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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:13 pm    Post subject:

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Start planning to vote in person if you live in a swing state.


And don't worry about the gun toting neanderthals "standing guard" the polls. They are all bark and no bight.


But a whole lot of blight for sure.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:39 pm    Post subject:

As many of us were saying...

Exclusive: Harris could help Biden with women, young voters, maybe some Republicans too - Reuters/Ipsos poll

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Nearly nine out of 10 Democrats approve of U.S. Senator Kamala Harris as their party’s vice presidential nominee, and she is more popular than presidential candidate Joe Biden among women, young voters and some Republicans, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday.


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The Aug. 11-12 public opinion survey also found that 60% of Americans, including 87% of Democrats and 37% of Republicans, considered the selection of Harris - the first Black woman and Asian American nominated for vice presidency - to be a “major milestone” for the United States.

The U.S. Senator from California is viewed about as favorably or better than Biden in most major demographic groups, the poll showed, highlighting her potential to help the former vice president expand his support in November’s election.


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Among women, 60% said they have a favorable view of Harris, compared with 53% who felt the same way about Biden. Women are the dominant force in American elections: they make up a bigger proportion of the U.S. electorate than men, and a surge in support for Democrats among white, college-educated women helped the party retake the U.S. House of Representatives in 2018.


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In addition, about 25% of Republicans said they had a favorable view of Harris and approve of her choice as Biden’s running mate. Only about 20% of Republicans said they have a similarly favorable view of Biden.

In a close election, peeling off even a small number of voters from the Republican Party could make a difference to the Democrats, political analysts said.


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Harris also is a little more popular among American adults who are younger than 35 years old: 62% said they view Harris favorably, while 60% said the same of Biden.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:52 pm    Post subject:

Which is why they're already using birther tactics on her.

They know he picked the best possible candidate. They're desperate.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:59 pm    Post subject:

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Which is why they're already using birther tactics on her.


They're obliquely assaulting her race/ethnicity with the birther approach.

Repugnicants are odious people.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:14 pm    Post subject:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/postal-workers-sounding-alarm-mail-203218629.html


Sorting machines are being removed from postal facilities
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:11 pm    Post subject:

Everyone knows Trump is going to cheat. It's up to Dems to counter his cheating. If they don't Democracy is in big trouble.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:02 pm    Post subject:

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USPS says Pennsylvania mail ballots may not be delivered on time, and state warns of ‘overwhelming’ risk to voters

https://tinyurl.com/y4n48njv

This could be the most important swing state in November. Trump really is gonna steal this election.

USPS should allow volunteers to come in and help.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:09 pm    Post subject:

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https://www.yahoo.com/news/postal-workers-sounding-alarm-mail-203218629.html


Sorting machines are being removed from postal facilities


"A USPS spokesperson said the move is routine. 'Package volume is up, but mail volume continues to decline,' said the spokesperson. 'Adapting our processing infrastructure to the current volumes will ensure more efficient, cost effective operations.'"

So they can't wait until AFTER the election to start removing them? If you already have it in your possession, why in the absolute (bleep) even remove it? That makes no sense. There' no additional cost in using these things. Hell it's almost certainly less efficient and by extension costlier to do things by hand.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:09 pm    Post subject:

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Everyone knows Trump is going to cheat. It's up to Dems to counter his cheating. If they don't Democracy is in big trouble.


Conspiracy theory, paranoia much?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:22 pm    Post subject:

24Legend007 wrote:
jodeke wrote:
Everyone knows Trump is going to cheat. It's up to Dems to counter his cheating. If they don't Democracy is in big trouble.


Conspiracy theory, paranoia much?


Which part of that sounds theoretical to you?

Explain.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:27 pm    Post subject:

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https://www.yahoo.com/news/postal-workers-sounding-alarm-mail-203218629.html


Sorting machines are being removed from postal facilities


"A USPS spokesperson said the move is routine. 'Package volume is up, but mail volume continues to decline,' said the spokesperson. 'Adapting our processing infrastructure to the current volumes will ensure more efficient, cost effective operations.'"

So they can't wait until AFTER the election to start removing them? If you already have it in your possession, why in the absolute (bleep) even remove it? That makes no sense. There' no additional cost in using these things. Hell it's almost certainly less efficient and by extension costlier to do things by hand.


that USPS spokesman is afraid of losing his or her job.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:19 pm    Post subject:

DaMuleRules wrote:
tlim wrote:
DaMuleRules wrote:
Baron Von Humongous wrote:
Start planning to vote in person if you live in a swing state.


And don't worry about the gun toting neanderthals "standing guard" the polls. They are all bark and no bight.


But a whole lot of blight for sure.


Damn typos!


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:13 pm    Post subject:

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The remote Darien Gap cuts across Central America, serving as a critical but perilous path for migrants desperate to make the journey to North America. Many people fleeing poverty, persecution and violence feel it’s their only option. But even for those who survive the ordeal, arrival in Panama brings new hurdles.

Special correspondent Nadja Drost reports and joins Nick Schifrin to discuss.

Judy Woodruff:

Last night, we brought you part one of special correspondent Nadja Drost and Bruno Federico's reports, filmed before the pandemic, from one of the most dangerous migrant paths and remote spots on Earth, the Darien Gap, a wild, lawless expanse of nearly impassable jungle that straddles Northern Colombia and Panama.

Tonight, with the support of the Pulitzer Center, Nadja and Bruno report on what they saw after their passage through the jungle and the immigration impasse so many migrants found after their ordeals.

Nadja Drost:

In the remote Darien region of Eastern Panama, migrants and asylum seekers from around the world arrived in an indigenous hamlet. It's the site of nonstop confusion, as Panama's border police organized groups to leave on canoes.

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Nadja Drost:

We first met Gedeao Makombo Nkosse in Colombia, where he boarded a boat with his wife and three children to reach the Darien trail. Later, he told us the jungle and its swollen rivers took a crushing toll.

Gedeao Makombo Nkosse (through translator):

While we were crossing the river, I was with my children, all of us, me, my son and two daughters we fell in the water. And when we fell in the water, I — I — I managed to save only two children. My daughter is gone. I lost a 9-year-old daughter just like that.

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Gedeao Makombo Nkosse (through translator):

I have nothing left. I don't know how to move on now and go forward with the rest of the family.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:18 pm    Post subject:

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House Republicans Get Cranked Up
QAnon is headed for Capitol Hill.

By JIM NEWELL
AUG 13, 2020
4:57 PM

After winning a runoff for the Republican nomination in Georgia’s 14th Congressional District Tuesday night, Marjorie Taylor Greene delivered a message for her soon-to-be colleague in the House, Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

“She’s a hypocrite,” Greene said. “She’s anti-American. And we’re going to kick that (bleep) out of Congress!”

Unsporting though it may have been, this manages to be one of the less controversial of many infamous remarks from Greene, an effective lock to win November’s general election in her deep-red, northwest Georgia district. Greene, a construction executive, is someone who over the years has enjoyed uploading videos to Facebook about whatever’s on her mind. She described the 2018 midterms as “an Islamic invasion of our government,” said Black people are “held slaves to the Democratic Party,” and accused George Soros, the Democratic megadonor, who is Jewish, of being a Nazi. More of these videos are being unearthed by the day. Among the latest hits: Greene has had some questions about “the so-called plane that crashed into the Pentagon.”

...

What House Republicans are looking at next year is a minority in which the people who know how to govern will be gone, and their replacements will include people who either subscribe to or don’t rule out! the dumbest conspiracy theory in existence, or have otherwise been marinated in a very-online conspiracy media bubble that make the days of Fox News as the central misinformation organ look quaint.

This is nothing for Democrats to celebrate. If Joe Biden becomes president, Republicans, just by the nature of cyclical politics, will have a good opportunity to retake the House in 2022. And they thought the House Republicans of 2011 were unmanageable?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:24 pm    Post subject:

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Donald Trump Can Do More Than Attack Post Office Funding. He’s Mounting A Legal War Against Mailed Ballots.

The president’s attack on the U.S. Postal Service presages a legal fight to stop absentee ballots from being counted.

By Paul Blumenthal
08/13/2020 03:56 pm ET
Updated 6 hours ago

President Donald Trump stunned even hardened observers when he admitted on national television Thursday morning that he would not agree to additional U.S. Postal Service funding because it would make mail-in balloting easier.

“Now they need that money in order to make the post office work so it can take all of these millions and millions of ballots,” he said. “But if they don’t get those two items, that means you can’t have universal mail-in voting.”

Later Thursday, Vice reported that the Postal Service is removing machines that sort mail ― including ballots ― from offices without an explanation, further raising alarms that Trump will degrade the post office to hurt mail-in voting.

But starving the Postal Service of funding is just one tool at the president’s disposal to slow or stop the counting of ballots sent by mail. Trump’s campaign and the Republican National Committee are already engaged in litigation to prevent voters from easily casting absentee or mail-in ballots. In Pennsylvania, they are trying to block the implementation of ballot drop boxes ― curbside boxes where voters can drop their absentee ballots to be picked up by election officials. In California, the RNC tried to stop the mailing of ballots to all voters, but failed. And the Trump campaign is also challenging a new Nevada law that would mail ballots to all active voters.

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Polls already show that Democratic Party voters will likely cast a high proportion of provisional ballots. An ABC/Washington Post poll conducted in July found that 51% of Democrats plan to cast their vote by absentee ballot in November compared to 20% of Republicans. A Marquette University Law School poll found a similar split among voters in Wisconsin, a key swing state.

This means that Trump could come out ahead on Election Day with millions, or tens of millions, of absentee and provisional ballots still left to count.

“The position that [Trump] takes and that some others have taken is transparently driven by who they think is going to vote and how they think they’re going to vote,” said Sean Morales-Doyle, deputy director for voting rights and elections at the Brennan Center for Justice.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:38 pm    Post subject:

Omar Little wrote:
DaMuleRules wrote:
tlim wrote:
DaMuleRules wrote:
Baron Von Humongous wrote:
Start planning to vote in person if you live in a swing state.


And don't worry about the gun toting neanderthals "standing guard" the polls. They are all bark and no bight.


But a whole lot of blight for sure.


Damn typos!


Did you bight off more than you could slough?


I didn't a fjord myself enough time to read before I hit submit.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:59 pm    Post subject:

DaMuleRules wrote:
Omar Little wrote:
DaMuleRules wrote:
tlim wrote:
DaMuleRules wrote:
Baron Von Humongous wrote:
Start planning to vote in person if you live in a swing state.


And don't worry about the gun toting neanderthals "standing guard" the polls. They are all bark and no bight.


But a whole lot of blight for sure.


Damn typos!


Did you bight off more than you could slough?


I didn't a fjord myself enough time to read before I hit submit.


That’s not sound practice.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:01 pm    Post subject:

24Legend007 wrote:
jodeke wrote:
Everyone knows Trump is going to cheat. It's up to Dems to counter his cheating. If they don't Democracy is in big trouble.


Conspiracy theory, paranoia much?


Which part of that sounds theoretical to you?

Explain.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:56 am    Post subject:

24Legend007 wrote:
jodeke wrote:
Everyone knows Trump is going to cheat. It's up to Dems to counter his cheating. If they don't Democracy is in big trouble.


Conspiracy theory, paranoia much?


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Trump Just Admitted He's Sabotaging the USPS to Screw Up the Election

“They need that money in order to make the Post Office work so it can take all of these millions and millions of ballots,” Trump said on Fox Business Thursday morning of the states that are implementing universal mail-in voting ahead of the November election. “But if they don’t get those two items, that means you can’t have universal mail-in voting, because they’re not equipped to have it.”


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:27 am    Post subject:

Not american but hope the american people have learned their lesson and vote right this time
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:45 am    Post subject:

C M B wrote:
24Legend007 wrote:
jodeke wrote:
Everyone knows Trump is going to cheat. It's up to Dems to counter his cheating. If they don't Democracy is in big trouble.


Conspiracy theory, paranoia much?


Which part of that sounds theoretical to you?

Explain.


To add (to Legend007) (not around here are you) Why don't you read the Introduction in Cohen's book, you know the guy who was Trump's fixer for something like a decade.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:09 am    Post subject:

paymonM wrote:
https://www.yahoo.com/news/postal-workers-sounding-alarm-mail-203218629.html


Sorting machines are being removed from postal facilities


As Rachel pointed out, they are not only removing them, they are dismantling them too.

And they have been seen removing mail boxes too - pictures from Portland and New York.

They are doing the heist in plain sight.

I have revised my plan -- I will either drop off absentee ballot, or early vote in person or vote on election day. My polling place is only a block from my house at a fire station with plenty of room for social distancing.

I think everyone who can take pressure off the postal system by finding alternatives should plan for that now.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:14 am    Post subject:

24Legend007 wrote:
jodeke wrote:
Everyone knows Trump is going to cheat. It's up to Dems to counter his cheating. If they don't Democracy is in big trouble.


Conspiracy theory, paranoia much?


You either:

1) Haven't' been paying attention
2) Watch too much Fox News
3) Drank the Kool-Aid and are unable to discern reality
4) So committed to Trump's racist white supremacy that you really don't care if Trump cheats
5 ) Some combination of all of the above.

If you want to engage in hit and run posts, you better come up with something more substantial next time than Trump-style projection insults.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:30 am    Post subject:

ChefLinda wrote:
24Legend007 wrote:
jodeke wrote:
Everyone knows Trump is going to cheat. It's up to Dems to counter his cheating. If they don't Democracy is in big trouble.


Conspiracy theory, paranoia much?


You either:

1) Haven't' been paying attention
2) Watch too much Fox News
3) Drank the Kool-Aid and are unable to discern reality
4) So committed to Trump's racist white supremacy that you really don't care if Trump cheats
5 ) Some combination of all of the above.

If you want to engage in hit and run posts, you better come up with something more substantial next time than Trump-style projection insults.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:32 am    Post subject:

Here's a picture taken by a NYT reporter of NY mail boxes being carted off:

https://twitter.com/Azi/status/1294254418569953280
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