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@TheJusticeDept @CivilRights @USAO_MDFL @FBI @EricHolder
@marceelias @FlaDems @BrevardDems

In what parallel quantum universe is it legal for a guy to deliberately disenfranchise voters in this manner, in the United States? 🧵

They admit to nearly every element of a conspiracy to run a fraudulent candidate, for the sole purpose of disenfranchising tens of thousands of voters' right to participate in the election, as well as admitting it was done to hurt a particular candidate while helping another.
Joe Aiello shares a business address with lawyer Jeffery Golub, pictured below. Also in the picture: County Commission Candidate Rob Feltner-who is the ostensible beneficiary of this fake candidate-and Brevard County Clerk of The Court Rachael Sadoff.
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MAJ Turner's a warrior on two fronts. As the guy who conceived the AT4 anti-tank weapon, he’s supporting the people of Ukraine. And as an African-American voter who’s had his ballot challenged under Georgia’s #SB202 anti-voting law, he’s fighting to save democracy at home.
Due to the war in #Ukraine, MAJ Turner was assigned to a base in California. Because of this, he applied for an absentee ballot, which was challenged under #SB202, which allows any #Georgia citizen to challenge an unlimited number of voters.…
The only reason MAJ Turner even knew that his vote had been challenged was because the county made a mistake and didn't send him his ballot. #SB202
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I’m very excited to announce the FIRST endorsements from my new organization, the Democracy Defense Fund. We’re ready to elect pro-democracy leaders up and down the ballot, starting with the Governor’s mansion:
The future of #VotingRights runs through Georgia and @staceyabrams has been a tireless champion in that fight. The Democracy Defense Fund is proud to endorse her campaign for Governor.
Stacey Abrams needs your help to win big in the Peach State. You can chip into her campaign below
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For nearly a year, TPM has published a weekly newsletter focused on voting rights and Republicans' attacks on the election system. It's called The Franchise. Here's why now is an *especially* good time to start following voting rights news 🧵
In Ohio, Republicans are sabotaging the redistricting process in order to get Trump-appointed federal judges to let them use district maps that the state’s Supreme Court said were illegal. And it’s working!…
In Wisconsin, Trump basically bullied a top-ranking Republican into giving even more time and money to a partisan election "investigator" who's suggested decertifying the last election - while endorsing GOP candidates and hanging with Trump at Mar-a-Lago.…
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BREAKING: In a historic move, Utah Democrats voted not to nominate a Senate candidate, choosing instead to join our coalition to defeat Mike Lee.
I want to thank Utah Democrats for putting partisan allegiances aside and voting in support of our effort. The need to change our broken politics is so much bigger than our political differences.
I am humbled by their support and pledge to work to find common ground solutions that will move Utah and the country forward. I’m committed to preserving #VotingRights, lowering health care costs, and protecting our air and water.
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WATCH: Bishop Barber & the #PoorPeoplesCampaign join Selma-to-Montgomery March | Fight for the Vote Rally…
“I’d rather my voice be hoarse from marching in the rain two days ago than have a clear voice from saying nothing.” @RevJJackson Amen #FightForTheVote #PoorPeoplesCampaign Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. spea...
Powerful words from Alabama’s first Black woman poet laureate, Ashley M. Jones @ashberry813. #FightForTheVote #PoorPeoplesCampaign Alabama’s first Black woman...
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The NOW 2022 Racial Justice Summit is starting NOW! We are livestreaming this event on our Facebook page. You can also follow along as we live-tweet on this thread! #RacialJustice #RJS22
Today we will hear from three powerful panels:
🏠 The Housing Crisis
🏩 Reproductive Justice
🗳️ Voting Rights
Let's get into it!
National NOW President @ChrisFNunes is opening the NOW 2022 Racial Justice Summit with a big THANK YOU to all of our attendees, members, and panelists. Let's talk about how each panel is connected to #RacialJustice.
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 02/19/2022…
How is the “Purcell principle” threatening voting rights in America? | The Economist…
#PurcellPrinciple, #VotingRights, #USA
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A few thoughts on #SCOTUS & #Alabama & #VotingRights

1) Blacks are 27+% of the pop in AL, but under the maps at issue they are only a voting majority in 14% of the districts (1 out of the 7 districts)

2) The 3 district court judges who unanimously said the maps should be redrawn are not a liberal bunch … 1 Clinton appointee and 2 Trump appointees

3) The argument that there simply isn’t time to redraw the lines goes against our experience of what is possible

4) We’re talking about a potential violation of Section 2 of the VRA … the answer can’t be “just let the violation stand because it’s so cumbersome to redraw the lines so close to an election.” (I’m paraphrasing here, OF COURSE)
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WATCH: Protect Voting Rights & Pass Build Back Better Now | #PoorPeoplesCampaign Press Conference…
Join us in Washington, D.C., on June 18 for the Mass Poor People’s & Low-Wage Workers’ Assembly & #MoralMarch on Washington & #ToThePolls! Learn more and RSVP online now to let us know you are coming: #PoorPeoplesCampaign
Congress ratified the 15th Amendment on Feb. 3, 1870, but states used poll taxes, literacy tests, and other ways to block its implementation and abridge the right to vote. Now senators are refusing to take action and stop new voter suppression laws.
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Thursday, February 3rd, 2022.
News you can use.

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The attack on "home rule" by republicans is really an attack on communities and voters across Florida by corporate interests. Everything from whore houses and casinos to fertilizer plants and private prisons want space in your community.

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I'm a #Black Gay Jew. #VotingRights are under attack,synagogues are being attacked, Nazis are here, #HBCUs being threatened, Black& #Jewish &Gay authors are seeing our books banned under false pretense.some schools will ban discussion of LGBTQ issues. We are hurting. Im hurting.
There's a difference between that sanctimonious bullshit about "victimhood," (imma tell you how to feel after making your life hell) and living under constant pressure from people who don't like you just for being who you can't help but be.
I am worried about everyone. Immigrants from Haiti and Latin America, disabled folks ignored in this COVID era, Muslim families split apart, women losing rights, equal pay and authority over their own bodies, trans ppl feeling unsafe. People are still hungry&homeless.
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Last night a #VotingRights bill died in the #Senate as two Democrats sided with Republicans against changing the #FILIBUSTER rules.

So what is a filibuster? Check out our #thread to find out the history of this controversial practice.
You might be thinking of a #filibuster as a sweaty congressman holding the House hostage by talking for hours. That’s not really the case anymore.
Instead it’s more of a silent game of #political #chess.
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Thursday, January 20, 2022
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Casinos are inherently fraudulent criminal enterprises that prey on weakness and offer unaffordable vice as an enticement. Between losing $100 to a slot machine or setting 100 $1 bills on fire, I have found more enjoyment in the latter.

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As GOP Senators try to explain why they don’t think #VotingRights are important, sharing here what each tweeted on #MLKDay
Find yours to retweet.
#MLK : “Our most urgent request to the president of the United States & every member of Congress is to give us the right to vote.”
But first, this message from, @BerniceKing
‘Please share this quote from my father #MLKDay2022 :
“I think the tragedy is that we have a Congress with a Senate that has a minority of misguided senators who will use the filibuster to keep the majority of people from even voting.”
You know what light would drive out the darkness for MLK and for your Constituents, @SenJohnBarrasso?
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“When you see alliances across international borders between religious right organizations and these authoritarian relationships. … I think the consequences are enormous for all of us. It’s more than just the story of the Fellowship. It’s the story of our democracy.”- Jesse Moss
Here’s an old thread by @kenklippenstein. His reporting covers some of those international alliances mentioned in the quote above.

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022
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#ErikPrince and James O'Keefe are the ratf*ck extroardinaires #RogerStone Steve #Bannon needed. Sprinkle a little #Flynn in there, and you've got a military grade political hack squad ready to fill their own pockets no matter how bad it is for the U.S.

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There is a moment in Season 4, Episode 8 of #TheCrown that explains the #VotingRights impasse. 1/ #MLKDay
In this e8, The Queen want to unite the Commonwealth to oppose Apartheid, but she must get the one holdout to sign on first—Margaret Thatcher. Thatcher won’t budge. 2/ #VotingRightsAct #thecrown
Round after round the Queen’s men bring her edited versions of the coalition’s statement. Each time she whips out her red pen sniping, “No. No. No.” 3/
#VotingRightsAct #thecrown
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We all need to be clear: the Electoral Count Act is NOT a substitute for #VotingRights!! Any discussion of this as a replacement for #FreedomToVoteAct is unacceptable! If @SenateDems go along with this, you can say goodbye to ‘22 AND ‘24 (and much more). @SenSchumer.
And @POTUS needs to send a clear message to @SenateDems that if they send this Trojan Horse legislation to him without #FreedomToVoteAct, he will veto it. It’s insulting that this is even being floated by GOP or *anyone else* on #MLKDay.
Some pundits, like @chucktodd will talk of need for bipartisan. As Senator Warnock reminded us a few weeks ago: slavery was bipartisan. We will not sacrifice our #VotingRights to the golden calf of bipartisanship.

But, w/ that said, #FreedomToVoteAct is *already* bipartisan…
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1/ If Sinema & Manchin won’t discuss filibuster reform why won’t they discuss a carve out for #VotingRights. I find it interesting that the debate has shifted from Voting Rights to the idea of completely nuking the filibuster. It has turned into a debate about preserving
2/ ideology that exists as a minority viewpoint. The debate largely ignores carve outs & exceptions that Sinema supported as recently as last year. I am fascinated by Rs genius to hijack debate & pivot to arguments that end up w/voting against their own interests.
3/ In this instance it is 2 Ds who are executing on the R talking point strategy. All this debate deftly forwards the Federalist Society states rights ideology framing the filibuster as tradition & suggesting it was the Founding Fathers who instituted it.
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📣In one hour we'll be discussing the impacts of #redistricting on #Latino voters in Florida, who make up 1/4 of the state yet who stand to lose #Representation under newly drawn maps. Follow the discussion
👉LIVESTREAM: @EthnicMediaSvc
@kiraromero @latinojustice
Welcome to today’s briefing on Florida’s redistricting process and what it means for Latino voters, co-hosted by @EthnicMediaSVC, @LatinoJustice and @scsj and moderated by @PilarMarrero.
Read our report on how #redistricting in Southern states is eroding fair and equal #representation for communities of color. 👇…
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Our action partner, @BlackVotersMtr, has boycotted Biden’s speech in #Georgia on the #VotingRights bills, refusing to act as a photo op prop. Understand the frustration: we’ve been screaming about Georgia as #JimCrow central for 8 years...
Laws alone won’t help: we need the Justice Department to stomp on the new "voter fraud vigilante" challenge system we uncovered. We need enforcement of the laws we have, Joe.…
And CNN and MSNBC should stop referring to #Georgia Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger as a "hero" just because he wouldn’t go to jail for Trump.…
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Excellent piece by @michaelharriot in @theGrio -- my 📸from covering the @poorpeoplescampaign
#voting #votingrights #votersuppression #photography #photojournalism #justgoshoot Image
More shots from @UniteThePoor where @liztheo @RevDrBarber @RevJJackson were all arrested. ImageImageImage
Here are the demands. Clear, concise and just. @liztheo @RevDrBarber @UniteThePoor @RevJJackson Image
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