A new level of political corruption is now occurring in upcoming state elections for Governor.
In Georgia, Brian Kemp is the Secretary of State since 2010, responsible for keeping track of voter registration. He is the Republican nominee for Governor, and has refused to allow updating of registration, with 70 percent of 53,000 voters not being allowed to vote being African Americans, and with his Democratic opponent, Stacey Abrams, an African American female, protesting that Kemp should resign as Secretary of State, because he is interfering unjustly with the right to vote. Kemp has dismissed such calls for him to give up his government position as Secretary of State, despite the fact that he will be leaving that position at the end of the year, whether he wins or loses the Governorship race, but trying meanwhile to stack the deck against his African American opponent.
In Kansas, Republican nominee for Governor Kris Kobach, has been Secretary of State since 2011, and has removed nearly 20,000 people from voter rolls, and implemented some of the strictest voter ID laws in America. He has been noted nationally for his charges of voter fraud being widespread, and he has purged voter rolls in the same corrupt way that Kemp has in Georgia, and it will affect voting next month, as it will in Georgia. He has been the strongest advocate of nativism toward immigrants, and headed a White House Presidential Advisory Commission On Election Integrity in May 2017, disbanded without a report in January 2018. Kobach has been a lightning rod for many who have accused him of massive corruption, and discriminatory policies toward immigrants, making him the hero of white supremacists and nativists, even more than Brian Kemp.
Both Kemp and Kobach are close friends of Donald Trump, who, of course, has no problem with what they are doing, since it benefits Republicans.
Effectively, both Kemp and Kobach are working to fix the election results by limiting the right to vote, and all this occurring because the Supreme Court in Shelby County V Holder in 2013 allowed weakening of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and gave states the right to set up new voter restrictions.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 â€” We are now three weeks from Election Day, for the 2018 midterm elections, and I would figure the following: U.S. Houseâ€”Democratic pickup for a new majority; U.S. Senateâ€”Tossup (with slight advantage as a Republican hold); and U.S. Governorsâ€”Tossup. â€œSalonâ€ has an interview with Ralph Nader. It is very interesting.
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â€˜Ralph Nader: Democrats are still weak and corrupt, â€œcould blow it againâ€â€™
By Andrew Oâ€™Hehir (10.14.2018)
Here is the video interview:
It’s modern day Jim Crow.
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Voter suppression that occurred live today.
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