Saturday, September 03, 2016


During the 2008 McCain - Obama contest, John McCain claimed that ACORN (a grassroots organization dedicated to registering new voters nationwide) was committing voter fraud and was going to steal the election. In the final 2008, debate, John McCain said: "ACORN is now on the verge of maybe perpetrating one of the greatest frauds in voter history in this country, maybe destroying the fabric of democracy."…/-Factchecking-the-lies-about-ACORN.

That assertion was a complete fabrication- in fact ACORN had been the VICTIM of fraud when unscrupulous employees turned in fictitious names of voters (famously, the entire Dallas Cowboys football team was turned in as new voters in Nevada) Of course, it would require someone with half a brain to analyze this story and realize that because the ACORN contractors were being paid by ACORN according to the number of voters they signed up, that ACORN was the victim- not the perpetrator of the fraud. Since none of the fictitious voters would ever actually turn up to vote (i.e. Tony Romo, Cowboys QB, wasn't going to show up in Nevada to vote), there was 0 voter fraud that was going to occur. And that is what happened- or, more accurately, that is what DIDN'T happen- in the 2008 election. Apparently that required more brainpower than McCain was able to muster, or else he deliberately lied, and every right wing commentator bought the lie or willingly spread it. (check out the reprise of this false allegation in Georgia recently:…/jay-delancy-…/2014/09/23/id/596420/).

So, when Donald Trump now claims that he is going to lose because the election is rigged…, I am tempted to make the same bet I made publicly to McCain in 2008: DONALD TRUMP: I will pay you $1,000 for every voter greater than the number of 10, nationwide (where more than 120 million votes will be cast) who turns out to have been a person impersonating another person who was actually registered to vote, if you will pay me $1,000,000 (that's ONE MILLIION DOLLARS) for every number less than 10- i.e., if the number is 9 nation wide, you pay me one million dollars. If the number is 0 nation wide (as it was in 2008), you pay me $10,000,000.00 (that's ten million dollars). What do you say Donald, is this election going to be rigged by voter fraud? Put your money where your mouth is.


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