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Fri Aug 4, 2023, 12:25 AM Aug 2023

The Violence Was Part Of The Plan, And The Plan Was To Overthrow The Republic [View all]

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The Violence Was Part Of The Plan, And The Plan Was To Overthrow The Republic - Wonkette

The indictment of the traitor and coward Donald J. Trump ends thus, on count four, Conspiracy Against Rights, namely the very right to vote:

“DONALD J. TRUMP did knowingly combine, conspire, confederate, and agree with co-conspirators, known and unknown to the Grand Jury, to injure, oppress, threaten, and intimidate one or more persons in the free exercise and enjoyment of a right and privilege secured to them by the Constitution and laws of the United States — that is, the right to vote, and to have one’s vote counted.”

... it’s perhaps amusing, and certainly intentional, that Smith chose to use the word “confederate.” As the New York Times notes, the law in question was intended to go after Klan members and other white southerners who tried to intimidate and terrorize now-free Black people away from voting. Interesting how history rhymes.

And also interesting, and horrifying, just how integral violence was to Trump’s conspiracies to steal the election and overturn the very Republic in order to seize power.

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