While progressives, dems and trolls on Facebook keep up the blame game the arguments and invective maybe be not just past tense, but beyond any point worth arguing... at least for now. Trump is appointing the king of election fraud to "fix" our elections. I have this image in my mind of Americans spread out on an operating table, senses deadened by inner conflict, and Doc Chris Kobach finalizing the snip, snip, snip he has been doing with his Crosscheck scissors. The object: neuter politically incorrect portions of the American electorate. If you're not their kind of voter the chances you'll even get to the voting booth will be lessened, and chances are, if you do, that your vote will be counted will be severely curtailed.
 Here's the final last game winning kick over the one party seeking rule goalpost: we may never know.
 Hey, there are good, partisan, reasons why voting machine software is proprietary.
 Meet the Prince Vlad of voting: Chris Kobach. His organization, which many states use to cleanse their voter rolls, rolls out raw data lists. If you're black, if you're Hispanic, if you belong to an ethnic group likely not to vote for the... right... side, states use his raw data lists to shove a stake not just through the heart of voters like you, but right up your patoot. All you have to do is have a name slightly similar to someone else in another state.
  If there's any one factor that lost Hillary the election it's not anything Hillary said, or did, or didn't say or do. It's not low turnout. It's not corporatism. It's not that the Donald was perceived as an "outsider," or perceived Clinton corruption. It's Chris and Crosscheck.
 In states crucial to Hillary winning the College, Crosscheck had eliminated hundreds of thousands of votes. Some voters may never have known their votes were electronically tossed out because they were on Crosscheck's bogus double voter lists. Or they made placebo votes, laughingly called "provisional," which, despite claims, have never, ever been counted as far as we know. When challenging advocates I have yet to be shown proof one provisional has ever been counted.
 Why? Because they're not. Hence, "placebo." Hence why exit polls have been so off so many years. They thought they voted.
 Some of these states Trump won with far, far less votes than voters who were purged.
 And getting your vote back can be a real bitch, depending on your personal circumstances and what state you reside in.
 So now Chris and Donnie are going to make damn sure the purge is nationwide.
You think they'll just stick with Hispanics, blacks and not find other ways to single out groups of voters who don't tend to vote their way to eliminate?
 Have fun, lefties, if fighting and accusing each other is all you want to do. You know what they do to dogs who fight too much, right? So obsessed you probably won't even hear the "snip, snip, snip."

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Inspection is a column that has been written by Ken Carman for over 40 years. Inspection is dedicated to looking at odd angles, under all the rocks, and into the unseen cracks and crevasses, that constitute the issues and philosophical constructs of our day: places few think, or even dare, to venture.
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Republicans Admit to Accepting Bribes, Why Aren't They In Jail?


The whole Roy Moore thing in a way really highlights in my mind how committed the Republicans are to sucking up to the very, very wealthy base. I've been referring to them for a long time as the owners of the Republican Party, but they're also the ones that keep the Republican Party in power. They're also the supporters of the Republican Party.