The Clinton machine used brazen voter suppression and election fraud to steal Arizona
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Desperate to prevent another “Michigan upset”, Hillary found an ingenious way to guarantee victory in Arizona.
The key to Clinton’s strategy in Arizona was early voting. In Arizona, around 70% of voters cast their ballot by mail. Why is this important? Because
of the 297,714 voters who have already cast their ballots—174,706 were female, 59 percent of the total early Democratic vote. The breakdown of early Democratic voters by gender and age is shown below. The early vote by women is dominated by older age groups. Voters under 30 account for only 7 percent of Democratic early voters compared to 41 percent for the over 65 crowd. The large number of women, particularly older women, who have already cast Democratic ballots, is a good sign for Hillary Clinton.
In other words, the elderly (see: Clinton supporters) make up the vast majority of early voters in Arizona.
Hillary's plan to steal Arizona was remarkably simple: Suppress voting on election day, and rely on her large lead with early voters to secure a win.
It was a perfectly executed heist. Here’s how she did it:
- Drastically reduce the number of polling locations to make voting nearly impossible
For starters, polling places were almost non-existent:
As reported by The Arizona Republic’s Mary Jo Pitzl, Maricopa County reduced the number of polling places from more than the 200 available for the 2012 presidential election to…60.
Sixty? Are you kidding me.
The fact that a voter could go to any polling place didn’t matter much when the lines were so long that many people were forced to abandon the line.
I’ve heard from a number of those who stood outside and waited, and waited, and waited.
One of them, Todd Johnson wrote in part, “I was in one of those long lines -- from 4 p.m. to just about 6:40. As we stood, the line just got longer…I saw motivated voters, some with children, trying to fulfill their civic duties. The poll workers were exhausted. The line had been there since 5 in the a.m. and the line only grew in length. My estimate is that if someone were to join before the 7 p.m. cutoff they were looking at a four-hour wait. Call these county officials out!”
Officials apparently believed that so many of us utilize the mail-in early-voting ballots that there is less demand for in-person voting locations.
Yeah, why would at least 30% of eligible voters feel the need to vote? What is this, some sort of "democracy"?
So far, so good.
2. Declare Hillary the winner while people are still standing in line and less than 1% of the vote is counted
This is cute:
Yes, the media called the election for Clinton with less than 1% of the vote counted and thousands of people still waiting in line to cast their ballot. Even four hours after polling stations closed, hundreds of people were still waiting in line:
More than four hours after polling places closed, hundred of people were still in line to vote at the Salvation Army office on Third Avenue in downtown Phoenix.
Aracely Calderon, 56, was the last person to get in line in time to vote at the site.
She made it just seconds before a volunteer began enforcing the site's closing shortly after 7 p.m.
When Calderon arrived, the line spanned more than 700 people and almost 4 blocks.
— azcentral (@azcentral)March 23, 2016
And it gets worse.
3. Thousands of voters say their party affiliation was altered or undocumented, preventing them from voting
Arizona has closed primaries, which means that if you aren't registered as a Democrat, you can't vote. As a local news report put it:
Arizona law already effectively disenfranchises 36 percent of registered voters.
These would be voters who are unaffiliated with any political party. Independent. The only way those individuals can vote in a primary is to re-register with a political party. And they have to do so 29 days before the election.
It’s ridiculous to think that 36 percent of Arizona voters -- can’t vote.
But many independents did change their party affiliation, and guess what happened on election day?
Leaders from the Arizona branch of the Democratic Party have confirmed that its lawyers are officially making an inquiry after multiple Democratic voters showed up to the polls only to find that they were listed as independents, Republicans, or had no party affiliation at all.
Many voters wound up having to wait in line under the hot Arizona sun only to find that they were ineligible to vote for the candidates of their choice. To add insult to injury, the polling locations have been so poorly planned that many voters had to wait in line up to four hours before finding out that their information had been improperly filed.
And just to be clear: We're not talking about a few isolated incidents. Every corner of the Internet is full of stories from people who tried to vote and were turned away:
I posted earlier about my being denied my legal right to vote this morning. I went to the Pima County Recorders office and video taped the whole thing. Here's what they are doing. They are copying voter registration cards changing the date and the party preference. They can't change the original because that goes out to the party. At first she tried to say I sent in a second voter registration card (of course I didn't not) then she changes her story to its a computer glitch then states it's an error.
This "error" also benefits Clinton tremendously:
People don't fully understand just how easy it is to write a database script to modify large sets of data in a matter of seconds or less.
Search for independent voters that have recently changed to dem, randomly select a % of them to be changed to lower the delegate loss and still seem on the books so they could tout it as a resounding victory.
The most-recent official roster has 37 percent (or 1.219 million) of registered Arizona voters declared as independents; 34 percent (or 1.115 million) as Republicans; and 28 percent (or 932,722) as Democrats.
THERE ARE MORE INDEPENDENTS THAN DEMOCRATS. That scared the sh*t out of the Clinton campaign, given Sanders has trounced her with independents in every state.
We're not done yet.
4. A purely coincidental but extremely convenient bomb threat prevented voters from seeking help
As you might expect, plenty of disenfranchised Arizona voters sought assistance from local authorities who could help them clear up problems with their voter registration. Unfortunately, bomb threats prevented many voters from getting the help they needed:
Pima County says the staff at the Recorder's Office was allowed back into the Public Service Center, after it was evacuated at around 5:30 p.m.
According to officials, Tucson Police Department found an item in the garage of the building, located at 240 N. Stone Ave. Due to bomb threat reports received earlier in the day, TPD decided to send its bomb squad to the scene.
TPD said the suspicious item was later found to not be a threat. The staff was allowed back in the building at around 6:35 p.m.
Officials say the area is still closed off.
Pima County said an additional 15 staff members have been added to help the voter help line.
Oh, good. Right in time for the polling stations to close at 7:00 pm.
The Clinton machine really outdid itself this time. Bravo, Hillary.
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