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Thu Jul 26, 2018, 01:32 PM

How to Protect the Urban Vote

Russia can win if it targets the urban vote.

1) Total vote tabulations in some precincts can be erased so that incumbents get to stay in office even though the polls showed them losing. A Russian hack can do this easily and with e-voting and no paper trail there will be no recount. Do this enough times and the GOP can maintain narrow control of the House.

2) In cases in which the seat is held by a Democrat but the state has a GOP governor and Secretary of State, they can declare that the seat is now "vacant" and the governor can install a selected Republican with plans to hold a special election "once the cause of the hack has been determined." I.e. never.

3) Trump can declare "martial law" in major urban areas that will influence the vote on election day in key districts. Not too many, but one or two, where it counts the most.

4) Right wing groups or Russian posing as right wing groups can make bomb threats at polling places in urban areas on election day. By attacking an urban polling place (anthrax mail, letter bomb) during early voting, Russia can make this type of threat even more effective so look for some kind of "terror threat" in later October. Again, in an urban area key to the Dem's chances of winning an election. This can easily be combined with 3. Trump can send in troops to "protect" the polls but in fact the troops will make it impossible for anyone to get to the polls.

5) Cyber attacks targeting utilities and mass transit in urban areas will also be part of Russia's plan. Keep people from the polls.

Note that any political strategist can easily figure out which urban areas are the most important to Democratic chances. I suggest getting prepared in advance. These places will have Democratic councils and mayors. Have local law enforcement create plans to protect the polls and enlist the FBI IN ADVANCE. That way, when the "home grown terra group" makes its move, the plan can be implemented and Trump can be told "We have this under control." As for number 5, make sure that urban areas publicize early voting and make it as easy as possible to early vote. And for number 1 and 2 create a back up paper trail for the urban vote. Cities have the money and the power. They can resist. They just need to be prepared.

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MineralMan Jul 2018 #1

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Thu Jul 26, 2018, 01:52 PM

1. Do you really think those things will happen?

I don't. I think you're overstating the problem quite a bit. In fact, I don't think any of those things are going to happen.

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