Saturday, May 13, 2017

How the GOP uses crooked lists of "duplicate" registrations to disenfranchise voters

Here's an excerpt of Greg Palast's expose, from Reader Supported News.
     Kobach is the GOP mastermind behind this secretive system which purged 1.1 million Americans from the voter rolls.
     When Trump said, “This election’s rigged,” the press ignored the second part of his statement: “People are voting many, many times.” Trump cited three million votes illegally cast.
     The White House said Trump got this information from Kobach. Indeed, it specifically comes from a list of 7 million names—or, as Kobach describes it, a list of 3.5 million “potential double voters.” How did Kobach find these three million double voters?
     He matched their names, first and last. And that’s it.
     Here’s an unedited screen-shot of a segment of his list:
[The damning photo, taken by Palast, is here, at RSN.]
     Note that not one middle name matches.
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, the Al Capone of voter registration
"reform," testifying at the Nebraska Unicameral in favor of  LB111, introduced
by O’Neill Sen. Tyson Larson, which would have required voters to provide a
government-issued photographic identification before being allowed to vote.
Photo by Fred Knapp, NET.
     ...“Crosscheck” is not marked on the victim voter’s record. It’s a stealth hit.
     And it’s deadly. Doubtless, Crosscheck delivered Michigan to Trump who supposedly “won” the state by 10,700 votes. The Secretary of State’s office proudly told me that they were “very aggressive” in removing listed voters before the 2016 election. Kobach, who created the lists for his fellow GOP officials, tagged a whopping 417,147 in Michigan as potential double voters.
     And not just any voters... the list was so racially biased that fully one in six registered African-Americans were tagged in the Crosscheck states that include the swing states of Michigan, Ohio, North Carolina, Arizona and more.

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