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Breaking News: Voters in the 197th State District in Pennsylvania faced a high amount of intimidation and corruption during yesterday's special election. The Cheri Honkala Green Party campaign reports that the Democratic Party did a variety of things that circumvented the voting process. The list of infractions below are by no means complete but serve as an indication:

#1 Sign claiming that Cheri is an outsider and tying her to Trump and Republicans

#2 Disgraced Leslie Acosta heard telling voters at Hunter School that it is illegal to vote for Cheri.

#3 Reports @ Bethune School that poll workers inside were handing out Emilio stamps & taking Cheri's.

#4 Misleading literature from the Democratic candidate, Emilio Vazquez, implying that Green Party candidate Cheri Honkala, who has lived in District for years, is an "outsider" and a "Republican."

#5 At a Beauty School, 2751 Germantown Avenue, Honkala poll workers were told they could not put up Honkala signs because this is a "Democratic district."

#6 At multiple polling places, Democratic poll workers and committee people are located inside the polling place, handing out the Vazquez stamp and literature; not 10 feet from the entrance to the polling location as required by law.

#7 At the Wyoming Branch Library, Democrats set up a table outside the polling place, with sign-in sheets and stickers, and giving voters the impression that this party-run table was the place to check in to vote, rather than the actual check-in station inside the polling place.

#8 At the Pan American Clinic, a Democratic Committeeman was handing out partisan materials inside the doorway to the polling place, not 10 feet from the entrance as required by law. When questioned by a Honkala supporter, he responded that he's an "elected" person (either a judge of election or committeeperson). If a judge of election, he should be inside but running the election in a non-partisan manner, not distributing literature. If he is fulfilling a partisan role, he needs to be outside the polling place. This location is also owned by Freddie Ramirez, the first Democratic candidate who was kicked off the ballot for not living in the District.

#9 Similarly, at the Beauty School, a voter was electioneered by an election worker who came out of the polling place to do so.

#10. At the Esperanza Health Center, a Honkala voter was point blank asked by the election workers who she was voting for.

#11 At multiple polling places, Democratic poll workers were repeatedly going in and out of the polling place. In one instance, Democratic Ward Leader Carlos Matos was seen going in and handling the voting machines.

#12 At Bethune School, the Republican poll workers were walking in and out, escorting voters inside.

#13 At Bethune School, a election worker was seen inside the polling place with the write-in stamp of another candidate, likely that of Emilio Vazquez the main Democratic write-in candidate. The supervisor did intervene.

#14 At Munoz Marin School, a table was set up right next to the voting machine, covered with literature for Democratic candidate Emilio Vazquez, with voters being told that the table has "what they need to vote."

#15 At the polling place at 17th & Lehigh, located in an unspecified office, the Democratic committee people told people to vote for Democrat Emilio Vazquez inside the polling place as they check in to vote.

The above obvious infractions were all noted within just the initial three hours of voting. "I am specifically calling on District Attorney Seth Williams and all three City Commissioners, to get down here and put a stop to this abuse," said Honkala. "People should be able to go to the polls and cast their votes however they see fit, without threats and intimidation. This community has been the target of these kinds of abuses before and this time we won't stand for it." The special election was instigated after Rep. Leslie Acosta (D) resigned amid a felony conviction for money laundering. Honkala alleges Acosta intentionally triggered a special election by waiting to resign until after winning re-election in November, all with the hopes that she could install a hand-picked favorite as a replacement. "This whole district has been plagued by crony corruption for far too long," said Liz Ortiz, community resident and Honkala supporter. "It's time we take it back for the people." The ballots will be counted on Friday, March 24, 2017.

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This specific SWAT team does not have that great of a track record either. Back in 2013 they staged a botched drug raid where they raided an organic farm under the impression that they were growing marijuana.

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Wake America up before the "two" party system destroys what's left of the Republic.

Hey, look, more about the supposed "Russian interference" ... stuff:

Lots of smoke but no fire yet in U.S.-Russia investigation | Los Angeles Times

AP Exclusive: Manafort had plan to benefit Putin government | The Houston Chronicle

Manafort Was Paid Millions To Represent Putin Interests | The Daily Caller

Meanwhile, back in October, the WSJ published a piece that seems to have been largely overlooked and forgotten:

John Podesta and the Russians | The Wall Street Journal

But some Right Wing publications managed to dig it up anyway, and seem to have found a bit more information on the matter:

Podesta’s Think Tank Took Millions From A Nonprofit With Russian Ties | The Daily Caller

The Ancient Laws of Unintended Consequences | National Review

EXCLUSIVE: Podesta Was Board Member Of Firms Linked To Russian Investors | The Daily Caller

But, of course, the Democratic Party establishment says nothing about Podesta's connections to Russia and howls for war with Russia, because Trump:

Dem senator: Russian hacking may have been 'act of war' | The Hill

And Stamper Brown (known for her "Conservative" perspective) has accused the Democrats of projection:

Opinion: Democrats, psychological projection and Russia | Pocono Record

My response to all of this?

I'll just remind you of something I wrote back in October:

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Apparently a write in candidate won the 197th election.
I have popcorn grabbed

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The article discusses the results of the study. I've clipped the methodology because this is one of the relatively few uses of "big data" that I've found put to a constructive use.

"Since 2015, Google has been analyzing data from its Google maps and Google Earth services to calculate the potential for rooftop solar.

The technology company uses 3D modeling and machine learning, combined with weather pattern and annual sun position data, to calculate rooftop solar potential.

Google says the data from its Project Sunroof suggests that if the top 10 U.S. cities for solar potential were to use their maximum rooftop solar potential, they would produce enough energy to power eight million US. homes each year. The aim of Project Sunroof is “to get data into the hands of people thinking about solar, and who are making decisions about solar,” Project Sunroof manager Joel Conkling told Greentech Media."

H/T to +Cara Evangelista for sharing.
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