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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Will Republicans steal the election?

 

There is genuine concern that the republicans will try to steal the coming election. There is plenty of evidence that they have the mindset to do so.

In addition the wholesale lies by the Republicans and their SuperPacs, (go to Politifact.com to see) there are many avenues available that may be effective. Certainly the efforts at voter suppression in the guise of fighting a non-existent voter fraud is one example.

However, it turns out that the Republican’s worry about election fraud is valid. They, the Republicans, have been doing it for years. The Republican National Committee recommend to several state party, including Colorado, to hire a canvasing firm that, as it turns out has a long history of election fraud. Note that the Romney campaign is also tied to this company.

 

North Carolina GOP Joins Florida In Firing RNC’s Romney-Tied Voter Registration Firm Accused Of Fraud

 

Another tactic will be voter intimidation. True the Vote, a Tea Party based organization, held a summit in Colorado. Here is a link to a reporter who attended the meeting and his reactions.

Going Undercover at the GOP’s Voter Vigilante Project to Disrupt the Nov. Election

 

There are also other concerns about election fraud. There have been several instances where the final tally from election machines did not agree with the exit polling. The Carter Center would call that an invalid election. There is great concern about the manipulation of the process as outlined in this article from OpEd News:

Will 9 GOP governors put Romney in the White House?

 

and this report from The Free Press

Vote counting company tied to Romney

 

Finally, the Koch Brothers are spending millions of dollars on a gigantic get-out-the-vote effort.

The Kochs’ Ground Game

 

It is obvious that the Republican Party and their billionaire friends will do everything they can, legally and illegally, to defeat the president and Democratic Candidates.

 

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