America doesn't have enough problems on its hands? Now we have the newly activated– courtesy of the orange narcissist– what Trump referred to as “the poorly educated” and what Clinton called “the deplorables.” (I've been referring to them as “life's losers” all during the cycle.) Point is, whatever you call them, they're stupid, paranoid, brainwashed by years of Fox and Hate Talk Radio, feeling set-upon and self righteous… and armed and dangerous. One of them is even the Sheriff of Milwaukee County! That said, meet Terri Rote of Des Moines, delusional Trumpist in need of some real help. (Olbermann famously suggested people like her all be sent back to second grade to start over again.)
A Des Moines woman has been charged with Election Misconduct, a Class D felony, after allegedly voting twice for GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. Terri Rote says she was afraid her first ballot for Trump would be changed to a vote for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.
“I wasn't planning on doing it twice, it was spur of the moment,” says Rote. “The polls are rigged.”
But Polk County Attorney John Sarcone says voter fraud in Iowa is very rare, which is evidence that Iowa’s election system is secure.
“I think in the 25-plus years that I've been doing this job, this maybe the third [time] we've had some irregularity that's resulted in a criminal charge,” says Sarcone. “People aren’t voting more than once. And if they do, or attempt to do it, they will get caught because there are safeguards in place….We want everybody to exercise their right to vote, but only once.”
Rote was released from jail on Friday on a $5,000 bond. If convicted, she faces up to five years in prison.
So those responding to Trump's charges of vote rigging by saying that out of over a billion votes cast in recent years, there have only been 13 examples of this kind of voter fraud… now there are 14– so far and thanks entirely to Trump and his enablers or, as serious conservatives call it,collaborators.
Oh… and speaking of Trump, no one seems to be talking much about his November 28 fraud and racketeering trial– that's the first of the Trump University scam trials. And even fewer people are talking about Trump's December 16th trial for raping a 13 year old girl. The media can't allow that to get in the way of a fair election, right? As with everything Trump has ever been accused of, since he was first caught breaking into his sister Maryanne's piggy-bank in 1954, he has denied all wrong-doing. So has his pal, convicted serial rapist and child predator Jeffrey Epstein.
A federal judge in New York has ordered counsel for Donald Trump and the disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein to appear in court along with the attorney for a woman referred to only as “Jane Doe” who alleges the Republican presidential nominee raped her when she was 13.
Judge Ronnie Abrams has slated an initial status conference in the civil lawsuit for 16 December in a New York district court.
The order raises the extraordinary prospect, were Trump to win the 8 November battle for the White House, of counsel for a US president-elect being called into federal court in proceedings relating to allegations of rape of an underage girl.
…The original federal lawsuit, filed in June, alleged that “Jane Doe” was sexually assaulted by Trump in 1994 at Epstein’s Manhattan home. Further claims were made that the real estate billionaire raped the then teenager at parties hosted by Epstein on the Upper East Side.
What a whole new world we'd be looking at if Comey's outrageous and unconscionable blunder winds up electing Trump president! And if not… what happens with these deplorables who have been unshackled from the bonds of societal norms and human decency. Will they go back to quietly seething? I doubt it. And destroying the Republican Party alone isn't going to satisfy them either.
“When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross.” — Sinclair Lewis