Kkk intimidating voters
Kkk intimidating voters
“I don’t like what’s going on with voter ID,” Trump added. And you got to watch your polling booths, because I hear too many stories about Pennsylvania. I hear too many bad stories, and we can’t lose an election because of you know what I’m talking about. In August, for example, Trump claimed that the election “is going to be rigged,” citing a string of court decisions invalidating voter suppression laws in a few states.
He uncovered zero cases of voter impersonation at the polls.
America has a long and unfortunate history of angry white mobs traveling to predominantly African American polling places in order to intimidate voters.
Though these laws are often justified as necessary to combat voter fraud, as Trump attempts to do, the kind of fraud prevented by these laws — voter impersonation at the polls — barely exists.
Though short-lived, it was a powerful anti-immigrant, anti-Catholic, anti-radical, white supremacist organization that promoted "100 percent Americanism." The second KKK claimed over 4 million members across the country; briefly dominated state legislatures of Colorado, Indiana, and Oregon; and in 1924 shaped presidential politics and helped pressure politicians to pass the most severe immigration restriction in the history of the United States.
Following immigration restriction and a series of leadership scandals, the second KKK collapsed and was largely moribund by 1928. The first KKK's violent "night riding"-- in which hooded vigilantes used lynchings, whippings, and torture to intimidate recently freed slaves and their white allies -- played a crucial role in the disenfranchisement of African Americans at the end of the Civil War in the 1860s and 1870s and laid a foundation for the rise of Jim Crow segregation in the 1890s and 1900s.
This special section of the Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History Project documents the history of Washington State's 1920s chapter of the most infamous white supremacist organization in American history, the Ku Klux Klan (KKK).
The second KKK was founded in 1915 and gained significant membership immediately following World War I.
Even if Trump’s supporters do not continue this legacy of intimidation on Election Day, however, Trump’s vague allusions to rigged elections plays into a much broader strategy embraced by the Republican Party in recent elections.
We don’t want to lose, but we especially we don’t want to lose for that reason. The Ku Klux Klan started using this tactic not long after the Civil War.
White nationalists and alt-right vigilantes have announced plans to monitor polling sites on Election Day due to fears over supposed widespread voter fraud.
The hate groups appear to be responding to Donald Trump’s fear-mongering over an election that is “rigged” in Hillary Clinton's favor and the prospect of losing key states due to fraudulent votes.
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