1. Charles Koch, the right-wing billionaire who spent hundreds of millions of dollars to radicalize the Republican party, now says he regrets his "partisanship."

“Boy, did we screw up!” he writes in his new book.

But talk is cheap. Follow Koch's money.

2. During the 2020 election, the Koch Industries PAC contributed $1.37 million to Republicans and $46,000 to Democrats. Koch Industries PAC is more heavily partisan than it was in 2010 when it donated $1.18 million to Republicans and $112,000 to Democrats

3. Since the election, an organization funded by Koch, Americans for Prosperity Action, has spent 440K supporting the campaign of Senator David Perdue (R-GA)

Perdue is publicly fueling the conspiracy that the election was stolen from Trump

4. On 11/9, the day before Americans for Prosperity sent the bulk of its money, Perdue issued a statement calling on Brad Raffensperger, Georgia's Republican Secretary of State, to resign.

He asserted, without evidence, that the election wasn't "honest"
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18 Nov
1. The good news is there appears to be at least two highly effective vaccines

The bad news is that they only work if you taken them and 40%+ of Americans say they won't

Vaccine misinfo continues to reach substantial audiences on Facebook and YouTube

2. Facebook does not ban vaccine misinformation. It says it will reduce its distribution.

Yesterday, Popular Information sent Facebook three examples of vaccine misinformation that attracted significant audiences on Facebook

3. A few hours later, Facebook permanently removed one of the pages I flagged, Stop Mandatory Vaccination, a notorious source of misinfo

But here is where it gets interesting: Facebook said it took down the page for violating its QAnon policy

Read 5 tweets
11 Nov
1. Two corporate law firms, @JonesDay and Porter Wright, are helping Trump attack democracy

Jones Day says it's not involved in efforts to overturn the results, but is representing the PA GOP to try to invalidate thousands of ballots

@JonesDay 2. Porter Wright is seeking an injunction to prevent Pennsylvania from certifying its results, which would disenfranchise millions of voters.

Among Porter Wright's other clients is @Amazon.

3. @Amazon has recognized Biden as the winner and emphasized the importance of maintaining the integrity of the democratic process

It acknowledged receipt of Qs about its relationship with Porter Wright, but didn't provide an on-the-record response

Read 7 tweets
10 Nov
1. If you want to understand why Trump won't concede




2. After election day, the Trump campaign has sent more than 150 emails soliciting donations

The appeals come about once every hour

There are tens of millions of people on the list

If even a tiny fraction are donating, that's millions a day

3. The donors are being duped. Most emails solicit funds for the "ELECTION DEFENSE TASK FORCE"

But none of the $ is actually earmarked for the Trump campaign's legal efforts

60% goes to pay down Trump's campaign debt

40% goes to the RNC general account

Read 7 tweets
9 Nov
1. If you read the news, you might be under the impression that the GOP has retained control of the Senate


Control will be decided by two run-off election in Georgia on Jan 5

And both GOP incumbents have major vulnerabilities

2. Sen. Loeffler has never been elected to any office and won just 26% of the vote Tuesday in a crowded field

After attending a private briefing on COVID on Jan 24, she invested up to 250K in Citrix, a company that makes work-from-home software

3. Less well-known is Loeffler's massive conflict of interest. She sits on the Senate Finance Committee which oversees her husband's company, which owns the New York Stock Exchange

Loeffler was also paid millions by the company before becoming Senator

Read 8 tweets
5 Nov
1. The Trump campaign has filed a bunch of lawsuits generating headlines like this one from the AP.

It sounds very ominous.

But I went ahead and read the lawsuits.

And it's all smoke and mirrors.

2. In Michigan, Trump has one guy it says was unfairly prohibited from being an observer. (No details provided)

It also wants access to VIDEOS OF DROPBOXES. Unclear what it would do w/the videos.

It wants the count stopped but Trump trails by 150K

3. In Georgia, the Trump campaign as a guy who says he saw 56 ballots that weren't processed appropriately

The campaign is asking that ballots that arrived after 7PM on Election Day be segregated but that's likely already happened

Just very little to it

Read 9 tweets
4 Nov
1. I just read the complaint the Trump campaign filed in Michigan and it’s a doozy.

The Trump campaign made it sound like it was about observing vote counting but its really more about dropboxes.

Let’s dig in
2. The campaign cites a new Michigan law that requires dropboxes to be under video surveillance

It doesn’t allege that didn’t happen. The Trump campaign want access to the videos.

We are talking about hundreds or thousands of hours of videos of boxes
3. What authority does the Trump campaign cite to prove they are entitled to this video? None. They just assert its part of the process of observing the count

The statute however specifically says observers can watch mail ballots be processed

Nothing about video
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