These numbers are horrifying.

If Trump had done an average job compared to other industrial countries, the numbers on the left would be our new cases per thousand and new deaths per million, compared to on the right, which is us.../1
...these would have been our total number of people who have lost their jobs, compared to other large industrial countries (again, adjusted for population).../2
...what that translates into:

Trump's incompetence, his failure to do even an *average* job, killed 112,540 people, and put 8.6 million people out of work.../3
...if you want to read the entire, horrifying, heart wrenching report, here is the link.

But once again, Ive got to say in fury:
"...But her emails
...but her wall street speeches
Hillary and Trump are the same
I'm gonna protest vote
I wanna MAGA"

brookings.edu/research/covid…
...seriously, fuck all of you who didn't not take democracy seriously, who thought the presidency is an entertainment position, who thought other people's lives and well being wasn't as important as your purity.

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24 Sep
Conservative commentators who are dismissing Trump's words today are ignoring the key one: "Peaceful." He refuses to commit to a "peaceful" transfer of power. Think about it: We have conservatives praising the killer of protesters as a hero, as "just protecting his community"...
...we a personality cult armed to the teeth, proclaiming their devotion to a man who says that, if he loses, it's fraud. You have 40% of GOPrs who think QAnon is a "good thing" - the people who say democrats are trafficking in kids and drinking their blood. And their God King...
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The best option is to vote in person. However, since you will likely encounter Trumpers refusing to wear masks, you have to make sure you are fully protected.

Experts (Fauci/Birx) recommend wearing both a mask and a face shield because the mask.../1
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On the ballot:

1. Gay marriages being outlawed and loving couples ripped apart.
2. Women forced to give birth to their rapists' child.
3. Women forced to give birth to an unwanted child because some cells are in her..../1
4. Unwanted children left hungry & uneducated as GOP further cuts social safety net and money for public schools.
5. Millions of people with preexisting conditions charged unaffordable sums and lose health insurance.
6. Millions of others losing subsidies and losing insurance../2
7. Social Security & Medicare financing gutted.
8. Climate change unstopped. 10s of millions killed around world
9. COVID ignored, communities of color ravaged.
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A country can’t survive when arcane rules overwhelms democracy, putting a minority party in power that abuses its position.

Dems had 12 million more votes for Senats than GOP in 2018, and lost seats.

Hillary had 3 million more votes than Trump and lost..../1
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If @JoeBiden wins & dems get senate, they *must*:
1. Pass law that Electoral College electors be named based on Congressional district victory, with 2 named on statewide majority. No more "winner take all."
2. Expand SCOTUS to #27Justices, to match structure of lower courts.../1
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Technically, although it is beyond human decency, GOP has the constitutional authority to nominate a new SCOTUS pick even before RGB's funeral, and confirm quickly. BUT this shows not just hypocrisy, but that the GOP spat on the Constitution by refusing to consider Garland.../1
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