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Wow. Powerful call from @POTUS to pass the #ForThePeopleAct and the #JohnLewis #VotingRightsAct and send them to his desk “right away.” What would these bills do? A lot. #JointAddress #JointSession
👉 First, they would guarantee the freedom to vote, and take a huge bite out of the wave of voter suppression laws sweeping the country, as explained here: brennancenter.org/sites/default/…
👉Modernize voter registration
👉Restore voting rights to the formerly incarcerated
👉Expand opportunities for early + mail voting
👉Require use of voter-verified paper ballots
👉Restore the full power of the landmark Voting Rights Act to combat discrimination.
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NEVER forget this. #DougFord has been the client of one of the most manipulative dark actors to ever operate on the Canadian political landscape: Navigator. They have coached him, planted stories in the press, shaped social media responses through inauthentic activity. #ONpoli
Remember this piece of lockstep propaganda in #cdnmedia?

Take note of who falls for #DougFord’s ridiculous crocodile tears today. The Trudeau gov’t transferred billions to Ford for #COVID19Ontario relief measures. Ford hoarded the💰instead of implementing #PaidSickDays. #ONpoli
Now that there are petitions demanding #DougFordResign, suddenly this incompetent conman can produce the #PaidSickDays that he was given federal funding to help pay for, OVER A YEAR AGO? Anyone who falls for #DougFord’s soap opera acting, is a fool, a liar or an enabler. #onpoli
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There's a lot about #JamesOKeefe you should know.
#ErikPrince #ProjectVeritas #SteveBannon #CitizensUnited #DarkMoney

Reminder: New York Times: Erik Prince recruiting former spies to help with Project Veritas stings (March 7, 2020)
cnn.com/2020/03/07/pol…
THE COMPLETE MERCENARY
How #ErikPrince Used the Rise of Trump to Make an Improbable Comeback
(May 3 2019)
theintercept.com/2019/05/03/eri…
(May 30, 2016)
Sting of Myself
Amateurish spies like #JamesOKeefe attempt to sway the 2016 campaign.
O’Keefe says that the new group “allows us to literally put someone undercover in a campaign.”
newyorker.com/magazine/2016/…
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... Alameda County and Monterey County have a lot in common.

I would say that other good examples are Orange County - where Mike Carona "America's Sheriff" did a nickel in federal prison for corruption.

Los Angeles County where Lee Baca is in prison until 2022.
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Laurie Smith, Santa Clara's long term Sheriff is under continued investigation by @SantaClaraDA for corruption.

Monterey County's @SheriffBernal who was a deputy, backed by $1,000,000 of partially #DarkMoney to become sheriff so @MCoSheriff could continue enabling
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large criminal operations in insular MoCo - is under @FBI investigation for corruption and it goes all the to @FBIWFO @TheJusticeDept review.

There are many stories about it:

voicesofmontereybay.org/2019/07/25/sal…
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#darkmoney
"The Hub Project is part of an opaque network managed by a Washington consulting firm, Arabella Advisors, that has funneled hundreds of millions of dollars through a daisy chain of groups supporting Democrats and progressive causes." nytimes.com/2021/04/13/bus…
"The Arabella network’s money flows through four nonprofits that serve as parent structures for a range of groups, including The Hub Project. The nonprofits then pass some of the funds along to other nonprofit groups or super PACs." Image
"The Hub Project is not a stand-alone organization for tax purposes, but is housed within two Arabella-managed nonprofits, New Venture Fund and the Sixteen Thirty Fund, which pay Hub Project employees." Image
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Matt Gaetz needs to RESIGN. Pass it on.

#ResignGaetz
Oh goodie. James O'Keefe is the #propaganda arm of everything awful. Project Veritas, ALEC, Epoch Times... great choice for your rebuttal.
Stop talking Matty. Really. It's almost painful to watch. #MattGaetzDidSomethingWrong
Says the Nazi who was fired as the head writer for Tucker Carlson.
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Records: #JoelGreenberg doled out contracts to politicians, strategists tied to figures in Florida’s political scandals #TallySwamp #MattGaetz
orlandosentinel.com/news/os-prem-n…
Archive Link:
orlandosentinel.com/news/os-prem-n… /1
Greenberg took taxpayer-funded trips incl a Miami trip to meet Gaetz. Rcvd an invite from Dorworth to a Trump event "they will feed us all booze..." Turning the Tax Collector's office into $$$ for his friends & GOP connected. /2
Excessive & Unnecessary consulting contracts.
-#MattMorgan: former pro-wrestler, ran for Commissioner against Dorworth's opponent on #RiverCross project.
-#MeganZalonka: who works for #JasonPirozzolo.
-#EricFoglesong: political consultant who supported mysterious candidate. /3
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Jason T. #Brodeur (R-FL)
1975

Florida State Senate
2020 - present

FL Medicaid Pharmaceutical and Therapeutics Committee
appointed

Florida House of Representatives
2010 to 2018 (term limits)

Chair
Seminole County Republican Party

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jason_Bro…
#Brodeur's career experience includes working with Procter & Gamble, as the president and CEO of the Seminole County Chamber of Commerce, and owning a healthcare consulting company.”

ballotpedia.org/Jason_Brodeur
JASON T. #BRODEUR

Education:  University of Florida, B.S., Food & Resource Economics; University of Florida, M.B.A.

myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Repre…
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🚨"We’ve created a persuasion machine that allows conservatives to reach, engage and move people to action like never before. Now is the time to expand and capitalize on this machine, setting the political playing field in advance of the 2022 election.”
washingtonpost.com/politics/repub…
Titled “Reclaiming the Public Narrative,” the solicitation argues that the left, because of its clout within cultural institutions, has more access to centrist voters while the right is stuck “within its own echo chamber.”

@dccc
It says the group will collect personal data gathered from petitions and other online tools to target voters using “language consumed by those in the persuadable middle.”

@DNC no time to let our guard down folks
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"Endorsement Flap costs Bernal" read the headline.

That wasn't remotely accurate. The endorsement flap cost Miller - as intended.

There is a lot to this article - Chris Marohn worked on this and other issues. Chris Marohn was paid by John Phillips' campaign manager Plasha Will
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it was an effort to install a sheriff who would look the other way on the Monterey County organized crime syndicate - of sorts - with INTERNATIONAL ties.

* think Panama Papers.

Sheriff Miller wasn't able to be bought, wasn't a "team player" and after winning office in an
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unlikely upset in 2010 - Miller went on to quickly fire sheriff employees / COPS who were breaking the law. Not the patrol cops but high ranking mgmt officers.

The narcs of @MCoSheriff then targeted one of Miller's drug addicted sons - as an opening salvo into a 4 year
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In May 2020, I discovered that Amy Kremer, founder and treasurer of Women Vote Smart PAC, had received a warning letter from the FEC. Kremer founded the PAC's Women for Trump project. She is chair of Women for America First, Jan 6 rally organizer. rantt.com/women-for-trum…
"Women for America First leader @AmyKremer announced Sen. @RandPaul's appearance at the April 8-11 event she is hosting at former President Donald Trump’s financially troubled property near the Miami airport." Tickets are $500-5K.

By @svdate @HuffPost
huffpost.com/entry/rand-pau…
Jan. 6 rally that led to Capitol insurrection was hosted by Women for America First, nonprofit that "can engage in limited political activities. These groups are known as #DarkMoney organizations" - @CNBC

@RandPaul to appear at WFAF fundraiser this weekend. Tickets are $500-5K Image
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Dangerous #covid19 disinformation in Canada & elsewhere. A thread. #cdnpoli #CovidCanada
Let’s begin with AIER, The American Institute For Economic Research. #AIER is a libertarian “think tank”, largely funded by the Koch Network. AIER is behind such large scale propaganda offensives as “The Great Barrington Declaration”. A thoroughly debunked piece of disinformation
AIER disinformation has been so successful & pervasive that even formerly respected authors peddle their nonsense.
Incidentally, Naomi Wolfe happens to be a “Visiting Senior Fellow” at #AIER. #cdnpoli #COVID19 #COVIDdisinformation
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It’s #SunshineWeek, so it’s a good time to talk about how the #ForThePeopleAct (#HR1 / #S1) will increase transparency in our politics, government, and campaigns.

Here is a 🧵 on the at least 30 ways this bill increases our right to know what is going on in our government.
1) The #ForThePeopleAct guarantees online voter registration. How does that increase transparency? Well, not only does it allow voters to securely register to vote online, but it gives them more access to info about how to update their registration when they move. #SunshineWeek
2) The #ForThePeopleAct would also require a creation of a program where voters can track the status of the #VoteByMail ballot online and get confirmation when it has been received by your local election official. #SunshineWeek
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In 2020, a drastic increase in spending by Democratic groups with limited or no donor disclosure drove the cycle's #DarkMoney total north of $1 billion

crp.org/dmo1b by @annalecta and @KarlMEvers
For the first time, liberal groups directed more money in the 2020 cycle, with Democrats getting backing from more than $514 million dark money, compared to $200 million boosting Republicans.

Biden’s candidacy attracted around $174 million in support Trump's drew $25.2 million
However, despite winning in 2020 on the backs of secret donors, Democrats in the 117th Congress are continuing their decade-long push to close the loopholes that allow #DarkMoney to persist, introducing legislation like #HR1ForThePeopleAct
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1. #cdnmedia has a critically dangerous problem with RW propaganda & disinformation posing as “news”. Take “True North Centre” aka tnc. It’s a registered charity brought to you by #PostMedia propagandists. These BS charities are ideal conduits for #DarkMoney, disguising sources.
2. @CanRevAgency is likely overwhelmed by the pandemic & may not have the manpower to audit all of these BS charities. So 🇨🇦 needs a dedicated department within #CRA to investigate what amounts to #DarkMoney influence operations exploiting charitable status. #cdnpoli #cdnmedia
3. The Right can’t win on truth or policy. #CPC has nothing but tired failed ideology, in slavish service to private interests of billionaires. So their strategy appears to be: saturate & pollute #cdnmedia & social media landscapes with so much disinformation, truth is drowned.
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Smug stupidity & entitlement drips from every whining self-serving Keean Bexte propaganda tweet. He broke travel restrictions to take part in a fascist coup attempt, AFTER warnings about quarantine. Calls a decent hotel a “gulag”, claims not getting fed in 4 hrs is “starvation”.
This thread on Bexte from 2019 is worth a read. Bexte has a history of ties to white nationalist groups & others on the far right.

#cdnpoli #cdnmedia #CapitalRiots #Covid19Canada #ableg #abpoli
ricochet.media/en/2422/rebel-…

A previous @ricochet_en article on one of the white nationalist endeavours Keean Bexte was involved with, “Fireforce Ventures” an online store selling far right white supremacist militariana:
ricochet.media/en/2394/meet-t…

#cdnpoli #ABpoli #cdnmedia
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@Nick_Carmody @NBCNews @BandyXLee1 @Narcopath_UK @narceducator The same tactics used with Trump were used with Hitler by the Evangelicals to set up someone who exhibits qualities as an AntiChrist into a role of a Saint but this time targetting Muslims as Killers of Americans & still using gay people as abomination of God to con churches...1/
@Nick_Carmody @NBCNews @BandyXLee1 @Narcopath_UK @narceducator This was by design and process that developed over 60 years of psychological influencing through a collaboration of the entertainment world, religious broadcasts, oil/gas loyalists who bastardized the US Constitution, and #KochNetwork #DarkMoney orgs connected to DeVos...2/
@Nick_Carmody @NBCNews @BandyXLee1 @Narcopath_UK @narceducator Judeo-Christian America never existed. 1A was designed to removed Roman Catholic Church of England hold over the newly formed US Government. It demands zero influence of religion over law or government decisions. The Virginia Baptist insisted on it w/ Thomas Jefferson...2/
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WHAT THE ACTUAL F. The political right is as deadly as any pandemic. The environmental destruction, the hate, the ignorance the right promotes & embraces, has fascistic transnational fossil fuel billionaires at the helm. #JasonKenney is a sycophantic handmaiden. #ABleg #cdnpoli
& speaking of grotesque sycophantic handmaidens of toxic destructive fascistic billionaires, here’s #PierrePoilivre doing exactly their bidding, like he’s reading a script. A slithering little troll spreading disinformation & propaganda for profit globalnews.ca/news/7473149/t… #cdnpoli
And would you look at that. What a shocker. #ManningCentre now calls itself the outrageously Orwellian “Canada Strong & Free Network”, I mean seriously, could these people be any more transparent in their con job bullshit? Preston Manning requested his name be removed in 2020 🤔.
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Bigger than #ElChapo bigger than #PabloEscobar 💉💊☠️💰

Big news then, I guess 👀

#TseChiLop
#SamGorSyndicate

Huge numbers! $400 billion+ pa 🌎🌍🌏
National security type influence.

Social - Political - Economic

Where does all that money go? 🤔🔁💸
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When illegal drug operations get this big, they cross borders, networks become huge & they need protection/assistance

According to well documented incidents, intelligence agencies sometimes oversee 👀

Political expedience
#VangPao #Laos #KhunSa #Golden🔺
There are loads of other well-documented episodes

The untraceable huge sums of 💰 from drugs come in very handy for clandestine funding of "off the books" type operations

#PlausibleDeniability

When you're fighting for national interests, can it be justified? #ColdWar ImageImageImageImage
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Today is the 11th anniversary of Citizens United, the case where SCOTUS ruled that corporations have a First Amendment right to spend unlimited corporate funds influencing elections.

Here's how #HR1 rebalances the undue influence of $-in-politics to address some of the fallout.
First, let's clear up what #SCOTUS said.

—It did NOT say that corporations have a constitutional right to give directly to candidates;

—It DID say corps have a constitutional right to spend unlimited amounts on elections, so long as the spending is "independent" of a campaign.
By SCOTUS logic, $10M in commercials from an oil company saying "vote for [X] Member of Congress" cannot lead to corruption (or even the appearance of corruption) because the spending on the ad buy is "independent" of the campaign.

(Bear with me.)
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Dear #Corporations -

While we appreciate your well intentioned gesture to cut off the flow of money to #Seditionists who tried to thwart the will of the People by refusing to certify valid vote counts, it's not enough. 1/13
Because nothing stops you from funding their challengers in the next cycle. And that does nothing to stop the corruption of our body politic.

What we need is for you to #CloseYourCheckbook and get out of the politics business. 2/13
You cannot claim to value #democracy while you devalue its purpose to represent the people. And I hate to be the one to tell you this but in spite of what @MittRomney said, corporations are not people. I'll believe they are when Texas executes one. 3/13
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This is how we got here... allowing #RightWing #CNP #KochNetwork (#DarkMoney) members to operate in the shadows and when caught, deny their complicity and/or normalize them.. We must stop giving them a pass.

#CNP 👉splcenter.org/hatewatch/2016…

👉damemagazine.com/2017/02/17/why…
Ginni did not make a mistake, an error in judgement... what's occurred the last four yrs. & the events this week were carefully planned & a multi pronged, nationwide strategy employed... the legal challenges, astroturf protest groups #ALEC lobbying ImageImageImageImage
Ginni & her fellow #CouncilForNationalPolicy #KochNetwork members ALSO have plans to rewrite the Constitution. That's been in the works for yrs. and they are closer to it than most people realize (or will admit)

"People You May Know" (Amazon prime)..
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Take a look at this vile lie being spread by #ErinOToole #JeffBallingall & #CPC. Look at this & tell me the political right isn’t colluding to overthrow democracy. Btw, the strengthened election laws are designed to limit #DarkMoney funding. #cdnpoli #TrumpTreason

H/t @samifouad Image
I’m attaching this old thread on Jeff Ballingall, since people need to know just how dangerous to democracy the #CPC has become.
#cdnpoli #ONpoli #ABleg #MBpoli #Saskpoli #BCpoli #QCpoli
https://t.co/9OPo52sD0X
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@Kevinliptakcnn That's a lie. Cleta is a #KochNetwork #DarkMoney lawyer. Come'on PRESS.... Do better than the he said/she said.

@Kevinliptakcnn "Cleta is also on the Board of Governors of #CouncilForNationalPolicy ". h/t Professor, #ShadowNetwork author & investigative journalist, Anne Nelson,
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