Hat tip for the video link to Joseph Cannon.
Donald Trump got more votes than predicted by exit polls. Was the problem the exit polls? Or was it hacked electronic voting machines?
We’ve known for a long time that electronic voting machines can be easily hacked.
We know that in 12 states, Trump’s excess votes exceeded the margin of error.
There were four states—North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Florida—in which the Clinton won the exit poll and Trump won the vote count. If Trump had not carried those four states, he would have lost.
Is this proof that Trump supporters stole the election? No, but it is circumstantial evidence that needs to be investigated and explained. It should not be let drop.
As Joseph Cannon pointed out, exit polls prior to 2000 were considered absolutely reliable measures of the actual vote. After that there was a divergence in favor of Republicans.
That was roughly the same time that electronic voting machines started to come into widespread use. You didn’t have to be a rocket scientist or a Russian secret agent to be able to hack them. Almost any moderately-skilled hacker could.
Another way of rigging the election was taking voters off the election rolls by means of the CrossCheck voting system. The idea was that if there were two people with the same name (even if their middle name was different or one was junior and the other was senior) who were voters, they were the same person, and their names were deleted from voter registration lists without warning.
Of course this is ridiculous. Vote fraud, when it occurred in the old days, consisted of the same person voting under different names, including registered voters who had died or moved away.
Almost all the deleted names were typical names of African-Americans and Hispanics, such as Jackson or Hernandez.
Investigative reporter Greg Palast said the number of purged CrossCheck voters was equal to Trump’s margin of victory in Michigan, Arizona and North Carolina.
Here’s an explanation of CrossCheck from Greg Palast back in May.
How to Hack an Election in Seven Minutes by Ben Wofford for POLITICO.
Donald Trump was right | The election was rigged | In his favor by Ben Gelblum for the London Economic.
PROOF of election fraud in Wisconsin? by Joseph Cannon for Cannonfire. [added 11/22/2016]
Hillary Clinton urged to call for election vote recount in battleground states by Jon Swaine for The Guardian [added 11/23/2016]
Experts Urge Hillary Clinton to Challenge Election Results in 3 Swing States by Gabriel Sherman for New York magazine. [added 11/23/2016] Hat tip to Joseph Cannon.
Want to Know if the Election Was Hacked? Look at the Ballots by J. Alex Halderman for Medium. [added 11/23/2016] Hat tip to Joseph Cannon.
Election Data Screams Fraud by Eric Draitser for Counterpunch. [added 11/23/2016]