The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Trump Posse Rides Down
—on Seven Ballots!

Sep 28, 2020

On September 24, the U.S. Department of Justice put out a press release to announce that it was going to investigate a case where nine mail-in election ballots were allegedly found “discarded” in Luzerne County in Pennsylvania. They first announced that all 9 of the “discarded” ballots were votes for Donald Trump, then later changed their story to say that 7 of the 9 ballots were for Trump, the other 2 ballots were still in the envelope.

An election law professor said, “this is a story that is going to be manipulated by the president.” Legal experts said they had never seen the Justice Department release to the media any “facts” about a case while the investigation was still ongoing. A former Justice Department official said, “It’s wildly improper and it’s truly unconscionable … This was not an act of law enforcement, this was a campaign act.”

Well, of course it was. The Department of Justice is run by the U.S. Attorney General, William Barr, and he works for Trump. It shouldn’t be a surprise that elected politicians use their control over government to their own benefit; even to determine the outcome of the next election. Democrats have done similar things when they had the chance.