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The Americans with Disabilities Act (#ADA) was signed into law 31 years ago today by President George H.W. Bush.

The law was meant to improve access to everyday life, work and our democracy, but voters with disabilities are still fighting to remove barriers to voting. #ADA31
Arizona enacted a law this year that removes voters from the state's permanent early voting list (PEVL) more frequently & requires more steps to obtain a mail ballot. This law creates deliberate barriers for disabled voters in the state. #AZLeg #ADA31…
Florida & Georgia have passed laws restricting access to drop boxes and the ability to receive and submit mail-in ballots.

GA #DisabilityRights advocate Gaylon Tootle explains how the law creates barriers for voters like him:

#GaPolitics #FlaPol #ADA31
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Mute now if uninterested in a few gem quotes from #IALONECANFIXIT by @CarolLeonnig @PhilipRucker

First one:

“‘What’s a coronavirus?’ Trump asked.”
January 2020:

“We need to bring a czar in, like Ron Klain was for Ebola,”


*Narrator says: “If only…
“As Fauci spoke, White House trade adviser Peter Navarro was incredulous.” 😐

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2 #California men charged w/conspiring to destroy the @TheDemocrats party HQ in #Sacramento after #Election2020

45yo Ian Rogers & 37yo Jarrod Copeland "planned to use incendiary devices to attack their targets & hoped their attacks would prompt a movement" per @TheJusticeDept
Copeland, Rogers "used multiple messaging applications & discussed the attacks on numerous occasions" per @TheJusticeDept

“After the 20th we go to war” Rogers wrote, an apparent reference to launching the attack after the presidential inauguration
Copeland, Rogers also "sought support from an anti-government militia group" per @TheJusticeDept

Officials say Copeland also communicated w/a leader of a militia group after Rogers was arrested, who advised him to destroy evidence of the encrypted communications...
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"And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed—if all records told the same tale—then the #BigLie passed into history and became truth. ‘Who controls the past’ ran the Party slogan, ‘controls the future: who controls present controls the past" Image
– George Orwell, 1984
“We shall meet In The Place Where There Is NO DARKNESS.”

Winston‘s dream, (Orwell’s 1984)
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"I used to be important. I used to be the chairman of the board of this place," says @POTUS, beginning remarks inside @ConstitutionCtr in Philadelphia.
"This is a test of our time -- what I'm here to talk about today," says @POTUS making remarks about #votingrights.
Details from the @WhiteHouse about the @ConstitutionCtr audience for the @POTUS speech.
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Inside @WNCathedral, @POTUS and @FLOTUS take their seats here for the funeral of John Warner III, the five-term US senator from #Virginia.
In his remarks about John Warner, @POTUS notes his service to the country from the age of 17 and he understood “democracy is a way of being” and he worked across the aisle, seeing political opponents not enemies.
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"As we gather tonight our country is being destroyed before our very own eyes," says Donald Trump, returning to the political stage, in a speech to @NCGOP. Image
"Bad, bad things are happening to us," says Trump, not surprisingly, in breaking with the tradition of ex-US presidents putting themselves above politics once out of office.
There are exceptions, even in modern history. Jimmy Carter, in 2007, attacked the Bush administration but that was 26 years after the one-term president left office.
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#Biden Crown’s #CCP China connection: 1
1: MIKE LINDELL has two prestigious Texas and Minnesota Attorney firms conducting his complex new Federal Suit concerning PRC vote Machine interests which Senators #Warren & #Klobuchar vehemently complained of in 2019.
#Biden Crown’s #CCP China connection: 2
2: The brilliantly documented new FEDERAL writ based on detailed, corporate, forensic, & tech evidence - establishes that China companies owned, controlled & accessed the vote counting software used in #Election2020…
#Biden Crown’s #CCP China connection: 3
3: Companies controlling U.S. 2020 vote count were ultimately China govt owned.
4: “powerful Chinese financial interests had direct or indirect ownership of and near-total access to #Dominion’s and #Smartmatic’s voting machine technology."
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This article is merely the latest to underscore that the reviews of various #election2020 races shouldn't be viewed in isolation. Many are part of a broader effort to undermine the legitimacy of #election2020.…
1/Whether it's the well-run forensic audit conducted by @WAuditors of a state representative race in NH, the abomination being conducted in Maricopa County, AZ (also known as #AZAudit), or other questionable reviews, such as those being contemplated in Fulton County, GA or WI.
2/It's important that the public understand the differences between what triggered these various reviews. For example, NH's audit arose from an actual gap in vote tallies in a race for state representative.…
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One well covered irony of the TX elections legislation (SB7) is that supporters cite a need to improve election security when these bills, of course, stem from the Big Lie. Another irony is that SB7's proposed changes would probably make it harder to secure future TX elections.🧵
1/One reason #election2020 was secure was because many voters had more ways to vote and a longer period of time to do so than in previous elections.
2/When voters have more voting options, election officials often find themselves serving smaller groups of voters and ballots at once than in previous elections. I know this firsthand from my experiences as a former state and local election official.
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Folks across Texas, as well as across the nation, should be breathing a collective sigh of relief, but it could very well be short-lived. In the interim, efforts to bolster the integrity of our democratic elections must continue. Below are 3 ideas.…
1/Congress needs to establish a commission to determine what factors, such as the lies about #election2020, led to the 1/6 Capitol riots. If Congress won't act in a bipartisan or nonpartisan manner, Pres. Biden should issue an executive order establishing such a commission.
2/The DOJ should ensure it has a robust strategy in place for combatting any efforts, incl. legislative, that undermine genuine, democratic elections. Even w/o pre-clearance, it has many tools to counter such efforts and other campaigns that could undermine voter confidence.
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Happening now: @US_CYBERCOM @CYBERCOM_DIRNSA and @DeptofDefense Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy Mieke Eoyang testifying before #HASC subcommittee on on Cyber, Innovative Technologies, and Information Systems
"#China is the pacing threat for the department, including in #cyber operations" per @DeptofDefense Deputy Asst Sec Eoyang

"China uses cyber operations to erode US military overmatch and economic vitality, stealing US intellectual property & research"
"#Russia also continues to be a highly-sophisticated & capable adversary, integrating malicious cyber activities, including espionage & influence operations in mutually reinforcing ways" per Eoyang
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Removing @VerifiedVoting's Mark Lindeman and replacing him with Board Member Breton's preferred choice would be unwise for many reasons
1/Lindeman is as experienced as almost anyone with election audits. Don't trust me? Ask the countless election officials he's worked previously with across the country.
2/Breton's choice for the town audit designee is a wolf in sheep's clothing. He's currently part of an Arizona "Audit" effort that's doing far more right now to subvert #election2020 than validate it.…
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While combating interference from malign actors is a whole-of-society endeavor, government is arguably the most important actor in protecting democracies from them, as the below actions demonstrate. Here are a few more. Thread 🧵
1/As @rickhasen correctly noted in a recent @nytimes op-ed, #election2020 and its aftermath are now leading to efforts by some to try and undermine the integrity of the vote count, itself. Here are a few things Biden should try and do in the next 100 days to counteract this push.
2/Advocate for the fast replacement of any voting system that does not produce a paper record of the vote. Paper trails can ensure that the votes were properly counted and provide more confidence in the voting system, which can be helpful in countering any voting machines lies.
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This is really disheartening because it's a false choice. Thread 🧵…
1/Its widely known that one of the best ways to counter the threat of election interference from malign actors is for as many people to vote as possible.
2/Good election security often promotes voter access. For example, properly implemented online voter registration systems not only make the voter registration process more secure but more accessible as well, particularly during the coronavirus pandemic.
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1. "Yesterday was such a frustrating day that by evening I had to go to bed with chest pains..."

Thread. What is a #Hybrid #VotingMachine & Why Do I Care?…
#SMARTelections #ElectionProtection
2. "It started out a good day. The day before I celebrated my 14th anniversary with my husband. The cherry blossom tree we planted in the backyard was exploding in pink taffy balls, and the smell of the lilies he got me floated through the living room as I walked to my desk."
3. "From there it went downhill pretty quickly ... For the last 2 years, I have been trying to protect New York voters, and voters across the country from a particularly “bad” type of voting machine known as a “hybrid”.

What is a “hybrid” voting machine?"
#Hacking #Voting
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1/ Amerikaanse media beweren dat topadvocate Sidney Powell zou hebben toegegeven geen enkel bewijs te hebben voor grootschalige #verkiezingsfraude bij de verkiezingen van november 2020. Maar de topadvocate weerspreekt dit ten stelligste. Een draadje.…
2/ Advocate Sidney Powell vertelt haar kant van het verhaal. #Election2020…
3/ Advocate Sidney Powell legt uit waarom het door haar aangedragen bewijs van verkiezingsfraude niet werd onderzocht door de rechter. #Election2020…
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1/Agreed. It's hard to overstate the significance of the GA provisions that enable state legislators to interfere in the administration of the elections. While some pundits may tell you that the final product wasn't as bad as it could have been, that's frankly little consolation.
2/Don't agree with me? Ask other current or former local election administrators & see what they think if they were subject to these same or similar provisions. I'm a former one and I can't see how such provisions help foster better, non-partisan administration of our elections.
3/Election officials largely did a great job conducting #election2020, often with limited resources. Going forward, they will need more resources to meet the evolving risks to their election systems and ensure that future elections are secure as well.
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Yesterday, GA adopted a massive overhaul of elections that raises a number of potential concerns. Below is a copy of the full bill thanks to @stphnfwlr as well as some of my more extensive thoughts on it.…
1/The bill removes the Secretary of State as the State Electoral Board chair. What message does it send if an election official who upholds the integrity of his state's elections is rewarded with death threats, a primary opponent who supports the big lie, and a bill like this?
2/The bill prohibits mobile voting except for emergencies. Why? While mobile voting is great for emergencies, it's also a great, secure option for early voting and takes pressure off of election day. I saw this firsthand when I worked for @AdaElections.
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Happening now: Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on @USSOCOM & @US_CYBERCOM
"We recognize that our counterterrorism operations, while still critical to protecting Americans fro the likes of #ISIS & #alQaida, must become even more sustainable & focus on the most pressing threats" per @DeptofDefense Acting Asst Sec for Special Ops Chris Maier
"SOF continue to deter & disrupt persistent threats by terrorist & extremist organizations" per @USSOCOM Commander, Gen Richard Clarke

"20 years of this fight has honed out capability & most importantly our resolve" he says, calling SOF approaches "effective and sustainable"
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"Racism is real in America and it has always been. Xenophobia is real in America and always has been. Sexism too," says @VP, following meeting with Atlanta #AAPI community leaders.
"Obvious and absolute abuse of their civil rights," says @VP about the WW2 internment of Japanese-Americans.
"Everyone has the right to go to work, to go to school, walk down the street and be safe," adds @VP. "Harm against anyone of us is a harm against all of us."
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New: House Intelligence Committee Chair @RepAdamSchiff tells @CSIS @ODNIgov report on #Election2020 shows that "several agency heads...were not candid w/the country" about election meddling
Per @RepAdamSchiff, that list includes "former Atty General Bill Barr & former director of Nat'l Intelligence John Ratcliffe, his predecessor Ric Grenell, Nat'l Security Adviser O'Brien and others"
"You had top agency heads out pushing a misleading narrative in support of the president..." per @RepAdamSchiff "...deemphasizing the threat from #Russia & suggesting or affirmatively stating a falsehood, that #China was actually the bigger threat to our election"
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BREAKING: @ODNIgov @TheJusticeDept @DHSgov release unclassified findings from report on violent domestic extremism

Per report, US intelligence estimates domestic violent extremists "pose an elevated threat" & they have been "galvanized by recent political & societal events"
MORE: US intelligence says narratives re #Election2020 fraud, #USCapitol siege, #COVID19 & other conspiracy theories "will almost certainly spur some DVEs [domestic violent extremists] to try to engage in violence this year"
More: "Small cells of DVEs adhering to a diverse set of violent extremist ideologies are more likely to carry out violent attacks...than organizations that allegedly advocate a DVE ideology" per @ODNIgov report
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Happening now: "We are tracking that event very carefully" @SecMayorkas tells House Homeland Security Committee of shootings in & around #Atlanta #Georgia that left 8 ppl dead, 6 of them women of Asian descent Image
#Cybersecurity: "As a 1st step, I have directed grant funding that will provide an additional $25 million for state & local entities across the country to increase their cybersecurity" per @SecMayorkas re: #SolarWinds, @Microsoft Exchange hacks
.@CISAgov "remains laser focused on protecting & providing assistance to federal civilian agencies & working w/the private sector" adds @SecMayorkas
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