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We have been checking the #TwitterBlackout hashtag for signs of automated activity. We didn't find a lot in terms of volume, but did happen upon a pair of intriguing #resistance bots (@MiamiPapers and @jgionova) that retweet tweets containing the hashtag.

cc: @ZellaQuixote
(we ran across @MiamiPapers once before, when it retweeted this #tacocat #resist tweet that was posted with the goal of attracting bots)
Both @MiamiPapers and @jgionova are automated via custom software, both claim connection to Miami on their profiles, both were created in July 2016, and both of their feeds consist almost exclusively of retweets. What do they retweet?
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🌊🗳️Overview of the Democratic positions after the 2018 Blue Wave Elections. Heading into the 2018 Election, the Senate had a Republican majority. There were 51 Republicans plus the Vice President, 47 Democrats and 2 Independents that caucus with the Democrats so basically 51-49.
🔷As of January 3, 2019, The Republicans now have 52 seats plus the Vice President. and the Democrats have 45 seats and 2 independents who caucus with the Democrats.

🏛️51 required for majority
🏛️60 required for 3/5
🏛️67 required for 2/3

*⃣There was one vacancy, but the Republican Arizona Governor appointed fellow Republican Martha McSally, who took office on January 3, 2019. So the Senate is basically 53-47, in favor of the GOP.

🕳️The vacancy is shown as red in the "after" configuration.👆
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#116th New Congress convenes soon!
43 HOUSE SEATS FLIPPED BLUE! 🌊🌊🌊 #BlueWave2018
(*Net of 40) 64 New Democratic Members in the HOUSE!
with @TeamPelosi leading the way
What do they stand for?
⤵️THREAD of ALL New Blue Congressfolk⤵️
w/ graphic, campaign website links & Twitter
Arizona #AZ02 #116thCongress
Representative Ann Kirkpatrick

"Proud lifelong Arizonan, former prosecutor & congresswoman, independent voice for working Arizona families."

Arizona #AZ09 #AZ9 #116thCongress
Representative Greg Stanton
Former Phoenix Mayor, Former Phoenix City Councilman & Attorney

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A huge THANK YOU to the people who follow me! 🥰

We've been through alot of sh*t the past two yrs, yet we've had some victories too! #BlueWave2018 🌊✊🏽

If you like the research I've shared, know it was done with the help others - people from all over the globe... ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜
I want to recognize research of some of the out-of this world people I've had the privilege to "dig" with on Twitter ❤️ 🌎🌍🌏

@Klickedy @LuluLemew @ThomasS4217 @knowledgevendor @mopeng @SaysDana @freedomAU21C @LincolnsBible @SpicyFiles @ericgarland @ninaandtito @JamesFourM
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⌨️Texting for GOTV (Getting Out the Vote) or for a particular #Democratic candidate is a lot of fun actually & now there are a few opportunities to text on Monday 11/26/18 for #Mississippi runoff Senate race: Mike Espy @espyforsenate OR

✍️Sign up here!!…
⌨️Click here to sign-up to text for the #Georgia Secretary of State runoff election on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, 11/27-11/29/18.

📱💻You can do it on your phone or PC 100% from home now (usually you meet at a location to get instructions).…
📄Instead, is posting these instructions so you can handle it without leaving your house.

😆It might take 5-10 minutes to catch on, but when you do it really is fun, easy and it makes you feel like you are really helping.

📄Instructions, p. 1 of 10👇
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Yeah @realDonaldTrump I’m pretty sure this is what a #BlueWave2018 looks like.
Congrats to all the Dem candidates and voters who came out
And we took out a few Putin officials in the process!! Amazing
And the biggest congrats to everyone who helped get the candidates message out and worked their butt off to make sure people come out to vote ❤️
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This is one wreck I am going to have to turn away from.

I won't watch @BetoORourke lose to that man in real time.

I don't understand the world I live in anymore.

The echoes of 2016 abound. It's why I would not shut up about it and won't.

We've fixed nothing.

In fact, many of the problems have gotten or been purposely made worse.

Do you see what they have done?

They've thrown the resistance, otherwise known as the majority, a bone.

The House, which will be taken with a period and not an exclamation point.

But the rest?

There are fair odds they will increase their majority in the Ssnate.

State offices are likely to see modest gains for Dems.

This is what political coups often look like until the big reveal when it's too late to do anythng to stop them.

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As a fan of Elvira, you may like her because she’s spooky, funny, and sexy. But, as my real fans know, she is also a strong, resiliant, empowered woman who stands up for herself and what she believes in.

To that end, I feel compelled to write this message today...
If you’re a woman or if you have a woman (or girl) in your life who you care about, it’s your obligation to VOTE FOR DEMOCRATS. I know I will get the typical angry responses from some: “Stick to acting and keep your nose out of politics”. But first and foremost I am an American.
I have the right to express my opinion no matter what my profession. A vote for Democrats is a vote for women’s Healthcare, workplace equality, and for protecting the planet for future generations. It’s taking a stand AGAINST misogyny, xenophobia, racism and homophobia.
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My closing #Midterm2018 THREAD: Let's look at how Ted Cruz has knowingly worked to divide and mislead Texans. #txlege
Please RT
#VoteBlueToSaveAmerica #GOPVotingBlue
Ted Cruz FACT: He's invested millions of dollars in digital influence campaigns.
Maliciously targeting you, your family & friends.

Operating largely in the shadows, using firm that harvested data on stolen from millions of unwitting FB users. #TXSen #txlege #TX14 #Psywar #Psyop
Ted Cruz FACT: Files reveal that AggregateIQ—also known as “AIQ”—is the developer behind campaign apps created for Ted Cruz and Greg Abbott, as well as a Ukrainian steel magnate named Serhiy Taruta.
#txlege #TXSen #BetoForTexas #Midterm2018 #CruzCrew…
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Early vote:


Dems 1,689,078

Reps 2,378,270


Dems 274,731

Reps 348,451


Dems 131,457

Reps 205,284


Dems 586,389

Reps 690,171


Dems 1,365,812

Reps 1,489,266


Dems 418,239

Reps 561,181

Dems 332,520

Reps 343,854


Dems 215,716

Reps 330,540


Dems 180,586

Reps 169,153


Dems 134,827

Reps 160,438


Dems 7,092

Reps 11,162


Dems 115,328

Reps 217,152


Dems 359,020

Reps 255,232

Dems 92,524

Reps 125,046
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Many people ask: what can you do now? Here is a simple and easy action. Below are the visuals you can print out full page and post anywhere around town where you live or leave in cafes.
We are in our own bubbles on social media. The word needs to get out. I will be doing it this week in SF Bay Area. You can do it in your town. You can also share these images with this message. #VoteThemOut #RESIST
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@12bobbyboucher @mandel17 @emrazz Uhhhh...
Wait what?
White dudes, calm DOWN.

"Everyone" doesn't "hate you."

But societally, you're experiencing something new that many other people are used to but you haven't had to deal with.

Let me explain.
">" Means "to be continued"
@12bobbyboucher @mandel17 @emrazz When I, as a Black man, read about a reprehensible crime being committed, at my core, all my brain starts repeating is


@12bobbyboucher @mandel17 @emrazz It's a visceral, illogical fear that strikes me because I know if the perp IS, the media (esp @foxnews, etc), #maga, and even some "good" folks will (or may) ingest that news and think it's the group (Inc me) and not just a person.

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🌟🌽KAYLA KOETHER @KaylaForIowa for Iowa State House District 55: 🗣️"People are frustrated because right now the [Iowa] Legislature is putting ideology in front of practical solutions.

👉Meanwhile they've been ignoring what people are actually facing in my community.
🌟🌽KAYLA KOETHER for Iowa State House District 55 (cont'd):

🗣️So in an effort to really get communities to come out & think about what they want for the future of their town and our area, we have created a series of forums...
🌟🌽KAYLA KOETHER for Iowa State House District 55 (cont'd):

🗣️...asking people what they see in their communities right now & what their hope for the ideal future of Northeast Iowa is. The difference here is having a vision to move towards versus having no vision at all.
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Are you as concerned about losing our hard-won rights as I am?
Here's what we do:
Donate to our candidates who will represent us in Washington.
They need our $ support!
Please consider the following candidates: (Thread)
Justin DeWitt
US House candidate, LA-6
Democratic nominee for Louisiana’s 6th Congressional District.
#WeCanDeWitt #LA06
Chip in:…
Garnet Lewis
Fiscally responsible, socially progressive champion for small business, education, and the environment. Candidate for MI SD26. #bluewave2018 #GoGarn #Michigan
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🗳️🦞If you back one candidate this week, I sincerely hope you consider backing Jared Golden for U.S. Congress ME-02, currently the Majority Whip in the Maine State House.
🗞️The “about” section of Golden’s website is probably one of—if not the most compelling descriptions of a candidate I’ve read in the past 2 years—and I’ve read a lot.
🗞️The profile is from an article that was in the Lewiston Sun Journal, written by Steve Collins.

⚕️One of Jared Golden's motives for running was his disappointment in his opponents’ decision to oppose the Affordable Care Act.…
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🔥🔥J.D. Scholten @Scholten4Iowa interviewed from the driver's seat of "Sioux City Sue by MSNBC after Bernie Sanders comes to a political rally in Sioux City, Iowa.

🧠“This will be something that I remember for a very long time,” Scholten said.…
🚌J.D. Scholten is on his third trip in his RV, affectionately known as "Sioux City Sue," touring ALL the 39 counties of the 4th Congressional District of #Iowa.

💸Please donate what you can—even if it's a small amount!…
▶️And if you can’t donate money, please give him a follow!

💥And most importantly, if you live in #Iowa in the 4th District, please vote for change by voting for J.D. Scholten!


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If you show up to the polls and you are not registered to vote, here is what you can do.

Please retweet this to spread the word.

@jonlovett @jonfavs @TVietor08 #vote #VoterRegistration #BlueWave #BlueWave2018 #VoteSaveAmerica #VotingMatters
17 states plus the District of Columbia offer same day registration (SDR), any qualified resident of the state can register to vote and cast a ballot all in that day.…
Provisional Ballot Laws are laws that require a provisional ballot upon verification of the identity of the voter if a voter fails to present proper identification at the polls or when registering before voter registration deadlines.…
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🇺🇸Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, who is on EMILY's LIST and running for U.S. Congress in #Florida's 26th District, immigrated to the United States with her mother and sisters to better their lives. At first, they lived in a small one-room apartment and her mother worked double shifts.
⚡️Mucarsel-Powell @DebbieforFL started work at age 15, earned a scholarship for college where she received a bachelor's degree in Political Science, then paid her way by working through graduate school—earning a Master’s Degree in Int'l Political Economy from Claremont University
💥For the past 20 years, she has worked for nonprofit organizations: the Hope Center, Zoo Miami Foundation, the Coral Restoration Foundation & at the College of Health at Florida International University & the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine.
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Enough with #Horseface and DNA tests. Midterms are 3 weeks from today. Time to focus on, say, healthcare
1. Trump is currently forcing "junk plans" that *do not* cover protections for pre-existing conditions while at the same time pressuring the court to destroy those protections
2. Trump and @GOP have proposed cutting over $2 trillion from Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security to pay for the #GOPTaxScam designed for the rich.
3. Since taking control of the House, @GOP has voted over 65 times to destroy the Affordable Care Act. If they retain control, you can bet they will move to repeal our health care. #ProtectOurCare
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If you want to know what Democrats are actually running on, why not look at what actual Democrats are actually saying?
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🇻🇪Seems like Donald Trump is mentioning Venezuela a lot lately. Could someone possibly think that military action ("It’s a regime that, frankly, could be toppled very quickly by the military if the military decides to do that.") by the United States is appropriate right now?
💣In 2017, Trump said he was "not going to rule out a military option" in Venezuela but thanks to cooler heads—both inside the U.S. and outside—he was overruled.…
🗣️Speaking at the International Association of Chiefs of Police annual convention, Trump said about #Florida Gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum:

🇻🇪"If his [DeSantis'] opponent gets elected, you'll have Venezuela—Florida will become another Venezuela, & that is not good."
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🗣️When you see #RedTideRick Scott in the #Florida panhandle helping hurricane (cane-ado? hurricane+tornado) victims wearing that all-important NAVY hat, remember what he said: “I made more money selling soft drinks on the ship than I did getting my pay."…
🔥🔥As Frank Cerabino from the @palmbeachpost points out, Scott made lots of money (1970-72) from buying lots of soda before setting sail, then price gouging his fellow shipmates who were very thirsty and had no other choice.
🔥Cerabino also points out that during hurricanes, a fair amount of price gouging goes on as well.

💥Cerabino: "Because in hurricanes, people also try to take advantage of short supplies and heavy demand in various unsavory ways."

🧢So please don't fall for the Navy hat act.
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Thread: just a snapshot of the increasing polarisation of the US Twittersphere ahead of the midterms.

Polarised communities proved to be an easy target for influence operations in 2014-18.…
Scanned three sets of paired election-related hashtags: #VoteRed / #VoteBlue, #RedWave2018 / #BlueWave2018, #FlipItRed / #FlipItBlue.

First scan covered 48 hours. Overall, pro-Democratic hashtags got significantly higher traffic (79k posts compared with 47k posts).
On this scan, users of pro-Democratic hashtags were roughly double the number of users on pro-Republican hashtags (40k users compared with 21k users).
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What do Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah & Washington have in common?

#VoterRegistration deadlines on 10/8 & 10/9 🚨
Your ABSOLUTE DEADLINE to register to vote in the #2018Midterms is Tuesday, October 9th! 🚨

You can't vote if you're not registered! If you are registered, check for purges. They happen.
#RegisterNow #BlueWave…

Your ABSOLUTE DEADLINE to register to vote in the #2018Midterms is Tuesday, October 9th! 🚨

You can't vote if you're not registered! If you are registered, check for purges. They happen.

#VoteBlue #IPledgeToVote
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