The Only Sure Ways to Beat Trump

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The Only Sure Ways to Beat Trump
by Stephen Lendman
He’s a billionaire businessman turned politician, a phenomenon, a one-of-a-kind in modern memory. 
He’s winning support with anti-establishment-sounding bombast, coming across as straight talk.
He captured the imagination of millions of US voters. His unorthodox, against the grain, approach proved an effective strategy – whether able to win in November remains to be seen.
Perhaps the only ways to stop him are by assassination or election rigging. More on the latter below. 
Four US presidents were assassinated in office: Lincoln, James Garfield, William Mckinley and Jack Kennedy. The deaths of Zachary Taylor and Warren Harding were rumored to be assassinations.
Numerous attempts on the lives of sitting presidents failed, notably against Andrew Jackson, Theodore Roosevelt, his cousin Franklin, Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan.
Presidential aspirant Bobby Kennedy, likely November 1968 Democrat party nominee, was assassinated on June 6 – Sirhan Sirhan wrongfully blamed for the crime. 
He was set up as a convenient patsy like Lee Harvey Oswald for JFK’s assassination, both victimized for state-sponsored crimes they didn’t commit.
Is Trump vulnerable – as a presidential aspirant to be reckoned with or if he triumphs in November?
The best advice his handlers can give is be careful, be very careful. Yet no amount of protection is enough for prominent figures. In public, they’re especially vulnerable.
The other way to beat him is by electoral fraud, a longstanding US tradition. Manipulating corporate-run electronic voting machines and/or software make it easier than ever.
Super Tuesday reports of voting irregularities give him pause for concern. Hotlines in Texas and other states were flooded with complaints about dysfunctional polling stations and ballots in Republican primaries.
Some voters said machines switched their votes for Trump to Rubio. Election Protection (EP) runs election day hotlines. They were flooded with complaints, mainly from Texas, Alabama and Georgia.
Known irregularities are likely the tip of the iceberg. How much electoral fraud occurred yesterday won’t ever be known.
A previous article discussed something rotten in Iowa. Hillary Clinton may have fraudulently snatched victory from the jaws of defeat in state caucuses.
She achieved a virtual impossibility. In six caucuses decided by coin tosses, she won them all – a 1.6% likelihood. Electoral wins by coin flips alone show a dysfunctional process.
Trump questioned Ted Cruz’s narrow victory, saying he “didn’t win Iowa. He stole it.” A dozen or more polls showed him ahead, yet he lost.
America’s electoral process is too corrupted to fix. Expect lots more questionable practices ahead – whether enough to derail Trump’s aim to be Republican nominee for president in November remains to be seen.
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Stephen Lendman
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Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.