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#Georgia SAI-SRM grid ops 1-10-2019
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1) Is the #NFL #SuperBowl the Largest Magnet in the US for #SexTrafficking?

#Atlanta #Georgia Prepares for
#SuperBowl

Each of the 72 buses represented 50 children in Georgia who are sold into sex slavery each year for a total of 3,600, according to the organization.
2) Is the #NFL #SuperBowl the Largest Magnet in the US for #SexTrafficking?

2017 Girls trafficked as far as Hawaii. 750 arrested

reuters.com/article/us-foo…
3) #SuperBowl #SexTrafficking
YOUNG GIRLS -- some as young as 9 brought from Central America & sold by parents

npr.org/2018/02/02/582…

#BuildTheWall
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Ho ho ho! Now that #BrianKemp is no longer #Georgia's Secretary of State, his office has informed the Palast Investigative Fund attorneys that they are throwing in the towel in the Palast & Butler v. Kemp suit we filed in Atlanta Federal Court in October. gregpalast.com/look-what-sant…
This opens up the remainder of #BrianKemp’s infamous, racially-poisonous voter purge files. Specifically, #Georgia will produce the hidden #Crosscheck purge files given to Kemp by #KrisKobach of Kansas — files Kemp’s flunkies told us had been “lost.” gregpalast.com/our-lawsuit-ag…
This data, which we will be analyzing is, as one of #StaceyAbrams attorney told me, “a gold mine” which can be critical in the law suit brought by her organization #FairFightGeorgia and in the fight to beat back New #JimCrow vote suppression. gregpalast.com/stacey-abrams-…
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#Georgia: The mystery of the 100,000 missing votes for Lieutenant Governor — Greg Palast talks to @Thom_Hartmann
Just look at the numbers, they speak for themselves: results.enr.clarityelections.com/GA/91639/Web02…
People said, 'Oh, I'm so excited about changing administration, but I’m not going to vote for #StaceyAbrams running mate?!?’ That’s like voting for President, and not voting for Vice President. [See drop off rate from Governor to Lt Governor and how it recovers down the ticket.]
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#TuesdayThoughts: I wasn't able to be as productive as I wanted to be this year given an (often-ass-kicking) autoimmune disorder, but here's a thread of a few highlights.

As always, I remain so grateful to you all for your continued support.❤️
First, I am very proud of co-editing, with @m_hild, Reconsidering Southern Labor History: Race, Class, and Power. We had perceptive, brilliant scholars contributing essays on a wide variety of topics. Look for the paperback release in 2019!

upf.com/book.asp?id=97…
Second, was absolutely honored to be asked to write a piece commemorating the life and legacy of #MartinLutherKing #MLK for the National Civil Rights Museum. I chose to write about #poverty and the #PoorPeoplesCampaign:

mlk50.civilrightsmuseum.org/50-voices-50-y…
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Members of #BryanKemp's voting system commission, SAFE meet Wednesday, December 12 to decide on HACKABLE VOTING MACHINES for #Georgia.
Only permitting public comment AFTER decision.
Ask your state reps to attend.
10 to 4 at 237 Coliseum Dr, Macon GA
#PaperBallots #GApol
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Find your #GA State Rep here: house.ga.gov/Documents/Info…
Senators: senate.ga.gov/senators/en-US…
&
Let Georgia's SAFE Commission know that paper ballots WITHOUT BARCODES are the only reasonable choice for elections.
Emails below.
#PaperBallots #GApol
Call to Action thread from @IndivisibleGAco
Commission will meet to choose how to spend as much as $100 MILLION on new equipment for Georgia elections. That equipment may be no better than what they are replacing!
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The failure of #Georgia to elect a Democrat Secretary of State after the the fraud & widespread #votersuppression of @BrianKempGA & Republicans is a travesty.

But the Dems share some blame. All Southern states should learn from this:

1) Run younger, charismatic candidates...
Who maintain an active social media presence. This is a fantastic way to campaign with limited resources. Branding matters. So do looks. So do numbers of followers.

2) actually make a concerted effort to campaign!!! The D-candidate here was virtually unknown - no TV ads, nothing
3) I do feel like more well-known GA Dems, from Abrams to Jason Carter to John Ossoff, dropped the ball here. There was no big push to get voters out over the last week, certainly nothing state-organized.

4) candidates for other state-executive branch offices shd be stumping
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#Thread on #Georgia's runoff for the Public Service Commission — one of those offices you don't think much about. salon.com/2018/12/04/geo…
The Public Service Commission controls Georgia Power — a racketeering enterprise masquerading as an electric company. They are building the first nuclear power station in America in 40 years, which is years late and billions over budget. #Georgia #GeorgiaRunoffElection
#StacyAbrams had the guts to say Georgians shouldn’t pay for this radioactive boondoggle. Dem Lindy Miller sided with Abrams against this meltdown in the making. She’s running against the GOP incumbent who’s campaign is funded by #Georgia power and its parent Southern Company.
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Today there are two absolutely vital elections in #Georgia. The runoff for Secretary of State and the runoff for the public service commission, one of those offices you don't think much about. Both of them are incredibly important salon.com/2018/12/04/geo…
Whoever controls the Secretary of State's office, controls who gets to vote, how you get to vote, whose ballots get counted, etc., which #BrianKemp used to great effect against #StaceyAbrams to make himself #Georgia's governor. gregpalast.com/heres-how-bria…
What #BrianKemp and the GOP have been doing is blocking registrants who found that they were wrongly purged so that they can't vote today in the runoff. Everyone who was shafted out of their vote on Nov. 6 will be shafted out of their vote again today. gregpalast.com/georgias-brian…
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#Mississippi fanatically attacked its voter rolls using #KrisKobach’s #InterstateCrosscheck list which targeted 146,054 voters in the state. From our #Georgia experience, about 29,000 voters would have been purged in 2017, just before the election.
We cannot give the exact number because the state is withholding the info. So, my attorneys have notified the state they will be facing a lawsuit under the National Voter Registration Act — the same lawsuit that forced #BrianKemp to cough up the #Georgia purge list.
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BREAKING: #StaceyAbrams’ new voting rights org, #FairFightGeorgia, files suit, charges #BrianKemp "grossly mismanaged" election and "unconstitutionally purged" #Georgia's voter rolls. gregpalast.com/stacey-abrams-…
The suit states #BrianKemp: “grossly mismanaged an election that deprived #Georgia citizens, and particularly citizens of color, of their fundamental right to vote.” gregpalast.com/stacey-abrams-…
The #FairFightGeorgia complaint charges that #BrianKemp: “unconstitutionally purged the rolls of nearly ten percent of #Georgia’s registered voters.” gregpalast.com/stacey-abrams-…
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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!!
docs.google.com/forms/d/13ugjp…
⌨️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).

docs.google.com/forms/d/1vo3A4…
📄Instead, needtoimpeach.com 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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The recount for Carolyn Bourdeaux, running for U.S. Congress GA-07 against incumbent Rob Woodall is set to start today at 10am.

Under state law, there is supposed to be a recount when the margin of victory is less than 1%.

Woodall—139,837
Bourdeaux—138,936
Total votes=278,773
As per the certified results filed Saturday, Woodall's margin is .14% or 419 votes.

Bourdeaux is asking that the recount take place in a "fair and transparent manner." For one thing, per #Georgia law, election observers are required to stand behind glass.
👉Bourdeaux is asking for a hand recount & normal observation practices of the 20,000 votes that were paper ballots: absentee ballots and provisional ballots.

💥Bourdeaux noted that the absentee ballots were folded in half: & her name was in the crease, which could cause errors.
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Why did #StaceyAbrams have to end the fight over the #Georgia count? Because #BrianKemp not only planned his crime carefully — and make no mistake, knowingly preventing citizens from voting is a crime — #Kemp also had a brilliant “getaway” scheme... truthout.org/articles/what-…
I saw it firsthand in DeKalb County, #Georgia on #ElectionDay. I knew that some portion of the 340,134 voters our team revealed had been wrongly purged would attempt to vote anyway — as is their right under federal law. gregpalast.com/heres-how-bria…
Any American that signs a statement that he or she is a citizen and provides a local address has the right to vote “provisionally.”
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What We Must Do Now: #StaceyAbrams, #Georgia, and Something Extraordinary gregpalast.com/what-we-must-d…
Days ago, I received a call from #StaceyAbrams’ lead attorneys. Our investigative team had “gold,” as they put it, for litigating the #Georgia election. gregpalast.com/georgias-brian…
But I’m a journalist, not a campaign operative. I could only offer my reports and my affidavit filed in federal court in support of @CommonCauseGA's litigation against #BrianKemp. gregpalast.com/affidavit-3401…
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BREAKING: #StaceyAbrams says 'democracy failed' #Georgia as she ends bid for governor cnn.com/2018/11/16/pol…
Two days ago, #StaceyAbrams' legal team contacted us for our investigative reports and expertise. Because she was still a candidate at the time, I could only give her my public affidavit: gregpalast.com/affidavit-3401…
And we are proud she mentioned the heart-breaking case of 92-year-old Christine Jordan, purged from the rolls. gregpalast.com/92-year-old-ge… #StaceyAbrams #Georgia
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BREAKING: In an affidavit filed today in Federal District Court in Atlanta, I provided info that our team of experts uncovered in support of @CommonCauseGA’s case against Robyn Crittenden in her official capacity as #Georgia's Acting Secretary of State. gregpalast.com/affidavit-3401…
The evidence supplied by our team includes the names and addresses of 340,134 voters wrongly purged from #Georgia’s voter rolls, without notice, by #BrianKemp in 2016 and 2017 while he was Secretary of State and preparing his run for Governor. gregpalast.com/georgias-brian…
We also explain how the number of provisional ballots would have been higher, possibly by many multiples, except for poll workers and officials who refused purged voters provisional ballots, as was the case with Yasmin Bakhtiari. gregpalast.com/georgia-mass-p…
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“340,134” say the balloons hoisted by @BLMAtlanta at the state capital in reference to the number of #Georgia voters wrongly purged by #BrianKemp, as found by our experts. gregpalast.com/georgias-brian… Photo: Mary Hooks
It took my lawyer’s threat of a federal lawsuit, to prize the list of doomed voters from #Georgia Secretary of State, #BrianKemp’s hands. gregpalast.com/our-lawsuit-ag…
The files recorded 530,510 voters as moved from “inactive to cancelled.” We could not decode about 80,000 addresses — and discovered that 19,118 of the voters had passed away. gregpalast.com/georgias-brian…
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🗣️People were calling for the resignation of Brian Kemp before the Gubernatorial election that he was in against Stacey Abrams @staceyabrams, started. Kemp was #Georgia's Secretary of State (SOS) until last Thursday 11/8/18 when he resigned.

🛑But—

cnn.com/2018/11/09/opi…
👉Rick Scott is Governor of #Florida until January 9th—so he's Ken Detzner's supervisor until that time. He appointed Ketzner to the SOS post in January 2012.

⁉️With all the controversy surrounding the Florida elections, isn't this a bigger CONFLICT OF INTEREST than Kemp's?
🔥🔥Not only that!🔥🔥

⚖️Rick Scott had to be stopped by a court from doing this▶️between 3 judges' resignations at midnight on 1/8/19 and the next governor's swearing in ceremony at 12 noon on 1/9/19.👇

#CountEveryVote

#ProtectOurVotes

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Folks: Few states count provisional ballots, early ballots, or overseas ballots quickly; usually they do not have to do so because the numbers don't require it... there is a big enough margin for these not to have any effect. In #Florida and #Georgia you have several issues. 1/
@ScottforFlorida has been governor for two terms/8 years. During this time he has underfunded election security and election processes, did not replace Ms. Snipes who he now berates. Why? So he could underfund the election machinery in that county and then blame her for problems?
For @ScottforFlorida to complain now when he is responsible for underfunding election staff, machines, etc is laughable at best, but really a tragedy of democracy. The idea that the second largest county in Florida, underfunded for this purpose, should now pull out miracles,
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#Georgia Voter Purge Victim: “This Was a Strategy From Kemp” — my latest for @truthout truthout.org/articles/georg… #BrianKemp #Midterms2018 #StaceyAbrams #ElectionDay #VoterSuppression
Yasmin Bakhtiari was told she'd been purged by #BrianKemp because she hadn't voted in two election cycles. But the National Voter Registration Act is crystal clear: You cannot lose your vote for not voting. truthout.org/articles/georg… #Georgia #ElectionDay #VotingRights
This is why we’re suing #BrianKemp. Learn more about our lawsuit: gregpalast.com/our-lawsuit-ag… #Georgia #VoterSuppression #ElectionDay #VotingRights #Midterms2018 #ElectionFraud
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