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JUNE 12: The Stolen Victory and Mysterious Death of Moshood Abiola
was MKO’s death really natural?

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Abiola's death: an unresolved controversy

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In 1993, Abiola ran for the presidency of Nigeria and appeared to win the popular vote in what was considered a free and fair election.  The vote was annulled by Nigeria’s military leader on the basis that the election was corrupt. When Abiola rallied support to claim the
presidency, he was arrested for treason by the military regime led by General Sani Abacha and sent to prison for four years

In June 1998, General Abacha was found dead under mysterious circumstances.  One month later, on the day that Abiola was to be released from prison,
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#SC gives green signal to #OBC reservation in local elections in #MadhyaPradesh; directs MP #ElectionCommission to notify local body #election in one week
It's a historic day. Satyamev Jayate! It has been proven again that truth can't lose. I thank SC. We had said we want polls but with OBC reservation. Congress had sinned & had gone to SC due to which it was earlier directed that polls would be held without OBC reservation: MP CM
Delhi | Madhya Pradesh had a backward population of 50%. As per the Supreme Court, it can only be done for 14%, this is injustice. BJP didn't present the case properly in court. We'll look into it from a legal point of view: Congress leader & former Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath
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🔥#Elections On nous disait que les #machines de votes ne sont pas connectées. Vrai, mais pas leur interface de configuration qui se connecte via PC à la machine. Et surtout... on peut changer les votes À LA MAIN.
C'est dans le mode d'emploi doc9 page6😇…
C'est le mode d'emploi de "SoluVote" sur leur site web.
Sauf qu'ils l'ont enlevé. Le lien est mort.
Mais je l'ai retrouvé sur Wayback Machine.😇…
Soluvote peut programmer les candidats, lire les urnes électroniques.. etc (suite)⏬
Donc la machine lit une "urne" électronique insérée qui compte les votes, et on peut se connecter avec un PC pour lire cette urne après.

Mais on peut aussi METTRE DES VOTES A LA MAIN DANS LE SYSTEME: "Saisie manuelle des résultats de vote", doc9 pg6.
Vous lisez bien. ⏬suite
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Predicting the outcome of the Assembly #Election in N.Ireland is straightforward enough if you know how.

There are a handful of key factors to bear in mind.

Nail all of these & you’ll be way ahead of the game come results day 🤓
#AE22 🏖️

#1: the Issues 📝
What concerns are raised on the door steps? On the airwaves? Social media? Street demos?

What real life problems are addressed in the manifestos?
What policies are dissected in political debate?

Find the common thread across these & ... oh 😶

Moving on💨
#2: the Parties🥳

What do the polls say [& do they tally]?
How trusted are their leaders, & how secure are they?
How did they perform in the last mandate?
Have they made major blunders?
Are they running too many or too few candidates?
How transfer-friendly are they, to whom?
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1\ I wonder if @JPHornick @KingsleyKwok know about the pro-#Russia rhetoric coming from the hosts of Toronto #MayDay2022 they're attending tomorrow? Some white boys astroturfed an "indigenous" protest to tie Indigenous issues to #Donetsk/#Luhansk "self determination".
2/ In early April, I asked about Indigenous participation/endorsement. I was told by a member of @may1labour "The poster was designed by an #Indigenous artist." I asked the artist for comment. The response intriguingly disavowed official Indigenous "endorsement" or involvement.
3\ My conclusion: in an #election year they've tricked an #ONDP candidate into endorsing and appearing at a rally whose core organizers are pro-Russia, appropriating Indigenous issues to conflate them with Donetsk/Luhansk, tying Unions/the @OntarioNDP to Putin's genocidal war.
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So some interesting things have surfaced in the last few weeks that I want to share. Be patient with me, I’m slow & get interrupted a lot. But, I think it’s worth it to share this information before the mid-term elections.

😃 Please don’t forget to vote in November…💙
This article from 04/06/2022 has been weighing on my mind…it’s regarding the #RockbridgeNetwork, defined as a coalition.

What is a “political coalition” in the US?
Not much. It’s basically a verbal, non-regulated agreement to finance an agreed upon political agenda.
While #RockbridgeNetwork is being considered a “new GOP coalition”, it isn’t, think #CambridgeAnalytica. Plus, it is not the only “new GOP coalition” popping up before mid-term elections. #ChestnutStreetCouncil has been started by Matt Schlapp, think #KochNetwork
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🔴In #France, it's time to #vote🗳️... today is the first round of the #FrenchElections!

🇫🇷Follow our #liveblog as the French head to the polls this Sunday, and don't miss our special election night coverage starting 7pm Paris time! #presidentielles2022

It's a beautiful morning in #Paris 🇫🇷, as French #voters 🗳️gather in polling stations to choose their candidate from the 12 names on the ballot.

F24's @JamesCreedonF24 reports from the capital's 17th arrondissement about how the process works and how voters are feeling today⤵️
@JamesCreedonF24 📲For the results, reactions, and analysis of this first round of the #FrenchElection 🇫🇷, tune in to FRANCE 24 tonight from 7pm Paris time onwards to follow our special coverage!
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As we move steadfast into #election season (which in many ways seems to be playing out as a sort of political mating season), I am noticing a rather interesting phenomenon, which some may find worthy of a research project/case study:
I believe there may be a direct correlation between the shrinking temporal distance to election day & the increased spread of public displays of absurdity.
You may say absurdity has always been our bread & butter (or bread & olive oil).
& that may be true, absurdity abounds.
But most of it is neither wilful nor premeditated.
However, as we move closer & closer to election day, there seems to be an effervescence of conscious creation & innovation of the absurd, put on public display for all to witness, celebrate, & participate in!
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Harris County Elections still only has partial numbers reported. Less than half of precincts reporting. Last year they took election responsibility away from the elected County Clerk & Registrar and gave to an appointed Elections Administrator.
#Houston #Texas #Election2022
Yesterday Harris County Elections informed the Texas Secretary of State that they would be unable to report vote results by the statutory deadline of 7 p.m. today. SoS TX says they are "closely monitoring" and stand "ready to assist."
The elections administrator's salary was slated to be $190k, appointment was given to a former staffer for State Sen. Sylvia Garcia who had run unsuccessfully for Houston City Council, but had not run elections previously.
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FLASH: #Wisconsin's Special Counsel Michael Gableman Who Investigated The 2020 Presidential #Election Has Completed His Investigation & Report.
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The coup attempt in #GuineaBissau yesterday came weeks after the military takeover in Burkina Faso and follows last year’s coups in Chad, Guinea, Sudan and Mali.

What drives these more frequent power grabs? The answer is:

it is complicated 🧵…
As most of these countries are situated in West Africa, it would be easy to think the drivers of these coups are the same across the board, but the reality is more complex:
The January 2022 coup in #BurkinaFaso followed a growing insecurity in the country, a rise in #jihadist militancy and an increasingly frustrated army, especially after a deadly attack on 14 November 2021 left 53 soldiers dead, the highest death toll ever in one single attack.
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Hey Georgia peeps, my girl Attania Jean-Funny is running for state rep. Check her out
She live on FB now if you wanna pop in
#Georgia #Election #Vote…
Where my RATTLERS in Georgia?! 🐍🐍🐍🐍.
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Countering common anti-communist talking points, a thread🧵:
#1 “communism is when no food!”

Per the literal CIA, Soviet citizens consumed roughly the exact same number of calories per day as American citizens during the same time. And their diets were considered more nutritious.

Also see Soviet supermarkets: ImageImageImageImage
#2 “ask someone who lived under communism!”

They did: Image
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A Thread on #Peshawar #Mayor #Election #2021 @PTIofficial @PTIKPOfficial @PTIKPKNews not learning from past. Every city, locality has different politics & when it comes to local bodies, situation becomes more thin.
NA1 was the seat, people of Peshawar elected Imran Khan, however
upon leaving the ticket was awarded to some Bacha Gul, an unknown person, as per my belief not even from the country. Result, Mr. Ghulam Bilour winning the same. @ImranKhanPTI totally ignored the local workers and nominated an outsiders, obviously on the ill advice of
his close group. Just because Mr. Bacha Gul spread some money around.
Lesson, dont bring imported candidates to elections.
However, it was not learned, soon forgotten and for the Mayor of Peshawar, Mr. Rizwan ullah Khan Bangash was selected, under which criteria?
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Law Minister moves motion to introduce Election Laws Amendment Bill 2021 in #LokSabha amid protests.

Then Manish Tewari is called to speak on his motion to oppose introduction, he says that it is beyond Parliament's legislative competence, will be detrimental to democracy.
Adhir Ranjan choudhary opposes introduction of Bill
- demands its been sent to Standing Committee
- will lead to mass disenfranchisement
- is legally not sound
- refers to Puttaswamy judgment
- data security concerns, we still dont have #dataprotection law

Manish Tewari opposes introduction of Bill:
- #Aadhaar act doesn't allow Aadhaar & Voter ID linking
- voting is a legal right
- #Aadhaar can be used only for welfare services
- beyond legislative competency of voters

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So I’m down at the Chevron convenience store…

This is about Trump, MAGAts, Republicans, & their tactics since Trump

I have a bike, shiny, 1 mo old. I had to buy this cheap new bike to replace one stolen 6 wks ago. I got it online.

#FBR #resist #BLM #Jan6


I meet my girlfriend, on her bike, & my bike I’ve parked about 15 feet away around the corner of the store. We kiss. Stuff. I turn back around & there’s a guy pushing one bike & with his hands on mine, about to push it away.

#FBR #resist #BLM #Jan6


Clearly he was attempting to steal it (in a matter of a minute from having gotten there! With me nearby & him even pushing a (probably) stolen other bike!)

Not seeing the Trump/Republican connection, yet, I’m sure. But you will.

#FBR #resist #BLM #Jan6


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We stand in #Solidarity with our Workers in the #Unions & this is the only way to have a say in our Working Environment by #WorkingTogether & doing a #Strike!
People like us, who've been arguing against the broken Gears & For-profit exploitation of #Capitalism, comes in to help.
We're in a #SocietalCollapse as the Full Stop & Endgame of #Capitalism's Growth has begun! We need Calls & Movements for a "Great Transition" from this broken #Dystopia where we have a #ClimateCrisis, #HousingCrisis, #Pandemic, #EvictionCrisis, #HealthcareCrisis,...
#BiodiversityCrisis, etc.
As the system focuses on #Economic Growth, #Corporate Interest & Businesses First while exploiting the #Labor who are treated like hell & not paid a #LivingWage nor anything while everything to basically live is practically an Expense under #Capitalism.
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22nd Amendment states “No person shall be elected to the office of the #President more than twice..”

#DonaldTrump & @GOP must either acknowledge that he did NOT win the 2020 #election, or continue to insist he did & is thus constitutionally ineligible to run again.

The moment #trump and other #Republicans claimed that he actually won and was elected to a second term, they therefore acknowledged that he cannot be #elected again, as per the #Constitution. The text is clear - whether he served 2 terms or not, he CAN’T win a 3rd time.

If someone who has been president was (legitimately) elected for a 2nd term, then declined to take the presidential oath and serve that term, by the text of the 22nd Amendment, they cannot be elected again - regardless of whether or not they served the 2nd term.

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#AndrewYang and #KrystalBall have long conversation, on #YangSpeaks (now #Forward) about his new party (arguably NOT a party), what it will do, and why.

#YangGang have been waiting for definitive answers. Well, your wait is... not really over😵‍💫
What do I mean by that? Well...

@AndrewYang said he IS starting a new party...
BUT he "answered" the question of whether the Forward party would run candidates by saying it will back #Democrats and #Republicans who align with Forward policy...…
He said he is forming a new party because he doesn't believe changing #election rules in favor of more parties is likely to happen from within the #duopoly...

BUT, they're going to back duopoly candidates, and didn't mention running their own...
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Of 15 #Republican candidates for Secretary of State (the office that oversees #elections), in 5 battleground states,

10 lack confidence in the 2020 results or flat-out claim it stolen.

Only 2 of 9 interviewed acknowledged #Biden as the legitimate winner.
In 2020, #Trump, and #GOP legislators, not only undermined trust in elections, with false claims repeatedly debunked, they told partisan state legislators to send electors for Trump in states where voters selected Biden; a blatant rejection of #democracy.
It was only laws, and honorable officials holding to those laws, that prevented the #coup from succeeding.

The GOP are not done. Those protections are only going to get weaker with time.
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TAIWAN News: Eric Chu wins race for KMT leadership, first time ever with less than 50% vote for party election. Chu has vowed to return the century-old party to power in 2024.…
If US-China conflict escalates, it's going to run through Taiwan and its local politics. A few important dates on Taiwan's political calendar leading up to 2024 election, which is about 10 months ahead of US election cycle.
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#OTD in 2020, we launched #StopSecretSpending, a web project that shows the importance of transparency & accountability in our elections. It also helps explain why we need to stop #DarkMoney.

Not familiar with dark money & its impact? Our new explainer video can catch you up:
Since the site went live last year, Americans have seen the most expensive #election cycle in history, with over $14.4 billion spent.

Over $1 billion of that was non-disclosed #DarkMoney. Image
83% of voters across partisan and demographic lines want to know who is making political contributions to organizations that spend to influence voters.

Unfortunately, #SecretSpending continues to rig our political system in favor of wealthy special interests.
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#Update We are seeing exciting things for #RankedChoiceVoting!! It would bring #democracy to #elections! My thread of #DownBallotProgressives & causes #NotMeUs🔹 + some w/ #YangGang🔹 +
🌻 @GreenPartyUS #MedicareForAll
Follow @TheRagtagBand
.@Ally4Congress🔹is running for Congress in #VA11 against corp Dem @GerryConnolly🔹June 21 ‘22*! She’s endorsed by @Leftists4Office @CallForCongress @AC4Congress2020 @LiamOMaraIV and more! #NotMeUs #YangGang

.@AazamiShervin🔹 is running for #CA30 against corporate Dem @BradSherman🔹 June 7, 2022*! He’s 💯grassroots funded! #NotMeUs #MedicareForAll

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