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Hillary’s Rigged Primary Victories are Showing the World Presidents are Selected — Not Elected

Phoenix, AZ – The fix is apparently in for the 2016 Democratic presidential primaries, after massive voter suppression was reported in the Arizona Democratic primary.

In 2012, Maricopa County had 200 polling locations open on primary day, but reduced the number of polling stations to only 60 for 2016.

The extreme reduction of polling locations served to create wait times of over 5 hours to cast a ballot; an extreme amount of time that working class citizens often don’t have the luxury of waiting.

Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell, who was responsible for the reduction in polling places in 2016, attempted to justify her actions by claiming that voter turnout was traditionally low, so she simply reduced the number of polling locations to save money.

Indicative of something more nefarious afoot, Pima County, home to Tucson, had almost double the number of polling locations open compared to Maricopa County, even though Pima County is only approximately one-third the size.

On top of having far too few polling locations open in general, the lack of stations in densely populated Latino neighborhoods indicate something far more organized, given that almost 41 percent of Phoenix residents are Latino.

“In my district, there is only one polling place,’’ Democratic State Senator Martin Quezada told AZCentral.com. “In my neighboring district, LD 30, there are no polling places.”

“It is no coincidence many poor and predominantly Latino areas didn’t get a polling place,” AZCentral.com editorial columnist Elvia Diaz wrote Tuesday night.

These types of anomalies are seemingly par for the course though when it comes to establishment political elites like Hillary Clinton, which begs the question; are elections being rigged?

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A statistical analysis of the 2008 to 2012 vote results revealed that widespread electronic vote rigging taking place, exposing that over 1 million votes were switched from other GOP candidates, to Mitt Romney, during the 2012 GOP presidential primary.

“This substantial effect exceeds reasonable statistical bounds and we calculate that the probability of such election results happening by chance is beyond typical or even extreme,” Francois Choquette, co-author of the analysis said.

Think back to 2008, Clinton was facing upstart candidate Barack Obama, who had just won Iowa and had a commanding lead going into New Hampshire in both pre-election polls, as well as exit polling on election night.

But the final results were dramatically different from the polls, in which every one had Obama winning with an average lead of 8.3 percent, yet Clinton ended up winning by 2.6 percent, somehow unaccountably gaining 10 percentage points over night.

Adding to the suspicion, various pre-election polls had been fairly precise in their predictions for all other candidates in the same race, but had mysteriously miscalled the numbers for Clinton and Obama.

New Hampshire Democratic Primary 2008.

Interestingly, the hand-counted paper ballot results favored Obama, while Clinton won in the districts where electronic voting machines secretly counted ballots.

Clinton: statewide optical scan tally: 52.73 percent
Obama: statewide optical scan tally: 47.27 percent
Clinton: statewide hand-count tally: 46.75 percent
Obama: statewide hand-count tally: 53.25 percent

According to a report featured in Truth-out:

Hillary Clinton’s upset win was imagined by some as a fix perpetrated by rogue elements among her more conservative New Hampshire Democratic backers. Others pointed the finger at Republican operatives who they believe may have orchestrated her victory, judging Obama the stronger horse against Romney (or any other GOP candidate).

As it happens, the Premier Voting Machine company, which controlled over three-quarters of the New Hampshire primary, was actually the same Republican-friendly Diebold Voting Machine Company involved in the controversial upset victory by President George W. Bush over John Kerry in Ohio in 2004. (The company had just switched names.)

Diebold CEO Walden O’Dell, who had publicly pledged to deliver Ohio to Bush in 2004, was later mired in widespread accusations of a conspiracy to rig out Kerry late on election night in Ohio. Top cyber-security experts charged that Karl Rove’s online vote-gathering apparatus used a “man in the middle” hack to alter the results, in collusion with the ultra partisan Ohio secretary of state, Kenneth Blackwell, the co-chair of the Committee to Re-Elect George W. Bush.

The man who built the vote-tabulating system, GOP tech guru Michael Connell, died in a suspicious private plane crash after being subpoenaed and then compelled to testify against Rove. Two election officials were eventually convicted of rigging the Ohio recount.

Programming the counting for the 2008 New Hampshire primary was a little known company called LHS Associates, which used the same infamous GEMS software long proven to be easily manipulated by insiders to alter the outcome of the election and produce a matching, fraudulent poll tape report.

With such entrenched political elites working to game the system, is there actually any hope that our elections are representative?

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Sadly, the answer is no.

Even after being made aware of the vulnerabilities of the voting machines, by computer expert Harri Hursti, prior to the 2008 NH primary, the New Hampshire State House Subcommittee on Election Equipment chose to continue to use the easily tampered with software.

Over the course of this election cycle, one thing has become apparent; the political elite and the party bosses are the ones that select the President of the United States, citizen voting is simply a formality to provide legitimacy to the ruling elite.

Presidents are selected, not elected. – Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Jay Syrmopoulos is a political analyst, free thinker, researcher, and ardent opponent of authoritarianism. He is currently a graduate student at University of Denver pursuing a masters in Global Affairs. Jay’s work has been published on Ben Swann’s Truth in Media, Truth-Out, Raw Story, MintPress News, as well as many other sites. You can follow him on Twitter @sirmetropolis, on Facebook at Sir Metropolis and now on tsu.
  • Cam Alft

    the system is corrupt,criminals run it,criminals are working at the polling stations and fraud is everywhere,even on video and millions of complaints about the computerized polling booths that change the votes…but yet nothing is done,now we have this and all the illegals voting,it is clearly fraud…

  • Charlene Davies

    There is no question that the primaries are rigged and have been since day one. The greatly reduced number of debates, designed to limit the public’s exposure to the candidate who was not a household name; the near black-out of early media coverage for Senator Sanders; the poll officials doing everything they could to discourage Sanders supporters from being counted as caucus delegates (there is even video footage illustrating outright and unmistakable cheating); running out of ballots in almost every state’s primary and refusing to learn from what came before to adequately prepare for what was expected; Bill Clinton deliberately interfering with voters and pretending he didn’t know the law. If he was that stupid how did he become president let alone function in the position?

    Arizona was particularly egregious. I can’t believe Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell, in charge of their primary, had no access to the count of mail-in ballots to use in her calculations. There was no way any intelligent, involved person did not see and understand the record numbers of voters turning out for this primary cycle. The information is out there for anyone who cares to see it. That was deliberate fraud and it would take a LOT of contradictory evidence (not explanation, evidence) to persuade me otherwise. Money has done its best to buy this election, and it’s working to some extent. They hadn’t counted on the voters waking up en masse to the corruption that is and has been the reason for so many of us working and saving our entire lives and still ending up near the poverty line. That didn’t just happen, it was caused by the actions of our “representatives” in government. It continued long beyond the point where anyone with an open mind would have seen what they were doing, and yet money closed their minds to the reality of the destruction they were causing.

    The people who are being deliberately disenfranchised will not quietly roll over and accept fate. They have desperately rejected the future that is now being forced down their throats by the Democratic establishment. It has been bought and paid for by politicians selling them down the river. They want the future they are working hard to make for themselves. There will be backlash. I don’t know what form it will take, but I have no doubt it will come. We’re mad and we’re not going to take it anymore.

  • Sam Az

    I have no doubt that the system is rigged, and that Hillary and her backers will do anything to steal the nomination. And clearly the Maricopa primary was corrupt. But does anyone have a theory as to how this was carried out, i.e. how did the Republican-dominated local election officials end up acting in Hillary’s interest? Someone must have some insight, please share.

    • Phreak

      First off, Hillary is a LINO (Liberal in name only). Lets not forget the ties her and Bill have to the banking and securities industries. Bill Clinton’s failure to veto the Gramm–Leach–Bliley Act confirms that the Billary twins are bought and paid for by the same people who have the Republicans in their pocket.
      The fabricated “issues” that divide party lines are simply smoke and mirrors to hide the fact that the real issues that we should be concerned about are being systematically imposed by both parties. Bill and Obama both had chances to work for labor yet both failed miserably in that regard. Obama’s support of fast-tracking TPP through Congress proves he is part of the same gang.
      Republicans like to pretend that Democrats are anti-business while they continue to support only large corporations that already have unfair advantages over small business.

      • Phreak

        To sum it up, Hillary is a back-up in case their darling Ted Cruz loses to Trump. All the more reason to choose Bernie!

  • Wat Stearns

    don’t forget Clinton Curtis, whisteblower on Florida 2000 vote manipulations

  • ke

    You are a fucking troll of an author. You have no proof of what you say except innuendo. It’s typical of losers to blame others for their failures.