Congressman John Lewis boycotted the inauguration because he thought Trump’s presidency was illegitimate. It may well be, but not because of Russian influence.
Thirty states participated in the “Crosscheck” program run by Kansas Republican Secretary State Kris Kobach, who put the kibosh on a lot of votes. People identified by the “Crosscheck” program were falsely assumed to be registered to vote in more than one state, and were therefore purged from the voting roles. When they went to vote, they were either outright denied their vote, or given “provisional” ballots that in most cases were never counted.
Trump complains that the polls got it all wrong – in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania the polls were from 90 to 100% favoring Clinton, yet Trump “won” all three states.
Or did he?
- In Michigan he won by only 10,704 votes, and yet over 84,000 ballots did not pick up a vote for the president category! In addition there were 1000’s of provisional ballots that were NEVER COUNTED.
- In Pennsylvania he won by 49,000 votes out of 6 millions votes (that’s less than 1/8th of a percent.) And in PA, 70% of the voting machines have no paper trail, and therefore no one knows if their vote was legitimately counted correctly. And there were also 1000’s of provisional ballots that were NEVER COUNTED.
- In Wisconsin he won by only 22,177 votes on machines that are so vulnerable that California bans their use. And there were also 1000’s of provisional ballots that were NEVER COUNTED.
We could have verified that these vote counts (except for PA) were correct, but the Republicans stopped the recounts.
Then Trump complains that this is not the first time that Representative Lewis boycotted an inauguration because he felt it was illegitimate. He did the same thing after the 2000 election of George Bush. And as I recall, the Republicans prevented a recount then too.
If you get a chance, check out Greg Palast’s “The Best Democracy Money Can Buy” (A Tale of Billionaires & Ballot Bandits) book or DVD. And ask yourself why the US media is not reporting on this?