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Hey, did you know you can access aggregate voter data from Florida's elections?…
The data are not user friendly. You download a zip file, which contains .txt files for each county. You can copy and past into a spreadsheet or upload into a statistical software package. #OpenAccess #Elections…
Weird thing though: the aggregate voter information is there for most of the counties, but NOT PALM BEACH @pbpost . The # registered in each precinct is missing. So are the # of votes for each candidate. Just zeros. At least as of today.
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1. I was born into a lineage of builders, grew up on construction sites and studied Civil Engineering. There is the basic understanding that a building cannot be strong if the blocks and other materials used are weak. #elections
2. There is no miracle an engineer can perform to build a skyscraper with weak blocks. How do we build a developed country with citizens that are not well educated or skilled, and can hardly understand discussions on development? #elections
3. My heart broke some days back when I chatted with a cousin on phone. It took him 4 years to get into university, and 8 years later, he’s waiting to graduate and to be called up for the NYSC. He just turned 30. #elections
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So, the @potus' obsession with our region takes his eye off of the ball.
Unless that is intentional; in that case, it's part of the #Trump2020 campaign.…
systemic vulnerabilities in the U.S' #elections systems have been a poorly kept secret; many in the U.S. knew about it before #Putin did.…
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Every four years we hold a national soap opera to choose the Chief Devourer of the Herd until the next #elections.
Occasionally, we even choose adorable, young candidates, to bring more innocence into the field of politics.
Sadly, 'young' politicians quickly grow older.

Whatever their reputation and activist credentials, our civil services and political offices seems to bring out the devourer in people, young and old alike.
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As #EVMHacking again is becoming a topic of discussion let me create a thread in this regard to lay this to rest. This is the confession of a #MainBhiEVMHacker
I work as an administrator in a remote Indian district. I am a returning officer. It means I conduct the elections. #EVM have BU, CU and now newly introduced VVPAT in one unit.
All #EVM (Unit) are manufactured by either BEL or ECIL. These devices operate on still old rugged tech and can give headache to young gen as they operate with wiring connected by latches and not in Wireless mode.
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1. My Predictions For 2019:
- #Macron will find it more & more difficult to hold onto power.
- #Merkel won't last until 2021 & her power will further decrease this year quarter by quarter.
- I expect that the #Brexit-Exit-date will be moved (most likely by 12 months).
2. My Predictions For 2019:
- The issues of mass-#migration (few real #refugees) will continue to haunt #Europe, especially #Germany & continue to put pressure on the GER #Groko-government (#CDU/#CSU & #SPD).
#Predictions2019 #Year2019
3. My Predictions For 2019:
- The trend of right parties gaining more power (2018: #Italy, #Austria, #Brazil) will continue: In #France #LePen (#FN) will benefit from #Macron losing power, in #Germany the #AfD will gain further support in Eastern Germany (tbc).
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I sometimes feel @georgialibs don't get enough high quality, academic press #history & #sociology books. Using the GA Pines automated system, people who are members of participating libraries can get a number of very good books which have recently come to my attention.
"The oldest living things in the world" by Rachel Sussman…. This photo essay book is a beautiful, mind-expanding paean to our biosphere. (I realize this is a #science #ecology book)
"Talking to my daughter about the economy, or, how capitalism works-- and how it fails" by Yanis Varoufakis @yanisvaroufakis…
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The Harris/McCready #NC9 issue may be related to absentee ballots in #BladenCounty, so I thought it may be a good time to revisit the 2016 #Bladen Co. #elections. /THREAD
After the 2016 election, a spate of similarly-worded voter “protests” signed with the names of NC citizens and accusing other North Carolinians of fraud popped up across #NC.

There was a hotly contested Gov. race, and it seemed unlikely that so many North Carolinians would use the *exact* same language on these forms, so I was concerned & started attending #NCSBOE meetings.
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To claim another is "voting against their interests" is the most asinine claim to make.

Most assuredly, the issuer has zero idea what the other individuals interests actually are.
#election #Election2018 #ElectionFraud
Anyone making such a claim should really state it more accurately... "you voted against my interests"

Some are interested in cradle to grave big brother... Others are not. #justSaying

Folks only make an ass of themselves by assuming...
#ElectionDay #VotingRights #VoteGold
The race baiting is absurd BTW
#Recount #Elections #voting
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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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Russian troll guidance from the latest DOJ charges:
"Any attempt to remove Trump is a direct path to a civil war in the United States. Name those who oppose the president and those who impede his efforts to implement his pre-election promises."
#Russia #midterms #elections
The same theme was repeatedly voiced on Russian state TV:
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September 27, 2018

CDD Faults Ethical Lapses in Osun Rerun Poll.

CDD has carefully observed the governorship rerun election in Osun State with a conclusion that the conduct of some key stakeholders clearly ran contrary to democratic norms & standards, as well as best practices in the conduct of credible #elections.
CDD notes that a number of the incidents recorded during the poll have undermined the sanctity of the vote and the overall credibility of the electoral process.
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@AriBerman "State election officials say the move will overwhelm their resources and prevent them from preparing for early and absentee voting for the November midterms." #NorthCarolina #VotingRights #DOJ
"One subpoena, sent to 44 county election boards last week, asks for 'any and all poll books, e-poll books, voting records, and/or voter authorization documents, and executed official ballots (including absentee ballots)' from August 2013 to August 2018."
"Another subpoena asks the state board of elections for 'all voter registration applications,' along with documents including absentee ballots and early voting forms, for every county in the state over the past eight years."
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Raconte! Je vais essayer de raconter ce que je vis ici en @Grèce, ce que je sens, ce que je pense, en ce jour de "clean exit" (pas si clean que ça) du "bailout" qui nous a accompagnés et et formatés depuis 8 ans.
1. La #Grèce regagne aujourd'hui son indépendance financière. C'est important pour l'Etat grec, c'est important pour l'Union européenne. Pour le citoyen grec, dans sa vie quotidienne, cela ne change rien.
2. La reprise économique est ténue, se fait surtout sentir dans le secteur du tourisme. Les Grecs continuent à vivre en suspens, en attente de la fin de la crise. Or la crise, celle de la #Grèce dans l'€, est finie depuis le 13 juillet 2015.
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TIPS that will HELP #ProtectOurVotes
Not only is up to US to #VOTE-
WE also have to work hard to defend the integrity of our #Elections.
🔹Your registration
🔹Polling location
🔹Type of ID needed

🔹Correct ID
🔹Proof of Registration (card or photo of confirmation)
🔹Your district specific Sample Ballot (Re: Accuracy for district races)
🔹Provisions for long lines – folding chairs, water, snacks
🔹Yes, provisional ballots are counted!

🔹Ask to HAND MARK a paper ballot at the polls, rather than using a touchscreen voting machine or touchscreen ballot marker
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The Case for a ‘Strategic Backstop' mechanism for Libya

#Libya needs a strategic relationship with one member of the #UNSC to act as an International ‘Backstop’.

The purpose of the Strategic Backstop mechanism is to ensure effective 'Triangulation' of the #Libyan transition and ‘stop’ #Libya from falling ‘back’ into conflict
Without a strategic backstop mechanism, the unity and stability of the #UN Security Council itself is at stake.

In this thread I will lay out what why both #Libya and the International Community, need this backstop, and how it could function.
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This is the type of absolute denial of facts and reality occupying the #MAGA crown. There is no where in America, not one state, where the average gas price is not higher, generally by between 40-50 cents, according to the AAA, not known for faking basic data for partisanship.
The link to where you can see this for yourself is provided. I just looked at all fifty states. No state has longer cost gas today than a year ago. And for this particular statement to be true, the cost would actually need to be approx $1.30-$1.50 cheaper than current averages.
For many places, that would mean it being down by almost 50% or more from the average price. Wherever this half of gas sale is, I’d love to know. So there are two options here: this person lives in the one place in America where gas prices are at $1.75 or so, or they are wrong.
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#ZanuPF Primary Elections:
Mount Darwin South

#ElectionsZW #OpenParlyZW
#ZanuPF Primary Elections:
Mount Darwin South




#ElectionsZW #OpenParlyZW
#ZanuPF Primary Elections: Bindura North

#ElectionsZW #OpenParlyZW
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#Probablemente ([#EO]#probable🍀/[#EN]#Probably🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿)
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I'm back on the #soapbox. And I'm going to be on it a long time talking up #CitizensUnited until it sinks into the brain of everyone here. If we want a HOPE of restoring the #integrity of our #elections it MUST be overturned. #DarkMoney is overriding our voices in the ballot box.
#CitizensUnited was and is the nail in the coffin to any pretense of #democracy. How do you think this #IllegitimateRegime was installed? #DarkMoney is the major culprit. Then there was the #Russian interference, #Hacking, #VoterSuppression and #Gerrymandering.
A #PerfectStorm
We lost our voices this last #election that was a #coup. #WI alone suppressed 300K votes & that's just the tip of that iceberg. Throw in the #CitizensUnited #DarkMoney of #Adelson #Kochanistan #Mercerville et al #Russians #hacking #Gerrymandering & there you go. #Democracy dies.
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"Facebook and Google helped an anti-refugee campaign push ads in swing states"… via @technology
2"Facebook advertising salespeople,creative advisers & technical experts competed with sales staff from Alphabet Inc.’s Google for millions
3: in ad dollars from Secure America Now,the conservative, nonprofit advocacy group whose campaign included a mix of anti-Hillary Clinton &
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