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The Enterprise, by Kirsten BorrorMarch 20, 2017
Russia helped Donald Trump rebuild himself after his bankruptcies gave him a scarlet letter with U.S. lenders. Since then Putin has worked towards his payback. Now he walks like a pageant queen with a first place bouquet. He has the largest democracy on the planet in the palm of his hand.
The 45th president will end sanctions imposed after Russia stole Crimea from Ukraine in 2014. But Russia continues funding extreme-right candidates in Europe and using cyber attacks, bots and paid trolls to create alarm and influence elections, as they did here in 2016.
Did anyone forget the report from 17 U.S. government agencies with evidence of Russia’s cyberattack on our election? Congress is as tainted by the Russian attack as the executive branch. We must demand an independent investigator with access to all classified documents,
Trump could put some of the doubts to rest by releasing his tax returns. But in the end he and the darkest elements of our nation got they wanted, access to the executive branch and the chance to make a titanic amount of money at the expense of the people’s vote. Our democracy is over if we allow election 2016 to stand.
Ruben Major: Political and Public Safety Blog on Issues for the Country, California, & North County San Diego, by Ruben Major, March 2, 2017
A Parallel World, March 2, 2017
Occupy Democrats, byFebruary 23, 2017
Vox, byA video outlining Trump’s three Russia-related scandals is embedded at the bottom of this article.
The National Memo, by Gene Lyons, February 22, 2017
The Salem News, by Ray Lamont, Staff Writer Feb 21, 2017
The 5th Estate, by ehenry, February 19, 2017
Daily KOS, by FisherShannon, February 12, 2017
MAJOR BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: SCOTUS docket 16-907 DISTRIBUTED TO JUSTICES FOR CONFERENCE on March 17, 2017!
While the world is paying attention to theatrical battles over President Trump’s executive orders and cabinet nominees, a largely unnoticed and potentially landmark case sits before the Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States. A petition for a writ of mandamus seeking to nullify the results of the 2016 U.S. Presidential election sits on the SCOTUS docket.
A petition for a writ of mandamus is a filing imploring a Court to take mandatory action in the nature of public duty. The writ – filed Jan 18, 2017 by Diane Blumstein, Donna Soodalter-Toman, and Nancy Goodman – has been assigned docket number 16-907.
The main argument for the writ is that, per Article IV § 4 of the U.S. Constitution, it is the job of the federal government to keep U.S. territory safe from foreign invasion. The Constitution stipulates, “The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion.” The petition cites evidence of such an invasion, namely the Russian hacking, and asks that the entire 2016 election be nullified, all the way back to the primaries, on the grounds that cyber-territory in the U.S. was invaded with the intention of altering the results of our Presidential election. The petitioners seek an entirely new election.
Per Title 28 of the U.S. Code § 1251, SCOTUS has “original jurisdiction” over cases like this due to the involvement of a foreign state. There is no remedy for the foreign cyber-invasion, they argue, other than complete nullification.[Click here to continue reading: Petition Before SCOTUS Seeks To Nullify Election at DailyKOS.]
Progressive Army, by Ruben Major, January 19, 2017
In a final push against the Presidency of Donald J. Trump, three mere citizens, Diane Blumstein, Nancy Goodman, and Donna Soodalter-Toman, are seeking to change the course of history by bringing an action to the last branch of government in hopes they may answer their concerns about the election, Donald Trump, and Russian Hacking. Currently, the case is in Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s hands, pending her recommendation for the full court to hear the case. Ginsburg has been the most vocal opposition against president-elect Trump, has called him a faker, and has publicly stated:
“I can’t imagine what this place would be — with Donald Trump as our president… for the country it could be four years. For the court, it could be — I don’t even want to contemplate that.”
If the Court were to refuse to even consider the case, it will have failed to protect us from the most fundamental threat to our democracy: to hold free and fair elections. Whether you agree with the premise that Russia hacked the election system or not, the fact remains that we must answer for and address the terrible deficiencies of our voting machines — machines which have already been confirmed to delete ballots on the basis of signatures, which can be easily hacked at the voting site and remotely compromised. In a previous article, I detailed the reasons why it was important to address these particular issues during Jill Stein’s request for recounts; it being about election integrity.[Click here to continue reading: Ginsburg Weighing Decision to Hear Case on Possible Russian Election Hacking.]
Roosevelt Forward/Politics by Todd Tucker and Steven J. Mulroy, December 16, 2016
TDMS Research,, November 10, 2016
Forbes, by Richard Behar, October 10, 2016
The Agency (about the work of Putin’s disinformation propaganda machine)
The New York Times, by Adrien Chen, June 2, 2015
Other Sources & Related Groups
Ruben Major, Political Writer at Progressive Army
Alex Mohajer, Political Writer and Commentator at the Huffington Post
This American Carnage: The Matryoshka (an anonymous portrayal of Trump’s reported Russian connections)
Representative Seth Moulton, See the attached correspondence to one of the plaintiffs
Evidence of Russian Hacking: A compendium of publicly available articles and documents developed for us by a team of volunteers
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