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How Donald Trump Could Win the USA Election – by Matt Lewis – Independent UK

How Donald Trump Could Win the USA Election

by Matt Lewis – Independent UK


Donald Trump

Donald Trump is neither a statesman nor an everyman. He’s a political schizophrenic.

Anyone who doubts this need only look back to Wednesday (August 31, 2016) as a microcosm of his mercurial campaign.
It was a tale of two Trumps: one, the aspiring statesman; and the other, the demagogic hero of the American workingman.

It started in Mexico, where Trump met with President Enrique Peña Nieto. He shrewdly positioned himself next to a
foreign head of state, as if the president’s power and status were contagious. If the goal was to make him look statesmanlike and diplomatic, it worked.

But it wasn’t just the optics. Rhetorically, Trump struck a conciliatory tone while talking about “shared goals.”

For a moment, at least, it appeared that he might have outflanked Hillary Clinton.  ……..  Then he crossed the border into Arizona.     Continue reading

The dark, complex history of Trump’s model for his mass deportation plan

The dark, complex history of Trump’s model for his mass deportation plan

“One day, my father didn’t come home,” remembers Torres, who lived with his family in a mining camp in Arizona at the time. “My brother and I were left without a father. We never saw him again.”

Torres, 85, who went on to become a congressman representing the Pico Rivera area, was part of a generation of people whose lives were changed dramatically by large-scale deportation campaigns during the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s in which millions of Mexican nationals were rounded up and sent across the border on buses, trains and ships.    Continue reading

Roundup: Voter irregularities – USA Elections

Roundup: Voter irregularities

Posted by David Beard on November 6, 2012 at 5:15 pm

VoteTracker: Here is a partial look at reported incidents of voter registration and election irregularities, with links to full stories on the issue.

Nov. 6 — NEW JERSEY — E-mail voting extended to 8 p.m. Friday. Faced with a flood of applications to vote via e-mail or fax by people displaced by Hurricane Sandy, the Garden State extended the voting deadline. Over the weekend, the administration of Gov. Chris Christie chose to offer e-mail and fax voting to storm victims, despite security concerns. See the full story.

Nov. 6 — FLORIDA — Voting machine problems; 12,310 ‘wrong-day’ robocalls. At least two Hillsborough County polls reported vote-machine problems, The Tampa Tribune reported. Also, officials acknowledged the higher number of Pinellas County voters who got a robo-call Tuesday by election officials mistakenly telling them the vote was Wednesday. Another 28,300 calls with the correct date were made Monday. The mistake came from a vendor, said the county elections supervisor. Vote-scanning problems also occurred in the South Florida communities of Miami Springs, Pembroke Pines and Plantation, the Miami Herald reported.   [more]