“Presidents are selected, not elected.” Franklin D. Roosevelt

(UR) New York — New York voters are alleging fraud in a lawsuit that claims their party affiliation was magically changed without their consent. The change of over 200 voters’ registration cards kept them from participating in the recent Democratic primary.

Another emergency lawsuit launched in Long Island recently claimed that thousands of voters were purged from New York voting records.

The suit being initiated in Brooklyn, New York, is demanding that anyone should be able to vote in the state regardless of their party affiliation.

A spokesperson for Election Justice U.S.A., Shyla Nelson, said, “For many of our complainants, to have the electoral process deprived of them, it’s devastating.”

Currently, an obscure election law keeps New York in a group of eleven other states that can have ‘closed primaries.’ Voters can only participate in the primary election process if they were registered the previous year, by November, for the party which they plan to vote for.

Nelson said that the closed primary was a “threat to the democratic process.”

Indeed, federal election observers can only be sent to five states in this year’s U.S. presidential race, among the smallest deployments since the Voting Rights Act was passed in 1965 to end racial discrimination at the ballot box.

Voter fraud is nothing new in the state of New York, or elsewhere, however.

California residents are claiming they have been left with two of the most undesirable candidates for President since the Democratic National Committee (DNC) failed to ensure a fair and balanced process.

The mayor of Phoenix, Arizona, was recently moved to file for a federal investigation after a severe shortage of polling precincts forced voters to wait hours, deterring thousands of people from casting a ballot; and Bill Clinton recently broke election laws by showing up at voter precincts, without so much as a slap on the hand.

In fact, you might say the whole thing is rigged.

With electronic voting machines that can easily be hacked, a corporate-owned media that pre-selects which candidates will get air time, and even the FBI pardoning crimes for Clinton, while Trump continues playing the media circus as far as his money will go, U.S. elections have become an utter joke.

Many argue that whether you vote Republican or Democrat, Bernie, Clinton, or Trump, you are simply playing along with a rigged game.

We’ve been brainwashed to think we chose, but as more ‘voter fraud’ becomes evident, the entire shell game reveals itself more completely.

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