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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 mass removal of 183,000 #Ohio voters from the rolls is a clear violation of the National Voter Registration Act gregpalast.com/ohios-junk-mai… #NVRA #PurgeByPostcard
With attorney Robert Fitrakis of Columbus, #Ohio, and Jeanne Mirer of New York coordinating our national legal effort, we'll prove these removals are illegal as we did in #Georgia where our team is working with @StaceyAbrams@FairFightAction. gregpalast.com/suing-ohio-kan…
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Think you’re registered to vote? Think again. With all this purg’n going on, you could be x’d out and you won’t even know it. But there’s a simple way you can defeat the GOP's vote-thieving tricks: Re-register! #NationalVoterRegistrationDay #NVRD
3 months before an election, EVERYONE needs to check their voter registration to see if they’ve been removed. And if you have been removed — or you've not registered yet, there's no better day to do it than TODAY! rollingstone.com/politics/polit… #NationalVoterRegistrationDay #NVRD
Register yourself. Then help register your partner, your family — and your Twitter friends by sharing this.

Friends don't let friends lose their vote!

nationalvoterregistrationday.org

#NationalVoterRegistrationDay #NVRD
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Ah, the WashPo! Its headline says GOP “tried” to steal black #VotingRights. No, they succeeded!!! washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2… #NC09 #NorthCarolina #NorthCarolinaSpecialElection #VoterSuppression #ElectionFraud #StopTheSteal
Of course, the #JeffBezos House Organ cannot bring itself to say that these #JimCrow tricks stole #NC09. So, may this one time statistician and sometime journalist say, “they stole the 9th.” gregpalast.com/jim-crow-steal… #NorthCarolina
Hey, @WashingtonPost, we've fixed your headline:

The ‘Smoking Gun’ Proving North Carolina Republicans Disenfranchised Black Voters washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2…

You're welcome!
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Democrat #DanMcCready supposedly lost the special election in #NorthCarolina’s 9th Congressional District to Republican #DanBishop by less than 4,000 votes. However, racially biased #VoterSuppression schemes easily account for the GOP "victory" margin. gregpalast.com/jim-crow-steal…
Under the violently partisan Elections Board chief Kim Strach, #NorthCarolina targeted 561,693 voters based on the measurably racist and absurdly wrong #Crosscheck list created by the discredited #KrisKobach of Kansas. gregpalast.com/jim-crow-steal… #NorthCarolinaSpecialElection
The vote scam, which I exposed for @RollingStone and Al Jazeera, showed that well over 100,000 voters were wrongly purged for supposedly being registered or voting in two states. rollingstone.com/politics/polit… #NorthCarolinaSpecialElection
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I don't trust polls, they're not that accurate if they are before an election because the pollsters have to figure out if you're going to vote or not. The polls that really count are the #ExitPolls—and in #Wisconsin, #Pennsylvania & #Michigan, #HillaryClinton won the exit polls.
So what happened in #Wisconsin if you had a 4% victory in the #ExitPolls? How did Trump win? The answer is, you tell an exit pollster how you voted, but you don't know if your vote was counted. gregpalast.com/election-stole…
You don't know if the machine kicked out your vote. You don't know that if you filled out a #ProvisionalBallot and it was disqualified.
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😱 #Ohio is set to purge 235,000 voters from the rolls TODAY!!! The state ALREADY removed 265,000 voters from the rolls in January, so with this latest purge, half a million voters will have been removed so far this year. huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/ohio-vot…
Ohio is using the same 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 TODAY!!! gregpalast.com/georgias-brian…
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. #NVRA
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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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Trump shows us how to steal an election. Step 1: Shut down the Federal Elections Commission, the elections police. nbcnews.com/politics/2020-… #Election2016 #TrumpStoleIt #VoterSuppression #ElectionFraud #VoterPurge #VoterID #Election2020 #StopTheSteal #VotingRights #CivilRights
By appointing no one to the Commission after Matthew Petersen departed—without a quorum—the FEC can’t legally operate. lifehacker.com/how-the-fecs-n… #Election2016 #TrumpStoleIt #VoterSuppression #ElectionFraud #VoterPurge #VoterID #Election2020 #StopTheSteal #VotingRights #CivilRights
Trump’s new Law & Dis-Order program. This should convince you to help us expose the steal. Donate here: palastinvestigativefund.org
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Do you know who oversees Elections in your State?

In 41 states, it's the Secretary of State (#SoS)
And 10 of them are up for re-election.
#ElectionSecurity #VotingRights

#Elections2019 - #KY #LA #MS
#Elections2020 - #MO #MT #NC #OR #VT #WA

THREAD of All Democratic Candidates
All Democratic Candidates for Secretary of State
#Elections2019 in (currently GOP) - #KY #LA #MS
#Elections2020 in (currently GOP) - *#MO #MT #OR *#WA *#WV
#Election2020 Dems in #NC #VT
(*No Dem Candidates YET
in #MISSOURI, #WASHINGTON OR #WestVirginia)
#SoS2020

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KENTUCKY #Election2019
Democratic Candidate #KY Secretary of State
Heather French Henry
heatherfrenchhenry.com
@missamerica2000

vs GOP Michael Adams

VOTE NOVEMBER 5, 2019
Register by October 7.
Application here: elect.ky.gov/SiteCollection…

#SecretariesOfState #SoS

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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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BREAKING: Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Affirms Block on Indiana #Crosscheck Voter Purge Law wbiw.com/2019/08/27/fed… #InterstateCrosscheck #VoterPurge #VoterSuppression #ElectionFraud #Election2020 #VotingRights #Indiana
Another bullet in #Crosscheck: Indiana can’t use the list without sending out postcards to victims. As students, people of color, and the poor move more than white suburbanites, this will still mean that nearly 100,000 Indiana voters who've wrongly lost their vote are in trouble.
Learn more about why #PurgeByPostcard is a problem, watch The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, available from GregPalast.com — or stream it for FREE on #AmazonPrime! amazon.com/Best-Democracy…
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The Russians did not remove 1.1 million voters under this phony, racist system called #Crosscheck. The Russians did not fail to count 75,355 ballots in Detroit, MI, handing that state to #Trump. The Russians did not illegally purge a third of a million voters in Georgia...
Whatever the Russians did... that’s illegal, that’s bad. But that was not what elected Donald Trump. What elected Donald Trump was a massive, racist vote purge system and a system of blocking people from voting with gimmicks like ‘Where’s your Voter ID?’ therealnews.com/stories/corpor…
And it’s going to be even worse in 2020. Find out how YOU can fight to make YOUR VOTE count, sign up for our newsletter at: GregPalast.com/subscribe #VotingRights #Crosscheck #VoterID #VoterSuppression #ElectionFraud #Election2016 #Election2020 #DonaldTrump #Russiagate
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On June 4, 1919 the amendment was passed by Congress and it was ratified on August 18, 1920.
** BUT not all women were given the right to vote. **
Even with the amendment, suffrage was hardly universal.
#19thamendment #votingrights #electwomen
+ Millions remained legally or effectively disenfranchised, including Asian-Americans many of whom continued to be denied voting rights until the 1950s.
+ Nearly all Blacks in the South were disenfranchised until the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965.
+ Native Americans were not even citizens of the United States until the passage of the 1924 Indian Citizenship Act. Some states denied Native Americans suffrage right until 1948.
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Fuck. Just saw a tweet reminding us that Alabama is making abortion a felony & felons can’t vote so soon enough massive amount of people, mostly poor & black women, will be labeled as felons & unable to vote. Further expansion of the prison industrial complex & the new Jim Crow.
We often think of the PIC as targeting men of color, particularly black men, but these new laws in states with large poor black populations are clearly intended to disenfranchise & legally enslave more black people.
THIS is why we need coalitional thinking. THIS is why we need a #reproductivejustice framework that sees prison abolition & abortion rights & voting laws as all interconnected. Reproductive justice & racial justice will always be inherent intertwined.
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SCOTUS, you absolute fücking fücks. Roberts, are you fücking proud of yourself? Does THIS look like it maybe is "approaching the 'pervasive,' 'flagrant,' 'widespread,' and 'rampant' discrimination" of the farking states the #VotingRights Act was protecting against?

#RobertsSucks
It would take me a month of Sundays just to list all the discriminatory voting laws passed by states that weren't allowed to pass such laws without express permission, when section 4(b) of the VRA was still law of the land.
@ifindkarma @HriSherryb @hr_indivisible @votolatino @connectvotedots @repjohnlewis @axidentaliberal @DemocracyStorm @TheDemCoalition @SaysHummingbird Do you know what states put forward discriminatory laws THE VERY DAY SCOTUS' execrable Chief Justice John Roberts decided that the success of the VRA meant it was no longer needed for these states?

Texas, Mississippi and, you guessed it, Florida.
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.@senatemajldr
I am writing to express my profound disappointment in you. Not as a person because I have never met you, but as a so-called elected “representative” of #WeThePeople. Your recent assault and mockery of #ForThePeople HR-1 Bill finally prompted me to write.
.@senatemajldr
You swore an oath to uphold the #Constitution, which states in the 15th Amendment:

1. The right of citizens of the United States to vote SHALL NOT BE DENIED OR ABRIDGED by the U.S. or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude
.@senatemajldr
I know bills are complicated and may sometimes contain elements that the opposing party finds objectionable. But you’re not even interested in debating or improving the package. By not doing so, you're betraying #WeThePeople but also that God you claim to revere.
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On Sunday, Hillary Clinton walked over the Bridge at Selma to commemorate Bloody Sunday. She finally said that the gutting of the #VotingRights Act, in other words racist #VoterSuppression, cost her the election. aol.com/article/news/2…
I’d like to hear @HillaryClinton specifically come out against the racially-biased-by-design #InterstateCrosscheck system created by #KrisKobach, which helped #Trump steal the White House in 2016 — and will do so again in 2020, unless we stop it. rollingstone.com/politics/polit…
Learn more about the #Crosscheck voter purging program. Watch The Best Democracy Money Can Buy — available for FREE on Amazon Prime! amazon.com/Best-Democracy…
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Good morning to everyone except Republican in GA who are trying to not only make our system of elections even more vulnerable with expensive ass machines that cannot be audited and are a hack risk but are trying to further compound voter suppression by #GAHB316 #gapol
No this bill isn’t a real “bipartisan” effort. It is a hodgepodge if some good stuff from four Dem bills currently filed. #GAHB316 continues to ignore well documented issues with “exact match” including the fact that the SSA HAVV database has a high error rate of “no match”
Since Jan 2011, 39% of GA voter registration forms have been returned as “no match”. The SSA Inspector General issued a report in 2009 stating that this system was problematic for the reasons stated above for voter registration purposes. #GAHB316
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Via @latimes DEMS Focus on OVERSIGHT Role and Investigations of the #Trump #kakistocracy .. and ALL OF ITs piles. TRUMP was schooled this AM as to what #Oversight means.. he whined .. They didn’t do it to (black) OBAMA
tinyurl.com/yahkbmxh
#maddow @CNN @lauferlaw @dailykos
@latimes @CNN @lauferlaw @dailykos The Dem agenda will include three #House floor votes on Major Bills by the end of March, according to tentative plans shared by Democratic sources. #HR1 #HR7 #HR8 @LWV #votingrights @Womenworking @NationalNOW @womensmarch @MomsDemand @davidhogg111 #FightFor15 #VoteVetsVsNRA
@latimes @CNN @lauferlaw @dailykos #OVERSIGHT Acting AG. #Whitaker is slated to testify tomorrow, making him the first major TRUMP #kakistocracy official to come before USHouse since @SpeakerPelosi got gavel back.
@RVAwonk @lauferlaw @SethAbramson @DavidCornDC @renato_mariotti @tribelaw @jentaub @maddow @CNN
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Yesterday, @Sifill_LDF provided critical testimony before the House Judiciary committee about #HR1, which would significantly expand voter access. Here are 10 things you may have missed from yesterday's hearing. #Votingrights #ForthePeople
1. HR 1 makes important findings concerning the need to restore the VRA to its full strength and calls for Congress to conduct investigatory and evidentiary hearings to determine the legislation necessary to restore the VRA. Watch @Sifill_LDF's testimony: bit.ly/2Gb5Tar
2. @Sifill_LDF reminds @RepDougCollins that as we look to the Constitution that governs elections we must speak to the passage of 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendment and how they are being left out of the conversation. #HR1 #VotingRights
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#Election2020 #Election2019

Info, by state
Voter Id: voteriders.org/voter-id-info-…
🎓campusvoteproject.org/studentguides/

Check your Voter Regn Status. Register to vote, All voting info:
Vote.Org
IWillVote.com

Issues? DNC Hotline: 833-336-VOTE
#WinBlue #DemsWork4USA
🔁#GOTV #GeauxVote #Vota

Report any issue at the polls to:
ACLU's Hotline: 1-866-OUR-VOTE.
DNC's Hotline: 1-833-336-VOTE.

#YouMatter #ElectionsMatter #SuVotoYQue

#PrimaryElection #PrimaryElections #GeneralElection
#Tuesday #TuesdayThoughts
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I am seriously jazzed. We now have the details of the first bill the Democrats will present in the 116th Congress. It's basically an anti-corruption bill. They're tackling #VotingRights, #CampaignFinance, and #Ethics!!

Here are some of the specifics of the bill: Thread/
And to be clear, it's not just the incumbent Democrats that worked on the bill. A group of freshmen House Reps have been involved too. 👍🏼
1. The bill would create a NATIONAL automatic voter registration system. Citizens could opt out if they wish. We know from the states that have automatic voter registration, it increases the number of registered voters dramatically. 💯
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BREAKING: #StaceyAbrams says 'democracy failed' #Georgia as she ends bid for governor cnn.com/2018/11/16/pol…
Two days ago, #StaceyAbrams' legal team contacted us for our investigative reports and expertise. Because she was still a candidate at the time, I could only give her my public affidavit: gregpalast.com/affidavit-3401…
And we are proud she mentioned the heart-breaking case of 92-year-old Christine Jordan, purged from the rolls. gregpalast.com/92-year-old-ge… #StaceyAbrams #Georgia
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