Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Justifiable Trump Concerns About Election Rigging

Justifiable Trump Concerns About Election Rigging

by Stephen Lendman

He’s the unexpected GOP nominee, an outlier, Hillary the establishment candidate. 

She’s Wall Street’s favorite, paid millions of dollars in speaking fees in return for serving the interests of banking giants and other major financial interests if “elected” - bribes by any standard. 

She’s an anti-populist, war goddess, she devil beholden to what makes America the most reviled, feared nation on earth.

At a Monday Columbus, Ohio rally, Trump said “I’m afraid the election is going to be rigged. I have to be honest.”

Later Monday evening on Fox News, he repeated the charge, saying “November 8th, we’d better be careful because that election is going to be rigged. And I hope Republicans are watching closely or it’s going to be taken away from us.”

Trump confidante Roger Stone elaborated, saying “I think we have widespread voter fraud, but the first thing Trump needs to do is begin talking about it constantly.”

He needs to say for example, today would be a perfect example: ‘I am leading in Florida. The polls all show it. If I lose Florida, we will know that there’s voter fraud.’ ” 

“ ‘If there’s voter fraud, this election will be illegitimate. The election of the winner will be illegitimate. We will have a constitutional crisis, widespread civil disobedience, and the government will no longer be the government.’ “

Separately, Trump called Hillary “the devil,” Sanders the devil’s advocate for endorsing what he campaigned against, despite exposed electoral rigging depriving him of the nomination he’d have won otherwise.

New York Times editors continued their daily over-the-top, anti-Trump jihad, urging “Republican leaders to set an example for their party by withdrawing support for” him.

At the same time, they one-sidedly support an anti-democratic Democrat nominee perhaps likely to start WW III.

Americans have two unacceptable duopoly choices in November. Reject them both. Support presumptive Green Party candidates Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka - true progressives putting people needs and welfare ahead of monied interests.

A Final Comment

Given America’s sordid history of election rigging, odds strongly favor Clinton over Trump in November. Humanity shudders at the prospect.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."


Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 

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