Donald Trump’s racist rants are coming home to roost.
On Tuesday, The Crusader, a newspaper affiliated with the Ku Klux Klan, endorsed Trump, who allegedly found the endorsement “repulsive.” Now a neo-Nazi leader has told Politico that he and his associates are planning to hand out marijuana and 40-ounce malt liquor in the “ghettos” of Philadelphia to encourage black voters to stay home.
According to Politico, the National Socialist Movement, the Ku Klux Klan and the white nationalist American Freedom Party are monitoring polls amid Trump’s claims that the election is rigged.
“The possibility of violence on or around Election Day is very real,” Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center told Politico. “Donald Trump has been telling his supporters for weeks and weeks and weeks now that they are about to have the election stolen from them by evil forces on behalf of the elites.”
Potok added that intimidating efforts could actually work against Trump.
“If, on the morning of Election Day, it turns out that we have white supremacists standing around looking threatening at polling places, I think it would arouse anger,” he said. “People would vote just to prove they’re not being intimidated by these radical racists.”
But intimidation isn’t the only method Trump supporters plan to use. Apparently all black voters need not to vote is weed and 40s.
“We also have some teams going in to the ghettos in Philly with 40s and weed to give out to the local residents, which we think will lead to more of them staying home. We have had success with this in the past,” wrote an unnamed representative of the right-wing website TheRightStuff.biz.
Politico added that it could not independently verify the claim that this “method” of black-voter suppression has worked in the past.
Read more at Politico.