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Today is #CaliforniaRecall election day.

Voters will decide whether Gov. Gavin Newsom will stay in office.

Get live updates throughout the day at…
There are just two questions on the ballot:

Should Newsom be recalled from office?

And, if he is recalled, who among the 46 candidates on the ballot should take his place?

See our voter’s guide and other voting resources at…
Meet the 46 recall candidates challenging Gov. Gavin Newsom.

They represent a mix of ideologies and political ties: Mostly Republicans, but a few Democrats, those who indicate no party preference and some affiliated with lesser-known parties.…
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Good morning. It is #ElectionDay in California. Here are the final early vote numbers before the polls open for the #NoOnRecall election. We had a final surge of more than 415K votes after @POTUS' rally.

Dems: 4.5M (+176K)
GOP: 2.2M (+141K)
Indies: 1.9M (+97K)
@POTUS Nearly 40% turnout in just the early vote. I have no idea what the E-Day returns will be, but this shit will be called moments after the polls close.
Needless to say, rumors of Democratic disengagement in off-year elections by the punditry were completely, utterly wrong.
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1/4 #CliffNotes-#PlsRetweet
Suggested Cheat Sheet/Voting Guide4 #Austinites who WANT to #SAVEAUSTIN NOW!
#AustinCityCouncil ordered special elections & agreed on ballot language for eight propositions. #Elections will take place May 1, 2021. Choices: either For/Against.#share/#RT
Time act is NOW to #SaveAustin...pls #share/#RT in all platforms.
#GODBlessAustin #AustinStrong
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Infographic ℹ️ What Happened in #Atlanta on #ElectionNight?

In recent days, the fog of incomplete and conflicting information provided by interested parties has begun to clear. (Thread👇)…
It now appears that a state election monitor was absent for a part of the counting process.

It is also clear that GOP #PollWatchers were prevented from meaningfully observing much of the process, even though they were allowed in the room.
On Aug. 10, the State Election Board approved a new rule allowing election officials to start opening and scanning #AbsenteeBallots 3 weeks before #ElectionDay.

The state is currently being sued over the rule.
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In the fallout from the #2020Election, numerous credible allegations of voting #Irregularities have arisen in the form of sworn #Affidavits and other #Evidence.

ℹ️This #Infographic provides an overview of what we currently know. (Thread👇) Read more:…
1. This year, universal #MailInBallots were widely adopted by states in response to the #Pandemic.

This year, 9 states plus #WashingtonDC mailed #Ballots to everyone on their voter rolls, while others suspended the witness requirement.
2. #Progressive groups in many states sued to ease #ElectionSecurity features for #MailInBallots and, in some cases, to allow #Ballots to arrive after #ElectionDay.
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Trump loses yet again in #Pennsylvania. From 3rd Circuit: "The campaign's claims have no merit." The Trump-appointed judge says the challenged ballots are few, margin of Biden victory is 81k and the suit "never claims fraud or that votes were cast by illegal voters."
"Though it alleges many conclusions, the Complaint is light on facts," the appeals court opinion states. The opinion was written by Judge Stephanos Bibas, who Trump appointed.

There are some sick burns in this opinion.
Just saying.…
This is CLASSIC chiding as the judge writes Trump's campaign"waited almost a week after #ElectionDay to file the original complaint, almost another week to amend it, then another 3 days to amend it again. Its delay is inequitable, and further delay would wreak further inequity."
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(1/6) Interesting case in #Pennsylvania re: #Election2020 & mail-in voting. Did PA’s General Assembly enact the mail-in voting law in violation of PA’s Constitution? More than 150 years of PA Supreme Court precedent suggests they did.…
(2/6) One case requiring in-person voting (unless PA Constitution otherwise allows) goes back to 1864. Another precedent in 1924: “The ballot cannot be sent by mail...[PA Sup Ct] cannot be persuaded that the [PA] Constitution ever contemplated any such mode of voting."
(3/6) The precedent continues: “The [PA] Constitution meant, rather, that the voter, in propria persona [i.e., in person], should offer his vote...”

The PA Constitution has been amended to permit absentee voting, but not general mail-in voting.
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La campagne #Trump vient de se désister de sa plainte dans le comté de Maricopa en #Arizona, projeté ce matin pour #Biden, reconnaissant que le dépouillement rend leur plainte vaine, car portant sur trop peu de bulletins pour revenir l'avance de #Biden.…
2) Et en #Pennsylvanie, la cour d'appel fédérale du 3e circuit, à l'unanimité de 3 juges dont 2 nommés par W. Bush et Reagan, rejette 1 plainte républicaine pour supprimer le délai de 3 jours de réception après #ElectionDay des bulletins par…
3) On apprend aussi que des firmes d'avocats abandonnent la cause #Trump comme Porter Wright en Pennsylvanie après Snell Wilmer en #Arizona...peu usuel alors que la procédure commence à peine.…
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How #American #Elections Work: A Thread👇

The #TrumpCampaign and its allies have filed #lawsuits to try to block some key states from certifying #Election2020results results that show #Democrat @JoeBiden defeating President @realDonaldTrump.
After #ElectionNight , certifying the #results is a step #states take so that winners can be officially #confirmed. The @AP and other #media outlets on Saturday declared @JoeBiden the #WINNER of the #PresidentialElection2020
after analyses concluded that @RealdonqldTrump couldn’t gain enough votes from remaining ballots to surpass @JoeBiden.
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Postal Worker Admits Fabricating Allegations Of #BallotTampering 😳

"A #Pennsylvania postal worker whose claims have been cited by top #Republicans as potential evidence of widespread voting irregularities admitted to U.S. Postal Service...…
... investigators that he fabricated the allegations, according to three people briefed on the investigation and a statement from a House congressional committee. #RichardHopkins’ claim that a postmaster in #Erie, Pa., instructed postal workers to backdate #ballots mailed...
... after #ElectionDay was cited by Sen. #LindseyGraham (R-S.C.) in a letter to the Department of Justice calling for a federal investigation. Attorney General #WilliamBarr subsequently authorized federal prosecutors to open probes into credible allegations...
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I got a little sidetracked yesterday with breaking news, phone interviews and Zoom meetings and apparently, according to some people, wasn't tweeting enough about Republicans not accepting the election results.

I interviewed GOP consultant @stusandler...

Thread continued...
Interview Sandler and @AdrianHemond for a Great Lakes Bay Economic Club about the election.

Sandler refused to concede @JohnJamesMI, one of his clients, lost.

"There are states where (Trump) is down by 2/10ths of a percentage point," Sandler said.
"Donald Trump was on his way to winning in a landslide before COVID hit," @stusandler said.

OK, but he didn't. Perhaps cause of his handling of COVID?

Stu acknowledged Trump may have been hurt in early absentee voting for not taking it seriously enough.…
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This could be Trump “trying to slow down counts in individual states, in the hopes that those states don’t complete their job of certifying election results in time for the electoral college to meet” & then tell state legislators to vote DT slates in states won by Biden.
“In the birthplace of our republic, counting votes is NOT a bad thing. Counting votes cast on or before #ElectionDay  by eligible voters is NOT corruption. It is NOT cheating.
It is democracy.”

—Al Schmidt,
Republican Philly election commissioner

“There really should not be a disagreement, regardless of party affiliation, when we’re talking about counting votes cast on or before #ElectionDay  by eligible voters. It’s not a very controversial thing—or at least it shouldn’t be.”

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As of Nov. 8, no #ElectionResults have been certified and legal challenges and #Recounts are pending in key swing states.

@EpochTimes will continue to update this article as new information becomes available.…
Key Points:
• Legal challenges have been filed in #Pennsylvania and #Arizona.
• A #Recount has been requested in #Wisconsin by the #TrumpCampaign.
• In #Georgia, the state has announced a recount.
• #Ballots continue to be counted in #Alaska and #North #Carolina.
#Pennsylvania updates thread:
- Nov. 4, 2020: The #TrumpCampaign files a lawsuit challenging a court-ordered deadline extension for first-time voters who need to fulfill a missing-identification requirement.
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1/ Super-high turnout is because of a couple things:

1. TRUMP. He has been a polarizing president -- either love him or passionately hate him, and he turned out the vote, for him and against; ...
2/ 2. MAIL-IN BALLOTS. States, like CO/WA that have been virtually all-mail have very high participation rates. That went national this year for the first time. ...
3/ These are fact-based reasons for why there is high turnout. Unfortunately, too many people jump to conspiracies because it fits their prior-held beliefs. It's called confirmation bias. ...
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⚡URGENT - #EtatsUnis : Selon CNN, Joe #Biden sera donc le 46e président des États-Unis après une victoire en #Pennsylvanie qui a mis le démocrate né à Scranton au-dessus du seuil des 270 grands électeurs ! #Election2020 #POTUS46 #46thPresident #JoeBiden #ElectionResults2020
🔴SUIVI - #EtatsUnis : Après 4 jours de suspense, le candidat démocrate @JoeBiden et ancien vice-président de Barack Obama a été donné vainqueur avec 273 grands électeurs, grâce à un succès dans l'Etat-clé de Pennsylvanie, selon les chaînes CNN, NBC et CBS. #Election2020 #POTUS46
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The states that could tip #Election2020 and when results will be reported…
Biden has a lead of 0.2 percentage points as of 4 p.m. ET, with 96% of the estimated vote counted.

Ballots are still being counted from Philadelphia and Allegheny county. Today is the last day that Pennsylvania can accept mail-in ballots postmarked on or before #ElectionDay
Biden is leading by 4,263 votes as of 5 p.m. ET, with 99% of votes counted, according to Edison Research. Trump needs both Pennsylvania and Georgia to win.

Brad Raffensperger said he expects the margin to be just a few thousand votes, which would trigger an automatic recount.
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All ‘Heroes of Trumpworld’ have been screenshot on @FoxNews and will be memorialized soon, @AOC.
1/ Heroes of Trumpworld — A @BadFoxGraphics Thread👇

Sean Hannity: For minimizing the coronavirus pandemic from the beginning (2/27/20) and for services rendered to unconvincingly prop up Trump as a viable second term candidate

2/ Heroes of Trumpworld — Tucker Carlson

For serial racism that culminated in dismissal of your top writer, Blake Neff, but failed to exclude you from prime time #ElectionNight coverage on @FoxNews

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Random reflections from this week. Brain dump 🧵

#electionday was a clinic day. I don’t typically discuss politics w/ patients. But on Tuesday, everyone wanted to discuss the election. Palpable anxiety. Leukemia patients should not also be burdened by the threat of fascism. 1/n
I had 6 unread text messages by 7:30am Tuesday morning. One was from a friend in Benin who said (loosely translated) “I hope your election goes well for the world.”

Fanning the flames of racism and legitimizing white supremacy has been bad for the world. 2/n
Other texts were from friends&family w/ some variation of “stay safe today.”

I’ve thought about anti-Black violence more than I’d like to in the past year (& in life). The advice got me thinking: where are the truly “safe” spaces for Black womxn in these United States? 3/n
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Here’s what G Washington warned about partisan lies:
“You cannot shield yourselves too much against the jealousies and heartburnings which spring from these misrepresentations; they tend to render alien to each other those who ought to be bound together by fraternal affection.”
Here’s what GW warned about lying party leaders: “They serve to organize faction, to give it an artificial and extraordinary force; to put, in the place of the delegated will of the nation the will of a party, often a small but artful and enterprising minority of the community”
In other words, a few bad apples will try to supplant the will of the people with their own. If Americans let them, Washington says, “cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government.”
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🔵Georgia just turned blue. Victory is soon for Democrats

The votes being counted now are NOT late votes, they are most likely to be some of the earliest votes cast by mail in the state

#ElectionDay #Election2020
TRUMP: “We’re hearing stories that are horror stories … We think there is going to be a lot of litigation because we have so much evidence and so much proof.”

THE FACTS: Trump has produced no evidence of systemic problems in voting or counting.
TRUMP: “Pennsylvania Democrats have gone to the state supreme court to try and ban our election observers’

THE FACTS: That is false. The president is wholly misrepresenting the court case. No one tried to ban poll watchers representing each side
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“Stop the count!”

Trump supporters protesting democracy!

Even if authorities DID stop counting - which they won’t - Biden would win BECAUSE HE’S AHEAD!

But logic was never important to Trump & his supporters! #Elections2020
#USElection2020 #USElection
These are not “pro-democracy protesters demonstrating after an election irregularlity"

They’re anti-democracy protesters attempting to derail an election

Fortunately they’re not armed, but we know there militias across the US that Trump put on “standby”.
It’s outrageous that people working on the count require police protection to do their jobs

This footage from Arizona shows police inside a counting centre ready to respond as the crowd outside grows

Disrupting a count is a federal offence #Elections2020
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While President Trump has promised to ask the Supreme Court to weigh in on the presidential race, which is still too close to call, the nation's top judicial body may not be the final arbiter in this election 1/3
Election law experts say it’s doubtful courts would entertain a bid by Trump to stop the counting of ballots received before or on #ElectionDay, or that any dispute a court might handle would change the trajectory of the race in closely fought states 2/3
Currently, the election still hangs in the balance. A handful of closely contested states could decide the outcome in the coming hours or days, as a large number of mail-in ballots cast amid the pandemic draw out the process 3/3
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Ich freue mich über jeden Link zu Journalistenposts, die "Stop the Count" übersetzt haben.

"So we’ll be going to the US Supreme Court. We want all voting to stop. We don’t want them to find any ballots at 4 o’clock in the morning"…
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THREAD: Taking a closer look at the #ElectionDay arrest of Justin Dunn. Police arrested him for trespassing, not intimidation, despite reports he was possibly intimidating voters. He showed up to vote at a #Clt polling site with a handgun on his hip, which is legal. #Defenders
First, let's rewind. Justin Dunn is no stranger to #ELECTIONDAY He previously ran unsuccessfully for #CLTCC and #ncpol as a republican several years ago. Now, let's fast forward. Yesterday, he called himself a @realDonaldTrump supporter. #Defenders
Before we even get to why police showed up to the voting site on Doug Mayes Place yesterday, there's something else. I found this right after his arrest broke yesterday, but wanted to be sure before reporting anything. He's registered with @NCSBE as a black democrat. #Defenders
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