Gerrymandering

I don’t know if this statement has been diarized, my apologies, but it bears repeating often, so if anyone missed it. The Threats to American Democracy and the Need for National Voting and Election Administration Standards The Bolding is mine Introduction We, the undersigned, are scholars of democracy who have...

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  • June 6, 2021

Roland Martin has a wake-up call one hopes that the Democratic Party heeds sooner than later because it is existential for many of us. Roland Martin gets real on Velshi See full episodes here. As many are obsessed with all the shenanigans of Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor-Greene, Republicans are busy destroying our...

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  • May 30, 2021

The addition of the 1982 amendments to the Voting Rights Act was a turning point in terms of minority representation. Redistricting is the process of drawing electoral district lines every ten years intended to bring about racially proportional representation. While its purpose was to give weight to minority votes, it...

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  • May 27, 2021

Good gourd, did he only read the headline? Or is he really this cynical about the GOP’s ongoing campaign to rule with an iron fist over a majority of Americans, most of whom would rather tuck into a charcuterie board of brine-pickled assholes than ever vote Republican? Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas)...

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  • May 11, 2021

Who could believe that Republicans would actually use a provable voter fraud fallacy to distract from institutional interventions that suppress votes. Why would they divert attention to voter suppression efforts and conspiracy theories as absurd as ballots shipped from abroad. And there’s no shortage of cynical extremists in the GOP. But...

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  • May 10, 2021

Previous guy always expects the loyalty of mob silence Omertà, even when he throws everyone under the bus, it’s part of his personality disorder. The real goal for his relative silence might be the return to social media when Facebook reconsiders their suspension. He has a Parler account but doesn’t use...

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  • April 29, 2021

Dr. Anthony Fauci is on a roll. First, he went after this clown: x “You can get infected, and will get infected, if you put yourself at risk.” -Dr. Anthony Fauci responding to podcast host Joe Rogan’s suggestion that young people not get the COVID-19 vaccine pic.twitter.com/6E02GI31VV— TODAY (@TODAYshow) April...

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  • April 28, 2021

Matthew Dowd analyzes the Census and concludes with something I agree with. While the noise on the mainstream media is that it is a net loss for Democrats, I believe the converse is true. Matthew Dowd correct about census See full episodes here. It was refreshing listening to Matthew Dowd as he...

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  • April 28, 2021

Received this e-mail today from the Pennsylvania Democratic Party: The fight for fair electoral maps kicked off in earnest today, when the US Census Bureau revealed each state’s updated number of US House seats. And the bad news is that Pennsylvania will soon have one less representative in Congress. Republicans will...

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  • April 27, 2021

Received this e-mail today from the Pennsylvania Democratic Party: This Saturday and next, we're teaming up with our friends from Turn PA Blue to call thousands of likely new Democrats and help them register to vote! Sign up to call potential Democrats as part of our push to register 125,000...

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  • April 22, 2021

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Mark Warner (D. VA): We've all seen the headlines about Republican state legislatures passing outrageous voter suppression laws that roll back mail-in voting and even make it a crime to hand out water bottles at polling places. But while other states are attacking...

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  • April 21, 2021

Can’t wait to see this asshole go: 📹On @FOX43, Sen. Toomey says he wants PA to adopt Georgia's new election laws. I ask what he says to BPOC who say those policies make it harder to vote? He said it's a "ridiculous argument." "Are we really supposed to believe African...

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  • April 8, 2021
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Here’s some big news today out of Pennsylvania: .@JohnFetterman announces he raised $3.9 million in the first quarter for his Pennsylvania U.S. Senate run, through 140,000 contributions. A big haul of 💰 at an early stage. — Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) April 1, 2021 Lt. Gov. John Fetterman said he raised...

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  • April 1, 2021

Received this e-mail from U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen’s (D. MD) re-election campaign: The last four years have dramatically demonstrated just how much work we need to do to restore and strengthen our democracy, and address critical national priorities that have been trapped in gridlock for years. The sad truth...

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  • March 22, 2021

For those that are unsure of the meaning. Quisling: Traitor or Collaborator Synonyms : traitor, turncoat, betrayer, informer, back-stabber, double-crosser, double-dealer, renegade, defector, deserter, apostate, Judas, snake in the grass, fifth columnist Origin Second World War from the name of Major Vidkun Quisling (1887–1945), the Norwegian army officer and diplomat...

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  • March 3, 2021

The New York Times shed some light on this on Monday: G.O.P. legislators, dozens of whom supported overturning the state’s election results to aid former President Donald J. Trump, are moving to change the entire way that judges are selected in Pennsylvania, in a gambit that could tip the scales...

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  • February 17, 2021

'GQP' – Republicans announce themselves as a Trumpist party We cannot ignore the growing threat of right-wing extremism and its enablers any longer. x “McCarthy claims he has received private assurances from Greene that she no longer wishes death on Pelosi.“ -Washington Post — Cheri Jacobus (@CheriJacobus) February 5, 2021...

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  • February 5, 2021

Well this is all too bloody predictable. The Return of the FuQk AmeriQa ProjeQt with added “Qs”. The “Q” Party having watched the events on January 6th have decided to promote the “Big Lie”. Rather than actually proposing winning policies they have decided it is the peoples fault that they...

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  • February 4, 2021

Received this e-mail today from the Pennsylvania Democratic Party: Pennsylvania Supreme Court candidate, Superior Court Justice Maria McLaughlin (D. PA) Pennsylvania's Vote By Mail request form is now available for the 2021 elections! With key local offices on the ballot, Democrats need to vote with the same great fervor as...

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  • February 3, 2021

Received this e-mail today from the organization Common Cause Pennsylvania: I’m going to be honest with you — I’m deeply concerned. The Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee just voted House Bill 38 (HB 38) out of committee by a slim margin, attempting to clear the way for the legislature to engage...

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  • January 13, 2021

The 60 Minutes interview between Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Leslie Stahl exemplifies the mainstream media's bias against Democrats. Unfair 60 Minutes Nancy Pelosi interview x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. One would think in the week where an autocratic president almost destroyed America's democracy with a complicit Republican...

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  • January 11, 2021

The inner parts of the machines replaced with other farts… We are now left with fart jokes as punctuating the revelations of Trumps attempt to extort votes in Georgia, designed more like a way to GOTV for the GOP tomorrow… Trump lights a match with gasoline everywhere.  This isn’t the first...

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  • January 4, 2021

Received this e-mail today from former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on behalf of his  organization, All On The Line: Rev. Raphael Warnock (D GA) & Jon Ossoff (D. GA) The 2021 redistricting process will be the first-ever with a nationwide grassroots movement to hold map manipulators accountable. But the truth is,...

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  • December 21, 2020

First things first: elect Warnock and Ossoff Much like urging Georgia Republicans to write in Trump on their ballots, there likely is an unintended consequence in Democrats’ failure to flip statehouse seats. The damage has been done at so many levels as noble efforts to fight gerrymandering in places like North...

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  • December 16, 2020

 As the election postmortem fight begins, Democratic leaders are consoling themselves with the narrative that Florida was already lost. It’s really a red state, Democrats are being told, which is an excuse that has been echoed by multiple pundits. The problem with that is that it’s just not true. The people...

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  • November 21, 2020

Trump sells off his private helicopter after losing the election, so perhaps he’s cash-short, even as he’s running another grift, claiming he’d run again in 2024. However, there’s other shenanigans possible in the remaining 70 days, including a small-scale international military action that in itself could cause a continuing problem...

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  • November 11, 2020

My Twitter was blowing up with one-liners from Barack Obama’s speech all day, but the coolest thing he did had nothing to do with a speech. x 😩😩 I missssss him https://t.co/5olw3fa9xC— Ebony Jade Hilton, MD (@EbonyJHilton_MD) October 31, 2020 Just passing thru…and nailing a 3-pointer. Donald Trump can’t buy...

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  • November 1, 2020

Received this e-mail from the Progressive Change Campaign Committee: The election experts at The Cook Political Report just UPGRADED ratings for Democrats chances to win control over 8 state legislative chambers in states such as Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Michigan. This was their second major upgrade since this summer. Can you donate...

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  • October 26, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former presidential candidate, Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s (D. TX) organization, Powered By People: We know how important the presidential, senate, and congressional races are this year. In both cases, we’ve been talking about those elections for over a year. But we cannot forget how important local...

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  • October 26, 2020

In 2010, while Democrats completely focused on national races, the GOP—along with dark money from the Koch brothers and others—poured millions into the state legislative races. As a result, Democrats lost 21 legislative chambers with devastating consequences. States were turned into conservative meth labs that went after women’s rights, healthcare, education funding, and...

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  • October 22, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former presidential candidate, Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s (D. TX) organization, Powered By People: x Texas-sized voter phone bank with (get this!!!) @WillieNelson, @Oprah, @BernieSanders, @JulianCastro, @StaceyAbrams, @AndrewYang & MORE! We’ll call over 1 million Texas voters on the eve of Early Voting – sign up for...

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  • October 9, 2020

Once the Democrats broke the Republican gerrymandering of Virginia districts and fair elections were held in 2019, Virginia became a blue trifecta—meaning the Democrats controlled both houses of the state legislature and the governor’s mansion. Democrats immediately restored voting rights, made Election Day a holiday, and extended voting hours. These small...

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  • September 19, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former presidential candidate, businessman Tom Steyer (D. CA): Flipping North Carolina is going to be key to this election. That’s why Republicans in the state legislature are trying to suppress the vote as much as possible. They have heavily gerrymandered districts allowing Republicans to seize...

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  • September 15, 2020

The New York Times has a great piece out about the upcoming Republican National Convention in Charlotte and the state GOP’s history gerrymandering North Carolina to push their radical right-wing agenda. The RNC was supposed to be a big event for them but it really just draws attention on how...

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  • August 24, 2020

From Newsweek: As an election during a pandemic continues to unfold, Texas Democrats touted a new record Monday: Two million voter contacts this past weekend alone. Direct contact is the key to voter turnout. The news comes as Joe Biden has put renewed emphasis into doing something once seen as...

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  • August 11, 2020

THANK YOU!!! x President Obama is absolutely right. It is an outrage that modern-day poll taxes, gerrymandering, I.D. requirements, and other forms of voter suppression still exist today. If expanding the Voting Rights Act requires us to eliminate the filibuster, then that is what we must do. https://t.co/4pLb1rZCSj— Bernie Sanders...

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  • July 30, 2020

Received this e-mail from former presidential candidate, Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s (D. TX) organization, Powered by People: Today, we're excited to share one of our most expansive efforts yet. Powered by People is joining the Texas Democratic Party and the Texas Coalition of Black Democrats to reach out and contact every...

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  • July 28, 2020

From Dan Desai Martin at The American Independent: Sen. Martha McSally (R. AZ), Rep. Paul Gosar (R. AZ) & Arizona Republican Party Chairwoman Kelli Ward Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ) was photographed this past weekend alongside a number of other prominent Republicans at a GOP picnic, mingling with a crowd of...

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  • July 22, 2020

Several stories are up about what’s going on in Portland OR right now. I’m writing this to highlight what Gov. Kate Brown is saying about it: this is purely and totally a political ploy to terrorize her citizens and turn peaceful protests into an excuse for “political theater” for no...

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  • July 17, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D. NY) in support of Cal Cunningham’s (D. NC) U.S. Senate campaign: Today, I want to introduce you to Cal Cunningham. Cal’s a veteran and father who is running for Senate in North Carolina. Politico just called Cal’s race “the possible tipping...

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  • April 22, 2020

Received this e-mail from former Attorney General Eric Holder on behalf of the  Wisconsin Democratic Party: I am appalled at what happened in Wisconsin on Tuesday. Our fellow Americans were forced to make an impossible choice that no one should ever have to make in a democracy: Put your health...

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  • April 13, 2020

2020 will again be about margins in marginal areas. x Here is Trump's approval rating in each of the 50 states converted into Electoral College format, via @Civiqs. https://t.co/I9N8fmN4KT pic.twitter.com/VvtJjC8NzT— Matt Rogers (@Politidope) April 7, 2020 One would be optimistic but we know how that optimism failed in 2016. x...

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  • April 8, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former Attorney General, Eric Holder, in support of Cal Cunningham’s (D. NC) U.S. Senate campaign: Our democracy is based on a simple concept: Voters should have a fair chance to elect candidates of their choice. Unfortunately, there is no clearer example of how that promise...

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  • March 12, 2020

en.wikipedia.org/… California has about 40 million people and Wyoming has 577,000. It takes nearly 70 Wyomings to equal one California, though both are represented by two Senators as the constitution requires. Add one congressperson to the Senators and Wyoming has three electoral votes. California gets 55 electoral votes which is...

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  • February 2, 2020

Received this e-mail yesterday from Governor Tony Evers (D. WI) on behalf of Democracy for America: I have to thank you. When I won my race for Governor of Wisconsin in 2018, I knew it was because of progressives in state and nationwide, including the critical support of DFA members....

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  • January 27, 2020

Received this e-mail from former Attorney General Eric Holder’s National Democratic Redistricting Committee in support of Dr. Eliz Markowitz’s (D. TX-HD28) special election: The GOP has used gerrymandering to silence Texans for a decade. So we've made the Lone Star State one of our top targets for 2020 — and...

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  • January 13, 2020

Freedom Caucus leader and major Trump fan Mark Meadows of North Carolina’s CD-11 announced  he is leaving Congress possibly to join the Trump Administration. time.com/… “My work with President Trump and his administration is only beginning. This President has accomplished incredible results for the country in just three years, and...

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  • December 19, 2019

Former Vice President Joe Biden voiced a unique concern about the 2020 election results at a campaign event in Iowa on Friday. The presidential hopeful stated that “he's concerned about what would happen if the Republican Party were totally “clobbered,” BuzzFeed News reports, adding that he’s “really worried that no party should...

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  • December 10, 2019

Received this e-mail today from the Pennsylvania Democratic Party: Flipping both chambers of the state legislature is a top priority in 2020. On Tuesday, January 14, we can take an early step toward that goal by electing Michael Schroeder for PA Senate. Michael is a professor at Lebanon Valley College and...

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  • December 9, 2019

Received this e-mail today from former Congressman and Presidential candidate, Beto O’Rourke (D. TX): Last year 17 Texas State House Republicans won their election by less than 10 points. We can flip these seats by reaching un-registered Democrats. There are almost 90,000 people in these 17 target districts who have...

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  • December 2, 2019
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