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If you are a Canadian and you vote conservative, you could have a memory loss: Harper, Serial Abuser of Power: The Evidence Compiled
The Tyee’s full, updated list of 70 Harper government assaults on democracy and the law. thetyee.ca/Opinion/2015/0…
If you are a Canadian and you vote conservative thinking trickle-down economics can save Canada you could have memory loss:
6 charts show Stephen Harper has the worst economic record of any Prime Minister since World War II pressprogress.ca/6_charts_show_…
If you are a Canadian and you vote conservative maybe you have a memory loss about the staffer for the Conservative party charged and convicted in the Harper era #PierrePoutine #robocallscandal deliberately designed to create #votersuppression. cbc.ca/news/politics/…
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Labour are backtracking on opposition to compulsory photo ID at polling stations from next May. £180m over ten years to solve a problem which barely exists! Any concerns about identification could be achieved at nil or minimal cost. This is #votersupression #voterID
Lib Dem opposition to spending £180m on making everyone have the requisite photo ID for elections from next May lost by 63 to 210.@LabourLordsUK abstained. This is letting the Conservatives get away with #votersuppression @LibDemPeers opposed it. Well done @KathPinnock
Labour will regret this next May and at the general election. Why doesn’t @KeirStarmerPM understand this?
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Olivia Pearson was the first African-American to serve as Commissioner of Douglas, GA. When #BrianKemp became #Georgia’s Sec of State, he falsely charged her with vote tampering, a felony crime which meant she was threatened with 5-years in prison. gregpalast.com/marching-vigil…
Olivia Pearson was acquitted, of course, but Black turn-out dropped as voters were not unreasonably fearful of the new Jim Crow laws. Meanwhile the episode earned #BrianKemp the designation by the NYTimes as the “pioneer of present day #VoterSuppression.” gregpalast.com/marching-vigil…
"The young lady that I was with... she told me, Miss Olivia, I don't even want to vote after all of this. I don't want to vote anymore. I don't want to do it. And I had to beg her and explain to her that that's what they're doing it for." – Olivia Pearson gregpalast.com/marching-vigil…
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#VoterSuppression works. Ontario PCs benefitted from learning from the very best. Michael Diamond is president of the ON PCs, and a blight on humanity in his own right. Harper uses Canada as an example as to what can be accomplished through media and platform manipulation. ImageImageImage
We are an example, for all IDU members (right wing fascists from all over world), as to how a whole country can be kept in the dark and not suspect anything. 😬
Canada's media and information market is giving tips to authoritarians and wannabe authoritarians worldwide on how to circumvent democracy on the DL.
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CBC Here and Now has a call in asking why people didn't vote. 🫣 Every anecdote being told is an example of effective #VoterSuppression
When turnout goes down year over year, that's no accident. They teach this shit at IDU. #onpoli #TOpoli
For those in my DMs grasping their pearls at the suggestion we should look really closely at our election bodies: HELLO?! This is the president of the Ontario PC party. Image
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🗣️At 11am PST we're looking at the state of #democracy ahead of the upcoming #elections2022 with @SMoralesDoyle Michelle Bishop of @NDRNadvocates Kirea Romero-Craft of @latinojustice and Evan Milligan of Alabama Forward. Watch live 👇
ethnicmediaservices.org/media-briefing…
Welcome today's briefing, Threats to the U.S. Electoral Process — Who Can Vote, Whose Vote Counts?
Racially #gerrymandered maps & #votersuppression laws are just two of the many issues threatening to undermine the upcoming elections and our #democracy. Our panel of expert speakers will examine each of these as well as efforts to fight back.
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Why is the PA Board of Elections asking people what their illness or disability is if they want to apply for a mail-in ballot in PA? Pennsylvanians should be able to apply for a mail-in ballot without stating their illness/disability and providing their physician's details.
I had to apply for mail-in ballots for The Wife as well as myself, because the GOP doesn't want us to vote by mail in our critical swing state. The Wife said she thought this was a HIPAA violation and said what if you don't have a doctor?
Also you can't apply online without a driver's license ID. As I say every election,we should be making voting easier for everyone, not restricting it to certain classes of people who have physical access and Internet and computer access to download and print out forms. It's 2022.
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#tdih 1868 Camilla Massacre, Albany, GA. After being expelled from elected office, African Americans & a few whites marched to speak out at a political rally.

Whites opened fire, pursued, & massacred marchers. Followed by more #VoterSuppression. Read⬇️
zinnedproject.org/news/tdih/cami…
"The year 1868 comes up in textbooks as significant only because of the election of Ulysses S. Grant. This focus on those at the top, misses the groundswell of activity that made the year so explosive." -- Read below about advances and repression in 1868.
zinnedproject.org/if-we-knew-our…
The Camilla Massacre of 1868 is a key story in Reconstruction & voting rights history.

Yet, we've not seen it in other major, national "this day in history" timelines.

Students can advocate for greater recognition of this history. #TeachReconstruction zinnedproject.org/news/make-reco…
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🚨 You need to pay attention to the #VoterSuppression attempts in Arizona. A 🧵…
On Monday, the state Senate passed #HB2617. The bill would change the process by which county recorders cancel people’s voter registrations. But it’s worse than you think…
The bill is an open invitation for county recorders to discriminate based on race/ethnicity. They could target anyone who they have “reason to believe are not United States citizens.” This overly broad language is an invitation for racial profiling…
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🚨🚨🚨 Dirty #republican #votersuppression is happening again. Despite 60% of #Sarasota voters overwhelmingly approving #singlememberdistricts in 2018, the @SRQCountyGov was able to piggyback a referendum on our upcoming School Tax Vote. 1/12
@gal_suburban spilled some tea on this company a while back. 2/12
The whole purpose of what they are doing in Sarasota is to disenfranchise voters, as the company in charge of distributing misleading fliers, Data Targeting, has done in the past. 3/12
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🧵 My initial Texas vote-by-mail ballot application was initially rejected because I missed the “political party” section. It’s no wonder. Look at the ballot I finally got. It’s just massive amounts of tiny print. And threats. /1
Outside of envelope with threats they couldn’t fit into the inside of the envelope. /2
Back of ballot envelope. More threats to anyone who helps a voter fill this out. Grab a magnifying glass to make sure you don’t break a law. /3
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#tdih 1966, Georgia State House refused to seat Julian Bond despite his election (with 82% of vote) as a state rep, because of his endorsement of SNCC statement against U.S. in Vietnam. They denied Bond & the voters their rights. #VoterSuppression
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zinnedproject.org/news/tdih/geor…
While fighting for his elected seat, Julian Bond wrote a comic book (graphic novel) about Vietnam War that made connection between struggles of the Vietnamese & of African Americans for self-determination & human rights.
Find link to read in full ⬇️.
zinnedproject.org/materials/viet…
"We maintain that our country’s cry of 'preserve freedom in the world' is a hypocritical mask, behind which it squashes liberation movements which are not bound. . . by the expediencies of US cold war policies." -- SNCC statement on Vietnam war.
Read: zinnedproject.org/news/tdih/samm… Julian Bond standing at mic with hands palm forward, other m
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📣In one hour we'll be discussing the impacts of #redistricting on #Latino voters in Florida, who make up 1/4 of the state yet who stand to lose #Representation under newly drawn maps. Follow the discussion
👉LIVESTREAM: @EthnicMediaSvc
@kiraromero @latinojustice
Welcome to today’s briefing on Florida’s redistricting process and what it means for Latino voters, co-hosted by @EthnicMediaSVC, @LatinoJustice and @scsj and moderated by @PilarMarrero.
Read our report on how #redistricting in Southern states is eroding fair and equal #representation for communities of color. 👇ethnicmediaservices.org/redistricting/…
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Excellent piece by @michaelharriot in @theGrio -- my 📸from covering the @poorpeoplescampaign
#voting #votingrights #votersuppression #photography #photojournalism #justgoshoot Image
More shots from @UniteThePoor where @liztheo @RevDrBarber @RevJJackson were all arrested. ImageImageImage
Here are the demands. Clear, concise and just. @liztheo @RevDrBarber @UniteThePoor @RevJJackson Image
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"But fury is useful only as fuel. We need a Plan B for democracy.

Plan A was to pass H.R. 1 and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act. Neither bill, as of now, has a path to President Biden’s desk."
~@ezraklein

nytimes.com/2022/01/09/opi…
"Steve Bannon has made it his mission to recruit people who don’t believe in democracy to serve as municipal poll workers."

#DemocracyInDanger
nytimes.com/2022/01/09/opi…
"The difference between those organizing at the local level to shape democracy and those raging ineffectually about democratic backsliding... remind me of the old line about war: Amateurs talk strategy; professionals talk logistics. Right now, Trumpists are talking logistics. Image
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OF COURSE the GOP is involved in a massive, intentional campaign of #VoterSuppression, motivated by partisanship and heavily influenced by race.

Here is the data:
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Of the 100 counties with the largest Voting Age Population (VAP), Joe Biden won 91 of those counties last year.

Of the 100 counties whose VAP makes up the largest percentage of their state’s VAP (big counties where much of the state population lives), Biden won 79 of them.
For example, there are 5 counties that make up the majority of their states’ Voting Age Population:

Clark County, NV
Honolulu County, HI
Maricopa County, AZ
Providence County, RI
New Castle County, DE

Biden won all 5 counties. And, obviously, all 5 states.
Counties which make up 10% or more of their state’s population which were won by Biden despite Trump winning the state:

Salt Lake County, UT
Douglass County, NE
(Biden won 1 Electoral Vote from Nebraska’s Second Congressional District)
Johnson County, KS
Jefferson County, KY
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"Over the course of Trump’s presidency, one of the running debates about the man boiled down to: menace or clown? ...

Many observers rejected the dichotomy... described the former president as “both farcical and deeply dangerous.”"

theatlantic.com/magazine/archi…
"In nearly every battle space of the war to control the count of the next election—statehouses, state election authorities, courthouses, Congress, and the Republican Party apparatus—Trump’s position has improved since a year ago."

#DemocracyInDanger
theatlantic.com/magazine/archi… Image
"The more we learn about January 6, the clearer the conclusion becomes that it was the last gambit in a soundly conceived campaign—one that provides a blueprint for 2024."

theatlantic.com/magazine/archi…
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Georgia
Arizona
Texas
Florida

What do these states all have in common?

They are all competitive, highly diverse states which have GOP Governors and GOP legislatures which have MADE IT HARDER FOR CITIZENS TO VOTE.
#VAGov
In fact, I can’t think of a single state which is competitive, has a large black or latino population and in which the GOP controls the Governorship and the State Legislature which HASN’T enacted new #VoterSuppression laws this year.

Point out any that I missed.
#VAGov
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#tdih 1868 Camilla Massacre, Albany, GA. After being expelled from elected office, African Americans & a few whites marched to speak out at a political rally.

Whites in town opened fire, pursued, & massacred marchers. Followed by more #votersuppression.
zinnedproject.org/news/tdih/cami…
"The year 1868 comes up in textbooks as significant only because of the election of Ulysses S. Grant. This focus on those at the top, misses the groundswell of activity that made the year so explosive." -- Read below about advances and repression in 1868. zinnedproject.org/if-we-knew-our…
The Camilla Massacre of 1868 is a key story in Reconstruction & voting rights history.

Yet, we've not seen it in other major, national "this day in history" timelines.

Students can advocate for greater recognition of this history. #TeachReconstruction

zinnedproject.org/news/make-reco…
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Yes, Republicans deliberately suppress the vote. Morton Blackwell’s Leadership Institute has literally taught them how to do it at its training sessions. Alumni include Karl Rove & Mitch McConnell. Blackwell is in the CNP. #VoterSuppression 1/ salon.com/2005/05/25/bla…
“‘Can anyone tell me,’ asks Gourley, a veteran mock electioneer, ‘why u don't want the polling place in the cafeteria?’

Stephen, a shy antiabortion activist…raises his hand: ‘Because you want to suppress the vote?’

‘Stephen has the right answer!’ Gourley exclaims…’” 2/
3/ Article in post 1 by @JeffHorwitz, 5/25/05
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It is a cruel jest to say to people who have suffered inhumane treatment for centuries to unite with those who have caused a lot of pain

#NoJusticeNoPeace

#Biden #Trump #GOPDeathCult #VoterSuppression #AbortionBan #racism #BlackLivesMatter #HumanRights #Truth #Facts #humanity
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We give each other a chance when both sides deserve it

What have YOU done if now #racists give you a chance?

Why don't you give JUSTICE a chance?

#NoJusticeNoPeace

#Biden #Trump #GOPTraitors #racism #VoterSuppression #HumanRights #BLM #Truth #Facts
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#VoteBlue to make your dreams untrue
Vote red & you are dead

There is 3rd option - A new party that will represent the interests of the people

#NoJusticeNoPeace
#Biden #Trump #FascistGOP #racism #VoterSuppression #AbortionBan #BLM #Truth #HumanRights
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"When SB1 becomes law, we will breathe a sigh of relief that Texas elections — where voter fraud makes up a menacing .000185 percent of votes cast — will finally be deemed safe for the purposes of Republican campaign speeches"

#Texas #VoterSuppression
houstonchronicle.com/opinion/editor…
"While five states conduct entire elections by mail, a county official in Texas who so much as mails residents applications to vote by mail, with instructions on determining whether they’re eligible, can now be charged with a state jail felony."

#Texas
houstonchronicle.com/opinion/editor…
"Partisan poll watchers, with a history of harassing ... people of color, will have “free movement” within a polling place, although they must stop short of accompanying us into the voting booth. If they feel a poll worker has blocked their view, they can pursue criminal charges"
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