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The Lynching of Census Takers & Our Elections

Posted by John Wellington Ennis

A census worker was found hanged with the word “FED” scrawled across his chest in Kentucky.  Since it seems odd for someone to label themselves and then commit suicide in a public place, and then hang themselves while still on the ground, another term might be apt: lynching.

As Mark Crispin Miller writes:

It may be worth noting that Clay County was the place where a cabal of GOP election officials –posing as “Democrats”–engaged in rigging the elections of 2002, 2004 and 2006, and were indicted for it just last March:

KENTUCKY ELECTION OFFICIALS ARRESTED (March 20)

KENTUCKY ELECTION THIEF PLEADS GUILTY (May 30)

IN CLAY COUNTY, G.O.P. ELECTION FRAUDSTERS POSE AS DEMOCRATS (March 25)


Perhaps it’s pertinent to note also that the GOP’s election fraud has long required prevention of a proper census, which would provide an accurate count of all the voters, or potential voters, really out there. With such a count, it would be easier to spot suspicious numbers in elections. Hence the GOP’s ongoing drive to de-fund, interfere with, and discredit the US Census Bureau.

Now, unless Bill Sparkman actually scrawled “fed” on his own chest before he hanged himself,  the man was murdered; and such a deed may either have been perpetrated by some random nut, or by a random nut impelled by the Republican crusade against the Census Bureau; or by somebody else.

In any case, this actually is not the first time that a government employee not in law enforcement has been murdered by right-wing extremists. So maybe this event is one that should be bigger news, and the immediate focus of a real investigation.

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