[Marxism] Voter suppression: Another tactic in Trump's drive for one-man rule

Chris Slee chris_w_slee at hotmail.com
Mon Oct 15 14:21:13 MDT 2018

Tthe campaign to blame Russia for Trump's election victory is a gigantic distraction from talking about the failings of the US political system, including voter suppression.

Chris Slee
From: Marxism <marxism-bounces at lists.csbs.utah.edu> on behalf of John Reimann via Marxism <marxism at lists.csbs.utah.edu>
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Subject: [Marxism] Voter suppression: Another tactic in Trump's drive for one-man rule

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"Oaklandsocialist has repeatedly pointed to Trump’s drive for one-man
dictatorial rule. He is doing this by whipping up his supporters into a
frenzy of denialism and hatred and outright violence. Through this, he has
seized near complete control over his party and, through them over
congress. He has also seized near complete control over the federal
judiciary, including the all-important federal Appeals Courts. He must
maintain that control to keep his money-laundering past hidden. That
control is threatened by the possible loss of a Republican majority in the
Assembly (and possibly the Senate) this November. In order to try to
prevent that loss, his representatives at the state level have organized
widespread removal of voters from the rolls. Here is a round-up of the
voter suppression that Trump and his minions are carrying out for the
upcoming elections:....[see article for details]

"It will take a massive show of power in the streets and in the work places
to stop this further attack on the democratic rights of working class
people. The union leadership, committed as it is to the Democratic Party,
has proven it will not organize such power. DSA can and should do so."

Read full article, including details on voter suppression:

*“In politics, abstract terms conceal treachery.” *from "The Black
Jacobins" by C. L. R. James
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