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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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Here are just a few reasons why all #blackpeople #Blacktwitter #BlackLivesMatter should #GoogleAndrewYang

1) #FreedomDivided of 1K/mo for all US adults. Could help build black wealth quickly. 3 fam adults living together = $3K/Mo buy a 200K house in 5.5 years #YangGang
2) On top of the #FreedomDividend, he also recognizes the historical injustices done to us through slavery and supports the exploratory bill in Congress to figure out reparations logistics. #Yang2020

3) Our boy @AndrewYang also wants massive criminal justice reform. Every cop gets a camera and turning it off is assumption of guilt, no private prisons, decrim of weed and opiates, and mass pardoning for those in jail for nonviolent drug charges. #GoogleAndrewYang #YangGang
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The Trump wall gofundme is at $24M and it's only been 6 months.

Our goal is $170k. We've been campaigning for a year to get clean water to Flint.

If anyone reading this can help us reach our goal, please consider donating and sharing. #NoWaterNoWall gofundme.com/rvaflint-water…
In America, we don’t turn our backs on our neighbors when they need help. After watching everyone on social media forget about thousands of Americans struggling due to the water crisis, we decided to create our own campaign to help Flint. #SaveFlintChallenge #NoWaterNoWall
Thank you Ben Stiller for supporting our #SaveFlintChallenge campaign, but we have so much more work to do. Please tweet our campaign link and encourage your followers to contribute. #FlintWaterCrisis #NoWaterNoWall @RedHourBen

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🤖Bots🤖

RU trolls interfered in 2016 U.S. elex & made ad money
#Grifters (projection)

Twitterbots: The IRA archive reveals a vast, coordinated propaganda campaign that was incredibly successful at pushing out & amplifying its divisive (incite conflict) Right/Left messaging.
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The core group of main accounts consisted mainly of "fake news" sources masquerading as regional news outlets or political organizations

The propaganda was "evenly split" in its efforts to aim at the extremes of both sides of the liberal/conservative political divide.
🤖Bots3🤖

Federal investigators to examine equipment from 2016 N.C. election amid renewed fears of Russian hacking

Hackers could not directly alter vote totals by breaching poll books.

But they could create substantial delays or even prevent voters from casting ballots.
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Queen Elizabeth: "As we face the new challenges of the 21st Century, the anniversary of D-Day reminds us all that our countries have achieved together." #EpicShade

Trump meets Queen at Palace after bemoaning lack of Fox News & insulting HRH PH’s wife.

Brilliant!👇🏼
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Trump meets Queen at Palace after bemoaning lack of Fox News & insulting HRH PH’s wife.

As Melania boarded AF1 on Sunday evening, she wore a $4,400 (£3,500) Gucci dress emblazoned with images of Tower Bridge, the Big Ben clock tower and a double-decker bus.😳🤣
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George Nader, key witness in Mueller inv’n, linked to Trump’s transition team, charged with transporting child pornography #SeychelleMeeting #Broidy

EG:”Donald Trump allowed our nation to be represented by a man who trafficked videos of torturing three-year olds.”
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‼️The Brexit Referendum & the 2016 Trump Campaign are intertwined— the same co-conspirators are involved in both.

Brexit (Leave.eu) was a test run for the Trump 2016 presidential campaign.

This thread will illustrate the big picture. Trump = medium sized fish.
Both campaigns focused on common RW themes: Nationalism, anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim, anti-Soros, income disparity, etc.—all issues exacerbated by the actions of TOC.


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📌Cambridge Analytica is the focal point through which we can see the relationships in play & reveals the elephant in the room: Britain tying its future to an America that is being remade - in a radical and alarming way - by TeamTrump.
theguardian.com/technology/201…
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A proposition:

Those of us who believe in safe, legal reproductive freedom need to take the label "pro-life" back from those who wish us jailed, dead, or forced to breed. WE ARE PRO-LIFE.

Let me make my case:

THREAD 1/x
Obviously threatening women who have abortions is about the furthest thing from "pro-life" there is.

Obvs if they really cared about life they'd also be funding comprehensive services for the mothers they're forcing to give birth and children they're forcing to be born.

AND
The same party trying to repeal our Constitutional rights to privacy and choice is also working to strip us of healthcare--18 million people are covered by the ACA, incl those with preexisting conditions. Thousands will die if they succeed.
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"We always wanted to do more with children. We always wanted to do these intense assessments."

#Flint

"The settlement also partially funded the Flint Registry, an online project connecting children and adults in Flint to wellness services and programs."

detroitnews.com/story/news/edu…
So far, this guy seems to be the only viewer to notice there is a bigger picture here. ↓

Any effort made by the officials to right this wrong has put priority on governance over the safety and livelihoods of the people.

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Let’s talk about a real #NationalEmergency.

In 2014, #Flint, Michigan had such poor water treatment that their pipes leaked lead into the drinking water which affected more than 100k people.

It is January 8th, 2019 and the issue has STILL not been fully resolved.

I continue...
Can you imagine this happening in a rich white area? Of course not.

Let’s not pretend that this has nothing to do with race.

PERHAPS it has to do with the fact that the US census stated that 53.9% of the population is Black and 37.5% is Hispanic.
Now, the US census also states that there is 39.9% white population and let’s not forget that everyone is being effected by this.

The issue is that we seem to move really fucking slow when it comes to areas that are not ALL WHITE.

New Orleans anyone???
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🤔 What do you think Dr Eden Wells know about Flint’s water that makes Governor Rich Snyder feel the need to creates a civil service physician job to keep her happy⁉️⁦@MingGao26detroitnews.com/story/news/loc…
💥Ananich, Senate Minority Leader, said it was unprecedented that “someone under a felony indictment, bound over for trial, would be given a classified job, meaning they have protections, with such a cloud hanging over their head.”💥#Flint
🔥Dr Eden Wells is implicated in the Flint water crisis and Gov Rick Snyder has this to say about giving her this new position👇
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Marches don't do shit to solve the problems we face as a nation. Due to gerrymandering, Citizens United, NRA and cheating (Scotus, stolen election) we have no opportunity to hold our representatives accountable $ is their only constituent. #FamiliesBelongTogetherMarch
#Resisters stop hoping that either #Mueller or #midterm2018 will right the wrongs of this regime. Realize we must be prepared to simultaneously attack and employ different tactics to win. We have to think out-of-the-box and #justdoit as 1st #womensmarch #msdstrong @MomsDemand
It's time to take a cue from our global trading partners and those who boycotted NC due to HB2 (Bathroom Bill). I propose a nation-wide boycott of GOP states and/or districts until families reunited, #puertorico #flint #BLM #DACA, #ACA #SCOTUS globalnews.ca/news/4304951/c…
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Selected list of #indictments for June 21 and June 22, 2018
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1. Federal Grand Jury Indicts West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals Justice.
Charged with Obstruction of Justice and other federal Crimes

#mailfraud #wirefraud #witnesstampering

justice.gov/usao-sdwv/pr/f…
2. Newly Unsealed Federal Indictment Charges Iranian Businessman with Illegally Exporting Nuclear Nonproliferation-Controlled Materials from Illinois

#InternationalEmergencyEconomicPowersAct
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Have you set aside enough money for the multitude of medical and behavioral problems #FlintCitizens will face due to exposure to lead and carcinogenic trihalomethanes? @jimmy_dore #tytlive
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Here's the skinny: #Trump lost not just the popular vote, but also the vote in key swing states — that is, if you counted all the ballots cast and allowed the blocked and purged voters to vote. truth-out.org/opinion/item/4… #Resist #VoterSuppression via @truthout
Take Michigan. Trump officially won the state by 10,700 votes. But 75,355 ballots were never counted. Michiganders vote on these ridiculous paper ballots that old machines have a hard time reading. And critically, 87 machines simply broke down and didn't count the votes at all.
And where were these uncounted ballots and broken machines? I found them in #Detroit and #Flint, #Michigan — two majority-Black cities. Do you think those 75,355 ballots in Detroit and Flint were Trump ballots? gregpalast.com/palast-report-…
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