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Dead people voting? It’s happened before
Donald Trump has said he believes that the election results on Tuesday Nov. 8, 2016 will be “rigged” and he’s received a lot of criticism from the biased mainstream news media. But the truth is that elections are easily rigged and ghost voting and voter manipulation are common. A recent poll suggested that many Americans feel the same, especially the young
By Ray Hanania
But the truth is that elections are easily rigged and ghost voting and voter manipulation are common. It’s amazing how people are claiming it can’t happen that the election can’t be rigged and that claims that it will be rigged are examples of why Donald Trump is unfit to be president.
But elections can be rigged and have been rigged in the past. The most notable was the battle between Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy in 1960 and the voter theft occurred in Chicago and in many major Democratically controlled cities.
That election was close and Nixon lost to Kennedy by 112,827 votes nationwide out of more than 68 million votes cast.
A recent poll suggested that many Americans feel the same, especially the young.
Trump has also hesitated to say he will accept the results of Tuesday’s election, which the media has inaccurately asserted is unprecedented. What is unprecedented is that the media is now making that an issue, suggesting that someone who challenges an election result is some how anti-American.
It’s a ridiculous claim also being parroted by President Barack Obama, who despite strong criticism of Hillary Clinton during his first election in 2008 when Clinton ran against him for President, has since come to terms with Clinton and is now aggressively endorsing her and attacking Trump personally.
The fact is elections can be and have been stolen. There is much evidence that the mainstream news media, which is pro-Clinton, has been ignoring including strong evidence that Hillary Clinton campaign supporters orchestrated audience fights to embarrass Trump and give credence to media claims that Trump is an extremist supported by violent extremist groups in America.
In 1960, Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley used the unions
and mobsters to suppress voter support for Republican
Richard M. Nixon and to ghost vote for Democrat John F. Kennedy,
who went on to win the election. The stolen votes
made a difference. Kennedy only won by a very narrow margin of votes,
carrying 34,220,984 votes to Nixon who drew 34,108,157.
ProjectVertias has shown through an insider who worked with the Clinton activists that Clinton and her team orchestrated many of the “fights” that took place at Trump rallies in order to embarrass Trump and give their assertions that Trump was supported by extremists more credence.
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Trump has said he will wait to see the result of the election on Tuesday, but the media has distorted his views to suggest that he is somehow unAmerican in his approach and will not accept the results of the election.
Hillary Clinton has said she will accept the election results, but evidence shows her team is preparing to challenge the results if in fact she loses as some polls have suggested she might.
The election is extremely close, much closer than the biased mainstream American News media would want you to believe.
There is a real hatred out there against Trump, but worse is the news media bias.
CNN panelist Donna Brazile has been exposed as having given her political friend and former associate Hillary Clinton questions before the last CNN debate between Clinton and Trump.
News reports assert that Brazile was fired by CNN as a consequence, but the truth is Brazile left CNN to takeover the Democratic National Committee, which used voter fraud and mismanagement of delegate information to suppress voter turnout during the Democratic Primary to undermine the candidacy of U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and prop up the candidacy of Hillary Clinton, who won. The DNC did everything it could to manipulate news and information to discourage supporters of Sanders from voting. Super Delegates — positions held by DNC insiders and not selected by voters directly — more than 90 percent came out and endorsed Clinton over Sanders months before the primaries had been completed giving Clinton an exaggerated delegate edge over Sanders.
In 1960, Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley used the unions and mobsters to suppress voter support for Republican Richard M. Nixon and to ghost vote for Democrat John F. Kennedy, who went on to win the election.
The stolen votes made a difference. Kennedy only won by a very narrow margin of votes, carrying 34,220,984 votes to Nixon who drew 34,108,157.
Presidential elections can be stolen because they have been.
No wonder many Americans do not trust the system. Clinton and her allies are engaged in stealing the results from them.
Here are the poll results:
A new poll released today by Rad Campaign and Lincoln Park Strategies reveals the strong political divide between Clinton and Trump supporters’ beliefs about the possibility for the U.S election to be rigged. The survey includes responses from a random sampling of 1,109 Americans over the age of 18.
Key findings include:
- 36% of Americans think that one party or candidate has the ability to rig the U.S presidential election.
- Millennials are the most likely to say the presidential election can be rigged (40%).
- 60% of Clinton voters believe registered voters will be denied the right to vote vs. 12% of Trump voters.
- 74% of Trump voters believe voter fraud will happen vs. 17% of Clinton voters.
- Millennials say voter suppression is more likely (45%) than voter fraud (33%) to occur.
- Nearly half of Americans (48%) don’t think 3rd party voting will change anything, and think it might even help their least preferred candidate win.
“A person is more likely to be struck by lightning than for voter fraud to occur,” said Allyson Kapin, Cofounder of Rad Campaign. “Voter fraud rarely happens. There have only been a handful of verified cases of ineligible voters attempting to cheat the election system.”
“Donald Trump’s rhetoric around a ‘rigged’ election is not resonating with most Americans,” said Stefan Hankin, Founder of polling firm Lincoln Park Strategies. “However, it is certainly working with his supporters. The fact that two-thirds of them feel the election could be rigged does not bode well for our democracy or our country.”
When asked the likelihood of methods that voter fraud may occur, Americans said:
- Undocumented immigrants voting?
- 11% of Clinton voters
- 55% of Trump voters
- Dead people voting?
- 9% of Clinton voters
- 51% of Trump voters
- Voting in multiple states?
- 11% of Clinton voters
- 37% of Trump voters
- Voting more than once in the same state?
- 9% of Clinton voters
- 39% of Trump voters
- Voting machines being rigged?
- 7% of Clinton voters
- 35% of Trump voters
- Russia hacking the election and cyber-attacks?
- 12% of Clinton voters
- 11% of Trump voters
1,109 interviews were conducted from October 26-31, 2016 via internet survey. The Bayesian confidence interval for 1,000 interviews is 3.5, which is roughly equivalent to a margin of error of ±3.1 at the 95% confidence level.
For more information, call Allyson Kapin at 202-290-2183.
ABOUT THE PRINCIPALS
Rad Campaign is a social change web agency that provides web development and researches trends on Internet culture. Lincoln Park Strategies is a full-service analytic research firm based in Washington, DC.
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Ray Hanania is an award winning political columnist and author. He covered Chicago Politics and Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992. Hanania began writing in 1975 when he published The Middle Eastern Voice newspaper in Chicago (1975-1977). He later published “The National Arab American Times” newspaper which was distributed through 12,500 Middle East food stores in 48 American States (2004-2007).
Hanania writes weekly columns on Middle East and American Arab issues for the Arab News in Saudi Arabia at www.ArabNews.com, and for TheArabDailyNews.com, and TheDailyHookah.com.
Palestinian, American Arab and Christian, Hanania’s parents originate from Jerusalem and Bethlehem.
Hanania is the recipient of four (4) Chicago Headline Club “Peter Lisagor Awards” for Column writing. In November 2006, he was named “Best Ethnic American Columnist” by the New American Media;In 2009, he received the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for Writing from the Society of Professional Journalists. He is the recipient of the MT Mehdi Courage in Journalism Award. Hanania has also received two (2) Chicago Stick-o-Type awards from the Chicago Newspaper Guild, and in 1990 was nominated by the Chicago Sun-Times for a Pulitzer Prize for his four-part series on the Palestinian Intifada.
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