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Hey, remember right after the #Midterms2018, Postcards for America shared this graphic with the 5 Committee Chairs with subpoena power?
@HouseJudiciary @OversightDems @FSCDems @HouseIntel @WaysMeansCmte

Wanna see what they are doing with that power?

First #CohenTestimony
Now @RepJerryNadler, Judiciary Cmte Chair, says Trump obstructed justice.
Nadler is requesting documents from more than 60 people in White House, DOJ & Trump Org - including top execs Donald Trump Jr. & Allen Weisselberg.…

Oversight Committee Chair @RepCummings accused administration of "government-sponsored child abuse" & said "this is a true national emergency" Has subpoenaed documents from DOJ, DHS & HHS related to migrant family separation policy…

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#116th New Congress convenes soon!
43 HOUSE SEATS FLIPPED BLUE! 🌊🌊🌊 #BlueWave2018
(*Net of 40) 64 New Democratic Members in the HOUSE!
with @TeamPelosi leading the way
What do they stand for?
⤵️THREAD of ALL New Blue Congressfolk⤵️
w/ graphic, campaign website links & Twitter
Arizona #AZ02 #116thCongress
Representative Ann Kirkpatrick

"Proud lifelong Arizonan, former prosecutor & congresswoman, independent voice for working Arizona families."

Arizona #AZ09 #AZ9 #116thCongress
Representative Greg Stanton
Former Phoenix Mayor, Former Phoenix City Councilman & Attorney

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#Georgia Voter Purge Victim: “This Was a Strategy From Kemp” — my latest for @truthout… #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.… #Georgia #ElectionDay #VotingRights
This is why we’re suing #BrianKemp. Learn more about our lawsuit:… #Georgia #VoterSuppression #ElectionDay #VotingRights #Midterms2018 #ElectionFraud
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1. #BrianKemp should have resigned as Secretary of State before he purged half a million Georgians, before he told the counties not to even hand out provisional ballots to people he had wrongly purged.… #Georgia #ElectionDay #StaceyAbrams #Midterms2018
2. #BrianKemp should have resigned before he started enforcing a system of #ExactMatch and other gimmicks that have basically suppressed the votes by literally the hundreds of thousands.… #Georgia #StaceyAbrams #StopTheSteal
To now to just come up with a gimmick like putting one of his flunkies in charge, a political hack in charge to replace him, is hardly blessing the #Georgia election as fair and democratic.…
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"I'm Yasmin and I was blocked from voting for #StaceyAbrams.”

Yasmin Bakhtiari is just one of thousands of #Georgia voters who were purged by GOP Secretary of State #BrianKemp, without notice.… #ElectionDay #Midterms2018 #ElectionFraud
#Georgia voter Yasmin Bakhtiari was even blocked from casting a provisional ballot, despite waiting for over two hours in line and asking three times. In the end, she filed a complaint and left. #ElectionDay #Midterms2018 #ElectionFraud
This is why we’re suing #BrianKemp. As Secretary of State, he decided who was allowed to vote and which votes got counted—a clear conflict of interest while running against Abrams.

Learn more about our lawsuit:…

Support our work:
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#MartinLutherKing’s Cousin Blocked by #BrianKemp from Casting a Ballot in #Georgia — Despite Voting in every Election for 50 Years… #ElectionDay #Midterms2018 #VoterSuppression
92-year-old Christine Jordan, who was blocked from voting in #Georgia by #BrianKemp, hangs with her granddaughter Jessica. Miss Christine, #MartinLutherKing’s cousin, talked about the family reunions with the Kings at her house.…
#Georgia's GOP Secretary of State, #BrianKemp, took away her right to vote exactly 50 years to the day since she cast her first ballot in Atlanta. To get back her vote, she is ready to sue #Kemp in federal court, "If someone will help me walk to the courthouse." Any volunteers?
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1/ Gerrymandering has backfired for Republicans in Dallas County.

Republicans had hoped to keep a majority of Texas House seats there when they redrew district boundaries.

Now, they hold onto only two of 14.

#Midterms2018 #Election2018 #txlege
2/ In 2010 amid a red wave, Republicans picked up several Dallas County seats just before the next round of redistricting.

#Midterms2018 #Election2018 #tx2018 #txlege
3/ Democrats allege Republicans packed and cracked Latino voters across the county to diminish their voting strength overall and ensure a GOP majority.

#Midterms2018 #Election2018 #tx2018 #txlege
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Thread 1. My latest #ElectionSecurity reporting on the presence of a #WiFi signal in the tabulating room in #Dallas TX - the state where @BetoORourke lost his #Senate race to @tedcruz…
2. The investigation is over a backdrop of previous trouble that #Dallas County had with the results in the March #Democratic #Primary where multiple precincts had more #votes than #voters. Never a good thing.
3. On @TheBradBlog I talk about the investigation & play exclusive audio of #LauraPressley, an engineer coordinating #election observers all over #TX who discovered the irregularities, so you hear directly from the person who is reporting the #WiFi signal.
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Lots of sniffing & low energy from Trump today suddenly touting bipartisanship w/ NANCY after Republicans lose House in #Midterms2018—which he calls “big incredible day…last night the Republican Party defied history.” Also compares to Obama midterms—which he called “midtown”😂
Incredible. Asked whether he’ll fight if Democrats subpoena his tax returns, Trump says they’re too complex. “People don’t understand taxes.”
Trump went off on Jim @Acosta, calling him “rude” and “enemy of the people.” Jim was asking about Russia probe & before that about the ad demonizing migrants (which Trump said “didn’t use actors”). Now he’s telling reporters “sit down, sit down” like they’re bad kindergarteners.
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News conference by @POTUS underway.
“Last night the Republican Party defied history,” begins @POTUS.
Without his #MAGA rallies there might have been a blue wave, asserts @POTUS.
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1/ #Midterms2018 saw a number of historic firsts:
The first two Native American women elected to Congress
The first openly gay man elected governor in the US
The first two Muslim women elected to Congress

Here are some of the candidates who broke new ground last night:
2/ At 29, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. The democratic socialist’s victory proved Dems can run on leftist ideas and win — even against party favorites.
3/ Democrats Sharice Davids and Deb Haaland will be the first Native American women to serve in Congress.

Davids's campaign appealed to her district's moderate suburban voters. Haaland told Vox that one of her biggest priorities will be working to fight climate change.
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1- Sentiment au matin post-#Midterms2018 : Trump a gagné.

Certes, les démocrates ont réalisé des gains en sièges et gagné plusieurs sièges de gouverneurs, mais la défaite au Sénat a un impact important, tout comme l'annihilation des jeunes stars démocrates. Mais surtout...
2- Les républicains récoltent les fruits d'un redécoupage très efficace en 2010 :

En 2018, les démocrates gagnent le vote populaire +9 et récoltent environ +35 sièges.
Alors qu'en 2010, les républicains avaient gagné le vote populaire +7 et avaient récolté +63 sièges (!!)
3- Au-delà des chiffres, on a une validation totale du style Trump : inculture, mensonge, insultes, violence... Tout a été totalement accepté par les électeurs républicains.

Avec un "divided government", on peut s'attendre à voir un dysfonctionnement à pleins tubes avant 2020.
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1/ Texas Democrats were hoping for a historic year in 2018. What they got instead was hope for 2020.

#Midterms2018 #ElectionDay #Election2018 #tx2018 #ElectionNight
2/ One source of Democratic optimism: single-digit victories this year for a handful of Republican incumbents who swept into office by double digits in 2014.

#Midterms2018 #ElectionDay #Election2018 #tx2018 #ElectionNight
3/ Other bright spots for Democrats came in the U.S. House and the Texas House, where Democrats knocked off powerful Republicans.

Beto O’Rourke didn’t quite topple Ted Cruz, but he carried Democrats to victory in battlegrounds suburbs.

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Lauren Underwood, the youngest black woman running for Congress this year, is one of the most exciting Democratic wins of the #Midterms2018:
It's a decisive swing in a surprising place: an Illinois district that's white and solidly Republican. "I learned to be a black woman in this community," said Underwood.
Between Underwood, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Abby Finkenauer, there are suddenly a few very young, very talented Democratic women in Congress.
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Sometimes I hate being right. This morning we said that purged voters’ provisional "placebo” ballots could decide the #Georgia governor's race:…

And today we spoke to two such GA voters who's been forced to vote on provisional ballots...

#PURGED: Christine Jordan, a 92-years old grandma who'd been voting in the same GA precinct since 1968:… #ElectionDay #ElectionNight #Midterms2018 #Georgia
#PURGED: Rahiem Shabazz, a filmmaker and fellow victim of Georgia’s Purgin’ General, Brian Kemp:… #ElectionDay #ElectionNight #Midterms2018 #Georgia
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Current Fox News VP of political content, Bill Sammon, wrote a book including how to influence elections.… It was Sammon who constructed Megyn Kelly's questions to Trump (2015 debate) and Sammon who makes every decision about tonight. [Look up his bio]
The masks are off. Hopefully this example tonight with Fox News projecting the House for Democrats, while half the country polls are still open, will finally get people to recognize the political and ideological issues within the corporation that is Fox News. #Midterms2018
For those who might not know; and/or those who might have forgotten.

There is a ton of evidence about the ideology, and interests, at work. None of it is good; and all of it is done with a specific purpose.
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🇺🇸 LIVE: BREAKING: Results from Indiana shows Republican Mike Braun keeps an impressive 14.5 percent lead against Democrat Joe Donnelly. Rep. Braun leads by more than 115,000 votes against Dem. Donnelly.
🇺🇸 LIVE: BREAKING: Republican Charlie Baker wins Massachusetts governor
#ElectionDay #Midterms2018
🇺🇸 LIVE: BREAKING: Results from Florida’s Gubernatorial Race shows Republican Ron DeSantis gaining some ground against Democrat Andrew Gillum. DeSantis is now behind by only 0.4 percentage points, with 82 percent of the vote in.
#ElectionDay #Midterms2018
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Real time #Midterms2018 online influence operations: an Iranian Government network we are tracking is currently amplifying various political left messages, including general critique of the current administration, and also third party critiques about two-party system. 1/
We generally find that PressTV & HispanTV (English & Spanish lang. Iranian state propaganda outlets) have very similar content, that are then propagated by networks. However, it's curious that right now, the two language outlets have significantly different takes. 2/
In addition to focusing on immigration issues in Spanish, that outlet also uses significantly more bombastic language about Trump’s vulnerability. /3
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#Midterms2018 : plus de 39 millions d’électeurs ont voté par anticipation. C'est un record historique : en 2014, ce chiffre était de 20,5 millions. v/@ElectProject
#Midterms2018 : dans tous le pays, les chiffres de la participation le jour du vote semblent aussi largement au-dessus de la normale, et ils dépassent même parfois ceux enregistrés en 2016. Pour rappel, la participation lors des midterms est généralement inférieure de 20 points.
#Midterms2018 : à #Nashville, la participation est déjà supérieure à celle de 2016. La mobilisation dans ce bastion démocrate du très conservateur #Tennessee est essentielle pour que @PhilBredesen conserve une chance d'être élu Sénateur.
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This 92-year old #Georgia voter went to the polls only to find she’s one of #BrianKemp’s victims, purged from the voter rolls. This is why we’re suing Kemp:… #ElectionDay #Midterms2018
“She held civil rights meeting in her home... And today, to come out and not be able to vote, and no one can give you an expiation, it’s extremely emotional. And it bothers me, it bothers me to my core." #BrianKemp #ElectionDay #VoterSuppression #ElectionFraud
92-year old Christine Jordan is just one of more than 340,134 Georgians #BrianKemp has purged from the voter rolls based on dead-wrong evidence they’d moved from the state or from their home county… #ElectionDay #Midterms2018
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Het stemmen is in volle gang. #Midterms2018 . Naast de Congresverkiezingen gebeurt er nog veel meer. Zo kiezen 36 staten kiezen een nieuwe gouverneur. Let daar op spannende races in oa Georgia en Florida. 1/...
In Florida probeert Democratische burgemeester Andrew Gillum van de hoofdstad Tallahassee de eerste zwarte gouverneur te worden. Er zijn hier recordhoeveelheden campagnegeld uitgegeven. Naast zijn Republikeinse tegenstander, vecht Gillum ook tegen racistische opmerkingen. 2/...
Dat geldt ook voor Stacey Abrams, die in Georgia de eerste vrouwelijke zwarte gouverneur vd staat hoopt te worden. De Democraat verheugt zich op de steun van oa Oprah Winfrey. Race tegen Republikein Brian Kemp is heel spannend. Als Georgia State Secretary is Kemp.... 3/...
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Just had a chance to connect with Wexton's campaign spox, Aaron Fritschner, about James @Comey canvassing in VA-10.
Fritschner told Courthouse News Comey “just wanted to help out.”
#Midterms2018 #ElectionDay
It was the former FBI director’s first time canvassing, Fritschner said.
When Comey and his wife Patrice returned their canvassing packet after knocking on a few doors, Comey also offered words of encouragement to a few dozen volunteers on hand.
“This is beyond Democrats or Republicans or Independents, this is about the values of our country & I thank you for what you’re doing today. We will be OK because of people like you,” he said. Fritschner also noted the response from voters who saw Comey was “very positive.”
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Just a sample of polling station problems so far:
- lack of power cords
- machine outages
- voting machines locked in a closet that no body can open
- a polling station was foreclosed on
- running out of paper ballots
- workers didn’t have the keys to the polling station
Some more problems include:
- High humidity affecting machines
- A fire alarm going off
- A polling site that did not have one of the ballot styles on hand
- scanners malfunctioning at various polling locations
Updated list at 530pm Eastern Time:
- the paper ballots at polling sites were too big for the machines to scan. Officials are waiting on a cutting machine to trim the ballots down to size
- an asst electoral judge directed racist language at a voter #midterms2018⁠ ⁠
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Draadje over de #Midterms2018. Om 1 uur ‘s nachts Nederlandse tijd sluiten de eerste stembureaus. Om 6u woensdagochtend sluiten de laatste stembureaus (in Hawaii en Alaska). De verwachting is dat we tussen 3 en 4 uur ‘s nachts een aardig beeld hebben van de uitslagen. (1)
Vandaag staan duizenden zetels op het spel. De belangrijkste is natuurlijk de strijd om de Senaat en het Huis van Afgevaardigden. Maar Amerikanen kunnen ook kiezen voor gouverneurs, staatsparlementen, sheriffs, rechters, aanklagers, schoolbesturen, gemeenteraden, enz (2)
Peilingen wijzen op een meerderheid voor Democraten in het Huis van Afgevaardigden en het behoud van de Republikeinse meerderheid in de Senaat. MAAR: we moeten een dikke kanttekening plaatsen. De kwaliteit van de peilingen is wisselend en de foutmarges zijn groot. (3)
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