A 2016 election vote-rigging media propaganda machine has begun backfiring. Watching most corporate media news outlets this week, one would think Hillary Clinton already won and the Green Party’s Dr. Jill Stein is polling a laughable 1% to 4%, depending on the outlet. Media, however, is hiding key results. If truth be known even at this stage, it might change the election outcome in a way increasingly more Americans are understanding and acting upon. One substantial, respectable poll shows a whopping 46% of Californians voting to make a real change – but you won’t hear that on the six o’clock nightly news.
A new strategic vote to prevent further Clinton leadership abuses was laid out this week. The safe state’s analysis is no longer logical. Sordid historical facts surfacing about her and Donald Trump have united many Americans against both candidates — and the safe state’s vote. Of major statistical importance is media under-reported communities, including one of the nation’s largest cohorts, millenials, voting for Dr. Stein.
This fact is paramount: the Green Party is close to achieving a historical 5% and this would have major impacts on federal matching funds (about $10 million, maybe more depending on various factors) plus ballot access.
“If this was achieved, it would helped build the structure needed to oppose the two parties,” political analyst Kevin Zeese stated in an email this week.
In a Truthdig article this week, Zeese explained: “Many voters were going to hold their nose and be “strategic” by voting for Clinton in key states that were in contention. This is no longer an issue, with Clinton on her way to a landslide electoral college victory way beyond the 270 votes she needs, and Trump is unlikely to even break 200 electoral college votes.”
“The safe state’s analysis no longer makes any sense. Trump will probably not even achieve 200 electoral college votes or 40% in the popular vote. He is on his way to a big defeat. Every state is now a safe state because those that are close no longer make a difference. Clinton will be our next president and Trump will be embarrassed by his big defeat.”
That means more people knowing the cards are on the table for a Clinton victory, so they can vote what they really want, Green Party’s Stein.
“With Clinton assured of victory, there is no reason to vote for what you oppose or for a candidate and party that do not respect people in the movement for economic, racial and environmental justice. The job now is to begin to organize to stop Clinton’s worst instincts. If the prognosticators are right and Clinton wins a decisive victory, what can we do to ensure that she listens to the voices of the popular movement?”
Rigging and Backfiring
David Swanson’s article this week, Rigged, encapsulates how both parties have benefited from vote rigging during the primaries and beyond:
“The 2016 Republican presidential primary was rigged. It wasn’t rigged by the Republicans, the Democrats, Russians, space aliens, or voters. It was rigged by the owners of television networks who believed that giving one candidate far more coverage than others was good for their ratings. The CEO of CBS Leslie Moonves said of this decision: ‘It may not be good for America, but it’s damn good for CBS.’ Justifying that choice based on polling gets the chronology backwards, ignores Moonves’ actual motivation, and avoids the problem, which is that there ought to be fair coverage for all qualified candidates (and a democratic way to determine who is qualified).
“The 2016 Democratic presidential primary was rigged. It wasn’t rigged by bankers, misogynists, Russians, Republicans, or computer hackers. It was rigged by the Democratic National Committee and its co-conspirators in the media, many of whom have helpfully confessed (in case it wasn’t obvious) in emails leaked from the DNC and from John Podesta. The DNC chose Hillary Clinton and worked hard to make sure that she “won.” Nobody has produced a hint of evidence as to who leaked the emails that added unnecessary confirmation of this rigging, but they should be thanked for informing us, whoever they are.
Swanson writes that the FBI investigation of Clinton’s email misuse was rigged and that, as most Americans now recognize, the U.S. political system is rigged – bought. “Without millions of dollars to funnel to television networks for advertising, a third party candidate is rigged right out of participating.
“This rigging of the system is not fixed by someone like Donald Trump pretending for a while that he won’t take bribes, that he’ll spend only his own money, because most people don’t have that kind of money to spend. This rigging is not fixed by making someone like Hillary Clinton take her bribes through her family foundation or requiring that her political action committees remain theoretically separate from the campaign they are collaborating hand-in-glove with, because money buys power. The debates are rigged by a private entity with no official status, that calls itself the Commission on Presidential Debates and transforms open debates among multiple candidates into exclusively bipartisan joint appearances with many large and fine points negotiated beforehand.”
“Election day is rigged… It’s not a holiday. Most people have to work. Poor districts and racial minority districts tend to have fewer machines and longer lines. ID requirements are used to deny people the right to vote. Intimidation and racial profiling by partisan activists serve the same function of rigging the election. The myths and lies about the virtually nonexistent phenomenon of ‘voter fraud’ also serve to rig the election.
“The election machines are also rigged. That is to say: instead of verifiable paper ballots publicly hand-counted in front of observers from all interested parties in each polling place, we have a faith-based system of voting on black-box machines that can never, even in theory, be checked for accuracy. These machines have been very easily hacked in demonstrations. These machines have visibly flipped votes before the eyes (and cameras) of countless voters. These machines have almost certainly played a key role in flipping the results of numerous elections.”
The rigging, however, is backfiring. In fact, Dr. Stein is killing it among not only millennials, but also artists, and left-leaning voters. This is an ultimate game-changer, if not for this election, for that of 2000 or possibly even sooner.
The artist’s network Acceptd ran a poll of its members. Stein took the lead ahead of Clinton, Trump, and Gary Johnson at 40% of the vote.
The downloadable app called MeetWeThePeople polls of its members range from 31% of the vote for Stein in the U.S. overall, and nearly 46% of the vote in California. Most of these polls show Stein way ahead of Clinton.
“That’s why we say, don’t believe the national polls,” asserts Stein. “There’s another reason, too, and it’s even more insidious. It’s apparent from wikileaks documents that … The Clinton campaign has manipulated polls from the start.
John Podesta wrote in an email:
“I also want to get your Atlas folks to recommend oversamples for our polling before we start in February. By market, regions, etc. I want to get this all compiled into one set of recommendations so we can maximize what we get out of our media polling.”
“Why would he want oversampling? Simple. To create overly optimistic polling numbers for Democrats,” stated Stein.
“Oversampling” means the campaign has paid pollsters interviewing more people in a particular group or groups—like groups that favor Hillary Clinton. Results make Clinton look stronger than she really is.
“Plus, statistically speaking, polls that are oversampled have been shown to be less reliable than polls that are not oversampled,” says Stein, adding, “Hate to get technical but we thought you’d like to know the truth.”
“The fact is, the polls—whether national or local—are all over the place this election and no one can predict with any certainty what the results will be on November 8. This is why it isn’t too late to change support to Jill and Ajamu,” Stein says.
“It ain’t over until it’s over” is a famous baseball cliche. Related to Jill and Ajamu’s campaign, “It’s a cliché that also happens to be true,” they say.
Both Democrats and Republicans switching tickets to support Stein are putting their faith in a Green New Deal; abolishing student debt; and full-out mobilizing against police brutality, institutional racism, and climate change and its real causes.
Jill and Ajamu need more support today.
“Don’t be stuck wishing that you had done more when you wake up on November 9th.”
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