William Daniel Johnson, founder and treasurer for American National Super PAC, told TPM in a Monday phone interview that he plans to reach out to voters in both Iowa and New Hampshire with recorded messages trumpeting Trump’s anti-immigrant policies. TPM first reported on the robocalls Saturday after receiving a recording of the call from a reader in the Hawkeye State.
The robocall featured endorsements from Johnson, who is also the chairman of the white nationalist American Freedom Party; Jared Taylor, the founder of the white supremacist magazine American Renaissance and a spokesman for the Council of Concerned Citizens; and Filipino, Rev. Donald Tan, a Christian radio host.
On the call, Taylor said that the U.S. should only accept “immigrants who are good for America.”
“We need smart, well-educated white people who will assimilate to our culture,” he said. “Vote Trump.”
Johnson told TPM that the Iowa robocall campaign, which will continue running until the Feb. 1 caucuses, was launched to coincide with a Jan. 12-22 program on talk radio in which Johnson and Tan will discuss Trump’s candidacy. He said the Iowa radio and robocall effort have cost about $9,000 to date.
Johnson, who also told TPM that he thought America needed to have a “separate white ethno-state,” said he believed Trump’s immigration proposals were realistic.
“He knows what’s practical, he knows what can be accomplished, and he has the intestinal fortitude to act on that plan,” he said. “Yes, everything he proposes can be implemented.”
Look for TPM’s full interview with Johnson on Tuesday.”
During Obama’s election there was an active attempt to intimidate voters by two members of the New Black Panther Party in Philadelphia. That case was ultimately side-lined by Attorney General Eric “my people” Holder of the US Justice Department.
Led by King Samir Shabazz, the Black Panthers violated the section of the Voting Rights Act that prohibits intimidation, coercion or threats against any person for voting or attempting to vote, according to the complaint filed by the feds in 2009 in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia. The DOJ also pursued an injunction preventing any future deployment of or display of weapons by Black Panther members at the entrance of a polling location.
But a few months later the Obama DOJ quietly dropped the charges and it all disappeared like a bad dream. Judicial Watch investigated and after suing the DOJ, obtained explosive documents that show Obama political appointees were intimately involved in the decision to dismiss the voter intimidation case against the Black Panthers. The documents directly contradict sworn testimony by Obama’s Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division, Thomas Perez, that no political leadership was involved in the decision.