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🔥🔥There are a lot of reasons why Russian hackers might have tried to help Trump/Scott/DeSantis win the elections in #Florida:

▶️Trump never did anything to #ProtectOurVotes after the 2016 election hack
▶️#Florida is often a deciding factor in presidential elections
🔥Reasons why #Florida elections might have been hacked (cont'd)
▶️Florida has 29 electoral votes
▶️Right now it has a GOP trifecta, one of 26 states
▶️GOP majority when there is a Dem majority in the U.S.
▶️Trump needs as many allies as possible in DC
🔥Reasons why #Florida elections might have been hacked (cont'd)
▶️To continue to cause turmoil, divide Americans and disrupt democracy
▶️Trump lives in #Florida (David Koch also has a house there, many Russians invest in real estate there, alleged money laundering)
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White women: footsoldiers of the patriarchy.
Brian Kemp: 76%
Ted Cruz: 59%
Ron DeSantis: 51%
Stacey Abrams has not conceded in the race against Brian Kemp but consider this #FootsoldiersOfThePatriarchy
In only one of those graphs, it’s a man vs a woman.

In that race, it is a (white) man (Brian Kemp) competing versus a (Black) woman (Stacey Abrams).

In that race, white women overwhelmingly chose the man over the woman candidate. (76%)

#FootsoldiersOfThePatriarchy
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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 electproject.org/early_2018
#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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THREAD: Here’s every race in 2018 #Midterms where you can vote for weed legalization or against some old asshole blocking legalization. And oh yeah, help save democracy.
In #Michigan, Proposal 18-1 would legalize cannabis including flowers, concentrates and edibles. Plus you can grow 12 plants at home! freep.com/story/opinion/…
In #Missouri, three competing legalization measures are on the ballot. Measure 2 is backed by local grassroots activists. The other two are pretty sketchy. My colleagues at @Leafly break it down in detail. leafly.com/news/politics/…
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I’ve been asked countless times by mostly white people “Why do Muslim women submit to so much misogyny?” I’m now asking same question about these white women. Replace “Republican” with “Muslim” here & imagine the outrage google.com/amp/s/theconve… #FootsoldiersOfThePatriarchy
“Our research led us to conclude that Republican women will mainly stand firm in their party affiliation.” #FootsoldiersOfThePatriarchy
“we have found that Republicanism encompasses different visions of womanhood that allow women to feel that they can be Republican and also strong women.”
#FootsoldiersOfThePatriarchy
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My closing #Midterm2018 THREAD: Let's look at how Ted Cruz has knowingly worked to divide and mislead Texans. #txlege
Please RT
#VoteBlueToSaveAmerica #GOPVotingBlue
Ted Cruz FACT: He's invested millions of dollars in digital influence campaigns.
Maliciously targeting you, your family & friends.

Operating largely in the shadows, using firm that harvested data on stolen from millions of unwitting FB users. #TXSen #txlege #TX14 #Psywar #Psyop
Ted Cruz FACT: Files reveal that AggregateIQ—also known as “AIQ”—is the developer behind campaign apps created for Ted Cruz and Greg Abbott, as well as a Ukrainian steel magnate named Serhiy Taruta.
#txlege #TXSen #BetoForTexas #Midterm2018 #CruzCrew
gizmodo.com/aggregateiq-cr…
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RickOhio-
#NDAKOTA EV estimate R CRAMER 85%, D HEITKAMP 15%
45K lead

#MONTANA EV estimate R Rosendale 61%, D Tester 39%
40K lead

#Texas EV estimate R CRUZ 58%, D O'Rourke 42%. CRUZ
650K lead.

#MICHIGAN EV R JAMES 60%, D STABENOW 40%
123K lead.
RickOhio-
#Tennessee EV estimate R Blackburn 69% D Bredesen 31%
413K lead

#WVIRGINIA EV estimate R Morrissey 61% D Manchin 39%.
20K lead

#OHIO EV estimate R Rennaci 56% D Brown 46%
82K lead

#Louisiana EV estimate R 56% D 44%
23K lead
I will say this, over and over again.None of these numbers are even close to what the polls are saying.We are leading by large margins everywhere. I honestly am not seeing us just barely hanging onto the house at this point. Its looking more and more like we win big in the house!
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🚫SayNo2H8🚫

The Pentagon Has Prepared a Cyberattack Against Russia if they try to interfere with the election. 🤗

GOP Lawmaker Under Fed Inv’n For Saying Bible Gives License To Kill😱

Trump adm plans to end program that fights violent extremism despite recent tragedies.😱
🚫SayNo2H8🚫

Pentagon rejected DHS request for troops to perform 911 law enforcement functions on the border, inc’g "crowd & traffic control,".

Senate Intel Wants Docs on NRA’s 2015 RU Trip

Leissner Was a Classic Goldman Power Player Before His Indictment in connection to 1MDB
🚫SayNo2H8🚫

The Neuroscience of Hate Speech
Humans are social creatures who are easily influenced by the anger & rage that are now so prevalent

On a Tiny Finnish Island, a Helipad, 9 Piers & the RU Military?

Twitter deletes over 10,000 accounts seeking to discourage voting
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#Mexico helping unvetted African migrants to U.S. border, many from Al-Shabaab jihadi hotbed wp.me/p4hgqZ-pSy

Caravan Jihad? you better believe it!
#Muslim captured coming over southern U.S. border had ties to #Taliban wp.me/p4hgqZ-o0M

#Jihadis among the #MigrantCaravan is not as ridiculous as @CNN would have you believe
Pakistani Muslim arrested crossing #Texas border, lied to #FBI wp.me/p4hgqZ-nLy

Caravan Jihad? 🤔
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#BREAKING: The Pantex Nuclear Plant in #Texas is experiencing an operational emergency. The Emergency Response Organization has been activated.
The #Pantex Nuclear Plant is the primary U.S. nuclear weapons assembly and disassembly facility. Reports that there is no threat posed to the public at this time.
CNN is now reporting that the lockdown is due to a 'Security Event'. #Texas #Nuclear
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According to Chuck Todd, host of @MTPDaily, this tweet is a “tell” that Donald Trump is panicked about the effort from 18 Republican Attorneys General to challenge the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in court▶️seeking to end protections for those with pre-existing conditions. #LieGate
⚡️It’s certainly not a good look for Republicans less than 3 weeks from the November Election.

▶️Neither is talking about separating more children from their parents and putting them in cages
▶️Neither is talking about stripping Social Security & Medicare programs
▶️Neither is protecting the murderers of a respected journalist, then using money as the reason and inflating the numbers while you’re doing it

🔗Link to lawsuit against the ACA:

google.com/amp/s/thehill.…
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🚨 Attn: Texas: 👇👇👇👇

@tedcruz will work beside @POTUS not against him.

November 6th is coming. Are you ready? 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

#Texas #PatriotsUnited #TedCruz #RedWave
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🐬It's getting closer and closer to the midterm elections and #Democrats need to #FlipTheSenate. If you can contribute—great—if not, there are other ways to help: by following their account, tweeting about them, spreading the word, volunteering, getting others to contribute, etc.
🐦Let's start with Heidi Heitkamp @SenatorHeitkamp, running for U.S. Senate in #NorthDakota. Please follow, tweet, contribute, volunteer, anything you can do, she is in a tight race.

💸To contribute, even $1 if you can spare it!

secure.actblue.com/entity/fundrai…
🐦Next, Claire McCaskill @clairecmc, running for U.S. Senate in #Missouri. Please follow, tweet, contribute, volunteer, anything you can do, she is in a tight race.

💸To contribute, even $1 if you can spare it!

secure.actblue.com/entity/fundrai…
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#MondayMotivation
What do Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah & Washington have in common?

#VoterRegistration deadlines on 10/8 & 10/9 🚨
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#Arizona
Your ABSOLUTE DEADLINE to register to vote in the #2018Midterms is Tuesday, October 9th! 🚨

You can't vote if you're not registered! If you are registered, check for purges. They happen.
#RegisterNow #BlueWave

azsos.gov/elections/voti…
#Arkansas

Your ABSOLUTE DEADLINE to register to vote in the #2018Midterms is Tuesday, October 9th! 🚨

You can't vote if you're not registered! If you are registered, check for purges. They happen.

#VoteBlue #IPledgeToVote
sos.arkansas.gov/elections
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@Der_Eisenhans I logged out at 24:30 & listened to Bach - Much better.

#Kavanaugh did not impress me: Comes across like a guy who wants to become Sheriff of a small town in #Texas, not #SCOTUS-Judge.
Losing his cool, stories about promoting women, prayers by junior & more, ALL irrelevant!
@Der_Eisenhans 2. #Ford does not always make sense (recalls only one beer 35 years ago, but not documents to the #WaPo a month ago) - Her timing also shows that she has a clear political motive: Prevent #Kavanaugh from becoming #SCOTUS-Judge.
She did not impress.
@Der_Eisenhans 3. But even if we accept that #Kavanaugh is innocent (which he remains in any case until found guilty by a court), his non-performance shows that he is not made out of the stuff a top judge & decision-maker is made off: Presented his case poorly (as a top judge!). TBC
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A story in honor of the #TexasSenateDebate:

My parents live in #EastTexas, in a district represented by one of the most conservative members of #Congress. However, my mom is one of the most liberal I know.
After 39 years of marriage, my dad finally let my mom put a bumper sticker on the back of his pickup truck (b/c #Texas) that said "I vote for Democrats." @TexasYDs @scyd_texas @texasdemocrats @BGTX @SmithDems
A few months ago, my dad had to take his truck into the shop. While it was there, one of the workers scratched D-E-M-O-C off the sticker so it read "I vote for rats." Understandably, my mom (who is 71 & under 5 ft, but raised 6 daughters & terrifying when need be) was angry.
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#Texas political affiliation, according to 2014 Pew Survey.

Top level: Texas is a preponderance Democrat state run almost entirely by Republicans. In some areas, the only challenger to Republican candidate is a Libertarian.

Let's drill down one level...
A mystery starts to unravel. Texans who are strongly Republican. Latinos are mixed/lean Democrat, and blacks are Democrat.

This makes voting rights and gerrymandering issues extremely important to how a Republican minority dominates elections in a state with equal D & R.
Correction: Texans who are *white are strongly Republican.
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Strap in for some crazy #Texas #history:
"The time they lynched Santa Claus for robbing a bank."

Let me set a scene:
1927: Texas Banker's Assn. responds to rash of bank robberies (3-4/day) by offering $5K reward for shooting a bank robber in the act.
Group of 4 criminals plan December 1927 heist of Cisco, TX bank:
1. Robert Hill
2. Harry Helms
3. Marshall Ratliff
4. Louis Davis
Ratliff was veteran bank robber, Helms and Hill he knew from Huntsville prison.
Davis was a cousin of Helms brought in because safe cracker got flu.
Ratliff borrows a Santa Claus suit from boarding house, dropped off blocks away, followed by children as decoy for entry of the 4 men through alley entrance of bank.
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(1) HW's running thread of info/updates about #Florence and any other Atlantic storms developing at the moment.

My two previous threads:

Landfall at 7.15am 9/14/18 near Wrightsville Beach, NC:

(2) I'm following updates on these Twitter lists:

16 key national info sources for hurricanes & other emergencies:
twitter.com/GodlessNZ/list…

EM agency accounts in 11 Atlantic states from GA to NY and inland:
twitter.com/GodlessNZ/list…
(3) Also finding the Weather Channel coverage valuable. Watching it here:

weather.com/tv/the-weather…
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Immigration & Customs Enforcement—more commonly known as ICE, is a law enforcement agency of the federal government of the U.S. tasked to enforce the immigration laws of the United States & to investigate criminal and terrorist activity of foreign nationals residing in the U.S.
ℹ️ICE has two primary components: Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). It is an agency under the jurisdiction of Homeland Security and was established in 2003 following the 9/11 tragedy.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Immi…
ICE was designed to keep us safe from terrorists—for instance, the terrorists who took over the planes on 9/11 were living undetected in the U.S. for over a year.

Pls read this thoroughly before commenting. The Trump administration has corrupted this agency to do horrific acts.
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@VanTaylorTX @TexasGOP @GregAbbott_TX @candynoble @MattShaheen @Susan_Fletcher @leachfortexas @CollinCtyVotes @CollinGOP @Scott_SanfordTX Let's see, Van ... We're presently #5 in teen birth rate (per @HHSGov), & the state ed #abstinenceonly policy seems tailor-made to make us #1 there. In fact, the stats say almost one-in-five of US births to girls <15 were right here in Texas. #winning 1/
@VanTaylorTX @TexasGOP @GregAbbott_TX @candynoble @MattShaheen @Susan_Fletcher @leachfortexas @CollinCtyVotes @CollinGOP @Scott_SanfordTX @HHSGov In your quest for first, Van, you'll be glad to know we're #1 already for #uninsured people AND #1 when it comes to least #HealthcareAccess (incl. DC!). We do have a little ways to go on cost; we're only 6th #mostexpensive. Keep denying that expansion! 2/

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@VanTaylorTX @TexasGOP @GregAbbott_TX @candynoble @MattShaheen @Susan_Fletcher @leachfortexas @CollinCtyVotes @CollinGOP @Scott_SanfordTX @HHSGov Wanna be the worst place for #children, Van? Texas is almost there! According to the Annie E. Casey Foundation #KidsCount assessment, we're the 3rd-worst for family and community (#47/50) & 9th-worst for #childhealth. Isn't that exciting? /3

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#TXSen network battle! @BetoORourke's band of misfits vs @tedcruz's group of goons! It's neck and neck! #CruzCrew vs #ORourkeRebels.

Lol. What a shit show.
Here's a gif!
I'll keep this running until my computer runs out of memory.
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