Friday, March 25, 2016

Clinton Stole Arizona Primary

Clinton Stole Arizona Primary

by Stephen Lendman

America’s political process is too corrupted to fix, election rigging commonplace throughout the nation’s history.

Power brokers control things. Ordinary people have no say whatever, voting a waste of time, why half the electorate usually opts out.

Clinton is heading toward gaining the Democrat party nomination with considerable electoral fraud help. Sanders appears being denied what he might win if the process was fair and square.

A Clinton presidency is the worst of all possible outcomes, a greater nuclear war risk with her in power than any previous nuclear age US leader - especially with neocons infesting Washington, anti-Russian/anti-Chinese sentiment pervasive.

America wants unchallenged world dominance. Achieving it depends on eliminating both global rivals - by color revolutions or war, the latter risking nuclear confrontation, madness endangering humanity’s survival.

Clinton stole Iowa by rigged coin-flips, Massachusetts and Nevada by old-fashioned fraud, Arizona the same way on steroids.

Voting was suppressed by greatly limiting the number of polling locations - forcing Arizonans to stand long hours in lines, denying thousands a chance to cast ballots once stations closed, or simply walking away in frustration.

In the 2012 primary, Maricopa County, Arizona (Phoenix the county seat) with over four million of the state’s 6.8 million population had 200 polling places, 60 on March 22. 

The outcome was predictable, rigged to assure Clinton won. With 1% of the vote counted, media scoundrels declared her victory - thousands still in line unable to vote.

Was Sanders denied victory rightfully his? In 2008, turnout was 250,000, on March 22 just 83,000.

Rep. Ruben Gallego (D. Phoenix) said “(l)ets be clear. Vote suppression happened…disproportionately affect(ing) poor people and people of color,” having to travel to distant polling stations, faced with endless lines intended to deny their franchise.

Many people are physically unable to stand in line five hours to vote. Others refuse for good reason. 

Most Arizonans cast ballots by mail, mostly women or elderly voters, more likely to favor Clinton - her early lead used to declare victory.

Thousands had their party affiliation changed from Democrat to independent or other designation, preventing them from voting.

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton demanded a Justice Department investigation not forthcoming or whitewashed if initiated.

On Wednesday, Sanders said “(w)hat happened yesterday in Arizona should be considered a national disgrace.”

Arizona was classic electoral theft, the process rigged for Clinton, perhaps an indication of what’s coming in November to stop Trump if all other methods fail.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at 

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