Just wanted to point out for those watching the NSA leaked voter hacking story. This misinformed or woefully ill informed or just plain obtuse journalist just claimed in wonder that the Russians, by hacking into the voter registration system where they could easily have removed voters names, so when voters went to vote, they wouldn't be able to, was a chance the Russians seemingly passed up since no one was unable to vote because no one was removed from the voter rolls in 2016. Head knocking against wall.
Ahem...so what about the 200,000 African Americans in Wisconsin who showed up to vote but their names were gone? Or, the 90,000 people of color in North Carolina? Or, the 50,000 Latino Americans and African Americans in Arizona who also had the same experience? Or, the Latino Americans in Florida? The African Americans in Pennsylvania? - All being inexplicably tossed off the voting rolls without notification? Upwards of 3 million voters illegally tossed off the rolls. That's Democratic voters by the way.
That new rule Republicans used after the gutting of the Voting Rights Act so no one including the Office of Voting Rights in Wash DC had to be informed when you suppressed votes came in real handy. People tried to vote. Their names were gone. They went to court. Some got reinstated in time. Some didn't. These many events were interpreted as Republican acts of voter suppression. Now I wonder.
If I wanted to hide my voting roll hacking crime in plain site? I'd boost those numbers of suppressed voters. Mix mine in with the suppressed votes the Republican election boards were already committing. The Republicans suppress, say, 40,000 which goes to court, much fanfare, meager efforts made to restore those voters in time for the election...while I suppress a further 20,000 undisclosed names. Given how cursory the inspection of the vote was, I just got away with election hacking piggy backing upon another's intended electioneering. Do that in 4 states where no-paper-trail Diebold electronic machines are used along with a history of electoral votes skewing the outcome against the majority of voters in a gerrymandered state, then I don't need to be too obvious cuz I can suppress fewer votes, the right votes, and still win the electoral votes by a hairline margin. The 5 machines in Pennsylvania with their tamperproof seals broken comes to mind. The machines were never inspected due to Trump's successful court injunction against Jill Stein, thus stopping the recount and any inspection of foul play. It really couldn't get much simpler.