No one should be surprised that Roger Stone hates democracy and wants to install Donald Trump as America’s Hitler. After all, this is the guy who decided to have a tattoo of the worst political criminal of the 20th Century, Richard Nixon, tattooed on his back.
But even Nixon would be taken aback at the breadth of Stone’s latest recommendations. During a September 10 interview on the bullshit volcano that is the Alex Jones show, Stone said that there would be massive, widespread voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election, and had some recommendations.
Stone says Trump should:
- have federal authorities seize all ballots in Nevada;
- have FBI agents and Republican state officials physically block voting (in order to prevent “voter fraud”);
- use martial law or the Insurrection Act to arrest, well, anyone they feel like arresting;
round up and arrest any journalists involved in “seditious” activities involving the election; and
- nationalize state police forces under the authority of the executive branch.
Stone is a convicted felon who was the 2016 Trump campaign’s liaison with WikiLeaks to coordinate the release of Clinton campaign emails hacked by Russian intelligence assets. He was convicted of lying to Congress and tampering with witnesses, but Trump commuted his prison sentence. Now Stone, who publicly begged Trump to pardon him, is making good on his promise to “help” Trump win in 2020.
What does Stone feel he can do to advance Trump’s chances in 2020? Help coordinate the “October surprise” being concocted by John Durham and William Barr that will allege Joe Biden is a Ukrainian stooge or something.
One of the best independent journalists in the field, Marcy Wheeler, reminds us that Stone made many of the same claims in 2016, predicting that the election was being rigged against Trump. Wheeler writes:
[I]t’s not just that Roger Stone did what Roger Stone always does, cheat, in really cynical ways. It’s also that Stone’s efforts closely paralleled those of Russian intelligence operatives, as they worked hard to get Trump elected. And that curious parallel raises the stakes for Stone on this election.
The only way Trump loses in November, Stone alleges, is if widespread voter fraud tilts the election to Biden. Both Stone and Trump are bellowing that early mail-in voting has already been plagued with massive voter fraud. Does he have actual evidence? Are you kidding? Of course not.
Stone is focusing on Nevada. its new ballot-by-mail law, and its six electoral votes. He told Jones that “the ballots in Nevada on election night should be seized by federal marshals and taken from the state” because “they are completely corrupted.” How he does he know this? He doesn’t know shit.
But he has apparently taken his monthly dosage of Viagra for the hate boner he has for Nevada. He wants Trump to seize absentee ballots in Clark County, which is, of course, Nevada’s largest Democratic stronghold. “[T]he votes from Nevada should not be counted,” he trumpeted, “they are already flooded with illegals.” (Illegal aliens? Illegal voters? He doesn’t fucking know.) He also says former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid should be arrested. (Why? Again, he doesn’t have a reason. Neither did Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, Trujillo, Kim Jong Un, or anyone else on Trump and Stone’s list of favorite people in their slambooks.) And, of course, Trump should nationalize Nevada’s state police force.
I imagine Stone would wee his Depends in glee if Trump had them wear black SS uniforms.
The ballots in Nevada on election night should be seized by federal marshals and taken from the state. They are completely corrupted. No votes should be counted from the state of Nevada if that turns out to be the provable case. Send federal marshals to the Clark County board of elections, Mr. President!
Trump recently said of Nevada’s Democratic governor Steve Sisolak, who pushed for the mail-in voting law:
This is the guy we are entrusting with millions of ballots, unsolicited ballots, and we’re supposed to win these states. Who the hell is going to trust him? The only way the Democrats can win the election is if they rig it.
Stone, obviously thrilled by his Fearless Leader’s words, told Joones: “Governor Sisolak is a punk. He should not face down the president of the United States.”
Stone recommends former Republican lawmaker Bob Barr as a special counsel who would appoint a massive voter intimidation and interference force to be deployed throughout the country to handle legal issues and physically intimidate voters, certainly focusing on areas of heavy Democratic turnout.
And let’s not forget martial law and the Insurrection Act. Trump should invoke one or the other — or, hell, why not both? — to arrest, among other people, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Hillary and Bill Clinton, and “anybody else who can be proven to be involved in illegal activity.”
Somehow I think that what constitutes proof for Roger Stone wouldn’t meet your standards or mine.
And what’s all this about arresting journalists? Stone cited a report by those Bolsheviks at The Daily Beast which discussed worst-case scenario planning by liberals as an example of “seditious” journalistic activities. He told Jones:
If The Daily Beast is involved in provably seditious and illegal activities, their entire staff can be taken into custody and their office can be shut down. They wanna play war, this is war …I’m for a legal election. Everything I’m going to be involved with in terms of helping Donald Trump get elected will be perfectly transparent and legal.
No, it won’t be. Stone is ready to burn the Constitution and destroy democracy from sea to shining sea to get his lord and master Donald Trump named Fuehrer. As Wheeler concluded:
Roger Stone has already shown a willingness to sell out this country to get his friend Donald Trump elected. And since 2016, he has grown closer to sanctioned white supremacist groups sowing violence. Now, his freedom likely depends on finding a way to help Trump eke out another win. And Roger the rat-fucker has been training to thwart democracy his entire adult life.