On today's BradCast, Donald Trump called this morning for "a major investigation" into what he falsely claims to be 3 to 5 million illegal votes cast in the November 2016 election, "including those registered in two states". But Trump probably should have checked with his own topappointees before pointing fingers. [Audio link to show posted below.]
Of course, many Republicans will be all too happy to "investigate" Trump's "bogus" claims and use them, no matter what little fraud is revealed, in order to institute voting restrictions that have nothing to do with fraud, but may well keep those who tend to vote Democratic from being able to vote at all.
As discussed today, we've been covering these issues for more than a decade here at The BRAD BLOG and on The BradCast for a reason. Donald Trump is just one of them. We look at his repeatedlydebunked claims, the discredited studies cited in support of them by his Press Secretary and the nascent effort by some Democratic members of Congress to push back.
Also today: More on Team Trump's chilling efforts to remove climate science and environmental protection from the Environmental Protection Agency and listener calls on all of the above and much more...
While we post The BradCast here every day, and you can hear it across all of our great affiliate stations and websites, to automagically get new episodes as soon as they're available sent right to your computer or personal device, subscribe for free at iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn or our native RSS feed!
* * *
MONTHLY BRAD BLOG SUBSCRIPTION
(Snail mail support to "Brad Friedman, 7095 Hollywood Blvd., #594 Los Angeles, CA 90028" always welcome too!)
READER COMMENTS ON "Trump's Dangerous New 'Voter Fraud' Lies: 'BradCast' 1/25/2017" (3 Responses so far...)
COMMENT #1 [Permalink] ...
said on 1/26/2017 @ 11:48 am PT...
If the self-styled "mainstream" press is serious about doing its job, here is a good place to start. The gentleman from New York has given them an opening with his false claim of voter fraud. So, every single time the broadcast press has a guest taking that line on their shows, they need to refer to Professor Justin Levitt's study, in which he reviewed elections from the Presidency to dogcatcher between 2000-2014, that revealed thirty-one POSSIBLE case of in-person voter fraud.* And they also need to refer to Operation Crosscheck, which GOP Governors and their Secretaries of State used to remove people from the rolls by claiming they were voting in multiple States, even though Greg Palast showed that the list was faulty and designed to remove Democratic or Democratic-leaning voters. The press needs to do this relentlessly. And that is not partisan; it is factual.
*They could learn a lot from the bradblog.
COMMENT #2 [Permalink] ...
said on 1/26/2017 @ 3:53 pm PT...
I would suspect the mainstream press ignores Greg Palast's reports (and BradBlog's and others as well), because the corporate ownership of said press desires election fraud to be available to their own interest$ within the US system, so they pursue false stories, and fail to pursue the legit ones.
It may be a conspiracy, and it surely represents corruption.
COMMENT #3 [Permalink] ...
said on 1/27/2017 @ 7:12 pm PT...