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This Twitter thread explains how the #evolution of even the primitive election #FPTF system still used in too many elections can be guided to produce a much more democratic election system, through the accumulation of simple changes.
#BRAMYIR offers the benefits of #ApprovalVoting, #ScoreVoting, & #RankedChoiceVoting, plus the benefit of a balanced ballot, while encouraging honest voting & discouraging attempts to game the system with dishonest strategic voting such as votes for the mere lesser of two evils.
It's easy to improve on the common single faceted first past the post voting system, and it's easy to make positive changes add up to positive evolution. #RankedChoiceVoting is an improvement, we can do better then that with the simple removal of a single voting restriction.
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#BREAKING We are seeing exciting things for #RankedChoiceVoting, the labor movement, & ballot initiatives!! Thread of #DownBallotProgressives & causes #NotMeUs🔹 + some w/
🌻 @GreenPartyUS #MedicareForAll #UnionStrong #1u
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.@CallForCongress🔹is running for #WA02 8/2/22 against @RepRickLarsen🔹! He ran a great campaign ‘20 so let’s pick up this seat this time! #NotMeUs #MedicareForAll

We, @TheRagtagBand stand behind @WholeWashington in efforts for #MedicareForAll in Washington & #ThroughTheStates! @RedBeretsM4All is fundraising for this initiative! #YesOn1471

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#BREAKING We are seeing exciting things for #RankedChoiceVoting, the labor movement, & ballot initiatives!! Thread of #DownBallotProgressives & causes #NotMeUs🔹 + some w/
🌻 @GreenPartyUS #MedicareForAll #UnionStrong #1u
Follow @TheRagtagBand
.@CallForCongress🔹is running for #WA02 8/2/22 against @RepRickLarsen🔹! He ran a great campaign ‘20 so let’s pick up this seat this time! #NotMeUs #MedicareForAll

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We, @TheRagtagBand stand behind @WholeWashington in efforts for #MedicareForAll in Washington and #ThroughTheStates! @RedBeretsM4All is fundraising for the ballot initiative!

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I'm going to share some very personal thoughts because I need to let this out. This isn't a rage thread, it's a deep personal feelings thread. It contains a lot of personal emotions, thoughts, and feelings.

I talk openly about things when I need to let it out. So away we go...
I'm tired y'all. So so tired....
I don't understand why I'm having to debate, argue, fight with people who I thought were allies & friends over Covid. I don't understand it.

It's left me confused, upset, feeling exploited, & downright frustrated & angry.
I don't understand how you go from preaching about humanity & social policy issues that both uplift & protect the most vulnerable in society to the complete opposite end of the spectrum with suddenly preaching Libertarian ideals, beliefs, & policy based in "me myself, & I".
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The progressive/leftist position on policy is as practical & popular as you could get despite 24-7 propaganda ran against it from #corporate media to corrupt, bad faith lawmakers like @Sen_JoeManchin @SenatorSinema #NotMeUs
#HoldTheLine #BuildBackBetter
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Remember when @AOC ignored marches in 56 cities?
That was super fun, trying to raise tiny dollar donations from dirt poor/already financially spread thin organizers, wasn’t it, Shareef?

.@ninaturner I need you to see this, too! We, the 99% are out so much money when it comes to donating. We’re funding the revolution. (1/2)
I have a GoFundMe up as my pinned tweet to try to raise money to help @RedBeretsM4A travel to help create a movement documentary of, by &for the 99%. I really thought that the day of the @M4M4ALL, that maybe there was a chance we would get a shout out, or a tweet, pic of button.
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So, I understand that Federal taxes are used to offset Federal spending. Not actually paying for anything. Yet using the Neoliberal propagandized narrative. We just saved 300,000,000 a day, that we spent for over 20 Years. On a failed war. 1x
So why isn’t the Fed Gov using that money to cover all the renters and owners that are about to lose their home from eviction. They were forced to stay home. Businesses were forced to shut down. Rightly so under the circumstances. Yet they had no plan to make people whole.
I assuming now in Congress, there is a policy being written up as I type this, To replace all the lead pipes in #Flint. Also paying all medical expenses for the people of an entire town poisoned by Government. We can afford it now. (Always could)
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#Update We are seeing exciting things for #RankedChoiceVoting!! It would bring #democracy to #elections! My thread of #DownBallotProgressives & causes #NotMeUs🔹 + some w/ #YangGang🔹 +
🌻 @GreenPartyUS #MedicareForAll
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.@Ally4Congress🔹is running for Congress in #VA11 against corp Dem @GerryConnolly🔹June 21 ‘22*! She’s endorsed by @Leftists4Office @CallForCongress @AC4Congress2020 @LiamOMaraIV and more! #NotMeUs #YangGang

.@AazamiShervin🔹 is running for #CA30 against corporate Dem @BradSherman🔹 June 7, 2022*! He’s 💯grassroots funded! #NotMeUs #MedicareForAll

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We need to truly w/ #NationalRankedChoiceVoting. It would restore #democracy! My thread of #DownBallotProgressives that includes #NotMeUs + some w/ #YangGang!
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.@ninaturner🔹is running for #OH11 for @RepMarciaFudge🔹seat she will be leaving in an #Election May! @BernieSanders @CoriBush @RoKhanna @OurRevolution @AndrewYang & many more have endorsed! #NotMeUs
.@GaryChambersJr🔹is running for #LA02 3/20/21 an open seat as @RepRichmond🔹vacates it. He’s 💯grassroots and will fight for someone he doesnt even know #NotMeUs #MedicareForAll
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Cedric went to Washington, and early voting has begun—on March 20th voters can weigh in on the primary for US Rep, 2nd Congressional District. Here is your voter education guide:… Retro black and white illustration of a classroom of little
The field has 15 candidates, and the Louisiana Democratic Party has endorsed all eight Democrats. Due to Louisiana’s jungle primary electoral system (wherein a single candidate must achieve a simple majority to win outright), we'll vote again in April.…
As of 2018, District 2 was 61% Black and the median income was $38,131. Seven of the 10 most air-polluted census tracts in America are in District 2. To understand the legacy that this new candidate will be inheriting, refer to our November guide.…
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NEW REPORT: Mainstream media undermined Sanders.

I just completed a report on what happened Last Year on Super Tuesday. I'm a social science major and I used my expertise to find out how positive or negative the coverage was of Biden vs @BernieSanders over six weeks.
I drew on an InTheseTimes study of Positive and Negative coverage of Sanders, a Washington Post study showing majority of Americans only read headlines, and an article by Salon on how Biden earned between $70.9 to $100 million in the equivalent of free advertising by the MSM.
I used Google’s advanced settings to identify media coverage of both Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders between key dates. I used seven mainstream media sources for this study: The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, MSM, Politico, The Atlantic, and CNN. 3/11
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Starting my new thread for ‘21/‘22!! Thread of progressive candidates including #NotMeUs and some combo #NotMeUs + #YangGang! (🔺@GOP ; 🔹Dem; 🌻Green ▫️other Independent) & I’ll be adding to (sometimes editing) thread #elections  
@ninaturner🔹is running for #OH11 for @RepMarciaFudge🔹seat she will be leaving in a spc #Election! @BernieSanders @CoriBush @RoKhanna @OurRevolution @AndrewYang & so many more have endorsed! #NotMeUs
@Ashawn4Boston🔹is an activist running for Boston City Council District 3 against City Councilor Frank Baker🔹 in 2021! Primary: 9/21, Gen 11/21 #bospoli #NotMeUs #Action4D3
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.@BernieSanders endorsed candidates @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris are projected to be the next President and VP of the United States!

@AOC, @RashidaTlaib, and @IlhanMN will have more terms in office than Donald Trump.

Time to send Trump back to where he came from!
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris won because of the most progressive generation in American history.

Young people showed up in record numbers to vote even as the campaign ignored their issues.

GOTV efforts were often run by local under-resourced BIPOC, not the official campaign.
Joe Biden's and Kamala Harris' administration must represent us and all voters who voted to oust fascism, not just represent corporate allies. The people won this election. The people must be represented.
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Congratulations @CoriBush on officially heading to congress! Image
"Our America, not Trump's America, our America, will be led not by the small mindedness of a powerful few, but the imagination of a mass movement that includes all of us. That's the America we are fighting for." @CoriBush #NotMeUs
"This is not about Cori, this is about what you did today... Your Congresswomen elect loves you. If I love you I care that you eat." @CoriBush talks about ah agenda based on love #NotMeUs
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.@AOC passes 300,000 live viewers
.@IlhanMN is LIVE and got killed in the wrong game
"You guys can call me AOC. Mike Pence can't call me AOC."
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We need to talk about just how corrupt we've allowed #democracy in #America to become, to the point it isn't democracy in many respects. And we need to stop #partisan squabbling and get to fixing it before we end up a one-party state, like #China. Thread👇
In 2019, writing the decision for Common Cause v. Rucho, Chief Justice Roberts closed off the federal courts as an avenue for addressing partisan #gerrymandering, instead telling citizens to propose state constitutional amendments.
In many states, with statehouses #gerrymandered beyond reach of the people, or otherwise beholden to special interests, these citizen-amendments are the only avenue left for addressing #democracy reform and other policy concerns.
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Cornell University researchers find #Trump to be the #1 spreader of #coronavirus #misinformation, lending massively to #America's horrific #pandemic performance, compared to other countries, and the 210k+ death count.…
Cornell researchers analyzed 38 million English-language articles about the #pandemic to distinguish the largest sources of #misinformation and #conspiracy theories. #Trump was the largest driver, instigating nearly 38 percent of the overall “misinformation conversation.”
Public health experts have long known that clear, concise and accurate information is the foundation of an effective response to an outbreak of infectious disease.
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The key takeaway from the #VPDebate2020? Same as for the #PresidentialDebate2020:

#Trump admin refuses to commit to democracy.

The correct answer, in #America, #Pence, to "what would you do if your #president attempts a dictatorial coup," is "I would pitch his authoritarian ass out the White House door myself."

Dodging that question is damn near as good as #treason.
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"I just want the record to show" #Pence "never answered the question" about how the #Trump admin. would make insurance companies continue to cover people with #PreExistingConditions (because they won't) when Trump overturns the #ACA in court.
That said, #Harris and #Biden should answer. Why does anyone think it would be wrong to increase the court seats when the #GOP leaves it unbalanced 6-3? The courts are supposed to be impartial, not partisan. If #Barrett gets appointed, #Dems absolutely should add until it's even.
And then they should set a system like @AndrewYang proposes, and like #Dems just proposed, to set term limits and cycle judges in a fair manner that will maintain ideological balance. The way it works now is ridiculous.…
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After the #senate gave up on stimulus, offering an emaciated $0.5T, #Trump is desperate for a deal to win voters. After starting new negotiations, low-balling, calling it off, then calling it back on when stocks dropped, he's bumped his offer to $1.8T.…
Unfortunately, it's all ultimately pointless, as it would still have to go through the #senate and #McConnell still says a stimulus deal is "unlikely in the next three weeks," even going so far as to call economic relief for starving #Americans an ”extraneous issue.”
#McConnell considers packing the supreme court to be the ONLY priority. Two sources close to #Senate leadership said #Trump is desperate and has zero leverage to push them to support a bill.
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In an interview, #Trump called for his political opponents – #Obama, #Biden, and #Hillary - to be jailed, relating to 1,000 pages of unverified documents rejected by both #Dems and #Reps on the Senate Intelligence Committee as Russian disinformation.…
The spurious documents suggest Clinton personally tried to “stir up a scandal” against Trump by “tying him to Putin and the Russians’ hacking of the DNC,” and that Obama was aware of her actions.
Trump: “Unless Bill Barr indicts these people for crimes — the greatest political crime in history of our country — then we’re going to get little satisfaction. And that includes Obama, and that includes Biden.”
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Thread of progressive candidates (Updated 9/30) including #NotMeUs and some combo #NotMeUs + #YangGang! These are candidates in competitive races (🔺@GOP ; 🔹Dem; 🌻Green ▫️other Independent) & I’ll be adding to (sometimes editing) thread #Election2020 
@Bradshaw2020🔹is an amazing candidate who won a shocking victory @USSenate primary #TN! Gen Against @BillHagertyTN🔺! Endorsed by @BernieSanders! #NotMeUs #Election2020 
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🔥 #BRAMYIR stands for Balanced Ranked Approval Maximum Yield Instant Runoff. It's a powerful and easy to use hybrid voting system which allows votes directly for or directly against any number of competing candidates. For more details, please continue reading… 🐦
#BRAMYIR offers the benefits of #ApprovalVoting, #ScoreVoting, & #RankedChoiceVoting, plus the benefit of a balanced ballot, while encouraging honest voting & discouraging attempts to game the system with dishonest strategic voting such as votes for the mere lesser of two evils.
#BRAMYIR is similar to #StarVoting in that it is calculated using scores rather than ranks and looks at all scores in the first round, but unlike #StarVoting this process is repeated with the remaining candidates for as many rounds as it takes.
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#BIRNY stands for Balanced Instant Runoff Normalized Yield. It's easy to use & more powerful than #ApprovalVoting, #ScoreVoting & #RankedChoiceVoting, combined. #Birny also allows voting directly for or directly against any number of competing candidates. Continue reading…
#BIRNY is a variant of #BRIRES with simple normalization preserving the relative strengths of votes for or against candidates as indicated by the voter. A voter may choose their own scale or vote ranked choice style using fractions or using a balanced ranked choice voting ballot.
#BRIRES stands for Balanced Rational Instant Runoff Election Systems, and allows the voter to choose ballot style such as #ScoreVoting, #ApprovalVoting, or #RankedChoiceVoting, and also allows voters the option of using a #BalancedBallot to cast a true #NegativeVote. #BIRNY
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