October 12, 2016

WHEN ONE BLACK PANTHER DOES IT THERE'S A NATIONAL CONSPIRACY...:

Donald Trump is taking a page from Reconstruction-era white supremacists (Donald Nieman, 10/12/16, The Conversation)

Trump has often claimed that only a "rigged system" could deny him victory. How? Not through sabotaged debate microphones or a biased media but through unqualified voters.

At a recent rally in Pennsylvania - a must-win state - Trump digressed from his text to remind his mostly white audience of this danger, urging them to go to "certain areas" on Election Day and "watch" who was voting. The implication, of course, was that they should challenge anyone who appeared to be unqualified. Nor was this a random remark. The Trump campaign features a website where supporters can sign up to become a "Trump Election Observer" and "Stop Crooked Hillary From Rigging This Election!"

How can "Trump Election Observers" distinguish between qualified and unqualified voters? Trump doesn't say. But his reference to "certain areas" - and the entire tenor of his campaign - suggests that their color will give them away.

Posted by at October 12, 2016 4:35 PM

  

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