Friday, May 12, 2017

Trump signs executive order the launch of commission to investigate voter fraud, puts guy in charge who sees voter fraud in his sleep.

Hey hey, I see you voter fraud.
Courtesy of the AP: 

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday launching a commission to review alleged voter fraud and voter suppression, building upon his unsubstantiated claims that millions of people voted illegally in the 2016 election. 

The White House said the president's "Advisory Commission on Election Integrity" would examine allegations of improper voting and fraudulent voter registration in states and across the nation. Vice President Mike Pence will chair the panel and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach will be vice chair of the commission, which will report back to Trump by 2018. 

Trump has alleged, without evidence, that 3 million to 5 million people voted illegally in his 2016 election against Democrat Hillary Clinton. He has vowed since the start of his administration to investigate voter fraud, a process that has been delayed for months.

This Kris Korbach fellow by the way is one of the few people in the country who actually supports Trump's paranoid delusion that  he would have won the popular vote if not for "illegal voters."

Courtesy of CNN: 

In Kobach, Trump also chose someone who supports his claim of massive vote fraud in the 2016 election. 

"We do know that there's a very large number," Kobach said on "Cavuto" on Fox News in February. "And it will be impossible to ever know what the exact number of noncitizens who voted." 

Kobach added, "I think it's probably in excess of a million. If you take the whole country. I think it's in excess of a million if you take the entire country, for sure." 

Kobach said it would be hard to know if the illegal votes changed the election outcome, but said that most would have voted for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. 

"It's hard to say," Kobach said. "Well, you would have to then assume that the vast majority of them voted for Clinton, not Trump."

What's even more troubling is that Kobach himself is very involved in voter suppression:

To understand why Kobach’s presence on this panel is so alarming, you need to know his background. The architect of draconian anti-immigration laws in Arizona and Alabama—as well as the mind behind Mitt Romney’s “self-deportation” rhetoric—Kobach has been a prominent champion for voting restrictions. In the aftermath of 2013’s Shelby County v. Holder, in which the Supreme Court struck down key parts of the Voting Rights Act, Kobach emerged as a major voice for voter suppression. He has backed strict ID laws and pushed for states to require a birth certificate or passport for registration, measures that primarily burden low-income voters, including many voters of color. From his perch as Kansas’ top election official, Kobach has launched a crusade against “illegal voting,” winning power from state lawmakers to prosecute “voting crime.” In keeping with most studies of voter fraud—which find little to no evidence of its existence—Kobach has found just nine cases of alleged fraud out of 1.8 million registered Kansas voters.

Gee, anybody want to take bets on whether this yahoo will find evidence of voter fraud, whether it exists or not?

Of course the real test will be if he can find that "evidence" before his boss gets impeached?

I'm guessing no.


  1. Anonymous8:58 AM

    If there was voter fraud it was in favor of trump and stumps. Redistricting, faulty electronic voting machines owned by republicans, early ballots, oversea ballots, intimidation of electoral/college votes, and the list goes on. Trump did not cover his crimes nor did the stupid Russian operatives, bad actors and ignorant trump criminals. A serial LIAR is a LIAR, cheat and thief.

  2. Anonymous9:03 AM

    JOKE>"She rolled down Fifth Avenue as Sean Spicer behind the lectern (just after rush hour this morning)" NYC!

    1. Anonymous2:13 PM

      NO JOKE> With Him$elf:

  3. Anonymous9:19 AM

    OT"We need a Republican in power to call it what it is: a bungled attempt to obstruct justice."The courts can do only so much. They can block orders that violate the Constitution. But they can’t be real-time truth seekers in a moment of real urgency."Trump is a tutorial in Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s observation about “defining deviancy downward.” Here is a man who doesn’t share basic democratic values"He’s a lifelong charlatan, a con man, a habitué of bankruptcy courts. He thinks this will blow over — everything always does."
    " His advisers say an enraged Trump screamed at the television when this story would not go away. “Russia, Russia, Russia,” Kellyanne Conway said, sounding like a “Brady Bunch” brat complaining about “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia.”"Call out the names: Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake, Richard Burr and Bob Corker, Ben Sasse and Lisa Murkowski. They have committees and investigators at their disposal. Their party impeached Bill Clinton for lying about sex. The least they can do is demand some accountability of a man whose entire presidency is a lie."

  4. Anonymous9:24 AM

    "each time Trump does this, he continues to redefine what it means to be a Republican. Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell come along. The conservative media comes along. And the slide continues just a little more."

  5. Anonymous10:15 AM

    This guy is a total asshole.

  6. Anonymous10:40 AM

    This kobash is a fucking joke to anything!
    Fox in charge of guarding the henhouse.
    Give us a break you stupid trump asshole! We are not idiots like your supporters!!!

  7. Anonymous11:13 AM

    Preposterous. The idea that expats would wait in line for an hour, commit a felony, risk their tenuous status to cast a vote that a huge portion of Americans can't be bothered to do and individually wouldn't make much of a difference is ludicrous.


    Tells you all you need to know about this dirty SOB-Kobach.

    1. Anonymous12:10 PM

      "It’s like appointing Al Capone to investigate The Mob."
      "Just two of Kobach’s vote-bending tricks undoubtedly won Michigan for Trump and contributed to his “wins” in Ohio, North Carolina and Arizona."
      "First, Interstate Crosscheck." "He matched their names, first and last. And that’s it."n all, about 1.1 million voters on that list have been scrubbed already—and they don’t know it." Crosscheck delivered Michigan to Trump who supposedly “won” the state by 10,700 votes. The Secretary of State’s office proudly told me that they were “very aggressive” in removing listed voters before the 2016 election. Kobach, who created the lists for his fellow GOP officials, tagged a whopping 417,147 in Michigan as potential double voters." “flabbergasted” to discover in his team’s technical analysis, that the list was so racially biased that fully one in six registered African-Americans were tagged in the Crosscheck states that include the swing states of Michigan, Ohio, North Carolina, Arizona"Kobach, in fact, tagged 288 men in Georgia named James Brown on his Crosscheck blacklist."found only two verified cases of votes cast by aliens in the US in the last decade. (One, an Austrian who confessed to voting for Jeb Bush in Florida.)

  9. Anonymous2:54 PM

    The big difference between creationism and evolution is, with evolution, you look at all the data and evidence and decide what conclusion it suggests. With creationism you already have the conclusion. Now go find evidence to support it. It will be the same here. Conclusion: voter fraud is rampant. Now let's go find the evidence.

  10. Anonymous2:59 PM

    Golden $hower is the mo$t valued?
    "for a man who has made a fortune and built an entire brand in part by videotaping and audiotaping himself, and who reportedly watches himself on television with the sound turned down in order to fine-tune the angle of his jutting chin in future appearances, there must be no greater horror than morphing into the Gene Hackman character in
    'The Conversation', someone who is brought to the verge of a nervous breakdown by the very technology that has enabled him." {:-)

  11. Anonymous3:53 PM

    OT? great story>


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