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Greg Palast @Greg_Palast
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Here's the skinny: #Trump lost not just the popular vote, but also the vote in key swing states — that is, if you counted all the ballots cast and allowed the blocked and purged voters to vote.… #Resist #VoterSuppression via @truthout
Take Michigan. Trump officially won the state by 10,700 votes. But 75,355 ballots were never counted. Michiganders vote on these ridiculous paper ballots that old machines have a hard time reading. And critically, 87 machines simply broke down and didn't count the votes at all.
And where were these uncounted ballots and broken machines? I found them in #Detroit and #Flint, #Michigan — two majority-Black cities. Do you think those 75,355 ballots in Detroit and Flint were Trump ballots?…
So, why broken machines? Detroit and Flint went bankrupt and so the budgets of those cities were taken over by "managers" appointed by the violently Republican governor. Detroit's manager was told the machines would break in advance of the election.…
The machines were old and couldn't read all the ballots if marked with red pens or if folks put an "X" instead of filling in a bubble. But there's a marvelous machine that can read those uncounted ballots: the human eye. And that is why @DrJillStein called for a "#recount".
The "#recount" was actually a count of the ballots previously "spoiled" and uncounted. But #Trump's lawyers stopped the recount because HE WAS LOSING!!!… #Resist #VoterSuppression
As I illustrate in my film, almost 3 million ballots were disqualified for cockamamie reasons. Unfortunately, it's not just a movie; this horror show is for real!!!… #TrumpStoleIt #Resist #VoterSuppression
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