Voter intimidation & why it matters

Canadian provincial elections have seen the approval of conservative governments with anti-abortion groups having supported a number of right wing candidates.

Ignoring voter intimidation makes it easier for social progress to be reversed.

“You may have noticed more anti-abortion protesters with their infamous graphic signs on Canadian streets recently. You may also have noticed that a vote on the issue at a recent conservative convention was… a lot closer than most people thought it would be.” “https://www.citynews1130.com/2018/09/12/big-story-canada-abortion/

Shonda Rhimes’ “For the People”.

This episode deals with voter intimidation. America saw much of this in the 50’s n 60’s with voters preventing from registering.

Are Americans seeing social regression?

Canada has a federal election in a few months which is expected to be influenced by Russia.

VOTER INTIMIDATION

OTTAWA — Malign foreign actors will likely try to meddle in the Canadian federal election in October, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland warned Friday, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pointed the finger at Russia as the most likely culprit. https://nationalpost.com/news/politics/freeland-says-foreign-election-meddling-in-october-federal-vote-is-likely

“We have seen over the past number of years an increase in the interference or the implication of foreign actors in democratic processes. We saw very clearly that countries like Russia are behind a lot of the divisive campaigns, a lot of the divisive social media,” the prime minister said.

WAS THE TRUMP ELECTION COMPROMISED?

Washington County was one of two counties successfully hacked by Russians seeking voter information files. The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security in the past week have briefed Gov. Ron DeSantis and Florida’s congressional delegation about the attack, but federal authorities have asked that the names of the two counties be kept confidential. https://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2019/05/16/panhandle-county-that-backed-trump-among-russian-hacking-victims-1021302

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Jonathan McCormick holds a Black Belt in Combat Martial Arts. He is a U.S Marine (Inactive), trained with famed CIA operative Rex Applegate and Ultimate Fighter Champion Royce Gracie and was the director of the Institute of Defense Tactics. He is a former member of the American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers and worked with members of various law enforcement agencies in the areas of suspect control and officer safety. He has written for law enforcement magazines BlueLine (www.blueline.ca) and Twenty-Four-Seven and has been a guest writer for the Vancouver Province. “Wyoming Secrets”, “30,000 Secrets”, “Santa Barbara Secrets” and The “J” Team Series are inspirational novels which focus on women who feel overwhelmed by the threat of violence in their lives. View the Series
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