UGH: 70% of Republicans think Biden didn't win the election.

Per new CNN poll, reporting by @donie.
But also, % of Americans identifying as Republican is lowest since 2012.

-40% Republican/leaning
-49% Democratic/leaning

Source: Gallup
news.gallup.com/poll/343976/qu… Image
"..one sown, doubt in the democratic process is difficult to dispel."

Ppl that believed Bush stole 2004 election... remained true believers.

Preview of what's to come?

Recommended read by @JoannaWeiss.
politico.com/news/magazine/… And many of them still beli...
BIG PICTURE: record lows in Republican party identification mean election losses unless...

...they harness stolen election / fraud narratives to push through voter suppression laws.

Which is what they are doing.
361 voter suppression bills already this year.

This is a broad-daylight assault on our democratic process.

Following @BrennanCenter is a good way to start getting informed.

Is your state in the crosshairs? Find out here: brennancenter.org/our-work/resea… Image

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More from @jsrailton

30 Apr
Amazon has a poisonous quackery problem.

Time to call it out. 🧵

#1 "Apricot kernel powder" is anti-cancer quackery.

It is converted by your body into... CYANIDE. Make a smoothie & get poisoned.

Lots of it Amazon. Even an "Amazon's Choice"
#2: Drinking paint thinner.

Turpentine is poison. Can cause brain & kidney damage, coma, death.

It is a also quack cancer etc. cure. Yet plenty of it is clearly being sold in "food grade" form, recommended & drunk.

Again, there's even an "Amazon's choice"
#3 Drinking Bleach.

Lots of "water purification" products that match the ingredients of the quack "miracle Mineral solution" aka bleach.

From questions & reviews it's clear that people are drinking the stuff.

Drinking bleach is as toxic as it sounds.
Read 7 tweets
23 Apr
I'm worried.

Traffic is apparently *down* all over media-land.

If Trump gets re-platformed... I doubt editors will resist stories amplifying his disinformation.

It's not like we spent the past few months *actually* fixing our collective disinformation immune system.
Trump isn't just a guy, he's an entire disinformation ecosystem.

ONCE/IF Trump is back I think he'll chase public & bruising "censorship" showdowns w/whomever platforms him.

Then leverage defenders & ecosystem to bully platforms into permitting increasingly problematic stuff.
Plenty pro-Trump stuff also slid to *other* platforms, like Gab, Rumble, Parler, Bitchute...

Big platforms lost some traffic. Only they know whether it was enough to hurt.

I wish I were optimistic enough to believe this won't influence their thinking about re-platforming.
Read 6 tweets
21 Apr
INFURIATING: anti-maskers accosting kids outside their elementary school.

Vid: @SamBraslow
AWFUL. "I'm positive you hate that mask..and it smells bad"

Woman to an elementary school kid.

The actual *potentially deadly* strangers we should warn kids about...
Read 7 tweets
20 Apr
NOW: Derek Chauvin found guilty, all 3 counts.
GUILTY: 2nd degree murder
GUILTY: 3rd degree murder
GUILTY: manslaughter

The video& pathology evidence was clear.. so was Chauvin's callous indifference to George Floyd's distress.. even as bystanders pointed it out.
theguardian.com/us-news/2021/a…
Convicted Murderer Derek Chauvin's bail has been revoked, and he has been remanded into custody.
Read 4 tweets
15 Apr
🚨NEW: former Navy SEAL Shannon Rusch... brought his SON Trevor to the #Capitol siege.

There is VIDEO. Trevor breached the Capitol carrying a police baton.

Investigative collaboration between us, @1600PennPooch & reporter @KELLYWEILL. THREAD 1/

Story: thedailybeast.com/son-of-former-…
2/ Yesterday our investigative collaboration revealed that Shannon Rusch, a former SEAL and motivational speaker joined in the #ProudBoys surge to the capitol.

3/ Former SEAL Rusch uses social media a lot.

Including repeatedly posting pictures of himself and his son Trevor, and tagging him, in DC on January 5th...
Read 12 tweets
14 Apr
NOW: serious maritime emergency in Louisiana. The #seacorpower, a large lift vessel flipped in a freak storm.

18 reportedly aboard. Latest: 6 rescued.

Searches continue in punishingly strong wind & seas.

Source & Pics: USCG, Seacor.
content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHS…
Storm came on quick with *ferocious* winds & fast building waves. Crew of self-elevating #SEACORPOWER would have had little time to prepare.

We can see a raised leg, meaning a lot of windage (stuff for wind to push on)

Pics: USCG, MarineTraffic
marinetraffic.com/en/ais/home/sh…
In pitch darkness, driving rain & heavy seas, #goodsamaritan vessels like the STIM STAR IV look to be running search patterns near the #SEACORPOWER site.

They compliment the response by @USCGHeartland assets.

Tracker: marinetraffic.com/en/ais/home/ce…
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