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July 31, 2019

How many times are they going to kill bin Ladens son?

ABC Nuwz “reporting” that US “Intelligence” “believes” the death of the son occurred “some time during the past two years...”. They just don’t know when. Or if apparently.

Well IF he’s even dead, and IF he was killed in the past two years that makes Trump a HERO. What a coincidence. 🙄🙄🙄

July 25, 2019

The most important thing going forward is fair elections

I have been engaging in keyboard warfare about ICE and my response is that the immigration effort is another facet of voter suppression—the 2020 strategy.

That led me to the following easy-to-Google PBS article which provides facts and reality in contrast to Republican hysteria. I’m saving it for future reference.

By the Numbers: Voter Fraud
October 18, 2016

By Jenna Goff and Joan Greve
Washington Week Fellows

With just over three weeks until Election Day, Donald Trump has ramped up his claims that the election is "rigged" against him. He blasted Republican leaders on Twitter on Monday, calling them "so naive" and saying: "Of course there is large scale voter fraud happening on and before election day."

What is the truth behind Trump’s declarations? We look at the numbers behind voting fraud in America.

Percentage of Americans who think that the election could be “stolen” from Trump: 41%
(73% of Republicans and 17% of Democrats)

Number of voter fraud cases since 2000: 44 cases out of 1 billion votes cast
(8 of which involve more than one ballot affected)

Rate of voter fraud: 0.0000044%

Number of states with active voter ID laws: 32

Number of laws passed to tighten voting laws since 2001: Over 1,000

2012 voter turnout: 129,085,403

Approximate number of 2012 voter fraud cases: 4

Projected number of 2016 voter fraud cases based on 2012 turnout: 4

Your odds of getting struck by lightning (twice!) are more likely than election fraud at: 1 in 9 million

And you’re much more likely to win an Olympic gold medal, with odds of: 1 in 662,000

July 24, 2019

The "sitting president" indictment issue is flawed

So an obviously criminal president is the subject of an ethical investigation.

The criminal president has the advantage of learning of all charges and evidence against him and has the advantage of the passage of time so that the issue and even investigators may die—literally or figuratively.

The criminal then has the option to (a) get re-elected to delay or avoid prosecution and (b) completely obstruct future justice and change the investigatory process—including laws so they are in his favor—and to screen out unfavorable prosecutors as well as to funnel money to the election of more favorable political allies.

This notion must be challenged. It tips the scales of justice.

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