The Articles of Impeachment should begin before Trump’s rally:
1) The President said the election he lost was fraudulent and rigged. Not a single Democratic or Republican election official agreed. Not a single liberal or conservative judge agreed.
2) Trump then pressured multiple Republican officials to break the law, violate their oath of office, and overturn the election - election officials, state legislators, Members of Congress, and his own Vice President.
3) When not enough Republicans went along with Trump’s scheme, he summoned his supporters to Washington, and told an armed mob to march to the Capitol in order to disrupt the lawful certification of the election.
And again, if for some reason the courts fail here, and the MI legislature decides to send Trump electors, the law says that the executive’s (Whitmer’s) slate of electors should be recognized by Congress (where a majority in both houses now recognize Biden’s win).
Republicans in Michigan may try their best to disenfranchise every voter in their state, D or R, but they cannot and will not change the results of the election.
I will say: it’s one poll, the shifts are small, and the effects of stories and controversies like these are often fleeting. But in a close election where more than 150 million people might cast a ballot, none of us have any idea what might change certain minds.
Also: Trump is currently behind. Every day he has to deal with a shitty media cycle is a day he loses the chance to further define Joe Biden and make up lost ground with voters.
Good morning! I just wanted to take a second to thank our @PodSaveAmerica and @crookedmedia community for what you've already done to help win this election.
1) You've raised $1.3 million through our Unify or Die fund with @swingleft - money we'll be giving to our friends at the Biden-Harris campaign next week.
2) You've raised $2.5 million to flip the Senate through our votesaveamerica.com/getmitch fund, $500k to help train battleground organizers, and $3 million for voter protection and community mobilization programs.
Reading it will make you even more infuriated to hear Republican politicians push the false (according to multiple studies) talking point that an extra $600 per week is somehow preventing people from going back to jobs that don’t actually exist.
This is also what happens when government assistance programs are designed with the goal of making them harder to use because conservatives (and too many Democrats) have spent decades warning about fraud and abuse.
Joe Biden should announce that the first bill he’ll introduce as President is the John Lewis Voting Rights Act of 2021, a law that would guarantee every American the right to vote and the right to equal representation.
It would restore the Voting Rights Act, but also ensure:
1) Every American is registered to vote (through Automatic Voter Registration, and that includes those who’ve been incarcerated)
2) Every American receives a ballot (through the mail, like citizens in multiple states do now)
@DataProgress polling found the most persuasive argument about Trump’s coronavirus response focuses specifically on the human costs of his failures - lack of testing, lack of equipment, gutting health care.
1) Wilderness fans: I'm doing a second season! Should be out in January, and I spent the last 2 weeks doing focus groups with voters in Philly (disengaged Dems), Miami (Obama '12/3rd party '16), Phoenix (Romney '12/Clinton '16), and Milwaukee (Obama '12, Trump '16, D '18)
2) Some initial impressions: by and large, these voters aren't apathetic - they care passionately about a lot of the big issues - but they are quite cynical and disgusted with both politics and the media. No one has delivered for them and they don't know what info to trust.
3) Not a lot of love for Trump (though a handful of the 40+ I spoke to are considering voting for him), but not a lot of love for the Democratic Party either. But most of these folks have only heard of Biden and Bernie. Some Warren recognition too. Not much for anyone else.
Can some Democratic SuperPAC/committee/campaign package up this statement, the incriminating texts, and the incriminating Trump comments in a quick ad and run it in ME, CO, AZ, NC, and IA so we can put pressure on those purple state, vulnerable 2020 Senators?
The defining issue of 2020 is related to but even bigger than the abuse at the border, the Census mess, and the North Korean-style military parade for his donors. It’s Trump’s all-out war on American democracy, and every candidate should make that their focus. That’s the fight.
In Trump’s version of America, the only people who get taken care of are the people who make him richer and shower him with praise. Everyone else can go to hell. And he’ll destroy every norm, institution, and law to make that a reality.
The fight in 2020 is nothing less than a fight to save democracy - political, economic, and social.
“In my 22 years of doing visits with children in detention I have never heard of this level of inhumanity.” apnews.com/46da2dbe04f54a…
I expect that every pundit who used their platform to lecture us over exactly what to call these facilities will spend time covering this @AP story tomorrow, right?
Children as young as 2 years old have been suffering unimaginable neglect and abuse at the hands of our own government and the first time it’s broken through in weeks is because some of the DC set took offense at the way a Congresswoman described the situation.