How to stop corrupt goverment and election fraud | #BattleOfBroward #BattleOfAthens

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Precedence

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~Lee Resolution unanimous Declaration

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https://www.ourdocuments.gov/print_friendly.php?flash=true&page=transcript&doc=2&title=Transcript+of+Declaration+of+Independence+(1776)

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#BattleOfAthens

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The Situation

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“The GIs came home to find that a political machine had taken over their Tennessee county. What they did about it astounded the nation.”
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Method of Control

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“In subsequent elections, ballot boxes were collected from the precincts and the results tabulated in secret at McMinn County Jail in Athens. Opposition poll watchers were labeled as troublemakers and ejected from precinct houses.”

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Result of Battle

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Corrupt McMinn County Tennessee government that was supported by a Corrupt County Sheriff and his deputies was forced to disband and was replaced by new government after a legitimate recount of votes was conducted.
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Summary

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The Battle of Athens was a rebellion led by citizens in Athens and Etowah, Tennessee, United States, against the local government and Sheriff’s office in August 1946. The citizens, including some World War II veterans, accused the local officials of predatory policing, police brutality, political corruption, voter intimidation and voter fraud
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Location: Athens, TN
Dates: Aug 1, 1946 – Aug 2, 1946
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Combat Power

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200+ deputies
One Thompson submachine gun
Issued pistols

Against

30 to 60 organized men
1-2 submachine guns
3 M1 Garand rifles
5 M1911 pistols
24-60 M1917 Enfield rifles
Molotov Cocktails & Dynamite

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Source

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https://www.americanheritage.com/content/battle-athens
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Excerpt

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Since the Civil War, political offices in McMinn County had gone to the Republicans, but in the 1930s Tennessee began to fall under the control of Democratic bosses. To the west, in Shelby County, E.H. Crump, the Memphis mayor who had been ousted during his term for failing to enforce Prohibition, fathered what would become the state’s most powerful political machine. Crump eventually controlled most of Tennessee along with the governor’s office and a United States senator. In eastern Tennessee local and regional machines developed, which, lacking the sophistication and power of a Crump, relied on intimidation and violence to control their constituents.

Fraud was suspected—to this day many Athens citizens firmly believe that ballot boxes were swapped—but there was no proof. Over the following months and years, however, those who questioned the election would see their suspicions vindicated. The laws of Tennessee provided an opportunity for the unscrupulous to prosper. The sheriff and his deputies received a fee for every person they booked, incarcerated, and released; the more human transactions, the more money they got. A voucher signed by the sheriff was all that was needed to collect the money from the courthouse. Deputies routinely boarded buses passing through and dragged sleepy-eyed passengers to the jail to pay their $16.50 fine for drunkenness, whether they were guilty or not. Arrests ran as high as 115 per weekend. The fee system was profitable, but record-keeping was required, and the money could be traced. It was less troublesome to collect kickbacks for allowing roadhouses to operate openly. Cooperative owners would point out influential patrons. They were not bothered, but the rest were subject to shakedowns. Prostitution, liquor, and gambling grew so prevalent that it became common knowledge in Tennessee that Athens was “wide open.”

Encouraged by his initial success, Cantrell began what would become a ten year reign as the king of McMinn politics. In subsequent elections, ballot boxes were collected from the precincts and the results tabulated in secret at McMinn County Jail in Athens. Opposition poll watchers were labeled as troublemakers and ejected from precinct houses.

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#BattleOfBroward

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181106 Election Fraud Rampant

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