Commander in Thief

While many can find fault with the Democratic presidential candidate, dissatisfaction from those who initially supported Bernie Sanders, misunderstanding the concerns expressed in the Rust Belt, and the most recent focus on potentially treasonous GOP relations with Russian leadership are all excuses that serve as distractions from more serious crimes.

For instance, voter disenfranchisement through the GOP’s concerted and systematic “Crosscheck” program resulted in more than a million eligible votes not being counted in key swing states. These disenfranchised voters, not coincidentally, were mostly minorities. As such, if the folks who were “crossed off” the voter roles and provided provisional ballots for dubious reasons (e.g., shared a name in common with others who were flagged) had their votes counted, it is probable that Mr. Trump would not have received sufficient electoral college votes to “win” the election (see: Mr. Trump had to have known, as he publicly claimed that people were voting twice, which was one of the key Crosscheck justifications for disenfranchisement.

The solution to this travesty would be multifold. They would include immediate registering of votes for those who were disenfranchised (these records exist) and putting the architects and implementers of the Crosscheck program behind bars. It is quite likely that down-ballot elections were also impacted by this, and as such, before congressional and Senate confirmation occurs, these elections should also be rectified. Furthermore, for those ballots that did not register a vote for president because of machine malfunction, these should be inspected and accounted for in the final tally as well.

As dedicated members of government services for close to two decades, we feel it is the duty of the leaders of our nation to right this wrong without haste, as far too much blood and treasure have been invested in the protection of the sanctity of our democracy to accept anything less. When military personnel enter service, they are bound by the following commitment: “I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic … ” We submit to you that we have just experienced a breach of our Constitution (most likely the 14th Amendment) via domestic manipulation of the democratic process.


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