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The New Voter Suppression Has Begun
Palast on Thom Hartmann’s The Big Picture

"The Election Integrity Commission is a sham... It’s a blatant attempt at a national voter suppression campaign."
— Thom Hartmann

What Kris Kobach wants is the entire voter files for all 50 states. Of the 44 "resistor" states, I've counted 21 that have already given their lists to Kobach [1] — via his Wichita, KS office instead of the one in DC.

The danger is, we know what Kobach and the GOP have done with these lists before. He’s created something called Interstate Crosscheck where he hunts for “double voters”. He’s already created a list of 7.2 million names of people who are suspected of voting twice. This is why Donald Trump has said there are 3 million double voters, because there are 3 million pairs of names.

Jame Thomas Brown is supposed to be the same voter as James Edward Brown, in other words double voting on a mass basis is a fraud. There aren’t millions of fraudulent voters, there are fraudulent Secretaries of State and con artists like Kris Kobach.

He’s got 28 states, mostly Republican, and he wants the others — especially California and Texas. Because then he’ll have a whole bunch of names to match — like Jose Rodriguez and David Wong — and he can knock off more voters of color.

I kid you not, 587 James Brown’s in Georgia have been tagged by Crosscheck as double voters, even though almost none of the middle names match — that don’t feel good!

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