Public Comment

Rigged Election

Jagjit Singh
Tuesday November 01, 2016 - 12:24:00 PM

Donald Trump is right. The historic 2016 election is turning out to be rigged, forcing the Democratic Party to file lawsuits in four battleground states—Ohio, Arizona, Nevada and Pennsylvania—alleging Donald Trump’s campaign and the Republican Party are "conspiring to threaten, intimidate, and thereby prevent minority voters in urban neighborhoods from voting." Citing the Voting Rights Act and the 1871 Ku Klux Klan Act in its filing, the Ohio Democratic Party alleges, "Trump has sought to advance his campaign’s goal of 'voter suppression' by using the loudest microphone in the nation to implore his supporters to engage in unlawful intimidation." The suit also names Trump adviser Roger Stone and his super PAC as ‘co-conspirators’.  

Trump has repeatedly urged his supporters to monitor polling booths (code words for intimidation) on Election Day. The North Carolina NAACP has further amplified their concern by filing a federal lawsuit seeking an immediate injunction to stop the state and various county boards of elections from illegally invalidating the registrations of thousands of voters. The NAACP alleges African-American voters are being unfairly targeted in a coordinated effort to suppress the black vote in the state. 

To make matters worse, a prominent white nationalist has bankrolled robocalls to be made in Utah urging voters to back Trump over the third-party candidate Evan McMullin. 

I propose November 9, be decalred a national holiday so our weary nation can recover from PED (post-election disorder).