Perhaps, instead of destroying democracy, Trump will save democracy by waking everyone up and ushering in a new era of civic activism and engagement.

Obama said it best: The antidote to the forces trying to destroy democracy is more democracy.
Perhaps it took Trump to show @maxboot the corrosion of conservatism in America, and for @stuartpstevens to understand that it was all a lie.

I've never seen voter turnout like we're seeing right now.

If you missed it, see:

Have YOU voted yet?
We can never stop. Democracy means government by the people.

Example: The long term solution to the problem with how elections are conducted in Georgia is to elect people who are competent and care about well-run elections.

Local elections matter.
In every election, at every level.

Our society is too fragmented.

The solution: Get away from the screen and get involved in local politics.

The most important things (including elections) are conducted locally.

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18 Oct
Trump is reportedly making a list of the Republicans who are now distancing themselves from him.
He's "contemplating retribution."

Hi, @realDonaldTrump: It looks like you can add @JohnCornyn to your "naughty" list.
See the link in the next tweet.…
Cornyn compares his relationship with Trump to a bad marriage. (He specifically compares himself to the woman🙄)

He also claims that he privately opposed Trump.

Yeah. Riiiight.

@JohnCornyn actively shielded Trump, including voting to acquit.…

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It reminds me of this passage from @stuartpstevens's book, It Was All A Lie⤵️

The passage rings true for me. It's one reason I never believed the "GOP elected officials are conspiring to cheat and throw the election to Trump even if he loses the election" theory.

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16 Oct
Maryland GOP Governor Larry Hogan is not showing courage, leadership, or love of democracy in throwing away a vote.

The kind of courage required by conservatives when confronted with an extremist is described by Levitsky & Ziblatt (How Democracies Die)…
Correct. (I forgot to tag @GovLarryHogan in the first tweet.)

Hogan's gesture is not only a cowardly and weak (and pointless), he is also perpetuating a false narrative.

And the exact problem with the modern Republican Party is that they demonize Democrats instead of advancing an agenda that might gain popular support.

Read 11 tweets
15 Oct
It's hard to tell the difference between a secretary of state who is incompetent to manage elections and one who maliciously undermines elections.

2020 voters are saying: We will overcome every barrier you put in our way.

Voter suppression was a problem in California in the 1980s and 1990s. Then California turned blue and elected Democrats to office, and now it's easy to vote here.


Read 5 tweets
14 Oct
🔹Biden's lead has expanded to more than 10 points in the polling aggregate.
🔹COVID cases are spiking.
🔹The New York Times has released information about Trump money laundering and tax fraud.

The Trump team has a plan . . . another disinformation campaign 🙄🤦‍♂️
It's all they know how to do.
It can be effective the first time.

Putin launched the same kind of disinformation campaign against Ukraine in 2014 that he launched against the US in 2016.

Ukrainians rolled their eyes.
Americans fell for it. . .
Ukrainians knew what they were dealing with. Americans didn't.

The Mueller Report and the impeachment hearing educated Americans about these tactics.

Now we know.

Trump doesn't know how to govern, or plan, or solve problems. But he's really good at disinformation campaigns.
Read 7 tweets
13 Oct
Trump has no interest in actually governing. He never had any interest in governing. He just wants an audience so he can play a "winner" on TV. He thought, like any starring role, playing a World Leader would be a great way to get rich.
I suspect his "fans" (the ones who go to rallies) want to be entertained. Politics is boring. They don't understand it or have the patience for it.

Trump tells them they're the elite, and would be at the top of the hierarchy if the 'others' weren't taking what belongs to them.
The explanation is that Trump is incapable of doing anything other than what he is doing. He can't plan. He can't govern. He can't alter his behavior. He can't care whether people die of COVID.

He does the Trump act.
Read 13 tweets
12 Oct
Heavy turnout on the morning of early voting in Georgia.
(Go, Georgia📣 )

Also, Georgia voters have requested absentee ballots in record numbers.…
h/t @VinkemesMom

There were a few glitches getting started this morning, but the voters are determined.
Fabulous. I'll be in the GA voter protection boiler room 9 shifts during early voting, and all day on Nov. 3.
There are still volunteer jobs if anyone else wants to help protect voting rights in GA.

(some can be done remotely)

Link in the next tweet.
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