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As well as VOTING & REGISTERING others, being a Poll Worker (or Poll Watcher) is one of the best ways to help democracy & ensure fair elections.
State-by-State #PollWorker
THREAD of Requirements
& links to sign up!
Be A Youth Poll Worker #YouthAtTheBooth
Be the one to make a difference.
Volunteer to be a Poll Worker.
See the Tweet for your State to find the details & signup links.
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Help fight #VoterSuppression in #Elections2020
What’s the difference between Poll Worker & Poll Watcher?
#PollWorker Nonpartisan,Paid (Clerks, Judges, Inspectors, Checker, Precinct Worker)
#PollWatcher Partisan,Volunteer (Observers, Monitors, Challengers) Be A Guardian of Democracy! Be a Poll Worker or Watcher #Elections2020
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Thread #ElectionSecurity is THE #VoterSuppression issue.
1. I want you to listen to this @nytimes #TheDaily podcast about the #GeorgiaPrimary meltdown… Listen to how they tiptoe around the issue of #votingmachines & don't identify them as the CENTRAL issue.
2. Why are #votingmachines the central #VoterSuppression issue in #GA & many other states? Because they are the new #JimCrow. The machine is the way officials control how many ppl vote & how those votes are counted. It might as well be a literacy test. Could it be more obvious?
3. The podcast notes that the counties that did not get enough voting machines (for example 3, when they needed 8) were the counties with LARGE #Dem populations w/predominantly voters of color. W/a touchscreen voting machine if you don't have enough machines you have long lines.
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A thread on my experience volunteeering today at the Louisville, KY polling location.

TLDR: hundreds of people did not get to vote! This is voter suppression. #KYSen #VoterSuppression
First, the backstory is that there’s one polling location for a city with 769k people, including half of the states Black population. The polling location closed at 6pm, which means it is difficult for working people to vote. This is a form of voter suppression at the get go
This is the line of cars at 5:35pm. This is just one entrance of several, and these are the folks already inside the gate. There’s a line backed up to the interstate outside the gate at this point. People in the cars told me it was a ~45min wait.
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FULTON COUNTY is experiencing MASSIVE issues with voting today. A thread about what and why... #Gapol #GAvotes
For starters – the pandemic.
Two people who process absentee ballots/voter registration in Fulton County tested positive for COVID-19. One died just before Easter. The other was out for a month to recover. @11AliveNews
@11AliveNews The day the employee died fro COVID-19, the Fulton elections office says it received 80,000 pieces of absentee ballot mail that day. For 6-9 days, they weren’t processing applications because of COVID-19 decontamination and being out of the office. @11AliveNews
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My story about active voter suppression in @SmyrnaNews. I’m line at 640 to vote and they are saying the machines weren’t delivered last night and came this morning so they aren’t synced up(?) So doing paper ballots it’s going to take longer than usual.
I was like number 5 in line. They check all of our IDs, fill out a form for a paper ballot. Then we get a paper ballot fill it out and are told to seal it in two envelopes. Nobody wants to lick the enveloped because of Covid so they had some grease cashiers use for money. 2/?
Didn’t work at all nobody’s ballot envelopes would seal. I took a little longer on my ballot so about 10 people in front of me turned in their ballots and informed the poll worker the envelope wouldn’t seal. 3/?
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#GeorgiaPrimary more than an hour wait to be told new machines aren’t working in all of Dekalb county.

No ETA for fix.
No air, people sitting on the floor.
#georgiaprimary people have gone to cars to get pop up chairs to sit in. Gentleman walking hallway encouraging folks not to give up #VoterSuppression
@11AliveNews @KeishaBottoms Dekalb county Voters unable to vote due to machines not working. Provisional ballots are not being given out. Waiting since before 7 am. No air. People sitting on floors.

Scene is bleak with no hope of voting today. Please help
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Figured I’d give a play by play of my day voting in Atlanta GA bc I’m going to be here a long long long time.

This is my third time trying to vote. First I applied for an absentee ballot that never came. Same as 4 other people in line near me. Well known issue in the ATL. 1/
Multiple emails from told me it was processed. Just never issued. Same for my husband. Once it became apparent I was not going to get it in time I went to early vote.

Find out there are only 8 early voting locations for ALL OF Fulton Co. 2/
I live downtown. Closets early voting location was almost 8 MILES away in Buckhead. If you know anything about Atlanta you know that’s ridiculous.

Drive the 25 minutes it takes to get anywhere here. Arrive a couple of hrs after opening. Already 100+ in line. No one’s moved. 3/
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The dirty little secret of American elections is that we don’t count all the ballots — and we sure as hell don’t allow every citizen to vote.…
In total, no less than 5,872,857 ballots were cast and never counted in 2016. In addition, a minimum of 1,982,071 voters were blocked from casting their ballots. That is a total of 7,854,928 votes and voters left uncounted in 2016.…
And 2020 will be worse. The purges have accelerated: 16.7 million in the last two years — and a million more expected this year.… #Election2020 #VoterSuppression = #ElectionFraud
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Jefferson County is the largest county in Kentucky. There is a proposal to go from 200+ polling locations there to just one on election day. But there is bipartisan opposition to this ghastly idea. #VoterSuppression
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ES&S Ballot Marking Devices often malfunction & take voters THREE TIMES as long to use as #HandMarkedPaperBallots & scanners. This is what the Rs at @ShelbyVote chose for Shelby County, which is predominantly African American. #VoterSuppression
2/ The image in post 1 came from here:…
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1/ "Par-scale, like golf and weigh yourself."
2/ Late 2015, Parscale pitches Kushner on Facebook. Kushner hires him. Parscale was never anything more than a hack web designer when he started with Trump.
3/ Parscale says he sold Kushner on the idea of the Trump campaign using Facebook. And then—outta nowhere—Poof! They when the primaries.
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A recurrent M.O. of white male dominance is to pit white women against the interests of women of color. Don’t take the bait. 1/ #Biden
Sexual assault #matters. But, we only have 2 viable choices for president now. It is, as @KirstenPowers says in this helpful column, a #zerosumgame. 2/ #biden
Remember this:
#Immigration is a women’s issue.
#Healthcare is a woman’s issue.
#ClimateChange is a women’s issue.
#Education is a women’s issue.
#Guncontrol is a women’s issue.
#massincarceration is a women’s issue.
#NuclearProliferation is a women’s issue, too.
3/ #Biden
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This is beautiful.

"almost all my friends have Trump Derangement Syndrome.
I pray for them."

ALMOST everybody that I know in real life has cut me off by mere fact that they know I VOTED for Trump.

...Imagine if they knew what I was doing here 🤓


Best friends have cut me off. People I grew up with for 20+ years since a young child.

People I met at college and thought we were "tight".

People I've met in my career that told me they're 'understanding of others', and 'tolerant of differing opinions'.


The Mainstream Media had (a majority of) Americans under a spell of, what we later learned to be, #FakeNews.

Trump was a "prejudice, racist, bigot".

This is called #VoterSuppression.

You couldn't say you wanted to vote for Trump, let alone even discuss his merits.

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I wish there was a way to send moral support to all the people in line in Wisconsin.

Dear Wisconsinites: You are the patriotic soldiers in the fight for democracy. We love you. Stay safe and vote.


#VoterSuppression must stop.
The fate of the Wisconsin Supreme Court is in the hands of voters today.

It's hard to overstate how important today's vote is.

People voting today in Wisconsin deserve whatever medals are given to heroic soldiers who brave death to keep people free.

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“Kentucky lawmakers quietly tightened and approved a new photo identification requirement that would make it harder to vote.”…
“Lawmakers eliminated a “catch-all” provision that allowed voters to give their own reason for being unable to obtain acceptable ID if they signed an affidavit swearing they were unable to obtain acceptable ID.“
“Now voters have to provide one of the specific and approved reasons for lacking ID to vote. The legislators also tweaked the law so that IDs from other states were not acceptable.”
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Election Day so far: 5/8 election staff are elderly, we were provided with no cleaning supplies, we are missing an ENTIRE blue box (meaning anyone who comes to this precinct cannot vote), we are missing 2 election judges & nobody is answering our calls.
Voters now showing up and we have to explain that we don’t have the supplies for them to vote. Still no cleaning supplies. Off to a great start🙃🙃
Turned away about 20 voters so far, many of them aren’t able to come back at another time #ILPrimary #Elections2020 @JBPritzker @AldTomTunney @DNC @chicagosmayor @nbcchicago @ABC7Chicago
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Welcome to AZ, where our PPE (Primary) will have ridiculously low turnout tomorrow because of #coronavirus

People will be afraid of getting sick, & some will be busy because kids are out of school unplanned.


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We should have postponed it, it was common sense. Our director had to use a touchscreen today, & the "emergency" voting location was totally empty.

This needs to change! We need to make voting easier & safer!

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Mail out ballots to registered voters, and set up dropboxes for voting locations. We could have drive up boxes where people drop their ballots in.

Also, make sure people are informed.

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Ok I need the trusted news sources I lean on to tell me how real this is:
A website that has up-to-date extensive data indicating Dem #electionfraud based on actual vote total differentials to exit polls in almost every state WAY outside accepted range
It indicates the potential for vote flipping, plus is always in Biden’s favor and shows a lower percentage for Bernie - almost across the board. There is no state in which it works in Bernie’s favor (ie Bernie outperformed the exit poll by the acceptable range.
MI - where Biden won, but not by nearly as big a margin. If you believe the Buzzfeed “glitch” was really a glitch.…
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Why am I worried about 2020? I saw what happened in 2018 in Georgia. And the trick that was rolled out in Georgia in 2018 in being rolled out nationwide in about 20 states. #Election2020
We’re talking about the swing states: Ohio, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, and Arizona — which should be a blue state given its demographics, but not if you keep wiping out young people and voters of color from the rolls.
And they're not just wiping out a few voters, 14 million voters have been wiped off the voter rolls in the last two years!… #VanishingVoters #VoterSuppression #ElectionFraud #VoterPurge #VotingRights #CivilRights #Election2020 #StopTheSteal
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And so it begins.
Athens-Clarke County vs State Election Board
Bryan Sells addresses the SEB - updates that some polling places can fit the # of voting stations required, some do not.
Offers an alternate - put more stations per voter in some precincts than others.
Ryan Germany represents the SEB, begins by quoting the law requiring uniform voting system.
Says @dominionvoting system is being used in 158 counties.
Guess what - ACC is using the uniform system, following the Cobb pilot protocol, and the SEB's own emergency ballot procedure.
Germany quotes Supreme Court on "impracticable" - says it's mandatory and allows for emergency provisions. Misrepresents the basis for ACCs finding of "impracticable".
Says there is an emergency backup option, but you must try.
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#BrianKemp bleached the rolls whiter than white, removing over half a million voters from the rolls in #Georgia before the 2018 gubernatorial race against #StaceyAbrams — who was the first African American woman to run for Governor in the U.S.…
But Kemp's racist vote-purging tricks go way beyond Georgia. He worked with #KrisKobach, Trump's Vote-Thief-in-Chief, who used the #InterstateCrosscheck voter purge list generated by Kemp in Georgia to target voters of color in 30 states.…
That's what flipped #Michigan to Trump and helped steal the presidency in 2016. And it'll happen again in 2020, unless we're able to expose and stop the GOP's election-stealing tricks.…
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BREAKING: In an extraordinary move, Judge Eleanor Ross has declared #BrianKemp the loser in a lawsuit brought by our team to compel the State of #Georgia to open up its complete files on the mass purge of over half a million voters from the rolls.…
#BrianKemp and the new Secretary of State of #Georgia want to keep the lid on their methods for removing literally hundreds of thousands of low-income, young and minority voters on the basis of false information. They cannot hide any more.…
This is a huge win and precedent for reporters trying to pry information from the hands of guilty officials.… #BrianKemp #Georgia #VoterPurge #VanishingVoters
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