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Donald Trump/ALEC love voter suppression Daily Kos does not thus a campaign to thwart ALEC (2 Viewers)


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Donald Trump has a multi-pronged campaign to suppress the vote in order to win re-election. At Daily Kos, we have a multi-pronged campaign to stop him.

Here is Trump's plan:

First, thanks to Big Tech companies like Facebook, Trump and his right-wing allies are using social media to spread disinformation about voting, in particular about the safety and security of voting by mail.

Second, in case the disinformation doesn't work and Americans go ahead and request mail-in ballots anyway, Republicans are spending millions of dollars on lawsuits designed to keep mail-in ballots out of the hands of prospective voters whenever possible.

Third, in the event that prospective voters are able to acquire mail-in ballots, Trump has installed a Postmaster General who has deliberately slowed down mail delivery, with an eye toward preventing as many mail-in ballots from being counted as possible.

Finally, in the event that people give up on mail voting and decide risk their health by voting in person, Trump's campaign, via the Republican National Committee, is giving millions of dollars to Republican state parties to recruit 50,000 volunteers--including veterans and off-duty law enforcement officers--to directly intimidate prospective voters and challenge ballots at "key precincts."
At Daily Kos, we are not going to let this campaign against democracy stand. We will fight to cancel it, every step of the way:
First, through our heavily trafficked website, and our vast email and SMS lists, we collectively generate over 100,000,000 views from an average of 9,000,000 people every month. We have used, and will continue to use, these enormous channels to combat the right-wing disinformation campaign about voting by mail, and arm millions of grassroots activists with the truth: voting by mail drives up turnout, keeps you safe from disease, and is extremely secure.

Second, while we cannot afford high-priced lawyers to combat Republican lawsuits aimed at keeping mail-in ballots out of the hands of voters, we can more than make up for that with grassroots activism. This spring and summer, we have been coordinating with dozens of progressive organizations to send millions of letters to Congress, demanding full funding for voting by mail and for election security, and we will not relent until we win that campaign In the coming weeks, we will take that campaign to the state and local level, working with allies to pressure elected officials at every level to ensure a safe, democratic and high turnout presidential election.

Third, to thwart Trump's sabotage of the USPS, we will inform our vast audience of alternative ways they can cast their ballot that do not require either the postal service or in-person voting on Election Day. Additionally, we are participating in an experiment with our primary Get Out the Vote partner, Vote Forward, to determine if the millions of letters our volunteers are preparing to mail to Democratic swing state voters in late October need to be sent out earlier this year than initially planned.

Finally, we are countering Republican efforts to intimidate prospective voters at the polls by recruiting two volunteers to help people vote for every one volunteer the GOP recruits to frighten them. Further, we are providing hundreds of thousands of dollars to local civic engagement groups who are on the ground in five key swing states--Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, North Carolina, and Wisconsin--making sure those organizations have the resources they need to protect the right to vote for the diverse, frontline communities who bear the brunt of Trump's assault on the right to vote
We are fighting back against Donald Trump's comprehensive assault on democracy with a comprehensive defense of it.



— 2 recent Utility Bills

--- a birth certificate

 --- drivers license or state ID card

--- proof of voter registration etc etc etc.

--- Passport

--- Keep it close by

— Once again….Voters BEGIN ORGANIZING YOUR VOTING DAY PACKET. Keep it close by ALWAY

Let's get on with it. WE voters have a mess to clean up.

Republican National Committee, is giving millions of dollars to Republican state parties to recruit 50,000 volunteers--including veterans and off-duty law enforcement officers--to directly intimidate prospective voters and challenge ballots at "key precincts."

I hereby volunteer to intimidate the intimidators.
And yes, I'll supply streaming video.

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