GOP nominee Donald Trump tells us the 2016 election has been "rigged" by the media, minority voters and space aliens and, to that end, his campaign has sought to create an election monitoring force of racists who've signed themselves up to break federal law by intimidating voters.
It's only fitting that Trump would hire the father of modern conservative voter fraud folklore to run this operation.
Donald Trump’s “election protection” effort will be run by Mike Roman, a Republican operative best known for promoting a video of apparent voter intimidation by the New Black Panthers outside a polling place in 2008. [...]
Multiple sources have confirmed to the Guardian that Roman, who also previously ran the Koch network’s now defunct internal intelligence agency, will oversee the Trump campaign’s efforts to monitor polling places for any signs of voter fraud.
Roman undoubtedly knows voter fraud is virtually non-existent, but I'm sure the idea sounds very sexy to Donald Trump who is now paying Roman to protect his campaign from a non-existent threat.
One wonders to what extent Trump personally believes the election will be rigged, and to what extent others close to him have told him it will be rigged so they can assuage his ego and extract cash from him.
We know Trump is both an immense idiot and a racist, making it extraordinarily easy to take advantage of him. Those closest to Trump, such as Breitbart chief Stephen Bannon, have been pushing voter fraud stories for most of the past decade. They've made a lot of money for themselves by pushing these stories.