Five GOP Scandals You Need to Pay Attention To

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In the Trump era of constant scandals, it’s easy to suffer from information overload. There is such a deluge of bad news coming out of the White House you might overlook some important scandals. And with the Mueller probe heating up, the news alerts are coming thick and fast.

However, here are five important scandals that you need to pay attention to:

  • The Republicans committed blatant voter fraud in North Carolina. This is slowly turning into a national story. However, in the 9th district, Republicans hired canvassers to go into the homes of elderly black voters and seize their absentee ballots. These votes were never counted. But Republican Mark Hariss won by 905 votes. The situation has gotten so bad, the state election board has decertified the vote and is calling for a recount. But is this any worse than what happened in Georgia and Florida? In Georgia, then Sec. of State Brian Kemp scrubbed more than 300,000 mainly African Americans voters from the polls, and in Florida, ballots were left sitting in a warehouse. However, the N. Carolina situation is marginally worse, and it seems someone is definitely going to face charges.

And we’re only halfway through the week …

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Manny Otiko writes about race, politics and sports. He has been published in Salon and LA Weekly. Follow him on Twitter @mannyotiko.

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