America: From Land Of The Free, To A Budding Dictatorship
The presidential elections in America are a strong and severe sign that having an opinion in 2016 is quite literally hate speech. Trump supporters are being violently attacked, ridiculed and shamed for harbouring beliefs that are in their best interest. Whereas Hilary supporters, though many are mocked now too due to recent backlashes, are considered the “saner” of voters.
But why is this? Isn’t a voting system like this an element of democracy? People should be allowed to choose who they’d like. But there is one small problem with this statement: America is no longer a democracy. This ship is starting to leave the dockyard, following Germany and Sweden, who have drifted off to restless seas long ago.
An element of this “freedom” is, of course, the rigged elections. Nothing says a fair race more than biased, computerised election booths. Mind you, I would do copious amounts of research of what I am putting my vote into before I do decide to trust this technology. After doing some further reading on which companies have made and installed these machines, the vote switching seems more believable than ever.
One of the most used voting machine companies in the USA, Dominion Voting Systems, have had their cover blown. As of August 2010, Dominion voting machines have been used in 600 jurisdictions in 22 states of the United States, and 80,000 Dominion ImageCast Precinct Optical Scan Tabulators are in use in other countries. Seems rather reliable, right?
A GAB site user, who goes by the name of “Special Prosecutor Will Logan” has found some rather intriguing information relating to this case. Dominion Voting Systems and The Clinton Foundation did a 2.25 million dollar charity initiative in developing nations together called the DELIAN Project. Seems shifty, doesn’t it? But there’s more.
According to OpenSecrets, the company who provided the alleged rigged voting machines are a subsidiary of The McCarthy Group. For those of you who are unaware, the McCarthy group is a major donor to the Clinton Foundation. According to sources, they donated 200,000 dollars in 2007 – when it was the largest owner of United States voting machines.
In addition to this, many members of the public have used social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter to tell their stories about the rigged voting machines.
Paul Joseph Watson had written about some specific individuals that are making allegations that their votes were switched by the machines. One of the examples that he cited was a Facebook post by Lisa Houlette of Amarillo, Texas:
“Gary and I went to early vote today…I voted a straight Republican ticket and as I scrolled to submit my ballot I noticed that the Republican Straight ticket was highlighted, however, the Clinton/Kaine box was also highlighted! I tried to go back and change and could not get it to work. I asked for help from one of the workers and she couldn’t get it to go back either. It took a second election person to get the machine to where I could correct the vote to a straight ticket. Be careful and double check your selections before you cast your vote! Don’t hesitate to ask for help. I had to have help to get mine changed.”
Likewise, a similar incident was reported on Facebook by Shandy Clark of Arlington, Texas:
“Hey everyone, just a heads up! I had a family member that voted this morning and she voted straight Republican. She checked before she submitted and the vote had changed to Clinton! She reported it and made sure her vote was changed back. They commented that It had been happening. She is trying to get the word out and asked that we post and share. Just want everyone’s vote to be accurate and count. Check your vote before you submit!”
What is interesting, is that these happened in Texas, a state in America with one of the largest density of Trump supporters. Are they targeting the states which are more likely to vote for Trump? Or do the “faulty” machines just so happen to appear there?
Many sites are saying that these voting errors are a cause of voters of being unaware of what they are pressing, as well as the machines in use being “old”. How can they blame this sort of betrayal on the voters and the age of machines?
If my Nintendo 64 still works without errors (purchased in 1996), then how badly built does a simple voting machine have to be? But obviously, it’s not badly built, it’s programmed for disaster.
We are being told who to vote for, and if we don’t vote for what the government wants, they will vote for us. This isn’t the land of the free, this isn’t a democracy, this is just the beginning of a disturbing dictatorship.