August 9, 2016 7:41 pm -

Donald Trump continues to promote the lie that the system is rigged against him.

Speaking at a rally in Wilmington, North Carolina, Trump was making reference to the state’s voter identification law that was struck down last month by a federal appeals court, which ruled the legislation was “passed with racially discriminatory intent.” The opinion of the three-judge court said the law represented a clear effort on the part of North Carolina’s GOP-controlled legislature to suppress the state’s African-American vote.
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“Voter ID. What’s with that? What’s with voter ID? Why aren’t we having voter ID. In other words, ‘I want to vote, here’s my identification. I want to vote,’” Trump said. “As opposed to somebody coming up and voting 15 times for Hillary. And I will not tell you to vote 15 times. I will not tell you to do that. You won’t vote 15 times, but people will. They’ll vote many times, and how that could have happened is unbelievable.”

Trump said the removal of the voter ID law would lead to widespread voter fraud that will favor Democrat Hillary Clinton.
Generally speaking, legislators backing laws like the one in North Carolina say that such legislation is intended to stop voter fraud, though the number of documented cases of in-person voter fraud suggests the crime is virtually non-existent in the U.S.



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.