More evidence Donald Trump is right.
Democrats fix elections.
The evidence is contained in the Podesta emails released by WikiLeaks. John Podesta was Clinton’s campaign manager in 2008.
In an email message, Podesta mentions two “old friends of the Clintons,” James Lyons and Michael Driver. They were responsible for “caucus protection, election protection and to raise hard $” for the 2016 Colorado caucus.
Podesta said Lyons and Driver believe the Obama campaign had “flooded the caucuses with ineligible voters,” reports the Daily Caller, citing the Podesta emails.
“I met with Jim and Mike in Denver,” said Podesta. “They are both old friends of the Clintons and have lots of experience. Mike hosted our Boulder Road Show event. They are reliving the 08 caucuses where they believe the Obama forces flooded the caucuses with ineligible voters. They want to organize lawyers for caucus protection, election protection and to raise hard $. They are not just Colorado focused and have good contacts in the region.”
Trump has doubled down on the theme. Last week he renewed his warning the election would be stolen by Hillary Clinton and the Democrats. In addition to election fraud, Trump said the establishment media has shown bias in favor of his opponent.
“This election will determine whether we remain a free nation or only the illusion of democracy,” he said in West Palm Beach, Florida on Friday. Trump said the system is “in fact controlled by a small handful of global special interests, rigging the system.”
Although establishment commentators have dismissed Trump’s warning as paranoia, others have lent credence to the claim.
Manipulating the outcome of elections does not necessarily rely on voting machines or flooding polls with ineligible voters. Technology has perfected the practice.
“Research I have been directing in recent years suggests that Google, Inc., has amassed far more power to control elections—indeed, to control a wide variety of opinions and beliefs—than any company in history has ever had. Google’s search algorithm can easily shift the voting preferences of undecided voters by 20 percent or more—up to 80 percent in some demographic groups—with virtually no one knowing they are being manipulated, according to experiments I conducted recently with Ronald E. Robertson,” writes Robert Epstein for Politico.
In August Newsweek admitted there is a possibility the election will be stolen by Democrats.
“We are now living in a fake reality of constructed data and phony polls. The computerized voting machines can be hacked and rigged and after the experience of Bernie Sanders there is no reason to believe they won’t be,” writes Roger Stone for The Hill.
A number of presidential elections have faced accusations of fraud. In 1824 Andrew Jackson accused John Quincy Adams of stealing the election. Fraud was alleged in the Rutherford Hayes vs. Samuel Tilden election of 1876 and the 2000 race between George W. Bush and Al Gore. A lawsuit in the latter election centered on Florida, a state where electronic voting machines do not leave a paper trail.
“As America moved into the 20th century and began its emergence as an international superpower, the ruling elite felt compelled to expand their repertoire of electoral manipulation techniques. They never completely abandoned the practice of stuffing ballot boxes and pulling off backroom shenanigans. Instead, with new technologies at their disposal, the hidden cartel merely had a more sophisticated arsenal from which to ensure that the man they wanted in the Oval Office got there,” write Clint Lacy and Victor Thorn.
The DNC emails reveal the Democrat establishment worked against Bernie Sanders at every turn, stacked the deck with loyal superdelegates, and ignored the will of voters.
While Al Gore accepted the Supreme Court’s decision in Bush v. Palm Beach County Canvassing Board and conceded, Donald Trump has signaled he will not go gently into the good night.
Politico reports Trump is preparing the groundwork for a refusal to concede on November 8. “Republicans and Democrats, in Washington and beyond, fear that the aftermath of the 2016 election will create a festering infection in the already deep and lasting wound that the campaign is leaving on America,” writes Edward-Isaac Dovere.
The “festering infection” is the direct result of the political class and its domination of national politics.
Donald Trump is merely pointing out what has been obvious for decades—elections are not only routinely rigged, but wholly artificial affairs stage managed by the elite to maintain their dominance and control while fostering the illusion of democracy.