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2016 Election Results Skewed by Voter Suppression, Not Voter Fraud

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Written by JoAnn Chateau

Although there is little evidence of voter fraud, President Trump claims the 2016 Election results were skewed by millions of fraudulent votes. Whether he is suggesting he would have otherwise won the popular vote, or should have lost the election, is unclear. To prove his point, whichever it is, Trump created a Voter Fraud Commission yesterday.

How ironic. The Fraud Commission launched only a week after a new study on voter suppression revealed Trump would likely have lost the 2016 Election, except for the boost he got from stricter voter suppression laws.

The President could have saved his energy (which I know he would want to do), but he must not have heard about the Study. That alone, without another commission (which might bloat the government), could have adequately provided what he needs most: a graceful way to bow out of the presidency. Before he gets impeached.

Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman talked to Ari Burman, who broke the story about the study results on voter suppression. Extremely interesting. Both his article and Goodman’s video are linked below.

Wisconsin’s Voter-Id Law Suppressed 200,000 Votes in 2016 (Trump Won by 22,748) | The Nation

Would Trump Have Won Wisconsin—or the 2016 Election—Without Widespread Voter Suppression? | Democracy Now!


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JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She sometimes writes fiction about Chester (the Alpha Bichon) and his friends -- with a dash of humor and dab of Poli-Sci. JoAnn's views and insights are tinted by her past profession in Counseling, Christian theological studies, and Library and Information Science training. Retired now, JoAnn enjoys the creative life.

8 Comments

  • Why call it suppression ? Go get an ID. In Miami they have homeless shelters where people can use as mailing address and are issued legitimate ID. Go get an ID. If homeless can do it why can’t everyone else ? You don’t need driver license, just get state picture ID for $10.

      • i surely agree, JoAnn!
        & if only the citizens were educated
        and routinely participated in democracy, not just voting.
        & if only the branches of govt & press
        were held accountable. & well, if only… 🙂
        thanks for being there to help
        keep some aware & awake 🙂

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  • Yes, analysis of the Wisconsin vote alone does suggest that Trump might have reached the electoral threshold by voter suppression. The number of potentially disenfranchised voters in that state has been reported as high as 300,000. When I railed against the pathetic performance by Democratic Party candidates in the 2010 midterms, many on that side of the aisle accused me of hyperbole. However, had Democrats connected with the American people just a little better in that pivotal election, and reduced their losses particularly in state legislatures, then the subsequent gerrymandering by the GOP which enabled all these voter suppression laws would never have occurred. Reluctantly, I must say that President Obama is at least partly responsible.

    • I’m not sure the Democrat Party cares about winning. Improvements with our voting system? I think it’s up to grassroots efforts. The Establishment doesn’t seem to want to deal with it.

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