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Securing America’s Elections Part II: Oversight of Government Agencies #ElectionSecurity hearings supposed to be starting now by the House #JudiciaryCommittee
Strong priorities stated by #MattMasterson from @CISAgov but a focus on detecting interference will not detect insider rigging.
@CISAgov @EACgov Hovland saying states do not have the resources they need to protect #elections. And Election Assistance Commission budget is less than some cities spend on potholes.
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"Elizabeth Warren’s Big Challenge: Winning Black Voters" nytimes.com/2019/10/06/us/…
Jessie Jackson asked #ElizabethWarren and #BernieSanders to meet with us privately to plan an attack on the racist #Crosscheck vote purge system.
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BREAKING: Officials in #Jonesboro County, Georgia are seeking to move the city's sole polling site from a museum to the Jonesboro Police Dept.

This is clear #VoterSuppression. Along w/ our partners, we are resisting this move which would have a chilling effect on the Black vote.
@LawyersComm @866OURVOTE @Georgia_NAACP @gapeoplesagenda @NewGAProject @markniesse The Jonesboro Police Department has a long history of tensions with the Black community. In 2018, Jonesboro Police Chief Franklin Allen resigned following complaints by #BLM activists about the treatment of a Black teen held in police custody. 11alive.com/article/news/l…
@LawyersComm @866OURVOTE @Georgia_NAACP @gapeoplesagenda @NewGAProject @markniesse Prior to his resignation, Jonesboro Police Chief Franklin Allen exacerbated tensions with the community by vowing to aggressively enforce the city's "sagging pants” law - a tool used to racially profile PoC.
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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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Think you’re registered to vote? Think again. With all this purg’n going on, you could be x’d out and you won’t even know it. But there’s a simple way you can defeat the GOP's vote-thieving tricks: Re-register! #NationalVoterRegistrationDay #NVRD
3 months before an election, EVERYONE needs to check their voter registration to see if they’ve been removed. And if you have been removed — or you've not registered yet, there's no better day to do it than TODAY! rollingstone.com/politics/polit… #NationalVoterRegistrationDay #NVRD
Register yourself. Then help register your partner, your family — and your Twitter friends by sharing this.

Friends don't let friends lose their vote!

nationalvoterregistrationday.org

#NationalVoterRegistrationDay #NVRD
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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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Okay, here's #MyBernieStory:
I went to college because you HAD to have a degree to make it in the world. $80k later, I have to live with my Mom, because my $1,200 rent payment is going to my loans instead. I can't default because my Mom co-signed. I WILL NOT destroy her credit!(1
...Plus it's impossible to declare bancruptcy anyways. I've worked for a non-profit for ~8 years hoping to get some of my loans forgiven. Turns out 99% who try that fail. So, with interest rates at 14% and ALWAYS rising, I will NEVER pay them off. (2
And that's not for lack of trying. I work a full time job on weekdays, cater as a 2nd on weekends and housesit for all my coworkers and friends consistently for extra cash in my "spare time." I am using my grandparents old car (blessed) & would be completely HOSED without it. (3
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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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I don't trust polls, they're not that accurate if they are before an election because the pollsters have to figure out if you're going to vote or not. The polls that really count are the #ExitPolls—and in #Wisconsin, #Pennsylvania & #Michigan, #HillaryClinton won the exit polls.
So what happened in #Wisconsin if you had a 4% victory in the #ExitPolls? How did Trump win? The answer is, you tell an exit pollster how you voted, but you don't know if your vote was counted. gregpalast.com/election-stole…
You don't know if the machine kicked out your vote. You don't know that if you filled out a #ProvisionalBallot and it was disqualified.
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😱 #Ohio is set to purge 235,000 voters from the rolls TODAY!!! The state ALREADY removed 265,000 voters from the rolls in January, so with this latest purge, half a million voters will have been removed so far this year. huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/ohio-vot…
Ohio is using the same discredited, biased #PurgeByPostcard game our team is fighting in #Georgia. Our experts say the method is over 70% wrong. That’s 200,000 voters in Ohio set to be wrongly purged TODAY!!! gregpalast.com/georgias-brian…
Bob Fitrakis, a top #VotingRights attorney, has already notified #Ohio's GOP Secretary of State, Frank LaRose, that he plans to sue in federal court under the National Voter Registration Act. This purge is a CRIME, and when they steal Ohio they steal the nation. #NVRA
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#Ohio is using the discredited, biased #PurgeByPostcard game our team is fighting in #Georgia. Our experts say the method is over 70% wrong. That’s 200,000 voters in Ohio set to be wrongly purged this Friday. dispatch.com/news/20190904/…
As @darreldrowland of @DispatchAlerts reports, "#Ohio already removed 265,000 from the voter rolls earlier this year, meaning if another 235,000 come off the books Friday, half-a-million will have been removed this year." dispatch.com/news/20190903/… #PurgeByPostcard #ElectionFraud
@darreldrowland @DispatchAlerts Bob Fitrakis, a top #VotingRights attorney, has already notified #Ohio's GOP Secretary of State, Frank LaRose, that he plans to sue in federal court under the National Voter Registration Act. This purge is a CRIME, and when they steal Ohio they steal the nation! #PurgeByPostcard
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Trump shows us how to steal an election. Step 1: Shut down the Federal Elections Commission, the elections police. nbcnews.com/politics/2020-… #Election2016 #TrumpStoleIt #VoterSuppression #ElectionFraud #VoterPurge #VoterID #Election2020 #StopTheSteal #VotingRights #CivilRights
By appointing no one to the Commission after Matthew Petersen departed—without a quorum—the FEC can’t legally operate. lifehacker.com/how-the-fecs-n… #Election2016 #TrumpStoleIt #VoterSuppression #ElectionFraud #VoterPurge #VoterID #Election2020 #StopTheSteal #VotingRights #CivilRights
Trump’s new Law & Dis-Order program. This should convince you to help us expose the steal. Donate here: palastinvestigativefund.org
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We get asked A LOT about the #Recount in #Michigan. What happened? Why were the DNC's lawyers MIA? Why did Clinton give up without a fight.

This report from 2016, written by a volunteer observer with #RecountMichigan, is well worth a read: medium.com/@nick_sharp/wh…
This account tallies with what we heard from witnesses we interviewed for a report we did for @DemocracyNow: democracynow.org/2016/12/13/gre… #Michigan #Detroit #Flint #Election2016 #VoterSuppression #ElectionFraud #VotingRights #CivilRights #Recount #Recount2016
@democracynow The DNC and Clinton’s lawyers were literally missing in action. They did not protect the Black voters’ ballots of #Michigan. Trump’s lawyers prevented the counting of the 75,355 uncounted ballots that would have unquestionably led to loss of a state he "won" by 10,700 votes.
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BREAKING: Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Affirms Block on Indiana #Crosscheck Voter Purge Law wbiw.com/2019/08/27/fed… #InterstateCrosscheck #VoterPurge #VoterSuppression #ElectionFraud #Election2020 #VotingRights #Indiana
Another bullet in #Crosscheck: Indiana can’t use the list without sending out postcards to victims. As students, people of color, and the poor move more than white suburbanites, this will still mean that nearly 100,000 Indiana voters who've wrongly lost their vote are in trouble.
Learn more about why #PurgeByPostcard is a problem, watch The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, available from GregPalast.com — or stream it for FREE on #AmazonPrime! amazon.com/Best-Democracy…
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The Russians did not remove 1.1 million voters under this phony, racist system called #Crosscheck. The Russians did not fail to count 75,355 ballots in Detroit, MI, handing that state to #Trump. The Russians did not illegally purge a third of a million voters in Georgia...
Whatever the Russians did... that’s illegal, that’s bad. But that was not what elected Donald Trump. What elected Donald Trump was a massive, racist vote purge system and a system of blocking people from voting with gimmicks like ‘Where’s your Voter ID?’ therealnews.com/stories/corpor…
And it’s going to be even worse in 2020. Find out how YOU can fight to make YOUR VOTE count, sign up for our newsletter at: GregPalast.com/subscribe #VotingRights #Crosscheck #VoterID #VoterSuppression #ElectionFraud #Election2016 #Election2020 #DonaldTrump #Russiagate
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#Trump didn’t win the last election in #Wisconsin. If you look at the University of Wisconsin study of what happened in 2016, about 50,000 people couldn’t vote because they changed the ID laws at the last second. So Trump’s margin was BS. realresistanceradio.com/podcast/8-23-1…
By the way, in a 100 years of records, there hasn’t been anyone in #Wisconsin who’s ever tried to vote under someone else’s name. It’s a crime that doesn’t happen. The real crime is preventing people from voting. Think it can’t happen in 2020? Think again! realresistanceradio.com/podcast/8-23-1…
What happened in #Wisconsin in 2016? I break it down with Devil's Advocates Radio (@devilradio) host @DominicSalvia in this excellent interview first broadcast on Aug 23. To listen to the full half-hour interview visit: realresistanceradio.com/podcast/8-23-1… #VoterSuppression #ElectionFraud
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1. In part 2 of our latest meme series, we’re taking a closer look at #gerrymandering’s effects on our communities. Let's get into it!

A thread...
2. #RacialGerrymandering is manipulating district lines in a way that dilutes the voting power of Black folk – a method of #VoterSuppression.
3. Let’s use the same ex. from Pt. 1 to look at gerrymandering tactics used to suppress Black votes. 'Cracking' is breaking a voting bloc into multiple districts to keep them from being a majority anywhere, ensuring they have little to no representation.
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1/ Today President Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law on August 6, 1965, with MLK Jr present. In honor of this day I wanted to do a thread 🧵 about the #VRA54 and why #VoterSuppression cost us the White House in 2016 and could again in 2020. Buckle up!
2/Quick timeline:
✔️The Emancipation Proclamation, issued by Lincoln on January 1, 1863 (enslaved African Americans freed)
✔️Reconstruction begins 1863 to 1877
✔️14th Amendment ratified 1868.
✔️15th Amendment ratified 1870.
🚩White resentment is growing exponentially. #VRA54
3/15th Amendment gave Black men the right to vote. A record number of Black men were elected to Congress for the 1st time. Many white Southerns had (have) zero interest in Black people crafting laws so they started disinformation & voter suppression campaigns (sound familiar?)
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For two decades now, I've been on the vote theft beat, originally for The Guardian and BBC Television out of London and later for Rolling Stone, The Nation and, of course, @Buzzflash. buzzflash.com/articles/we-ta…

#VoterSuppression = #ElectionFraud
It started in 2000, when I cracked the code and found out something that should have shocked people who cared about democracy — and the real winner of the Bush v. Gore election. buzzflash.com/articles/we-ta…

#VoterSuppression = #ElectionFraud
Unfortunately, nearly 20 years later, the same racist vote-purging is going on all over this country and almost no one is standing in the way to stop it. buzzflash.com/articles/we-ta…

#VoterSuppression = #ElectionFraud
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“As it games out the 2020 elections, Cyber Command has looked at the possibility that Russia might try selective power blackouts in key states, some officials said.” This would wreak havoc on the 2020 election. #ICEtheMachines #HandmarkedPaperBallots nytimes.com/2019/06/15/us/…
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🔥 New Yorkers! This state bill could set an important hand-counted-election example for the entire country. Pls make the call TODAY and reply ✅ when you do to encourage others and to help us monitor the level of interest & engagement on this issue. Thanks!
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Dear @WSJ,

Sorry, Mr. Rove, but #StaceyAbrams’ claim that the 2018 gubernatorial election was corrupted is hardly "unsupported." Our team found a half million-plus Georgians were purged from voter rolls by #BrianKemp in the year before the election. wsj.com/articles/stace…
They lost their vote on the ostensible grounds they’d left the state or voting county. We found 340,136 of those voters had never moved from where they originally registered. But Kemp took away their right to vote — while he was running for Governor. gregpalast.com/georgias-brian…
Mr. Rove is correct in stating these citizens were purged in accordance with #Georgia’s "Use It or Lose It" law. But that law only acts as an "alternative means" recognized by the National Voter Registration Act for determining if a voter has moved. truthout.org/articles/gops-…
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Voters! The Deadline for this election-security Action is TODAY! Pls use #SMARTelections’s template (below) to email the EAC asking it to NOT certify voting systems that involve barcode voting, hybrid voting, DRE voting, or wireless, remote, or internet connections! Pls reply ✅
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🌳Breathe🌳

The WH knew of the recording of Flynn talking to Kislyak for days before acting.

Trump absolutely knew Flynn was under FBI inv’n when he fired him, making Trump's tweet a lie

GOP Amash says Trump should be impeached.

War of Will wins the Preak­ness Stakes
🌳Breathe2🌳

Breath of fresh air!

Biden Goes on the Offensive Against Trump

Thousands turn out at Philadelphia rally as former vice president presents himself as best candidate to beat Trump

Harvey Weinstein Trial Documents to Remain Sealed #Counterintel #Investigation
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Trump seeks to pardon several American military members accused or convicted of war crimes, incd’g high-profile cases of murder, attempted murder & desecration of a corpse

#Dehumanization leads to atrocities against humanity #Immigrants #Jews #Catholics

TOC v WLD
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