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Had the pleasure of discussing with leading #tech activists on the use of #BigData in #elections in #Africa & the implications for #democracy. With elections in #Guinea #CôtedIvoire #Niger #Burkina #Ghana, the issue is high on the agenda! Thx @Info_Activism! Key resources below.
Think #BigData is not being harnessed for political influence in #WestAfrica? Read @simonallison's article on the use of data in the 2019 presidential #election in #Senegal and think again!
mg.co.za/article/2019-0…
For a deep (and chilling) dive into data-driven campaigning, what it means, how it works, the companies behind it and the services they offer (psychometric profiling, robotcalls, geotracking, etc.), read @Info_Activism's excellent report: tacticaltech.org/#/news/persona…
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#Ethiopia #Emergency #Elections

On the CCI Decision!

1. We still don't know the basis of jurisdiction to issue an advisory opinion. More on when details unveiled.
2. In terms of the substantive outcome, I disagree on three points:
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A. Constitution has no specific answers, but only establishes a framework for decision making re consequence of emergencies. CCI decision that govt n parliament MUST continue oversteps its mandate. It sd have simply said that postponement is allowed ... 2
And leave it to HPR/CoM to determine appropriate consequences. This referral may not have changed the outcome but at least as a political platform, HPR/CoM would have found it hard not to consult the opposition and may be even make some concessions, ...3
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How has it completely slipped under the radar that @BrandNew535 is doing the heavy lifting of supporting the #uncorrupted #progressive candidates out there? Let's give these good folks some sunshine. All the talk about JD, BNC is doing the grassroots work.
brandnewcongress.org/Candidates
Please support, follow & amplify these 5 @BrandNew535 Senatorial candidates in KY, IA, DE, WV & ME #Uncorrupted #Senate #FlipTheSenateBlue #Elections #Primaries

@Booker4KY
@KimberlyforIowa
@JessforDelaware
@paulajean2020
@BetsySweetME
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With only a few days to go before the most comprehensive #lockdown announced by GoI comes to an end, participated in a VC with Hon PM to discuss the exit strategy to deal with fallout from #COVIDー19 Crisis & ways to kick start the #economy. Made the following suggestions.(1/n)
1. TESTING: Use Rapid test kits to segregate the people into red, yellow & green zones. Empowering employers to test their workforce, will reduce the burden on Govt and create green zones of productivity and help get economy back on track. (2/n)
2. #supplychain: They are extremely important to get the economy moving even in a partial manner. Allowing trucks to #transport goods and other #materials is vital for the #economy. The Govt might also consider ensuring Road side facilities for the drivers' #welfare. (3/n)
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Tony The Democrat @DemocratWit, founder of Postcards To Voters, and a group of his volunteer writers. Postcard to Voters wrote #GOTV #postcardsToVoters for the State Supreme Court #elections in #Wisconsin today. His thoughts:
“This morning, Wisconsinites awaken to a reality where their elected officials bring a somber new dimension to the word deadlock. Democratic Governor Evers and the Republican leaders of the State Legislative branch were
unable to reach agreement on how to safeguard the health of voters and poll workers. Their inability to find any common ground is akin to not only throwing out the baby with the bath water, but also the wash basin, the soap, and the towel.
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#COVID19: 7 STEPS LAWMAKERS NEED TO TAKE TO ENSURE EVERYONE’S VOTE BY MAIL COUNTS gregpalast.com/elections-in-t… #Election2020
➡️ 1. Eliminate witness and notarization requirements.
➡️ 2. Eliminate requirements to mail in an ID or a copy of an ID.
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Ahead of #Mali s election at the end of this month - what do Malians think of the current situation ? Presentation of #Malimètre 2019 by @chk2310, Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation Bamako. /Thread 👇
How do Malians perceive security situation in 2019? Deterioration across majority of regions, notably also in the south #Kayes, #Sikasso, #Koulikouru #Malimètre2019
Biggest challenges in #Mali according to respondents in the regional capitals: 1) insecurity; 2) youth unemployment; 3) poverty #malimètre
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We should expect to see more talking head recommendations for how to alter the #voting process to address #coronavirus concerns. Voting by mail is going be a part of the solution.

Here's why I don't think it can be the whole solution for the #2020election

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States should move to allow more voting by mail independent of recent developments. The @BPC_Bipartisan Task Force on #Elections recommends just that. We support moves by our friends at @voteathome to ensure all Americans have the option to vote by mail

bipartisanpolicy.org/report/logical…
That doesn't mean all states have taken the important steps to update laws and technology to administer an #election with a very high % of #voting by mail, and it's unlikely many can get up to speed before the #2020election. Many state legislatures have already adjourned
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Between 1993 & 2017, total freeway lane-miles in the 100 largest U.S. metro areas increased by 42% (31% more than the population growth of 32%). So, free-flow on highways resulted, right, DOTs? Wrong: congestion skyrocketed by 144% (4.5X higher than the population growth).

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And yes: 42% is 31% higher than 32%. Errors with percentages, especially regarding #elections, are made constantly. OK, back to crushing the “building your way out of congestion” logic: #Nashville’s traffic delay increased by 329%, or ~5.5X the % increase in lane-miles added. 3/7
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#CAPrimary: One of the disasters this year is caused by the fact that LA and other counties cut polling stations by 90%. #CaliforniaPrimary #CAPrimary2020 #CaliforniaPrimary2020 #BernieSanders #Bernie2020
They were replaced by so-called “voting centers “ which anyone would know were deeply insufficient and unprepared — especially as #Bernie got out the word that you had to bring in your NPP ballot to exchange it for a Crossover Democratic ballot. #CAPrimary #CAPrimary2020
There's zero question about who was hurt: Regular Democrats tend to mail in their ballots. But most NPP independent voters, who widely favor #Bernie, could not mail in their ballots because they had to do the exchange. gregpalast.com/how-california… #CAPrimary #CAPrimary2020
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On boards where "influence groups" strategize and organize, trumpists, alt-right, radicals on the right, echoed by Trump himself at the rallies and amplified by the Kremlin-funded trolls on social media encourage people to vote for #Sanders. Why? Thread, #supertuesday2020
The rationale is simple: Sanders is "the weakest candidate" because the rural and mid-America will not vote for a "communist" or "socialist" and Trump will have an easy win. (Debates about Sanders' views distract from the reality of Trump's re-election, irrelevant.) #supertuesday
The US and the world might not survive 4 yrs of Trump as he is going to ruin the environment, judicial system, democracy as we know it. No matter how great are the promises of healthcare for all or free education, we need to face the existing political landscape & stay realistic.
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News Analysis🔎Last week, #AGBarr issued a memorandum requiring the @FBI “and all other divisions under the department’s purview” to obtain direct permission from #Barr prior to investigating any of the 2020 presidential candidates. (Thread👇) theepochtimes.com/barrs-doj-sign…
On Feb. 9, Sen. @LindseyGrahamSC said he intends to call witnesses regarding the many problematic issues surrounding the #FISAabuse highlighted in the #IGReport. theepochtimes.com/horowitz-repor…
He then pivoted to the topic of #HunterBiden and #Ukraine: “I think questions about the conflict of interest regarding Hunter Biden in the Ukraine need to be asked. The State Department had warnings and they ignored the conflict of interest.”
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Thread. 1. Reposting these images now with the title
"Iowa Math is the #NewMath." In my original post I called these #RoundingErrors. But they are not errors. This is exactly the way the Iowa Democratic Party wants the votes to be counted. #IowaCaucus
smartelections.us/iowa-new-math
2. From my post: "Because of the way the math was done at the caucuses, many precincts wound up with an extra delegate that got 'assigned' to one of the candidates at the end of the caucus. We were able to look at worksheets from 18 precincts that were posted on Twitter." #Iowa
3. "We found a strange process where numbers below .5 were being rounded up in multiple precincts. 6 of the precincts (1/3) had the unusual 'rounding up.' Of the 6 precincts with the "rounding up" - 4 were given to Buttigieg, 2 to Biden, and 1 to Warren. #IowaCaucuses #NewMath
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A detailed thread on the life and facts of #BharathRatna Sri #AtalBihariVajpayee Ji: A visionary, statesman, politician, leader of people, and loved by all. In his political career which spanned several decades, he created a legacy which will ensure that he'll never be forgotten.
A respectable figure & one of the greatest politicians of India. Also known as the “#BhishmaPitamah” of Indian politics,#AtalJi's personality was able to win over not only all the countrymen but also his oppositions. He was a gem of a politician who always put his #country first.
He was born on 25 December 1924 in Gwalior.

His father was Pandit Krishan Bihari Vajpayee.

He was a teacher. His mother's name was Krishna.

He studied at Victoria College, Gwalior, which is now Laxmibai College. He joined the RSS as a student & became a national level debater.
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#ALEC's States & Nation Policy Summit opens at a Westin resort in Scottsdale on Wednesday with an agenda touching on several of it's core principles including “election integrity”, #privatization of #education and support for #homeschooling, and protection for #BigPharma 1/6
Also on Wednesday, #ALEC and the Alliance Defending Freedom, an anti-#LGBT coalition devoted to re-criminalising homosexuality in the US in the name of Christianity are co-hosting a dinner. #Christofascists prwatch.org/news/2019/12/1… 2/6
Rightwing ‘bill mill’ accused of sowing #racist and white supremacist policies theguardian.com/us-news/2019/d… A report published on Tuesday by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and other advocacy groups charges #ALEC with propagating #WhiteSupremacy 3/6
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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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The #Ukraine call is enough to impeach Trump. His refusal to respond to House subpoenas makes #impeachment even more likely. Despite Democrats’ strategy to keep the impeachment inquiry simple, the House should subpoena the transcript of Trump’s call w/ #Erdogan.
2/ Trump will no doubt refuse to comply. But an #HJC investigation of the #Erdogan call will winnow fact from fiction & eventually yield witnesses, perhaps another whistleblower.
3/ There are critical reasons for looking more closely at the #Erdogan call. On its face, Trump acted unilaterally against a US ally in support of a dictator hostile to that ally — an abuse of presidential power. Digging deeper, the call has an appearance of #QuidProQuo
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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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The #NIIMS hearing starts up again with @waikwawanyoike re-examining @iam_anandv
@waikwawanyoike @iam_anandv Waikwa is establishing Anand's area of expertise in data, #DigitalID & cybersecurity. This morning the Respondents had tried to challende @iam_anandv credentials
@waikwawanyoike @iam_anandv @waikwawanyoike "why did you say the law should come before technology?" - @iam_anandv "the objectives of tech projects change over time. A tech project can optimize goals which are not aligned with rights"
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"This coalition is truly outreaching to the entire political spectrum for purposes of…securing the vote for 2020."

Tony Shaffer @T_S_P_O_O_K_Y explains his #Election integrity work on American Thought Leaders 🇺🇸 with @JanJekielek

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"I know what can be done. And that's what worries me."

Tony Shaffer @T_S_P_O_O_K_Y says that our #Elections are not as secure as some might think on American Thought Leaders 🇺🇸 with @JanJekielek
@T_S_P_O_O_K_Y @JanJekielek "We're doing this now in September of 2019…not a lot of time."

Tony Shaffer @T_S_P_O_O_K_Y says #Congress needs to provide funds to secure our #Elections soon so they can be ready by 2020.

American Thought Leaders 🇺🇸 Watch:
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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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Thread 1. !CTA! Tues 8/20 8:30 PM EST Unique Opportunity - call w/ Senator @RonWyden & @HarriHursti To get $600M dollars in #ElectionSecurity funding for cash-strapped states. Sign up for call here: zoom.us/webinar/regist… @StandUpAmerica @secureourvotes @LetNYvote @commoncauseny
2. Read my op-ed @thehill about what I experienced at #DEFCON & the very real dangers we are facing right now in achieving an accurate vote count. thehill.com/opinion/techno… @VerifiedVoting @NEDCDefense @D3P @BrennanCenter @dailykos
3. !CTA! 9/17 there will be a nation-wide action to push for the $600M in #ElectionSecurity funding. Call tonight is to plan for this. Sign up: zoom.us/webinar/regist… Host an event. @StandUpAmerica @peoplefor @emilyslist @LetNYvote @NYDLC @representus @VerifiedVoting
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#HappeningNow: Roundtable: The role of #WhatsApp in Nigerian elections, #NigeriaDecides2019.

Research: The use and abuse of @WhatsApp in an African #election: #Nigeria2019.

WhatsApp both strengthens and undermines Nigerian democracy, says UK-Nigeria research team.

@jchitchen
@WhatsApp @jchitchen @africanews @allafrica @thecableng @PremiumTimesng @MobilePunch @THISDAYLIVE @KogiFacts @factcheckdotorg @FactCheck @facebook @SituationRoomNg @Afrikareport @SaharaReporters @HEDAgenda @ReutersAfrica @julietkego @DrJoeAbah @JibrinIbrahim17 @EiENigeria Drawing on citizen surveys & interviews with political campaigns, the report underlines the ways in which WhatsApp has promoted the spread of “#fakenews” around elections, but has also strengthened accountability and promoted inclusion in other areas.
#StopFakeNews
#FakeNewsMedia
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