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I don’t have a vote in the #LabourLeadership election (see:…), so I’m gonna tweet about a leadership election (of a sort) that I am voting in instead...
As a US citizen, I’m getting ready to cast my vote in the Democratic global primary. Only one choice: @BernieSanders. @Bernie2020UK Image
On the most basic level, policies Sanders is promoting, on issues like healthcare, wages, and education, would represent an enormous leap forward in terms of material standards of living for working-class people in America, and a huge blow to the far-right bigotry of Trumpism.
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For five years now, Bernie Sanders' opponents have described him as not just excessively focused on white voters -- not just racially insensitive -- not just, well, RACIST -- but as UNIQUELY racist amongst Democratic candidates.

Instead, he was delivered a victory in the beating heart of white America by a coalition of working-class men and women of color, many of them immigrants to this country who were being given the first chance of their entire lives to take part in the democratic process.

It is this specific victory -- of satellite caucuses formed by his volunteer's deliberate outreach to communities of color in America's 4th-whitest state -- that the Democratic leadership is challenging, and that the Buttigeig campaign is trying to take away.

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Why Andrew Yang is not for America. His first plan, most comprehensive plan, is UBI(1,000 a month). The biggest issue with this is it doesn’t stack with things like Snap, Tanf, SSI, and many more programs people rely on.
If you go to Andrew Yang's site, he claims it stacks with Social Security Disability... the thing is, not everyone who is disabled has worked enough to collect Social Security, so they get SSI instead. You cannot collect SSI AND UBI at the same time. You must choose one.
Yang's site makes the claim that "Even some people who receive more than $1,000 a month in SSI would choose to take the Freedom Dividend because it has no preconditions."
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We started looking at automated activity (and potentially other aspects of) tweets containing various #<candidate first or last name>2020 hashtags (e.g., #Warren2020, #Kamala2020, #Bernie2020, etc.) We examined tweets from Jan 1st - July 3rd, 2019.

cc: @ZellaQuixote
Looking more closely at the 2020 hashtags that have both a significant percentage (we used 10% as a cutoff, 3%-ish is average) of automated activity and at least 1000 tweets, we see sizable volume for tweets posted via VK (Russian Facebook-esque social network.) What's the deal?
The VK activity in the 2020 hashtags comes from 21 very similarly-named accounts. Account names are the display name with "Im" prepended (e.g., "Alberta Swift" = "@ImAlbertaSwift.) All tweets were posted via VK, and none tweeted before 2018 (despite some being created in 2015.)
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#ElizabethWarren's bill reminds me of Romney's advice to youths in 4/2012, "Borrow money, if you have to, from your parents. Start a business... [Jimmy John Liautaud] borrowed $20K from his dad..."

The loan was c. 7/82 and was actually $25K.
$25K in 7/82 = $59K in 4/12
In the first half of 2019, the nat'l average #rent increased by 2.6%.…
Warren declined to be interviewed for this story. In May, at request of media, her campaign released a summary of her outside work. As a senatorial candidate, Warren released a shorter version, which omitted her work for Dow Chemical.

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DSA endorsed #Sanders2020 but AOC has not. Funny how that works...…
Lawmaker who doesn't know the law tries to call out law enforcement for *checks notes* following the laws. I guess the "release Manafort" gaffe wasn't bad enough. 🤦‍♂️
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AOC is better on Twitter than on TV where she has less control while Trump used Twitter to drive and control TV coverage and messaging. M4A and a Green New Deal hasn't resonated and seeped into the nation's psyche the way #MAGA and "Build the Wall" did.…
Getting the facts right sets you up to be morally right.

Also helps you avoid breaking the law.…
AOC's First Speech on the Floor of Congress Gives Voice to Unpaid Air Traffic Controllers Hit by #TrumpShutDown and Insanely High Cost of Living.…
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Since this article doesn't seem to have any interactive element to it, I'm going to hold a series of polls to determine the winner: #DemBracket #DemPrimary2020 #2020Polls #MarchMadness #BracketOfRandomThings #Bracketology #FITN @TheDemocrats
First matchup in the #Lefties portion of the bracket! Of these 2, which would you rather support in the 2020 Democratic primaries for president?
1. @SenSanders i.e. @BernieSanders #Sanders2020
2. @ninaturner #Turner2020
#TwitterPoll #FeelTheBern #OurRevolution
(Oops, I forgot to include the seeds; Bernie is 1st seed and Nina is 8th seed. The '1' and '2' by their names aren't seeds, but rather correspond to the poll options. I'll fix this in the rest of them, seeing as someone's already voted in this one.)
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