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Trump races to weaken environmental and worker protections, and implement other last-minute policies, before Jan. 20

The Trump administration is rushing to approve dozens of eleventh-hour policy changes. Among them: The Justice Department is fast-tracking a rule that could reintroduce firing squads and electrocutions to federal executions. by Isaac Arnsdorf  Six days…

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Posted in Election Tampering Politics Pro Publica Race for the White House 2020

Trump campaign officials started pressuring Georgia’s Secretary of State long before the election

The Republican secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger, rejected repeated demands to endorse Trump. As the official overseeing the voting, he believed he should remain neutral. by Jessica Huseman and Mike Spies Long before Republican senators began…

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Posted in Columns Election Tampering Race for the White House 2020 Rathke: Chief Organizer Report

Oh, no, now O’Keefe goes postal

by Wade Rathke November 11, 2020 Atlanta   Attorney General Barr, Senator Lindsay Graham and other Republican hardline Trump apologists made quite a bit of a story told by a postal worker in Pennsylvania that he…

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Posted in Columns Rathke: Chief Organizer Report Voter registration

Georgia on my mind

by Wade Rathke November 9, 2020 Washington, DC   In politics there is always tomorrow, not necessarily for the same candidate or party, but the people will be served after a fashion, and the positions will be…

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Posted in Common Dreams News Politics Race for the White House 2020

Trump legal adviser admits campaign Is pining for Supreme Court rescue

‘Hopefully Amy Coney Barrett Will Come Through’ “The GOP is telling the nation, on cable television, that it installed its 6-3 Supreme Court majority in order to steal elections. Believe them.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer…

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Posted in Common Dreams News Voter suppression

Arizona officials vow to ‘continue our job’ counting votes as Trump backers—some armed with AR-15s—gather at local election building

“All of us are committed to a fair and efficient count of all votes,” Maricopa County officials said. by Jake Johnson, staff writer Thursday, November 5 Undeterred by a crowd of Trump supporters—some of whom were…

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Posted in Common Dreams Elections Labor Race for the White House 2020

Unions prepare for general strike if Trump subverts election results

“Paired with people in the streets, a strike could help stop a GOP coup.” by Julia Conley, staff writer Sunday, November 1, 2020 Dozens of labor unions have resolved to consider a general strike after Nov….

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Posted in Common Dreams Elections News Vote by mail Voter suppression

Justice Kavanaugh parrots Trump mail-in ballot lies as Supreme Court bars extension of Wisconsin deadline

“He’s Down to Steal This Thing” “Kavanaugh is announcing to the world that if it will help Trump win he will join a decision to not count votes.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Tuesday, October 27…

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Posted in Common Dreams Election Tampering Elections News Race for the White House 2020 Vote by mail

USPS deadline to mail ballots has passed, voters urged to drop it off.

‘Drop It Off. Drop It Off. Drop It Off’ “Don’t put it in the mail. Not at this point. If you can drop it off in person, drop it off in person.” by Jake Johnson, staff…

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Posted in Common Dreams News Race for the White House 2020 Vote by mail Voter suppression

Trump lawsuit to stop mail-In vote counting in Nevada condemned as suppression attempt

“This suit is nothing but a sham.”  ‘Obvious’ and ‘Desperate’ by Jake Johnson, staff writer Saturday, October 24 In a move the Nevada Democratic Party denounced as a “desperate play” to suppress votes just ahead of…

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Posted in Analysis Common Dreams Race for the White House 2020 Vote by mail Voter suppression

Voters implored to submit ballots ASAP as ‘unacceptable’ mail delays caused by DeJoy persist in key states

“Parts of the presidential battleground states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Ohio fell short of delivery goals by wide margins.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Friday, October 23 With a staggering number of Americans voting…

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Posted in Common Dreams Courts Elections News Voter suppression

Supreme Court blocks GOP effort to curb ballot deadline in Pennsylvania

‘One of the Most Significant Rulings’ of 2020 “This decision could have easily gone the other way if Amy Coney Barrett was on the court.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Tuesday, October 20 In both a…

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Posted in Analysis AZ Center for Investigative Reporting News

History of rejected Arizona ballots creates further election uncertainty

By Sam Kmack, Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting Friday, October 16 Phoenix, Ariz    Less than a month away from the November election, Arizona’s voter registration deadline has changed twice in two weeks, putting into question whether…

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Over 5 million Americans disenfranchised in 2020 election due to felony convictions

Black and Latinx people are disproportionately affected by disenfranchisement laws, which are still in effect in most U.S. states. by Brett Wilkins, staff writer Wednesday, October 14 Despite reforms in many states aimed at restoring ex-felons’…

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Posted in Common Dreams Election Tampering News SCOTUS Voter suppression

SCOTUS nominee Barrett says she would approach election tampering with ‘an open mind’

“This shouldn’t be a hard question. The fact that she would not answer it is deeply troubling.” by Kenny Stancil, staff writer Tuesday, October 13 When Judge Amy Coney Barrett was asked Tuesday during her second…

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Posted in Analysis Common Dreams Democracy Elections Voter suppression

‘A threat to a fair election’: Danger posed by armed pro-Trump poll watchers

“This is the stuff of our worst nightmares.” by Kenny Stancil, staff writer Friday, October 9 Following President Donald Trump’s refusal last month to denounce white supremacists along with his longstanding pattern of undermining democratic norms—and…

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Posted in Common Dreams Democracy News Race for the White House 2020

Pence joins Trump in refusing to commit to peaceful transition

‘This Is Their Desperate Attempt to Cling on to Power’ “Should Donald Trump and Mike Pence refuse to accept the will of the people, we will be ready to mobilize in unprecedented numbers to demand that…

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Posted in Columns Rathke: Chief Organizer Report Voter registration Voter suppression

What the New York Times gets right and wrong about ACORN

by Wade Rathke October 7, 2020 New Orleans   P.T. Barnum, the famous 19th century impresario and huckster from Bridgeport, Connecticut is often quoted as saying, “Any kind of publicity is good publicity as long as…

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Posted in Columns Rathke: Chief Organizer Report Voter suppression Voting rights

Database voter suppression strategy

by Wade Rathke New Orleans We all know it’s bad, and then we find out that it’s even worse than we imagined. Sharing the Voter Purge Project’s recently released report on consistent errors in the voter…

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Posted in Common Dreams Election Tampering Elections News Voter suppression

So-called ‘Election Integrity’ panel in Pennsylvania seen as GOP Trojan horse to help Trump steal election

State Democratic lawmakers called the situation “a national emergency” and said Republican efforts are a “dangerous threat to democracy.” by Andrea Germanos, staff writer Friday, October 2 A so-called “election integrity” panel proposed by Republican lawmakers…

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Trump’s encouragement of GOP ballot watchers echoes an old tactic of voter intimidation

by  Mark Krasovic, Rutgers University Newark During the first presidential debate, Donald Trump was asked by moderator Chris Wallace if he would “urge” his followers to remain calm during a prolonged vote-counting period after the election,…

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Posted in Common Dreams Election Tampering Elections News Race for the White House 2020

Trump says he Is ‘Counting on the Federal Court System’ to declare winner on Election Night—before many ballots are tallied

“This is an open admission that Trump hopes to use the Supreme Court to steal the election.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Monday, September 21 President Donald Trump said during a campaign rally over the weekend…

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Posted in News Politics Pro Publica Race for the White House 2020 Voter suppression

No Democrats allowed: a conservative lawyer holds secret voter fraud meetings with state election officials

Heritage Foundation’s Hans von Spakovsky, whose work about voting fraud has been discredited, has been conducting private meetings for Republicans only. by Mike Spies, Jake Pearson and Jessica Huseman Starting in early spring, as the coronavirus…

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A U.S. Postal Service mailer that is being sent to millions of American households ahead of the November election. (Photo: PolitiFact)
Posted in Common Dreams Coronavirus News USPS Voter suppression

States Warn Postal Service is sending misinformation about voting to millions of Americans

“Confusing voters about mail ballots in the middle of a pandemic is unacceptable.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Saturday, September 12 Officials in Colorado, California, and Washington state on Friday were forced to publicly clarify local…

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