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17 Oct, 6 tweets, 3 min read
Urgent & harsh info re. voting in #NorthCarolina.

1. TL/DR: Absentee ballots from Dems are being rejected at 3x the rate as those from Republicans. NC is a swing state. Margins will be narrow. If you can, mask up & vote in person. Read on. #DemCast
2. As of 10/12, 494,881 absentee votes were cast in NC. 2.7% (13,406) have been rejected. 7,757 from Democrats rejected compared to 2,304 from Republicans. If these rates keep up, about 20k D ballots will be rejected & 6k Republican. States have been won by far smaller margins.
3. Why this discrepancy? 1) More Democrats are voting absentee. 2) Absentee ballots from Black voters are rejected at higher rates than whites, and Black voters tend to be Democrats.…
4. #NC is the 7th most likely state to determine the Electoral College outcome. A difference of 14k more Democratic votes being rejected could decide the winner. In 2016, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper won by 10,277 votes.
5. This is a critical situation. If you can, please vote early & in person.

If you have to vote absentee, do it NOW & track your ballot to make sure it is accepted. If it's not, make sure you follow the curing procedures.
6. P.S. Unsurprisingly, the Trump administration is trying to stop North Carolina’s absentee ballot cure process, potentially leaving thousands of voters helpless when their ballots are just tossed in the trash.

#DemCast #DemCastNC…

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16 May
(1) I’ve really had it with this “lesser of two evils” stuff regarding Joe Biden in comparison to Trump.

Evil is defined as "profoundly immoral and wicked." Is that really a term that applies to Joe Biden?


I have some questions about this.
(2) What exactly is “evil” about expanding health coverage to millions more people and linking drug prices to overseas prices? It’s not M4A, but is expanding coverage to another 10 million people actually evil or just not as good as immediate universal coverage?
(3) What is evil about enthusiastically embracing climate science and going beyond where the Obama administration left us regarding how to address it, ending new leases for fossil fuel exploration on public lands, and instituting a tax on carbon emissions to fund more clean tech?
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1. Biden may not be your first choice for president, but if he does turn out to be our nominee, please remember:

You're not just voting for President, you're voting for the rule of law. You’re voting for who replaces RBG on the Supreme Court. You're voting for federal judges.
2. You’re not just voting for President, you're voting for sensible gun laws. You're voting against allowing the USA to become another authoritarian regime. You're voting for letting kids out of cages. You're voting for Dreamers. You're voting for the next Secretary of Education.
3. You’re not just voting for President, you're voting for Social Security and Medicare. You're voting for veterans to get the care they deserve. You're voting for rural hospitals. You're voting so that someone else can have health insurance. You’re voting for rebuilding the CDC.
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This👏is👏not👏 just👏“politics.”👏
I just had a conversation with an acquaintance about why I won’t go to dinner with him. I saw that he posted on FB that Trump was “a damn fine president.” So I told him our core values and beliefs are too at odds for us to even be friends.
2. He said “I’m curious if there really are core differences in our beliefs. That’s the negative side of politics. You get painted into a category.” I said it’s not about politics. It’s a question of morality for me.
3. He then asked what core views he thinks he has that are so different from mine. I said that I respect differences of opinion, but there comes a point when due to what is happening in this country and the world, these things aren’t something to respectfully disagree over.
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