Mark Lawrence, a PA Sanders organizer and #NeverHillary voter has been haunted since the election by the idea that there might have been something he could have done to stop Trump. When contacted by RealTrueNews, Lawrence told us that he had been enraged by the Democratic primaries and had come to the decision that Clinton would actually be worse for the country than Donald Trump.
"She was so corrupt--you could see right there in her emails she was working against Sanders from the beginning," Lawrence said, confusing DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz with candidate Hillary Clinton. "The whole Democratic machine worked tirelessly against Bernie. It was literally illegal."
"They rigged coin-tosses, destroyed legitimate votes, and changed the rules by holding a voice vote for a key primary--" Mark explained, referencing allegations for which there exists no proof.
Lawrence explained that he was a Sanders organizer in Pennsylvania who had led a large contingent of Millennials in putting up Hillary4Prision signs, identifying weak Hillary supporters online and bombarding them with abuse, and door-knocking and phone-banking for Green Party candidate Jill Stein.
All of this, he said, seemed like absolutely the right thing to do at the time--but since the election he has had recurring concerns.
"But now--now I wonder--" he shook his head. "No, there wasn't any choice. Obamacare was going away no matter what I did, right? Didn't Hillary say she'd repeal it too? [ She did not ] I'm on my parent's insurance. I could lose that. The Dakota Pipeline? That was my big thing--but no matter who was in power that was going to happen, wasn't it?" He shifted in his chair. "I'm sure whoever Hillary picked for Secretary of Education, she would have been as bad as that DeVos woman, right?"
His shoulders slumped. "I just don't know. Trump is going to put through the Keystone Pipeline too--could destroy the planet, you know? I really thought he'd drain the swamp--but all his guys are Goldman Sachs. Could anyone have seen that coming? Did anyone realize he was such a liar? I sure didn't."
When asked how he voted--and if he would do it differently, Lawrence became angry. "I voted for Trump!" he explained. "The Democrats needed to pay for their corruption and that's how I made my voice heard." He then turned back to his computer where, on Twitter, he angrily attacked jubilant Republicans who were eager to see the Standing Rock reservation bulldozed and, possibly, poisoned.