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Is Ron DeSantis Getting Ready to Pull a Jeb Bush?
Thom plus logo Will Ron DeSantis succumb to the same temptation to rig the election for himself, like Jeb Bush did for his brother George? As Michael Keaton once said in a movie, "Is a frog's ass watertight?"

It appears that Ron DeSantis is getting ready to pull a Jeb Bush: Floridians should get ready.

Jeb, then governor of Florida, famously threw the 2000 election in Florida — with a little help from 5 Republicans on the Supreme Court — to his brother, Texas Governor George W. Bush, who won the election by a mere 537 votes.

Jeb did this through his Secretary of State, Katherine Harris, using voter purges and "spoilage" of Black people's ballots.

For the voter purge, Harris acquired from George W. Bush's Texas a list of all of that state's convicted felons. Like most former slave states, the largest cohort of Texas' citizens are white but the majority of their prisoners — about 2/3rds — are Black or Hispanic.

So, how did Harris and Bush use this Texas felon list — and their own Florida felon list — to purge Black and Hispanic voters off the Florida voting rolls in 2000, and how could DeSantis do the same this year and in 2024?

Read more at HartmannReport.com.

-Thom
Tuesday's Daily Stack Daily Stack
Hour One: Is Ron DeSantis Getting Ready to Pull a Jeb Bush?
Article: "The Hidden History of the War On Voting" by Thom Hartmann.
Article: "QuickFacts: Texas" by U.S. Census.
Law: "H.R.3295 - Help America Vote Act of 2002" by Rep. Ney, Robert W. [R-OH-18].
Article: "Black Leaders to Protest Tally of Electors" by Nick Anderson.
Article: "2019 Statistical Report" by Texas Board of Criminal Justice.
Article: "Our Mission" by US Commission on Civil Rights.
Article: "GOP Challenging Voter Registrations" by Jo Becker.
Law: "Help America Vote Act" (2002).
Article: "A Guide to Voter Caging" by Justin Levitt.
Article: "Husted v. Randolph Institute" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Steve Bannon pardon: Trump pardons Steve Bannon as one of his final acts in office" by Pamela Brown, Paul LeBlanc and Kaitlan Collins.
Article: "10th Amendment" "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people"
Bill: "H.R.7061 - Big Oil Windfall Profits Tax Act" by Rep. Khanna, Ro [D-CA-17].
Bill: "S.3802 - Big Oil Windfall Profits Tax Act" by Sen. Whitehouse, Sheldon [D-RI].
Article: "Rebellion, uprising, or insurrection" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Coup d'état" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Critical race theory" (CRT) by Wikipedia.

Hour Two: Live Coverage of the J-6 Congressional Hearings...

Hour Three: Live Coverage of the J-6 Congressional Hearings Continues
Thom's Take & Your Calls...
Podcast: "On Abortion Laws, It All Goes Back to 2010" by Michael Barbaro.
Article: "Reconstruction era" by Wikipedia.
Quote: "Evil cannot create anything new, they can only corrupt and ruin what good forces have invented or made" - J.R.R. Tolkien.
Article: "Employment Guidance for the District of Columbia National Guard" by Christopher C Miller, 4 January 2021.
Article: "14th Amendment, July 9, 1868 (citizenship, representatives, public debt, Equal Protection Clause).
Article: "Barack Obama citizenship conspiracy theories" (birtherism) by Wikipedia.
Article: "Compromise of 1877" by Wikipedia.
Article: "The Hayes-Tilden Electoral Commission" by James Monroe.
Case: "Plessy v. Ferguson", 1896 (separate but equal).
Article: "13th Amendment", December 6, 1865. "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.".
Article: "15th Amendment", February 3, 1870 "The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude".
Article: "Eugene Goodman" by Wikipedia.
Wednesday on The Thom Hartmann Program, 12-3pm ET
I'll be talking with Dr. Mary L. Trump, Ph.D from the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University, and has taught graduate courses in trauma, psychopathology, and developmental psychology / She writes a column at Substack called, https://marytrump.substack.com/">The Good In Us / Host-The Mary Trump Show podcast on YouTube / Author of the new book, The Reckoning: Our Nation's Trauma and Finding A Way to Heal / Previous book: Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man
Plus, what is quantitative easing and why should I care? - Economist Dr. Richard Wolff, Co-founder, Democracy At Work / Author of numerous books - his latest is The Sickness is the System (now also available as an eBook)
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