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Wed Oct 19, 2016, 11:52 AM

Kos: Trump is hoping red shirts intimidate voters in minority communities

Trump hopes that his red shirts will keep numbers down in districts where minorities turn out for Democrats. However, if that doesn’t work, plan B is already clear.

“Should Hillary get ‘elected’ she is immediately delegitimized,” said California RNC Committeeman Shawn Steel in an email. “The 1% of Wall Street Bankers, Clinton Machine and [mainstream media] including your employer, Politico, is part of a massive Left Wing Conspiracy to rig this election.”


If Trump’s goon squads can scare enough voters away from the polls, it’s all good. If not, then Hillary is “delegitimized” because everything was rigged.

It’s a can’t-lose plan. Except for all the losing.


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Reply Kos: Trump is hoping red shirts intimidate voters in minority communities (Original post)
Algernon Moncrieff Oct 2016 OP
MineralMan Oct 2016 #1
mysuzuki2 Oct 2016 #15
Cha Oct 2016 #2
JustAnotherGen Oct 2016 #3
elehhhhna Oct 2016 #4
mythology Oct 2016 #5
Cakes488 Oct 2016 #6
GreenPartyVoter Oct 2016 #12
workinclasszero Oct 2016 #7
Coyotl Oct 2016 #8
workinclasszero Oct 2016 #10
wildeyed Oct 2016 #9
Coyotl Oct 2016 #11
wildeyed Oct 2016 #13
uponit7771 Oct 2016 #14
Cakes488 Oct 2016 #17
uponit7771 Oct 2016 #18
Stellar Oct 2016 #16
irisblue Oct 2016 #19
Wounded Bear Oct 2016 #21
brooklynite Oct 2016 #20
GulfCoast66 Oct 2016 #22
eShirl Oct 2016 #23
DeminPennswoods Oct 2016 #24

Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Wed Oct 19, 2016, 11:53 AM

1. People should just say, "Hi, Santa," as they go in to vote.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 19, 2016, 06:50 PM

15. "Santa Claus has a red suit, he's a communist.

He has long hair and a beard, must be a pacifist. And what's in that pipe he's smoking? ..."

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Wed Oct 19, 2016, 11:56 AM

2. What a weak ******* candidate he's shown us to be.. he'd

never make it in the big leagues.

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Wed Oct 19, 2016, 11:57 AM

3. I don't think Trump

Can get them into those districts.

I'm trying to imagine and knuckle dragging swine from central nj even THINKING about driving into Newark or Camden. or Elizabeth . . .

They not only 'hate' black and hispanic people - they FEAR us. Nope - not gonna do it. And if they bring guns they are gonna wind up dead.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 19, 2016, 12:04 PM

4. And Texas is out. Folks will not even put up with that.

 

They tried in my precinct in 07. Sheriff and voters were up in their shit big-time.

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Wed Oct 19, 2016, 12:31 PM

5. Apparently none of them watched Star Trek

 

It never ends well for those in the red shirts.

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Response to mythology (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 19, 2016, 12:39 PM

6. hahahahhaha Star Trek has too much thoughtful dialogue for the likes of them.

 

Plus the deplorables would just want to kill all life forms they encounter so no they don't mix with the Trek mindset at all.

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Response to mythology (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 19, 2016, 01:41 PM

12. GMTA

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Wed Oct 19, 2016, 12:42 PM

7. I'm gonna wear a blue shirt

 

and hope some goober in a redshirt tries to impede my voting process in any way.

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Response to workinclasszero (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 19, 2016, 12:57 PM

8. Gotta wear the blue cap too.

 

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #8)

Wed Oct 19, 2016, 01:18 PM

10. LOL

 

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Wed Oct 19, 2016, 01:14 PM

9. This is an old-school dirty trick.

GOP has done this for years. Liberal groups in my state seem to be ready. They have been aggressively recruiting and training their own poll watchers since before the primary. Red shirts are one problem, but easy enough to identify. A bigger problem is poll workers intentionally or unintentionally disenfranchising legit voters. That can go under the radar if you don't have enough boots on the ground at the actual precincts.

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Response to wildeyed (Reply #9)

Wed Oct 19, 2016, 01:21 PM

11. Designed to also make the lines longer by slowing the whole process down.

 

Not just deter people from showing up, but also make the ones who do need to return to work simply turn away when these see the wait time.

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #11)

Wed Oct 19, 2016, 04:37 PM

13. Yes.

In my state they did away with straight ticket voting for that exact reason. It takes longer to fill out a ballot so lines are longer and a percentage of people will leave without voting.

The voter ID law was overturned by the courts. That obviously was designed to disenfranchise black voters, but it also took FOREVER to do the verification process (we did have it for the primary), so the secondary purpose was to gum up the works and cause long lines and confusion on election day.

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Wed Oct 19, 2016, 05:59 PM

14. NO really people, can anyone imagine tRump supporters in South Side Chi town or North Philly or

... South Side KC intimidating anyone?

Really

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #14)

Wed Oct 19, 2016, 07:14 PM

17. OH hell no...these "red shirts" will not dare step in the hood...they are going to go vote....take

 

a look around and leave...and they will chalk that up to poll monitoring.

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Response to Cakes488 (Reply #17)

Wed Oct 19, 2016, 07:18 PM

18. Yeap, they'd vote in their upper middle class suburban area (tRumps demo) then get in

... their nearly new cars and go to 95th st .... look around... and not stop... no... roll through every red light they see on the way home.

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Wed Oct 19, 2016, 06:59 PM

16. Red shirts?!

What's that supposed to mean?

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Response to Stellar (Reply #16)

Wed Oct 19, 2016, 07:43 PM

19. they did get killed first in the original Star Trek

but otherwise a mystery to me.
Red for Republican maybe?

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Response to Stellar (Reply #16)

Wed Oct 19, 2016, 08:25 PM

21. Well...Mussonlini had black shirts. Hitler had brown shirts.


I guess all the good macho colors were already taken.

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Wed Oct 19, 2016, 07:44 PM

20. There'll be people with BLUE shirts outside the polls as well...I'll be one of them

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Wed Oct 19, 2016, 08:28 PM

22. Red is good

It hides blood which will be needed if they try to prevent Americans from voting.

I have not physically attacked anyone in over 30 years. But if someone tried to physically stop me from voting I am afraid my anger would get the best of me.

And there is no history of voter suppression in my white family. I can only imagine the rage that could engender in a person of color. But again, I have no real knowledge of that.

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Wed Oct 19, 2016, 08:38 PM

23. Red is the new brown.

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Wed Oct 19, 2016, 08:55 PM

24. voters are more informed than one might think

I was a judge of elections in Philadelphia when the city transitioned from the old mechanical level voting machines to new automated machines. The city put out all kinds of info about the new machines and even had machines stationed in libraries and other locations so voters could get acquainted with using them. The first election with the new machines happened to be the mayoral primary, so all the election board members were trained and ready to do some OJT with voters. I didn't think many Philadelphians would pay much attention to the outreach. Boy was I wrong. When voters came in, we offered to show them how the new machines worked, but nearly every voter told us they'd read the material or tried out the machines and knew what they were doing. It was extremely impressive. Voters really did pay attention! And the biggest problem? Just walking out of the booth through the curtain because they were so used to pulling the vote lever and having the curtain automatically open.

I think in Texas or wherever, voters will know before they even get to the poll what they need to do to vote.

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