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Concerned #DeKalbCounty voting citizen here.
@tedterry1 Edward “Ted” Terry is *NOT* a good choice for County Commissioner District 6
Have q’s on any of the bullets below? Ask us. #VoteBlue but not no matter who!
#GApol #GAdems
Super District 6 Commissioner
🚧 Super 6 Commish is his back-up plan after his failed #USSenate run
👩‍❤️‍👨 Believes #nepotism is #ethical when he appoints his girlfriend
🤢 Thinks being on tv’s @QueerEye makes him a hero (check his twitter bio) #HealthCareHeroes
🏢 Wants single family homes replaced with quadplexes (except his single family home)
🌲 Has a personal bias against pine trees, in GA
🤡 Uses political antics and strategies out of 🟠1’s book
🐀 Schemes system for unemployment $$$ after resigning as Mayor
#NoEthics #Corrupt
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"American Patriots USA" is a white power group!

North Georgia's APUSA has been networking with @GaRepublicans candidates. State House Rep @MatthewGurtler even talked at a meeting.

Here's leader Chester Doles discussing APUSA as continuing his earlier neo-Nazi organizing. SHARE!
Today's press release about the footage & @GaRepublicans candidates being used by #AmericanPatriotsUSA to launder its white supremacist agenda.

#gapol #GAGOP #racism Image
Here's a thread from last week about the candidates endorsed by & supporting American Patriots USA.

Neo-Nazi APUSA leader Chester Doles has discussed alliances with right-wing people of color as a “Trojan Horse” tactic. #gapol

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THREAD: American Patriots USA, a white nationalist org based in north GA, has assembled a "We the People Dream Team" of @GARepublicans candidates it endorses.

Here, we discuss Georgia GOP candidates promoted by & working with APUSA, a organization led by neo-Nazi Chester Doles.
For those unfamiliar with American Patriots USA, our article from February is a good place to start.

#AmericanPatriotsUSA is a front group for neo-Nazis, Klansmen & other white nationalists.

The founder and leader of #AmericanPatriotsUSA, Chester Doles, remains a committed white supremacist despite obvious lies that he has changed his life.
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THREAD: The Voter Suppressor in Chief, @GovKemp is once again using his office to deny hundreds of thousands of Georgians a free and a fair election. This time his victims are the people of Athens and Oconee counties. 1/…
Fair Fight Action is demanding that Governor* Kemp appoint a District Attorney by Saturday, May 2 to avoid suppressing the constitutional right of Georgians. 2/
It’s imperative the citizens of both Athens and Oconee county get to choose their next District Attorney and not have an unelected placeholder until 2022. Fair Fight stands ready with @dg4da and the citizens of Athens and Oconee County to put and end to voter suppression. 3/
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For weeks now, my team has worked closely with the Trump Administration and our federal counterparts to mitigate the impact of #coronavirus in Georgia. Our decisions and direction are informed by data and public health recommendations. (1/5) #gapol
We remain focused on protecting the lives - and livelihoods - of all Georgians. To slow the spread of #COVID19 and prepare for hospital surge capacity, we asked Georgians to shelter in place and closed specific businesses throughout our state. (2/5) #gapol
Most businesses remained open with restrictions to ensure community health and well-being. We were successful in our efforts to protect Georgians and our state's healthcare infrastructure. (3/5) #gapol
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We will need to keep at least some in person voting if for no reason other than that thousands of voters will mysteriously never receive the mail ballots they apply for. It happens all too frequently. 1/
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I was on a teleconference this morning with Mark Butler, commissioner of the Department of Labor. He was asked about the solvency of the unemployment trust fund.

"We're good," he said, laughing. "We've got this."

I am not so sure.
The state has $2.6 billion in the unemployment trust fund. It's paid out $300 million so far this year, he said: twice as much as the entire previous year. Last week, the trust fund paid out $41.8 million, on about 400,000 claims. We're up to a million claims now. So triple that.
If the state is consistently paying out around $100 million a week, that's 26 weeks in the bank. That assumes things don't actually get worse.

(Hint: things are still going to get worse.)

But Butler said we can borrow money from the federal government if we spend it all down.
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Due to favorable data & more testing, gyms, fitness centers, bowling alleys, body art studios, barbers, cosmetologists, hair designers, nail care artists, estheticians, their respective schools & massage therapists can reopen Friday, April 24 with Minimum Basic Operations. #gapol
Minimum Basic Operations includes, but is not limited to, screening workers for fever and respiratory illness, enhancing workplace sanitation, wearing masks & gloves if appropriate, separating workspaces by six feet, teleworking if possible & implementing staggered shifts. #gapol
Subject to specific social distancing & sanitation mandates, theaters, private social clubs & restaurant dine-in services will be allowed to reopen on Monday, April 27. We'll release more information in the next few days. #gapol
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Its not a cure for everyone. One of many treatments.
What I have not understood from the beginning. Why is everyone so afraid? If there are treatments. Why is there fear? We don't have to have a vaccine. Just treatments. Less than 1% mortality with no treatment. With treatment?
It is the one thing that has not made sense to me from the beginning. The fear. The absolute fear. The panic. The panic that led to everything being shutdown. It is not how we roll as Americans. We find a way. We find a solution. That is what we do.
We are based on Judeo Christian principles. God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of power, of love, of sound mind.
Common Sense. Yes, we use social distancing. That doesn't mean we shut down our country. Why is Walmart open and hiking trails closed? Common Sense.
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SHOT: GOP Senate sneaks a $170 BILLION dollar tax break for real estate developers into the #coronavirus relief bill meant to help struggling Americans.

CHASER: The Real Estate Roundtable, the group pushing the tax break, gave GOP Senators more than $70,000. #COVID19
COLLINS: @SenatorCollins’ campaign committee took $11,500 in contributions from The Real Estate Roundtable PAC. #MESen…
MCCONNELL: @senatemajldr took $17,500 from The Real Estate Roundtable over the course of his long career. #KYSen…
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On @PoliticsGPB, House Speaker David Ralston says the two most divisive topics in this year’s budget negotiations - tax cuts and teacher pay raise - will likely both be off the table when lawmakers return due to the devastating economic fallout of coronavirus. #gapol 1/
Says Ralston: “I'm not sure that the tax cut, in this type of emergency, is the wisest course to go,” he said. “And I don't think that giving a huge pay increase to one group of state employees is a wise course to go.” #gapol
More Ralston: “Those two items took up a lot of room in the state budget that we frankly may not have. I'm not trying to make news, I'm just trying to deal with reality here and kinda lay out there where we’re going to be when we’re able to go back.” #gapol
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Follow along here as I'll be live tweeting tonight's #coronavirus town hall meeting with @GovKemp #gapol
Updates and context will also appear in our running blog on @ajc from @TamarHallerman and @bluestein. #coronavirus #gapol…
Appreciate the ASL interpreter appearing in the corner of tonight's #coronavirus town hall. #gapol
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Another election scam underway in Georgia. First they assure us that changing voters’ registration status to “inactive” doesn’t necessarily mean they will be purged. Then they suppress those voters during the coronavirus pandemic w/ a verbal sleight of hand. 😡 #gapol #shameless
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Loeffler's stock trading scandal starting to spiral out of control: CBS reporting that Loeffler’s husband (CEO of parent company of NY Stock Exchange) sold $3.5M in ICE shares on Feb 26… #GASen #gapol
Ethics expert: “It's appalling… These are people in a privileged position, and it looks like they took advantage of it.” #GASen #gapol…
“Experts told CBS MoneyWatch Loefflier's Senate disclosure form, filed March 12, should have included any trades made by her spouse as well as by her. That would include Sprecher's ICE stock sales, even if he was the sole owner of the shares” #GASen #gapol…
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As former Chief Executive of a company with publicly traded securities, I oversaw investor relations & capital markets. Here’s what I believe @SenDavidPerdue hopes you won’t notice about the suspicious stock trades he made after attending Senate #coronavirus briefings: THREAD 1/8
1️⃣ Perdue bought stock in pharmaceuticals — not just any pharma company — he invested up to $245,000 in #Pfizer, which just announced its plan to create a #Coronavirus vaccine. Bear with me, it gets worse. 2/8…
2️⃣Perdue also bought shares of #DuPont — a leading manufacturer of #PPE including face masks, gloves, hazmat suits — essential healthcare supplies our hospitals and healthcare professionals are currently in desperately short supply of. 3/8
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While moving the presidential primary to May 19 is sensible given the public health emergency, @GaSecofState & @GovKemp must guarantee ballot access and reassure voters that every vote will count–particularly given the crisis of confidence in GA's elections. 1/6 #gapol
Georgia must immediately implement an all-mail ballot election for the upcoming primary on May 19. 2/6
We do not have to choose between the health and well-being of Georgia voters and poll workers and the integrity of our election process. The state legislature has the power to amend state law, allowing for ballots to be sent to every voter. 3/6
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Thread on #Georgia @GaDPH Mar 13 Interim Guidance for Clinicians Evaluating, Reporting, and Requesting Diagnostic Testing for Possible #COVID19 Cases #coronavirus #publichealth. Original document available at…. I've archived it here…
Let me preface this by saying I have no medical training or special knowledge. I urge those who can to correct anything I get wrong here.

My main concern is that it remains difficult to get #COVID19 testing. People who are reluctant to take other #publichealth measures such as
social isolation frequently say things like "There are no confirmed cases in our area." IMO, that's true because too few people have been tested. So let's examine the document.
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Athens County, Ga had voted to use #HandMarkedPaperBallots at polling places. The State Election Board just ordered them to instead use new touchscreen voting machines from Dominion whose lobbyist is a former chief of staff to Gov. Brian Kemp (when he was Sec of State). #gapol 1/
3/ The issue was ballot secrecy (the touchscreens are gigantic), but another concern with these machines is security. Most election-security experts advise against universal use ballot marking devices as I discuss here.…
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Students protested Georgia’s new touchscreen voting machines (BMDs) and held signs, which read, ‘Electronic voter-suppression, hand-marked paper ballots.’” #HandMarkedPaperBallots #gapol 1/…
Students Libby Seger & John Peterson believe Georgia shld revert to hand-marked paper ballots.
“‘They are verifiable, they are non-hackable, and it gives the voter opportunity to look at their vote & circle in who they are voting for and have confidence in it,’ Seger said.” 2/
“‘[These machines] give us no way to verify that what you clicked on the machine, and the words on the bottom of the page are actually what’s in the QR code.’” 3/
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Much like the failure of LA county’s Knowink e-pollbooks last week. Georgia’s Knowink e-pollbooks failed during a pilot election last year. Georgia plans to use them statewide in March. 😳#gapol #LAVotes 1/
3/ Per @ericgeller, Knowink’s e-pollbooks are used in 25 states & DC, and the default password for these e-pollbooks was/is 1234.
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The Georgia State Election Board is holding an emergency hearing next week to determine whether Athens-Clarke County is violating state laws by not conducting elections on the state’s new $104 million BMDs, using #handmarkedpaperballots instead. #gapol…
According to a notice sent to the county board of elections, Athens-Clarke officials should be prepared to present evidence explaining why it voted 3-2 to determine that it would be “impossible and impracticable” to use BMDs.…
The investigation is looking into potential violations of at least six different state laws and rules regarding elections, including:

-§ 21-2-300
-§ 21-2-265
-§ 21-2-266
-§ 21-2-267
-and State Election Board Rules 183-1-12-.01 and 183-1-14-.02…
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Praise for @POTUS @realDonaldTrump's Coronavirus Response. Here are the TOP TWEETS: Name of person, then their tweet follows.
Rep. Matt Gaetz
The country can take great comfort in the fact that @realDonaldTrump has built teams to solve problems his entire life. America is armed with some of the best scientists in the world and in a better position to address coronavirus under @POTUS's leadership.
Governor Larry Hogan
On behalf of all my colleagues, I want to thank @POTUS for putting @VP in charge of the federal response. It’s good to have a former governor running this coordinated response as state and local officials lead our preparedness efforts on the front lines.
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THREAD: Georgia's anti-voting rights bill of 2020 is here.
#SB463 #gapol
1. Because the Sec of State and State Election Board (SEB) failed to do its job in preparation for the 3/24 primary, they are now forcing #SB463 onto GA’s legislature and passing blame for their failures onto GA’s counties. Here’s one example out of many:…
2. #SB463 would remove responsibility from the SEB to ensure counties are complying with federal laws; it could allow counties to reject absentee ballots that do not include copies of photo ID;
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This is a five alarm fire. It shows that Georgia election officials never intended to have verifiable elections. No one in this day and age with good intentions conducts electronic (as opposed to manual) recounts. GA’s new voting machines might as well be paperless. #gapol
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