Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston





Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Remember this: The only way the Trumpublican Party can win is through FRAUD! And they admit to it!


California Republican Party Admits It Placed Misleading Ballot Boxes Around State 

Oct. 12, 2020 The California Republican Party has admitted responsibility for placing more than 50 deceptively labeled “official” drop boxes for mail-in ballots in Los Angeles, Fresno and Orange Counties — an action that state officials said was illegal and could lead to voter fraud. 

 The dark gray metal boxes have been popping up over the past two weeks near churches, gun shops and Republican Party offices, mostly in conservative areas of a deep-blue state, affixed with a white paper label identifying them as either an “Official Ballot Drop off Box” or a “Ballot Drop Box.” 

 To the average voter, they are virtually indistinguishable from drop-off sites sanctioned by the state, which are governed by strict regulations intended to prevent the partisan manipulation of ballots.

When the leader of the present GOP, Donald J. Trump, is a liar, cheat, and fraud, what can we expect but lying, cheating, and fraud in this election from the party that he leads. 

What we didn't expect is how blatant it would be and how dedicated to fraud the present GOP is.

Vote the scoundrels OUT!


Dave Miller said...

Unlike potential voter fraud, which could be everywhere, or voter registration fraud, which in some cases does exist, you cited actual instances of the GOP trying to suppress the vote. We're still waiting for a like case involving Democrats.

Here's another actual case, from North Carolina, that caused the results of an election to be thrown out and the election redone. And surprise surprise... it was a GOP transgression...

"Leslie McCrae Dowless was charged Tuesday with two counts of felony obstruction of justice, perjury, solicitation to commit perjury, conspiracy to obstruct justice and illegal possession of absentee ballots, according to a statement by Wake County District Attorney Lorrin Freeman.

The charges relate to the tainted 9th congressional district election last year in which Republican Mark Harris led in the unofficial vote tally by a margin of about 900 votes over Democrat Dan McCready. But the election results were overturned by the state after an investigation into an absentee ballot operation on Harris' behalf suggested that Dowless had improperly collected and possibly tampered with ballots.

Dowless was indicted along with seven alleged co-conspirators. The operative was the alleged ringleader in a scheme instructing his co-conspirators to sign certifications that falsely stated they had seen a voter vote by absentee ballot, and improperly mailing in absentee ballots for someone who had not mailed it themselves."

Maybe the reason the GOP is so worried about voter fraud and suppression is because they are so good at it themselves. So good in fact that instead of "fake non evidence" we've actually caught them doing it.

Dave Miller said...

On a non related note, are the President's followers feeling safe now that North Korea, who Trump said would not be a nuclear threat to us anymore, rolled out a host of new ICBM's?

Paula said...

I want revenge for Merrick Garland. If that means packing the Supreme Court so be it. Lindsey Graham in defeat along with Mitch McConnell would add to the cheer and those two not just put in the minority but put into retirement. They both came in with the Contract with America scam of new lawmakers who promised to serve a few terms then leave office. They have long overstayed their welcome.

As for ACA Obama care ... it was the first step in a race. Improve it if possible but add the public option that it needed from the outset that Joe Lieberman squashed. Give the for profit insurance real competition. They will lose as they provide nothing but inflated cost middle man “services” and billionaire CEO compensation. Time to run these snake oil salesmen out of town.

Also infrastructure. Trump ran on this and did zero. Zilch. Nada. Time to fix up our shabby out of date country. Put people to work. Put money in their pockets and rebuild a real middle class.

Take the tax rates back to where they were in the 1950s and 1960s. We don’t need billionaires.

Anonymous said...

"I feel so powerful, I'll walk into that audience. I'll walk in there, I'll kiss everyone in that audience," Trump said. "I'll kiss the guys and the beautiful women and the -- everybody. I'll just give everybody a big, fat kiss."

In the law, depraved indifference “is evinced by conduct that is wanton, deficient in a moral sense of concern, and devoid of regard for the life or lives of others.”
That seems an apt description of the Trump campaign’s last, desperate push in the final three weeks of the campaign.

The US president is a raging idiot!

Rational Nation USA said...

Billionaires are fine. As long as they pay taxes commensurate with their wealth that is used to build a better American infrastructure, reverse climate change, and provide for a truly affordable first rate health care system that is available to ALL.

As for the GOP/tump... trump and the pary he represents are beyond redemption. They are scoundrels, liars, crooks, and, Un-American through and through. The bastards must go if we are to rmain a democratic republic.

Dave Miller said...

Paula... I hear ya on Garland and the court. I think I'm less inclined to change the court... right now.

Look, conservatives have always said, and Barrett said yesterday, that we may not like the law, but we need to follow the law. And if we don't like it, don't expect the legislative branch to change the law. That's what the founders had in mind. What they didn't have in mind was a minority group of people so resistant to change that change was impossible.

No Congress in the 50's was going to legislate equal rights and the vote for black people. What should we have done? Lived with it is the conservative viewpoint.

The Dems, if they win it all, should move quickly to test the SCOTUS. Pass the Voting Rights Act. Codify Obergefell and Roe in law. Improve the ACA. And of the GOP won't go along, eliminate the filibuster and do it. Then let the challenges begin at SCOTUS. Argue the law is the law and let the conservative judges strike them down... again.

Then... pack the court, saying we've tried to do it your way at every step. There is no other way to move America forward, the GOP simply will not negotiate in good faith, has no interest in shared power, is obstructionist at every turn and we have no choice.

Then America will support the change.

At least IMHO.

Infidel753 said...

They need to start arresting people for this crap. We either have laws or we don't, and if people can break them, be told it's illegal, and continue doing it with impunity, then effectively we don't.

I 100% support Paula's comment.

Ducky's here said...

It's got little to do with "us" not liking the law, Dave, and much more to do with corporate power getting the laws they want.

Dave Miller said...

Ducky... that was certainly the focus of the Rhode Island Senator, right? He laid it out pretty well.