter from the voter list if the voter's name appears 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. Crosscheck then compares each state’s list with lists from other states in the program (30 states participate).

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.

An investigation in Rolling Stone found that Crosscheck uses a biased and questionable methodology that puts voters with African-American, Latino, and Asian names 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. 

How was the list manipulated? 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 instance, if the common name "Jose Garcia" appears on voter rolls in Wisconsin and Michigan it was removed from the rolls in both states without any cross referencing for middle name or social security number. When "Jose Garcia" appeared to vote on election day he would be given a provisional ballot -which would never get counted.   

This inherent 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. Thus far, Palast's claims have not been refuted. 

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 "suprising" result for Trump and Republican victory in the Senate. [MORE] and [MORE]