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Thread #ElectionSecurity is THE #VoterSuppression issue.
1. I want you to listen to this @nytimes #TheDaily podcast about the #GeorgiaPrimary meltdown nytimes.com/2020/06/11/pod… Listen to how they tiptoe around the issue of #votingmachines & don't identify them as the CENTRAL issue.
2. Why are #votingmachines the central #VoterSuppression issue in #GA & many other states? Because they are the new #JimCrow. The machine is the way officials control how many ppl vote & how those votes are counted. It might as well be a literacy test. Could it be more obvious?
3. The podcast notes that the counties that did not get enough voting machines (for example 3, when they needed 8) were the counties with LARGE #Dem populations w/predominantly voters of color. W/a touchscreen voting machine if you don't have enough machines you have long lines.
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1/ A conservative friend of mine argued at various times and in different contexts (including racial preferences or affirmative action), that slavery ended in 1865, he had nothing to do with it, so why don't African-Americans "just get over it." #RaceMatters
2/ Yes, slavery ended in 1865 and while it contributed greatly to the wealth of white America, African-Americans were given nothing in return as the government reneged on its promise of 40 acres and a mule after the end of the Civil War. #RaceMatters pbs.org/wnet/african-a…
3/ Compare this to the Homestead Act of 1866 which transferred an area of land in the west the size of CA and TX (10% of all US land) to whites who need only improve it for 5 years and file a deed. aeon.co/ideas/land-and… #RaceMatters
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1/ Four years ago I wrote on #BlackLivesMatter by putting its ideals into conversation with our greatest thinkers: #IdaBWells #MartinLutherKingJr
#FrederickDouglass #AnnaJuliaCooper #AudreLorde #JamesBaldwin #Langston Hughes #ZoraNealeHurston
goodreads.com/book/show/3233…
2/ My ambition was to honor our cherished tradition of black intellectual work and approach the movement by putting its ideals into conversation with some of our greatest thinkers and writers
3/ Chapter 1 sets the stage with Douglass and Wells grappling with what it means for blacks to find a meaningful place in a young #democratic nation founded on #4racialbondage and murder
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Racial injustice has been sustained by narratives of fear & anger, argues #BryanStevenson. "To fight against those narratives we need other narratives." Educate yourself on injustice & the systematic criminalization of blackness through these Peabody winning & nominated programs.
@Ava DuVernay's primer on the criminalization of African Americans, "@13thfilm," traces the story from racial slavery to convict leasing systems, from #JimCrow terror to mass incarceration as a way to exercise social control of black populations.

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The "74 Seconds" podcast series from @MPRnews details how police pulled over #PhilandoCastile for a broken taillight and 74 seconds later he was dead from seven shots into Castile's car.

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That awkward moment when a dyed in the wool @TexasGOP stan finds the *great* common sense the good Lord gave him & uses his syrupy, twangy drawl to speak the unvarnished truth to MAGAts who voted to close their hospitals but don’t know it b/c DT said “HOAX”. #CowsPlowsSows 🤠🔥💣
Ok, so ICYMI socioeconomic warfare is officially underway. 🤬 The battle to save the corporation that supplied the slayed-to-the-gods coats of armor to Malia & Sasha Obama’s inauguration swag is HERE. #ShotsFired #AntiTrumps #GetOnTheBattlefield #Solidarity #UniteVoteWin 👿💣🔥 ImageImage
Kroger buys and redirects dairy farmers’ surplus milk to Feeding America food banks | via @FoodNavigatorUS cc @HoustonFoodBank @BetoORourke #HometownHeroes 🔥🤩🇺🇸 foodnavigator-usa.com/Article/2020/0…
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#EXCELLENTREAD #Cosign

A recurrent M.O. of white male dominance is to pit white women against the interests of women of color. Don’t take the bait. 1/ #Biden
Sexual assault #matters. But, we only have 2 viable choices for president now. It is, as @KirstenPowers says in this helpful column, a #zerosumgame. 2/ #biden
Remember this:
#Immigration is a women’s issue.
#Healthcare is a woman’s issue.
#ClimateChange is a women’s issue.
#Education is a women’s issue.
#Guncontrol is a women’s issue.
#massincarceration is a women’s issue.
#NuclearProliferation is a women’s issue, too.
3/ #Biden
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Next #FreedomRoadPodcast episode, recorded in collaboration with @PantsuitPolitic! Listen in on both platforms #tomorrow as Lisa, Beth and Sarah talk COVID-19, sci-fi movies canaries in mines and one hard question: What will alliance w/ WOC require of White women in 2020?
NOTE: #COVID-19 stats by race were released last week. The stats make three things clear: 1) Media reporting has been white-centered 2) The impact of COVID is racialized and 3) response to COVID is being politicized. #WisconsinPrimary #HealthDisparities Imprisoned w/ Coronavirus.
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Remember when #Republicans #seceded from the #Union to defend the @PeculiarInstitution of #Slavery?

Neither do I.
Remember when #Republicans created the #KKK as an armed force of masked #terrorists to #murder newly #freedslaves and government officials that protected them?

Neither do I.
Remember when #Republicans enacted #apartheid in America through so-called #JimCrow laws?

Neither do I.
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Great news ➡️ It took us six years of investigating... but, finally, #Kansas, which generates the #Crosscheck scrub lists for other states, has agreed to kill the program. This effectively ends the entire national #VoterPurge operation. gregpalast.com/we-have-mortal… #VanishingVoters
But dangers still lurk:

1. At least a dozen states continue to use the old Crosscheck scrub lists. Astonishingly, this includes #Virginia, which the Democrats just won. gregpalast.com/virginia-using… #VanishingVoters
2. The settlement, signed by #KrisKobach’s successor in #Kansas with the @ACLU, only stops #Crosscheck temporarily. The agreement permits it to return if the state installs cyber security protections. truthout.org/articles/kansa… #VanishingVoters
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#StaceyAbrams’ non-profit @FairFightAction has retained our team of experts to provide court testimony, based on our six years of investigation, in Fair Fight’s federal law suit to overturn #Georgia’s massive, racially biased purge of voters. gregpalast.com/stacey-abrams-…
@fairfightaction Our experts will testify that this new #JimCrow system not only fixed #Georgia's 2018 gubernatorial race between #StaceyAbrams and then GOP Secretary of Sate #BrianKemp — but has since gone all over the nation. gregpalast.com/stacey-abrams-… #VanishingVoters
@fairfightaction There are 20 states — mostly GOP-controlled — who are using the same #PurgeByPostcard system to remove voters from the rolls illegally. Please donate so we can expose it: palastinvestigativefund.org/?StopThePurge2… #VanishingVoters
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The mass removal of 183,000 #Ohio voters from the rolls is a clear violation of the National Voter Registration Act gregpalast.com/ohios-junk-mai… #NVRA #PurgeByPostcard
With attorney Robert Fitrakis of Columbus, #Ohio, and Jeanne Mirer of New York coordinating our national legal effort, we'll prove these removals are illegal as we did in #Georgia where our team is working with @StaceyAbrams@FairFightAction. gregpalast.com/suing-ohio-kan…
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Ah, the WashPo! Its headline says GOP “tried” to steal black #VotingRights. No, they succeeded!!! washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2… #NC09 #NorthCarolina #NorthCarolinaSpecialElection #VoterSuppression #ElectionFraud #StopTheSteal
Of course, the #JeffBezos House Organ cannot bring itself to say that these #JimCrow tricks stole #NC09. So, may this one time statistician and sometime journalist say, “they stole the 9th.” gregpalast.com/jim-crow-steal… #NorthCarolina
Hey, @WashingtonPost, we've fixed your headline:

The ‘Smoking Gun’ Proving North Carolina Republicans Disenfranchised Black Voters washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2…

You're welcome!
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Democrat #DanMcCready supposedly lost the special election in #NorthCarolina’s 9th Congressional District to Republican #DanBishop by less than 4,000 votes. However, racially biased #VoterSuppression schemes easily account for the GOP "victory" margin. gregpalast.com/jim-crow-steal…
Under the violently partisan Elections Board chief Kim Strach, #NorthCarolina targeted 561,693 voters based on the measurably racist and absurdly wrong #Crosscheck list created by the discredited #KrisKobach of Kansas. gregpalast.com/jim-crow-steal… #NorthCarolinaSpecialElection
The vote scam, which I exposed for @RollingStone and Al Jazeera, showed that well over 100,000 voters were wrongly purged for supposedly being registered or voting in two states. rollingstone.com/politics/polit… #NorthCarolinaSpecialElection
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RACISM, NOT ABORTION , was the founding issue of the religious right

“... before Roe v. Wade legalized abortion, the biggest white evangelical group in America, the Southern Baptist Convention, supported its legalization.”

#AbortionIsMurder

bostonglobe.com/opinion/2018/0…?
“The rise of the religious right is usually credited to abortion activism, but few evangelicals cared about the subject in the 70’s. The Southern Baptist Convention expressed support for laws liberalizing abortion access in 1971.”

— Chris Ladd
“Criswell (two-term elected [racist] president of the Southern Baptist Convention from 1968 to 1970.) himself expressed support for the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe, taking the traditional theological position that life began at birth, not conception.”

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If this continues to go as it’s going now, Georgia needs to protest, and citizens from other states need to join with them. This is Jim Crow voting equipment!
The system Kemp is forcing through puts your vote into an unverifiable barcode. The only portion of the so-called paper ballot counted as your vote is the freaking barcode that voters can’t read. DO YOU UNDERSTAND NOW? #JimCrow #StatesRights #ShameOnAmerica
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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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The WWC voted for Trump b/c allegedly they were “economically anxious” and though the GOP’s done nothing but divest from their communities for the last 2 years they’re feverishly in support of government spending on a racist, futile border wall. Cue LBJ.
Note the lack of outrage from rural/WWC Republican voters who depend on the dwindling social safety net to survive and are barely hanging on in Trump’s economy while their “representatives” literally throw away billions of dollars on a fucking wall. #SouthernStrategy101
Trump administration considers rollback of anti-discrimination rules washingtonpost.com/local/educatio… #JimCrow #SouthernStrategy101
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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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#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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As usual, the @WashingtonPost story fails to mention that the named victims of the #NorthCarolina vote heist are Black. Because polite newspapers don’t mention race and the return of #JimCrow. washingtonpost.com/politics/certi…
BTW: "Ballot harvesting" is an old trick: posing as an official to gather opponents’ ballots, then tossing them in the garbage. huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/north-ca… #MarkHarris #DanMcCready #NorthCarolina #ElectionFraud
It is a variant of the "push polling" trick used against #MikeEspy in #Mississippi: telling Espy voters their preference has been recorded and therefore they don’t have to vote, as reported by our team here: gregpalast.com/mississippi-mi… #MississippiRunoff
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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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To .@BenSasse: You say you are a Jesus follower/historian. Yet you are erasing from historical memory the genocide of Native Americans, enslavement and rape of Africans, Chinese laborers separated from their families and the sex trafficked women brought here to “comfort” them...
Yes, @BenSasse, You say you are a Jesus Follower/historian, but your whitewashed history plows over the dehumanizing violence inflicted upon racialized Mexican Americans and terrorized LGBTQ people and women your party refuses to guarantee equal rights and protection of law...
And, .@BenSasse, You say you are a Jesus Follower/historian? Then why are you SILENT abt VIOLENCE being done to VOTERS OF COLOR, made in #imageofGod/called by GOD to help steward the world?! GOP leaders are BLOCKING their own CITIZENS frm exercising most basic stewardship—VOTING.
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Remember how boycotts on North Carolina and Indiana got them to change their policies on LGBT rights?
How about boycotting Georgia if it succeeds in racist voter disenfranchisement?
#TheNewJimCrow
reuters.com/article/us-nor…
Here are some major companies with headquarters in Georgia.
Boycott them if they don't speak out against targeted black disenfranchisement:
The Home Depot
United Parcel Service Inc.
Delta Air Lines
The Coca-Cola Company
Aflac Inc.
Genuine Parts Co.
WestRock
SunTrust Banks Inc.
@CocaColaCo, @Delta @UPS @Aflac @HomeDepot:
Are you going to tolerate racist disenfranchisement in Georgia, the state of your corporate headquarters?
You have a chance to do the right thing. Speak up.
#Boycott #JimCrow
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#RubyBridges was the subject of this iconic painting by #NormanRockwell, "The Problem We All Live With," which memorialized her integrating the William Franz elementary school in New Orleans.

She turned 64 Saturday.

That's how close we are to #JimCrow.
#RubyBridges was six when US Marshals flanked her as she became the first black child to enter the all-white school.

Six.

Like Christopher Robin in House at Pooh Corner, if you need perspective on how small six is.

Today she is 64.

What a hero.
My parents were Civil Rights workers. My father was a Freedom Rider.

What #RubyBridges did seems so long ago, but she is nearly a decade younger than POTUS and because of Trump, #racism is nearly as central an issue as it was when Bridges made history.

We cannot go back.
#VOTE
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