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There are a lot of people I’d like to keep home on Election Day—about 74 million, by last count. But they have every right to tick a sad little box for a bloviating mound of venal earwax, no matter what I think about it. I’ve also known my share of ignorant college...

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  • April 7, 2021

Further investigation coming as the reality emerges. The Capitol police officer was killed because he was beaten to death, not a heart attack as originally reported. Foreign money supported at least one figure involved in the 1/6 insurrection, suggesting that a 1/6 Commission be created. x The Jan 6 siege at...

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  • January 14, 2021

There have been a lot of stories about how Trump is screwing around with the ballots, especially in Pennsylvania, where he and the GOP-controlled legislature have, with some help from the Supreme Court, set up the following catch-22: Reject any ballot that arrives after election day even though it was...

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  • October 29, 2020

We are 7 days from the election and we want every vote counted.  If you have not mailed your ballot, drop it off.  Drop it off in a drop box,the polling place or supervisor of elections.   Make that ballot your flowers for the 200,000 dead who are no longer here. ...

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  • October 27, 2020

Now that’s what I’m talking about: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) announced endorsements for more than 150 Democrats running in local races across the country. Sanders said the 172 contenders he endorsed Friday would be strong advocates for the progressive movement and that victories at the local level will help lay the foundation...

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  • October 12, 2020

The Houston Chronicle has a must read piece out right now about Texas: Texas remained the country’s largest red state in 2018. Republicans have won every statewide race in Texas since 1998, and a Democratic presidential candidate hasn’t won Texas since Jimmy Carter in 1976. But for 18 months, statewide...

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  • October 8, 2020

Big news today: x I’m proud to endorse these outstanding Democratic candidates who will work to get the virus under control, rebuild the economy and the middle class, and protect Americans’ health care and preexisting conditions protections. Support these candidates––and vote early if you can. pic.twitter.com/KETni3uwBt— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) September...

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  • September 26, 2020

The Washington Post has a front-page story up today on how to make sure your mail-in ballot is processed and counted: How to prevent your mail ballot from being rejected. This is advice that everyone needs to pay attention to — and make sure it gets spread to people who...

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  • August 25, 2020

Trump did more fear-mongering and ranted enough to cause his second official violation of Twitter rules. This happened as Trump tried another pre-RNC stunt regarding an emergency authorization of a plasma treatment. Then again, the lazy GOP decided they would copy the 2016 platform into their 2020 statement, but perhaps they...

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  • August 24, 2020

​By now, it’s painfully obvious that Donald Trump and the Republicans are blatantly sabotaging the U.S. Postal Service in order to deliberately delay mail-in ballots for this upcoming election, despite an ongoing pandemic. Trump even admitted to it. His administration is literally collecting mailboxes. But they also have plans for those who want...

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  • August 15, 2020

Trump has franked all of us. Kitchen Table Kibitzing is a community series for those who wish to share a virtual kitchen table with other readers of Daily Kos who aren’t throwing pies at one another. Drop by to talk about music, your weather, your garden, or what you cooked...

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  • August 15, 2020

Some big news today: x I’m proud to endorse this diverse and hopeful collection of thoughtful, empathetic, and highly qualified Democrats. If you’re in one of their districts or states, make sure you vote for them this fall. And if you can, vote early—by mail or in person. https://t.co/PSm3Rf3wkF pic.twitter.com/7RXrJriBz8—...

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  • August 4, 2020

Politico has a very interesting article on how Trump’s campaign to cast doubt on the legitimacy of voting by mail may end up destroying any chance Republicans could win. http://www.politico.com/… New private polling shared first with POLITICO showed that Republicans have become overwhelmingly concerned about mail balloting, which Trump has...

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  • August 3, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former presidential candidate, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I. VT), in support of these down ballot Democrats campaigns: You know as well as I do that our campaign for president was never simply about winning an election. It was about building a movement that is prepared...

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  • July 27, 2020

According to the Lexington-Herald Leader, requests for absentee ballots for the June 23rd Primary indicate a higher voter turnout statewide since the 2008 Primary. Nearly 27 percent of registered voters in Kentucky have requested an absentee ballot or already cast their vote a week out from the June 23 primary,...

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  • June 16, 2020

I have to admit, this is a strategy that never occurred to me: burning your own absentee ballot application to protest too much voting by the other side. This should become a national movement. Show them what you’re made of, Trump fans. You’re no fools! So, yeah, Grand Rapids, Michigan, MAGAs were...

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  • June 14, 2020

I received two e-mails today regarding voting by mail in my home state of Pennsylvania. First, from Governor Tom Wolf (D. PA): I hope you and your loved ones are staying safe and healthy. I wanted to send a quick update on the upcoming primary election on Tuesday, June 2,...

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  • May 20, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D. MA): 2020 is the most important election of our lives. We need to win back the White House — but we can’t stop there. To put people first as we work through this crisis — and to make big, structural...

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  • April 23, 2020

Tell NY Elections Officials: Do Not Remove Bernie From The Ballot! Let The Voters Decide! In solidarity with democracy,  Mike Fox for the PDA NY Team Let The Voters Be Heard! New York state elections officials are considering removing Bernie’s name from the ballot and cancelling the Democratic Primary in...

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  • April 10, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Mark Warner’s (D. VA) re-election campaign: Mark Warner is proud to sponsor the Natural Disaster and Emergency Ballot Act. This important bill would allow voters nationwide to cast their ballot by mail and would expand in-person early voting to prevent large gatherings. Thanks...

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  • April 8, 2020

Oh, Jesus, watch this derrière-chapeau try to claim that mail-in ballots are the end of democracy (second tweet). x Trump accuses Wisconsin Democrats of wanting to move today's election because they were scared about Trump endorsing a Republican, not because of the deadly pandemic. He then pushes lies about mail-in voting...

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  • April 7, 2020

Medicare For All Is On The Ballot TOMORROW! In solidarity,  Dr. Bill Honigman and Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Dan, Janis, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, and Donna—your PDA national team. Tell Congress To Enact Medicare For All Donate To Support Our MFA Organizing   This Medicare For All Monday, we...

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  • March 17, 2020

Republicans up and down the ballot are already casting their Democratic rivals as socialist puppets who would remake the economy in Sanders’ collectivist vision. The play is straightforward: President Donald Trump has repelled college-educated suburban voters since he took office; Republicans want to win them back by arguing the alternative...

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  • February 23, 2020

http://www.msn.com/… Oklahoma Attorney General Michael Rogers has notified Governor Kevin Stitt that an initiative to expand Medicaid has qualified to be placed on the ballot this year. More than enough valid signatures were collected in the fall to require a vote which will be known as State Question 802. Stitt,...

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  • January 11, 2020

Even if the votes leading to it might not be secret, perhaps there’s a way to get to removal. it’s not hard to imagine three senators supporting a secret ballot. (A)ccording to current Senate procedure, McConnell will still need a simple majority—51 of the 53 Senate Republicans—to support any resolution...

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  • December 13, 2019
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