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Post Election Blues

I was very wrong about this election.  I started saying "It's going to be Hillary" back in June and I said it so many times, I started to believe it myself. Clinton had it in the bag, a done deal.  I couldn't imagine a scenario in which Trump could win, given all the negative stories about him and the number of people who seemed to hate him.  And then Trump got out to an early lead and stayed there. I was confused at first, and almost as incredulous as the PBS News Hour staff at midnight on  Election Day -- where were those big piles of Hillary votes that were going to drop in at the last minute to save the day?  They just weren't there.  All the same, I bravely went to bed shortly after 1 AM thinking, when I wake up, maybe it'll be different -- or at least, I'll be better able to deal with it. But, when I woke up very early the next morning, my partner in crime, who had stayed up to see the final results, muttered sleepily, "President Trump," and I knew the unimaginable had happened.  Donald Trump, President of the United States.  Even now, it feels weird to type it.

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Vets Day Postmortem: Trump No To Regime Change Death/Destruction Ali/King Called Vietnam Genocide

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Current US President elect denounced the “death and destruction” brought down on the the Middle East under the outgoing Democratic administration Obama and Sec. of State Hillary. If the wholesale and genocidal destruction of 3 wealthy Arab oil nations is now a discredited activity by US President-elect Donald Trump how the hell can Americans who are veterans of bringing about this “death and destruction” be hailed as heroes?

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Anomalies in the Presidential Election

The attached jpg file documents inexplicable anomalies between the presidential election results and exit polls, based on screen shots of news broadcasts taken election night by Jonathan Simon of Code Red.

According to the exit polls, which were conducted by Edison Research for the National Election Pool, a consortium of ABC News, The Associated Press, CBSNews, CNN, Fox News and NBC News, Clinton won four key battleground states (NC, PA, WI, and FL) in the 2016 Presidential Election that she went on to lose in the computerized vote counts.  With these states Clinton would have won the Electoral College with a count of 302 versus 205 for Trump.  Clinton also won the national exit poll by 3.2%, according to the exit polls, but only received a narrow lead in the reported vote count.

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Thank You, and Post-Election Survey on Brattleboro Polling Location

I am writing to thank a number of people who worked to make the voting  positive experience for most voters.  Many members of the Board of Civil Authority who are your elected Justices of the Peace, as well as the Town Constables, the employees of the Town Clerk’s Office and nearly two dozen volunteers provided voters with a smooth and professional environment for voting.  

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The Great Divide

The US has elected Donald Trump.

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Brattleboro Election Results and Voter Turnout

Total turnout today for elections in Brattleboro was 69%, or 6005 of 8701 possible voters.

For President:

Hillary Clinton - 4347

Rocky De La Fuente - 9

Gary Johnson - 95

Jill Stein - 236

Gloria Lariva - 6

Donald Trump - 858

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Vermont Election Fraud Alert! Take Action To Stop Fraud! Nov. 8, 2016

POLITICAL OPINION
From Cris Ericson to the world and all the people: If you get a chance, please occassionaly check Vermont election results for U.S. Senate and take a cell phone photo each time for me, Cris Ericson, for U.S. Senator, United States Marijuana Party and SEND IT TO ME AT MY NEW CELL PHONE NUMBER 1-802-289-1000, please.

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Marijuana Roadside Test Video Now on YouTube For Your Convenient Viewing Pleasure!

"Marijuana Roadside Test" video is now on youtube for your viewing convenience, featuring VT candidate for U.S. Senator, Cris Ericson.

http://www.tinyurl.com/marijuana-road-test

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Paranoid? Selfish? Delusional?

I know I’m being paranoid; I think I’m being selfish; I’m probably being delusional.

Donald Trump, with his casual denial of climate change is putting the whole earth’s population in danger of extinction in less than a century.

Hillary Clinton, with her love of conflict and war is putting a significant portion of earth’s population in danger of extinction from the results of nuclear war in the immediate future.

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Concentration of Wealth and Power

"REQUIEM FOR THE AMERICAN DREAM is the definitive discourse with Noam Chomsky, widely regarded as the most importantintellectual alive, on the defining characteristic of our time - the deliberate concentration of wealth and power in the hands of a select few.

Through interviews filmed over four years, Chomsky unpacks the principles that have brought us to the crossroads of historically unprecedented inequality - tracing a half-century of policies designed to favor the most wealthy at the
expense of the majority - while also looking back on his own life of activism and political participation.

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