From Politico, we learn about the Republican Party’s efforts to appoint conspiracy activists, not as poll observers, but as poll workers. This is the main difference: partisan poll observers have very little power, but poll workers, who process the actual ballot boxes and voter lists, have significantly more. Politico’s footage shows Matthew Seifried, a director of the Michigan Electoral Integrity of the Republican National Committee for Michigan Elections, stressing the importance of obtaining official election staff status rather than observer status, and promises an “army” of lawyers and friendly district attorneys willing to back them up. challenging polling station procedures or individual voters.
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As polling staff are non-partisan officials, election officials cannot refuse to hire Republicans. With that in mind, Seefried has already submitted a list of more than 850 Republican-trained volunteers in areas of the Detroit area with a large Democratic Party. Why Detroit? Because these are the votes that the Republican Party considers most suspicious because reasons. Republicans will be trained on how to legally challenge individual voters, and Republicans plan to include these activists in democratic areas, then look for possible abuses that can be used to challenge the election results.
If ardent guerrilla activists working as poll workers simply object enough to significantly degrade polling stations by slowing voting and extending voting queues, it could be considered a lucky little bonus. However, the top priority is to look for any excuses that Republican lawyers can use to challenge the total number of votes in democratic areas.
If you’re wondering if the party will even make a symbolic effort to turn the same watchful eyes on Republican-majority areas, you haven’t received much. Rebel-backed Alabama spokesman Mo Brooks recently insisted that Republican pre-election fraud is not limited to “Democratic-dominated states.”
The Republican Party’s official efforts are directly aimed at destroying democratic areas while leaving Republican districts undisturbed, and the public justification used by the party to justify this possible sabotage is the same hoax the party used to facilitate the coup attempt. Bamboo-stained ballot papers, ostensibly “trucks” or “suitcases” with ballot papers, Italian satellites, dead Venezuelan leaders – hoax after hoax, all turned out to be false, but still relied on by Republican officials to delegitimize elections and would justify the casting of votes and declaring Republican candidates the “real” winners.
If you wonder why this is not legally considered a weak attempt to oppress the electorate: it will probably be wherever it actually works. But it doesn’t matter. Politico points out that a decades-long consent decree banning the Republican National Committee from engaging in the “election integrity” of polling stations ended in 2018, allowing the party to re-enter schemes to turn polling stations into shelters for partisans. It is possible that the next Republican Party will again be barred from doing such things on the grounds that they are returning quickly to the same crackdown efforts that federal judges were involved in last, but this will not happen in time to do so. what a good one.
Oh, and if you think the Democratic election official in Detroit is aware of a ratf-king operation involving 850 partisans trained by Republicans, the answer is yes, and she’s not surprised. “Obviously they think I’m stupid,” she told Politico.
The second window is on the Republican Party’s efforts to throw out the results of the next election The New York Timeswhich usefully informs us that, although the Republican National Committee may be working to recruit conspiratorial guerrillas as election staff on election day, the usual efforts to recruit conspiratorial base members as election observers continue. as this is the Republican Party and the Republican Party has become a fascist using fake constructed to delegitimize democracy itself, Klet Mitchell, one of the worst disseminators of false conspiracy, still advocates Trump’s deception. the party used to justify what quickly turned out to be a coup attempt.
Yes, she’s still there. She also continues Republican efforts to put the base on the idea that Democrats, and only Democrats, commit invisible nationwide fraud in such clever ways that no one can come up with damn evidence anywhere. Mitchell is working to recruit a “volunteer army” from survey observers expelled from the bubbling fever swamps, which are enough sweepers to believe. sheand is part of an effort not only to gather these volunteers but also to “study the experiences of local and national officials to determine if each is a” friend or foe “of the movement, says times.
Then the plan remains the same. Spread the fake. Target election officials who refute the scams by highlighting them so that the conspiratorial right can turn against them and either vote for them or remove them from office. Use a Republican “army” pre-selected by their faith to deceive to monitor individual constituencies and voters in search of anything that can be used as a basis for new deceptions. Use paranoia to justify what Republicans tried to do in 2020 by demanding that the votes be cast until the total number of votes has returned in favor of Donald Trump, while ensuring that the officials who obstructed these demands are no longer present.
Oh, and just to end things: the CNN report reminds us of nationwide Republican efforts to ban the use of counting machines by forcing bulletins to count by hand, even in large areas where such counting would take weeks. although election experts agree that the counting of votes by hand is far more prone to errors than a ballot counting machine, using limited manual counting to check that the equipment is working properly.
Much of the press appears to be demanding Republican censuses as a descendant of the general Republican contempt for experts and knowledge, a natural result of the party’s insistence that election fraud is rampant and voters, the machinery, the government and Italian representatives. it has all the satellites. That is not it. It is part of which, however, is not the right scheme.
Donald Trump, a treacherous liar, has tried to lead the party into believing that all the votes counted after the very first count was published are in some way fraudulent or dishonest, instead insisting (because again, a man is indeed one of the stupidest Americans you you can find and it is sakot something) that at midnight or some other time on election night, election officials simply have to declare a winner, and if all the votes have not been counted by then, it is sad to be you, every American who did not have a bulletin. . This is an extremely stupid belief that you have to be a human strain to even entertain, but he has some success among a Republican group that understands that “don’t count any votes our election officials haven’t received.” Is actually one of the best. voter oppression schemes that anyone could ever come up with.
How could you make sure that most votes were never counted? Slow down the count as much as possible. How can you slow down the count? Requiring a team of election officials to pay attention to every last bulletin that has been exhausted would effectively sabotage the entire system.
How would you use it to hold Republican elections almost every time? Underfund areas with large populations with millions of votes – those who safely vote for Democrats so that they can count only a small proportion of their votes in the hours after polls close. Give Republican counties more per capita and resources to count a much higher percentage of your vote. Go there.
This is the same trick of financing segregation that is already widely used across the country to ensure that Democratic districts have long, long queues on polling day, while Republican districts are a quick stop for entry and exit; it just adds a new way to cast even the votes of the electorate to do manages to return after this long wait. Republican officials, who are now demanding a full manual count for large population centers, will never be able to hear that a few weeks after election day, a new total of votes has been reached, changing the number of Republicans in the past. They would not subject it. They would admit that handwritten ballot papers are fraudulent or illegal, or what is needed, and the current Supreme Court would gladly decide that waiting a few weeks before the election is so unbearable that officials have to go with election night. counts and nothing else. You know they would do it, Republicans know they would do it, and the Supreme Court judges themselves know they would. This is fraud.
There. You have now grasped most of the behind-the-scenes plans that the Republican Party is officially implementing to encourage new frauds that will justify the cancellation of the November elections, in which party candidates do not win. Keep in mind that each of these methods only needs to produce fodder to create a new scam – no one actually has to create real evidence of any violation. The aim is to put conspiracy people in positions where they can use their brains to invent new conspiracy theories that, like last time, will be delivered to lawyers to be thrown out of new courtrooms, but this time there are new Republican laws that allow Republicans to run an election count after the hoax has created a “contradiction” over the credibility of the total vote, as Mo Brouk told us, “in parts of the state that are predominantly Democrats.”
No one is trying to hide it, and they rely heavily on the proven reluctance of the press to identify fraud as an organized Republican party’s means of fighting the election. All that matters is that they create enough “confusion” about the election, that their own base is calling for it to be overturned, and if the political press wants to impotentially point out that this was a hoax from the outset, and what then? So far, no consequences have emerged that would make the rebel attempt a bad political move. You can try it as many times as necessary until the party gets the desired result.
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