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How Voter Suppression Threw Wisconsin to Trump

How Voter Suppression Threw Wisconsin to Trump

This is from 2017, but it is even more relevant today.

Ari Berman Mother Jones – November/December 2017 Issue

You can’t say Andrea Anthony didn’t try. A 37-year-old African American woman with an infectious smile, Anthony had voted in every major election since she was 18. On November 8, 2016, she went to the Clinton Rose Senior Center, her polling site on the predominantly black north side of Milwaukee, to cast a ballot for Hillary Clinton. “Voting is important to me because I know I have a little, teeny, tiny voice, but that is a way for it to be heard,” she said. “Even though it’s one vote, I feel it needs to count.”

…But this was Wisconsin’s first major election that required voters—even those who were already registered—to present a current [picture ID] … to cast a ballot. Anthony couldn’t, and so she wasn’t able to vote.” Continue Reading…

Study shows how many wisconsin voters were blocked
(Marisa Wojcik/The Eau Claire Leader-Telegram via AP)

A New Study Shows Just How Many Americans Were Blocked From Voting in Wisconsin In 2016

Yikes! Maybe John Lewis Was Legitimately Right!

Yikes! Maybe John Lewis Was Legitimately Right!

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.

Voting Machines
Voting Machines

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?