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    How Election consultants use highly targeted ads and lies on social media such as FB to destroy their opponents

    This shows how Cambridge Analytica alumni political consulting companies use private detectives, smear campaigns, social media, bots, and individually  targeted posts, using cell phone data to tell which people went to a rally, a particular Catholic church, to other events, etc.- all to tailor political campaigns to control the narrative, and spread fake news that accuses opponents of outrageous stuff.  It also makes up humorous stories that are amusing and go viral that mock political opponents .  They did this to pass Brexit and to elect Trump. 

    https://www.dw.com/en/undercover-on-an-election-campaign-how-pr-professionals-manipulate-us/a-58648089Undercover on an Election Campaign - How PR Professionals Manipulate Us

    Just how unscrupulous are international PR agencies that work on election campaigns? Using a fake identity, investigative journalist Peter Kreysler infiltrates their inner workings.

    Republican Presidents Cheated to Win

    Thom Hartman says that Nixon got the Vietnamese to delay peace in order to beat Humphrey; Reagan got Iran to delay releasing hostages to beat Carter; George W Bush got black voters kicked off the voting rolls and got the Supremes to stop the vote counting so he could beat Gore; Trump got black people removed from the voting rolls and he gave polling data for key states to the Russians to place social media ads to sway the election versus Clinton and to almost beat Biden.

    Inflammatory, Microtargeted, Facebook Ads up 2,000%

    Only $100,000 in FB ads by Russians got people upset, but $1.8 billion in FB ads for 2018 elections- mostly by big oil, big pharma, and Wall Street. There are no election rules or requirements of truth or limitations on FB ads. And no one except the intended see them, so it is hard to know about or counter lies. In Trump's election, the vast majority of the pro-Trump FB ads were by big corporate players, not the Russians.



    Need Paper Ballots and Audits for Elections

    I really liked the new movie, "I Voted? ", which shows how vulnerable electronic voting machines are. Also, on line voting is totally hackable. We need paper ballots to be able to do audits. In 30 seconds of access to an electronic voting machine, all the machines in an area can be hacked. Does your vote count? The answer is both surprising & disturbing. Learn how America's voting works in this non-partisan documentary. This is in addition to problems of taking hundreds of thousands of voters off of the voting rolls, reducing the number of polling places,their hours, and the number of machines. Currently, voting machine companies, their lobbyists, and county and state officials dominate the discussion. They don't want anyone to interfere. Democracy Now had a show on this on 11-30-16. Also, Harvey Wasserman and Bob Fitrakis have a new book, Strip and Flip, about this. The central tabulators can be hacked. The optical scanners can be hacked. So we need paper ballots and audits, which many European countries have. blackboxvoting.org also has many articles about election fraud.

    Election Fraud - Demand Paper Ballots Like Germany

    Alan Gilbert describes how electronic voting machines can be hacked easily. Technicians and hackers can hack into the machines and change the totals, even decreasing the vote totals for opposition candidates. The machines can be set up to look like they pass a test like the fraudulent VW emission tests, then toggled back to change the totals. He says that we need to compare exit polls to the ballots to see if the votes are being stolen. The UN and the US State Department do this in foreign countries to see if the elections are being stolen. But they do not allow this in the US. Then there are the traditional vote suppression tactics: reducing the number of voting locations and machines in minority and student areas, require extra id in order to vote, limit the hours and days when someone can vote, limit the times and places where you can register to vote, sending junk mail look alike letters with small print saying that you have to sign an return it to continue to vote, dropping someone from the voting rolls if they didn't vote in every recent election, don't open the voting building, have police claim that there is a problem, station police cars outside the voting place, tell minorities that they vote at special places and times which are incorrect, remove names of minorities and students from the lists of registered voters, change their party affiliation, limiting who can be in the debates, limiting the number of debates, having a stalemate in the FEC between Democrats and Republicans so no one is prosecuted for violations, passing laws that prevent former prisoners from voting, using prison populations to compute the potential voters to give rural areas the right to more state senators and representatives, claiming that there is election fraud by minorities as an excuse to remove them from the registered voting list, drawing voting districts so that most of the minorities or democrats are concentrating in a few gerrymandered districts where they are certain to win but leaving them out of all the other congressional districts where the Republicans will then win, staging a riot outside the places where the votes are being counted, paying the relatives of some Supreme Court justices to decide in favor of GW Bush, training CIA operatives in how to manipulate elections, passing Citizens's United, and revoking campaign finance reform and transparency laws that require the funders of ads and campaigns to identify themselves.
    Host: Jim Banks
    Exit Polling and Fraud
    Alan Gilbert is John Evans professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver and author of Marx's Politics:Communists and Citizens, Democratic Individuality, Must Global Politics Constrain Democracy and most recently Black Patriots and Loyalists: Fighting for Emancipation in the War for Independenc. He has recently blogged about exit polling and possible election fraud. link link