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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

Received this e-mail yesterday from former Presidential candidate, Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D. TX), on behalf of his organization, Powered by People: Having these conversations now (and not in the weeks just before an election) shows our commitment to work with each other even when there’s not an election on the...

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  • April 15, 2021

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen’s (D. MD) re-election campaign: Even as we work to pass historic legislation in the U.S. Senate where Republican control has prevented progress for so long, we need to stay laser-focused on GOP efforts to steal the next election by suppressing...

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  • April 13, 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

Received this e-mail today from Governor Tony Evers’ (D. WI) re-election campaign: As someone who believes in science and keeping Wisconsin safe, I have trusted public health experts to guide our decision-making since the beginning of COVID-19. As a result, we’re leading the nation in vaccine distribution and next week...

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  • April 1, 2021

In the 2020 election, we witnessed Yuge ™ Republican angst over mail-in ballots. They were an invitation to fraud, they said. There’s no way to know if the votes were legal, they said. It gave an unfair advantage to minorities and poor people, they said (as though that were a...

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  • March 5, 2021

Darn those class commitments, aligning us to our political choices in a democracy, made worse by all those folks who knew they were in that Gilded Age. “If the future of the Democratic Party is in the rich suburbs, the future of American politics is another long Gilded Age.” Matt...

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  • February 28, 2021
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Texas really is full of dumb GOP fuckers: x NEW: Texas AG Ken Paxton left the state during the deadly power outages last week to meet with his counterpart in Utah. Paxton's spox did not answer Qs about when he left or returned and why the trip was not postponed....

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  • February 22, 2021

Playing catch up here with my e-mails since it was a very busy week for me. Received this e-mail this week from former Presidential candidate, Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D. TX), on behalf of his organization, Powered By People: As President Joe Biden said at his inauguration, “democracy has prevailed.” Last...

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  • February 15, 2021

I listened to Mitch McConnell’s post impeachment weaselling, he could not refute the impeachment managers accusations or facts, so he then shielded himself behind a very weak and dubious legal argument excuse. HOWEVER. Virtually every single GQP member before January 6th supported the narcissistic sociopath in everything he did. There...

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  • February 14, 2021

Received this e-mail from former presidential candidate, Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D. TX), on behalf of his organization, Powered By People: I’ve got some good news. More than 1,500 Texans who receive these emails from me have signed up for trainings to become Volunteer Deputy Registrars (VDRs). In Texas, one must...

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  • February 6, 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

Researchers at Stanford and U. of Chicago, Eggers, Garro, and Grimmer, today demonstrated quantitatively how the election was never “stolen”, but rather framed by false media frames in order to foment insurrection and sedition. This leaves Trump’s biggest, most illogical lie, that “because he received 74 million votes, he couldn’t...

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  • February 3, 2021

Received this e-mail today from former presidential candidate, Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D. TX), on behalf of his  organization, Powered By People: x Cruz says he’s for the people of Pittsburgh? The same ones whose votes he tried to throw out? Says he’s cares about the welfare of Americans, when he...

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  • January 22, 2021

Hello, Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), who was Twitter-suspended because of the “borderline monopolistic stranglehold of Big Tech”. Whatever that is. “The radicalization of the Republican Party has altered the world of conservative media, which is, in turn, accelerating that radicalization.” x Marjorie Taylor Greene – one of the most...

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  • January 18, 2021

Received this e-mail today from former presidential candidate, Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s (D. TX) organization, Powered By People: Beto O’Rourke (D. TX) Ted Cruz led the effort to overturn the 2020 election results in the Senate, placing our democracy on the altar of his own political ambition. Two major Texas newspapers...

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  • January 12, 2021

David Plouffe did not mince his words as he pointed out that Trump and his enablers likely sped up a Blue Georgia by a few election cycles. With the events that occurred right after Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock’s epic wins in Georgia, this story was temporarily placed on ice....

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  • January 9, 2021

Received this e-mail today from former presidential candidate, Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D. TX) and his organization, Powered By People: Texas is at the center of the constitutional crisis that will play out in our nation’s capital today. The latest lurch towards authoritarianism — Donald Trump trying to shake down Georgia’s...

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  • January 6, 2021

So did anything newsworthy happen last night? I was screaming at absinthe fairies until 4 a.m. Wasn’t there some election in one of those deep-red states or something? Oh, I remember now. Donald Trump set fire to the Republican Party and then exiled himself to Florida to stare at gimpy...

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  • January 6, 2021

The urban-suburban-exurban voting shows the shift in the south like elsewhere for a cosmopolitan American electorate. Stacey Abrams may have saved America. x I have been kindly asked to clarify that this is my view and not my employer's — G. Elliott Morris (@gelliottmorris) January 6, 2021 Gaslighting beginning early....

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  • January 6, 2021

The big day is here! Grassroots groups are pushing to  help boost Democratic Election Day  turnout in Georgia and here are a few ways you can help. I received this e-mail just now from Serve America  PAC: Today is the big day. Control of the U.S. Senate will be decided...

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  • January 5, 2021

From The Huffington Post: Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler, one day before her closely watched Georgia Senate runoff, announced Monday she’s joining the coalition of GOP senators objecting to this week’s tally of the Electoral College results in Congress. “The American people deserve a platform in Congress, permitted under the Constitution,...

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  • January 5, 2021

I know this New York Times article is a month old but I wanted to reference it for the purposes of this  diary: More than 180 years ago, as part of the Trail of Tears, the United States military drove thousands of Cherokee and Muscogee people off the land they...

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  • January 4, 2021

Good early voting for January 5th runoff elections in the Peach State is giving Democrats hope that they will win the two Senate seats and gain control of the upper chamber of Congress. Meanwhile, Trump is telling his supporters that the runoff elections in Georgia are “illegal and invalid” even as he...

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  • January 2, 2021

Don’t listen to any lizard people this year. x Greetings from the White House. Trump appears to be tweeting and watching OANN from the Oval Office this New Year’s Day. The press pool has not been covid-tested for a second day in a row. pic.twitter.com/jtFidJ3TZZ— Sophia Cai (@SophiaCai99) January 1,...

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  • January 1, 2021

Received this e-mail today from former presidential candidate, Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s (D. TX) organization, Powered By People, in support of Jon Ossoff (D. GA) and Rev. Raphael Warnock’s (D. GA) U.S. Senate campaigns: Rev. Raphael Warnock (D. GA)  & Jon Ossoff (D. GA) Powered by People volunteers did something big...

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  • December 30, 2020

A piece in The Bulwark gives us another political neologism, as if we had enough to deal with in designated “more conservative”, “more moderate”, “less liberal”, and even anti-progressive Democrats. At their margins they may be responsible for the Democratic losses in Congress even as Trump has been defeated. “Can’t we all just get...

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  • December 22, 2020

Received this e-mail today from the Progressive Change Campaign Committee in support of Jon Ossoff (D. GA) & Rev. Raphael Warnock’s (D. GA) U.S. Senate campaigns: Rev. Raphael Warnock (D. GA) & Jon Ossoff (D. GA) After eight months of obstruction, during which millions of Americans struggled to pay for...

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  • December 22, 2020

Philip Bump has the goods: it is nearly impossible for the fraud claimed by Trumpists to have occurred in 2020. No evidence has emerged to support an already conspiracy-ridden and ignorance-addled group of crypto-fascists bent on creating a dictatorship for a game-show demagogue. Yet they are even grifting money from...

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  • December 15, 2020

The balance of power in the Senate, along with how much Joe Biden can accomplish during his first term as president, will be determined solely by a two-race election in Georgia held on Jan. 5. Ironically, the Georgia law requiring a runoff race when no candidate receives more than 50% of the vote...

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  • December 12, 2020

Received a few e-mails for upcoming GOTV event to help Jon Ossoff (D. GA) and Rev. Raphael Warnock (D. GA) win their runoff elections. Received this e-mail last night  from Senate Circle: Thank You Going into the holiday season, we give thanks for you: for joining this team and bringing...

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  • December 10, 2020

From The Huffington Post: For weeks, the couple had done almost nothing but sell. Loeffler was one of several senators who faced public outrage for unloading millions of dollars in stock before most Americans understood the towering threat posed by the coronavirus pandemic. Then shortly before the CARES Act, a...

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  • December 8, 2020

Can enraging Georgia voters about a lost election actually spur GOP turnout in Georgia. The Trumpist cognitive dissonance is strong with them, much like Trump’s claim that he couldn’t possibly have lost because he got more votes than in 2016. x I think a lot of people are overestimating the...

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  • December 7, 2020

We were closer than one thinks to what can still happen without stronger Congressional action, namely an anti-democratic authoritarian regime that resembles a republic in name only. There were seven new Trump election lawsuits filed today. ‘Temporarily Suspend the Constitution’ and Impose Martial Law There was a great piece by Susan...

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  • December 3, 2020

Received this e-mail from former presidential candidate, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I. VT), in support of Jon Ossoff (D. GA) and Rev. Raphael Warnock’s (D. GA) U.S. Senate campaigns: Rev. Raphael Warnock (D. GA) & Jon Ossoff (D. GA) As we're sure you're aware, the special election in Georgia on...

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  • December 3, 2020

Ron Johnson is easily the dumbest man in Washington whenever Louie Gohmert is off dry-humping the animatronic Eve at the Creation Museum in Kentucky. But he’s not dumb enough to think Donald Trump won reelection. Very few Republican politicians are that dumb — though the crass and cynical dishonesty is...

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  • December 2, 2020

In 2019 John Kerry was awarded and accepted the Arctic Circle Prize in a speech to an assembly of climate scientists and other Arctic stakeholders in Reykjavik, Iceland. In his dramatic speech, Kerry, who has been nominated by President-Elect Joe Biden, to be the first ‘Climate Tsar’ in a cabinet-level position,  declared a world...

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  • November 24, 2020

Received two e-mails from prominent Democratic politicians helping mobilize Latino voters in Georgia for the upcoming U.S. Senate runoff elections on January 5th. The first one  is from  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D. NY-14): Without Democratic control of the Senate, Mitch McConnell is going to do everything in his power to...

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  • November 22, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D. OH) in support of Jon Ossoff (D. GA) & Rev. Raphael Warnock’s (D. GA) U.S. Senate campaigns: Jon Ossoff (D. GA) & Raphael Warnock (D. GA) Jon Ossoff and Rev. Warnock’s runoff races in Georgia are our last chance to...

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  • November 21, 2020

Eugene Robinson has completely lost patience with Trump and The Republican Party. They are trying to return to Jim Crow. Eugene Robinson slams Trump & Republican Party x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Donald Trump and the Republican Party clearly believes that because people of color have an...

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  • November 20, 2020

For all the naysayers, and denier(s) who think that Black Lives Matter is an abominable allegory, I point you to the states of Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Georgia. I have a good friend who lives in Detroit, which is in Wayne County. The board of canvassers which certifies the election results...

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  • November 18, 2020
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I’m all in for this: President-elect Joe Biden will join the lineup of influential Democrats involved in Georgia's ongoing senatorial campaigns, according to his recently-named forthcoming chief of staff. Ron Klain—who will formally step into the role when become Biden assumes office in January—discussed the outcomes of Georgia's two runoff...

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  • November 16, 2020

From The Intercept: IF SEN. DAVID PERDUE wins reelection in Georgia’s runoff in January, the Republican Party will almost certainly maintain its Senate majority. Perdue, an outspoken climate denier, urged President Donald Trump to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accords; voted against a Senate resolution that affirmed that climate change is real and that...

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  • November 14, 2020

This has been a busy post-election week for me at work and I have a lot more diaries I want to write about this past election and the upcoming Governor elections inn 2021 and of course, the 2022 midterms. Right now, I am laser focused on helping Jon Ossoff (D....

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  • November 13, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former presidential candidate, Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D. TX), in support of Jon Ossoff (D. GA) and Rev. Raphael Warnock’s (D. GA) U.S. Senate campaigns: Jon Ossoff (D. GA) & Raphael Warnock (D. GA) I’m grateful for the responses to the “down but not out!” email...

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  • November 12, 2020

Hey everyone! So I needed to take a little break after election day from posting diaries and I think you all know why. First off, I am very happy that my home state of Pennsylvania delivered for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris! I was in Cleveland this past weekend heading...

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  • November 9, 2020

I have republican family members and I know right-wing fellow workers.I researched for the unions in the South for a decade.   I’ve done collective bargaining to protect the health plan of an industrial worker group of several hundred union members who voted almost 100% for Trump in 2016.  The...

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  • November 8, 2020

a local pollster, Stpetepolls,  has one final poll of the county up. Here’s the summary: x We polled bellwether #Pinellas County, Florida one last time. Trump won Pinellas +1% (5,419 votes) in 2016.@StPetePolls final numbers: @JoeBiden 54%@realDonaldTrump 45%https://t.co/2jZch9L8Ig pic.twitter.com/TXcdxDkFu4— Peter Schorsch (@PeterSchorschFL) November 3, 2020 < p class=”is-empty-p”> If you...

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  • November 3, 2020

 Count every vote. #CountEveryVote x Remember that America is a democracy. Every vote deserves to be counted, no matter what Trump and Republicans say https://t.co/HcHI6D5t0N— Barbara Malmet (@B52Malmet) November 3, 2020 x #BREAK Election eve and Twitter has labeled a Trump tweet as misleading. Removed ability for tweet to be retweeted....

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  • November 3, 2020
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