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Your Voice. Your Vote


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  1. October 29, 2020 at 11:21 am

    thank you NW. The hour is getting late. Vote Anyway!

  2. October 29, 2020 at 11:25 am

    Kamala s-s-stunning at Drive-In Mobilization Event in Phoenix with Alicia Keys.
    “Live in our civic joy” (Hank Thomas)
    Alicia Keys reminding that joy is a form of resistance.

  3. 3 jer44
    October 29, 2020 at 11:29 am

  4. 9 whenpamelawandered
    October 29, 2020 at 11:33 am

    Oh, NerdyWonka, aka UTAL 💞

    You.
    Rock.
    My.
    World..

    Thank you every single day..

    Big hugs all around, TOD, keep us All The Heart!

    ♥️⏳🕯🙏🏼🌏

    • 10 Nerdy Wonka
      October 29, 2020 at 1:55 pm

      😀

      • 11 whenpamelawandered
        October 30, 2020 at 12:27 pm

        It means so so much, NW/UTAL, because somehow I cannot come in when the comments reach 60 now. Even though I lurk because I am so bereft of words, I still love to be here with you all! 🕊💞🙏🏼🌏🕯⏳🕊

  5. 12 ggail44
    October 29, 2020 at 11:34 am

    Good West Coast morning Nerdy and TOD family.

    Let’s keep HOPE alive and VOTE!

  6. 13 Dudette
    October 29, 2020 at 11:49 am

  7. 15 Dudette
    October 29, 2020 at 11:53 am

    Grrreat ad! 😆

  8. 16 Dudette
    October 29, 2020 at 11:53 am

  9. October 29, 2020 at 11:55 am

    By Senate Democrats: Remarkable and detailed information about voting in each state:
    “Counting Votes & What To Expect On Election Day”:
    (https://www.democrats.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/10%2028%2020%20Election%20Night%20Report.pdf)

  10. 19 Dudette
    October 29, 2020 at 11:57 am

    Interesting

  11. October 29, 2020 at 11:57 am

    “First Votes Counted On Election Night May Give False Impression Of Vote Leader”
    Potential mirage: Experts want us to know that first results are likely to look better for Trump on Election Night because gop leaning votes are likely to be counted first. (Maddow)
    ((https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMERCvs08B4)

  12. October 29, 2020 at 12:04 pm

    I Just love😃 Pres Obama

  13. October 29, 2020 at 12:06 pm

    Just asking the following:
    To those who are walking around with their eyes shut on Doom’s total inaction on COVID-19.
    And his 25 super-spreader events that will make President Biden’s future work harder with each deadly event.
    —WHAT IF IT WAS EBOLA?
    —WHAT IF IT WAS EBOLA?

  14. 26 Dudette
    October 29, 2020 at 12:12 pm

  15. October 29, 2020 at 12:16 pm

    Robert De Niro says Trump acts like a mobster: “It’s gangster culture.”
    (https://www.msnbc.com/the-reidout/watch/-it-s-gangster-culture-robert-de-niro-says-trump-acts-like-a-mobster-94881861730)
    —De Niro talking to Joy Reid.

  16. October 29, 2020 at 12:36 pm

    Governor Whitmer: “The Plot to Kidnap Me”
    “Every time the president ramps up his violent rhetoric, every time he fires up Twitter to launch another broadside against me, my family and I see a surge of vicious attacks sent our way.”
    (https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/10/plot-kidnap-me/616866/)

  17. 29 Dudette
    October 29, 2020 at 12:36 pm

  18. 30 Dudette
    October 29, 2020 at 12:36 pm

  19. October 29, 2020 at 12:45 pm

    PRESIDENT OBAMA.
    In Orlando:
    “You got the Environmental Protection Agency that’s supposed to protect our air and our water. It’s run by an energy lobbyist that gives polluters free rein to dump unlimited poison into our air and our water…
    The Labor Department, that’s supposed to protect workers. It’s run by a corporate lobbyist who’s declared war on workers, trying to gut protections to keep essential folks safe during a pandemic, making it easier for big corporations to steal their wages.
    The Interior Department, that’s supposed to protect our public lands, our wilderness, the Everglades, it’s run by an oil lobbyist who’s just fine with selling them to the highest bidder.
    You’ve got an education department run by a billionaire who has gutted rules designed to protect students from getting ripped off by for-profit colleges. And then is stiff arming students looking for loan relief in the middle of an economic collapse.
    You’ve got the person who runs Medicaid, trying not to get more people on the Medicaid so they’ve got better healthcare, but to kick more people off of Medicaid.”
    (https://www.rev.com/blog/transcripts/barack-obama-campaign-speech-for-joe-biden-transcript-orlando-october-27)

  20. 32 No Child Left Behind
    October 29, 2020 at 1:05 pm

    Another crony of Trump: Jerry Falwell Jr. sues Liberty University, alleging the evangelical school founded by his late pastor father damaged his reputation after he resigned as president and chancellor in August amid a series of scandals.

  21. 34 No Child Left Behind
    October 29, 2020 at 1:22 pm

    Virginia Military Institute votes to remove Stonewall Jackson statue amid racism accusations by Black cadets

    After resisting calls to remove the Confederate general’s statue, the VMI Board of Visitors reversed course as pressure built to change the climate on campus.

    The school’s superintendent, retired Gen. J.H. Binford Peay III, resigned Monday, saying he was told by the chief of staff of Gov. Ralph Northam (D) that the governor and other state legislators had “lost confidence in my leadership” and wanted him out.

  22. October 29, 2020 at 1:24 pm

    “What to Do If You Change Your Mind About Voting by Mail”
    “Maybe you requested a mail ballot,
    but changed your mind
    and want to vote in person.
    This is what you can do in every state if you’ve changed your mind about how you want to cast your vote.”
    (https://www.propublica.org/article/what-to-do-if-you-change-your-mind-about-voting-by-mail)
    —fab state by state.

  23. 36 Dudette
    October 29, 2020 at 1:25 pm

    Please share.

  24. 37 jer44
    October 29, 2020 at 1:26 pm

  25. 38 jer44
    October 29, 2020 at 1:29 pm

    Coming up: Joe Biden campaigns at drive-in event in Broward County, Florida

    Also here: https://abcnews.go.com/live/video/special-live-07

  26. 39 Dudette
    October 29, 2020 at 1:30 pm

  27. 40 Dudette
    October 29, 2020 at 1:31 pm

    This is beautiful!

  28. 41 Dudette
    October 29, 2020 at 1:31 pm

  29. October 29, 2020 at 1:36 pm

    Governor Whitmer to Hayes:
    “Well, it’s been hard Chris. I mean, I don’t have a whole lot of time to stop and process it or feel sorry for myself. I’ve got a job to do and I’m going to keep doing my job. But starting in April, when the president singled me out, and called me “that woman from Michigan” and tweeted “Liberate Michigan!”. Every time he focuses on my state or on me we see the violent rhetoric increase. We see the threats online increase. I have had to have a lot of serious hard conversations with my children when there are people with AR15s out on our front lawn.
    And these are people who are looking for any leader to give them some credibility and some some comfort, and some encouragement. And when Donald Trump won’t denounce them in the middle of a presidential debate, that’s the kind of encouragement they see. When Donald Trump says things like “Lock them all up!”-
    that’s the kind of encouragement and it’s dangerous. It’s Anti-American.
    We settle our differences at the ballot box. And if we don’t like the result, we get organized and get ready for the next Election. We have peaceful transition of power. We put our democracy before our party.
    And we put our country before ourselves. That is not how this administration operates.
    And that’s why I think this choice to elect an incredibly decent, experienced, empathetic set of people like
    Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, is where I believe our country is headed.
    Because we are sick and tired of being sick and tired, and worrying about our lives and our livelihood.”
    —AR15s on her front lawn…trump must answer.

  30. 43 Dudette
    October 29, 2020 at 1:38 pm

    Thread

  31. 44 Dudette
    October 29, 2020 at 1:38 pm

  32. October 29, 2020 at 1:45 pm

    “Trump sowing seeds of upset with misinformation about Election Night vote counting”
    “Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, talks with Rachel Maddow about how Donald Trump is knowingly setting the stage for outrage among his supporters by spreading misinformation about counting ballots beyond Election Night.”
    —MI judge:
    —BANS THE BLOCK ON OPEN CARRY at polling places on Election Night.

    • October 29, 2020 at 1:55 pm

      The Honorable Congressman John Lewis:
      “The Vote is the most important non-violent tool we have.”
      NAACP:
      Written by Coalition of Black Leaders:
      October 24th: “The challenges confronting the Black community in 2020 are well documented:
      police killings, an inadequate response to the coronavirus, mass unemployment, and systematic racism. We now face a concerted effort to suppress and disenfranchise the Black community’s inalienable right to vote. In 2013, the Supreme Court eroded many of the vital protections contained in the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Many states have made it increasingly difficult for minorities to vote. We face the same challenges our community had to fight against in the 1950s and ’60s. And in the spirit of the late Congressman Lewis, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer, we too must have a plan of action.
      (https://www.bet.com/news/national/2020/10/23/naacp-election-protection-action-for-the-black-community.html)

  33. October 29, 2020 at 1:46 pm

    Pennsylvania officials will segregate all late-arriving ballots. The idea is to prevent Republicans from challenging those ballots and then using that to challenge *all* mail ballots, by claiming they’ve all been commingled and can’t be separated from one another, requiring a halt to the count until the legal dispute over the late ballots is resolved.

  34. October 29, 2020 at 1:48 pm

  35. 50 Dudette
    October 29, 2020 at 2:06 pm

  36. 51 Dudette
    October 29, 2020 at 2:07 pm

  37. October 29, 2020 at 2:10 pm

    Ari Berman:
    “Record Early Voting Suggests Voter Suppression Is Backfiring”
    Ari Berman, author of “Give us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America,” tells O’Donnell
    that voters should drop off their mail ballots or vote in person: “Sending your ballot in the mail at this point in time is just too risky.”
    –Threats to voting “being accelerated by the Supreme Court”.
    –Do not send your ballot in the mail (except in CA).
    –Backlash: Voters hear for themselves Trump saying he doesn’t want votes to be counted.

  38. 53 Dudette
    October 29, 2020 at 2:11 pm

    ✊🏾😍✊🏾

  39. 54 Dudette
    October 29, 2020 at 2:12 pm

    Yay Georgia!!!

  40. October 29, 2020 at 2:15 pm

  41. 57 Dudette
    October 29, 2020 at 2:20 pm

    Badass Daughter of a Badass!

  42. 59 Dudette
    October 29, 2020 at 2:21 pm

  43. 60 marleysperson
    October 29, 2020 at 2:24 pm

    Real brain, here

  44. 61 jer44
    October 29, 2020 at 2:28 pm

  45. 62 Dudette
    October 29, 2020 at 2:30 pm

  46. 64 Dudette
    October 29, 2020 at 2:36 pm

  47. 65 Dudette
    October 29, 2020 at 2:36 pm

  48. 66 Dudette
    October 29, 2020 at 2:37 pm

    • October 29, 2020 at 3:00 pm

      With tRump flying around having spreader events at airport hangars/tarmacs, shouldn’t the cost for using AF1 be charged to his campaign? Of course he won’t. Just another way to make up the shortfall in his campaign war chest.

  49. 68 Dudette
    October 29, 2020 at 2:40 pm

  50. 69 No Child Left Behind
    October 29, 2020 at 2:47 pm

    BREAKING: Healthcare workers are suing OSHA because of the agency’s failure to keep workers safe during the pandemic.

    • October 29, 2020 at 3:10 pm

      “Fewer inspectors, more deaths: The Trump administration rolls back workplace safety inspections”

      In 2019, OSHA’s safety inspectors conducted 962 investigations into fatal or catastrophic workplace incidents — the highest number since the agency began publishing the data in 2011.

      As these incidents mount, however, the Trump administration has scaled back OSHA inspections, which research has shown to lower injury rates….The slowdown in inspections could prove dangerous for millions of workers: A Public Integrity analysis shows the vast majority of deaths and catastrophes have occurred at workplaces that weren’t inspected by OSHA.

      https://www.vox.com/2020/8/18/21366388/osha-worker-safety-trump

      =====

      “Worker Dangers Up As Trump OSHA Cuts Come Home To Roost, Say AFL-CIO Exec, Ex-DOL Official”

      Increased dangers to workers are coming home to roost from the Trump Administration’s weakening of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), say a key AFL-CIO executive and a former Department of Labor official.

      He notes the Obama Administration started to develop OSHA comprehensive infectious disease standards in 2009.

      “We were making progress,” says the former official.

      But when Donald Trump became president, OSHA leadership took the initiative off the active regulatory rule making agenda and put it on the long-term backburner.

      “Most of OSHA’s energy now is going into rolling back existing regulations and working on ones not as important as infectious diseases,” he contends.

      Under Trump, OSHA has the lowest level of inspections in its 50-year history while the economy has grown, the two point out.

      https://www.forbes.com/sites/tedknutson/2020/04/01/worker-dangers-up-as-trump-osha-cuts-come-home-to-roost-say-afl-cio-exec-ex-dol-official/#189d749f8bf5

  51. 71 No Child Left Behind
    October 29, 2020 at 2:51 pm

    Per MSNBC, Hackers stole $2.3M from the Wisconsin Republican Party’s account that was being used to help re-elect President Trump in the key battleground state, the party’s chairman tells the AP.

  52. 73 Dudette
    October 29, 2020 at 2:51 pm

  53. 74 No Child Left Behind
    October 29, 2020 at 2:52 pm

    And, now, as expected… NEW: Two people at Trump’s campaign rally in Gastonia, North Carolina on Wednesday, October 21 have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Gaston County Department of Health & Human Services.

  54. 75 Dudette
    October 29, 2020 at 2:52 pm

  55. 76 Dudette
    October 29, 2020 at 2:57 pm

    🎼🎵🎶🎹🗣

  56. 77 Dudette
    October 29, 2020 at 2:58 pm

  57. 79 Dudette
    October 29, 2020 at 2:59 pm

  58. 80 Dudette
    October 29, 2020 at 3:01 pm

  59. 81 Dudette
    October 29, 2020 at 3:18 pm

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  61. 83 Dudette
    October 29, 2020 at 3:20 pm

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  63. October 29, 2020 at 3:23 pm

    Senator Cory Booker, Judiciary Committee,
    speaks to Hayes:
    “First of all there is an alignment in this one. If you cannot see the clear line between grace, decency and generosity and survival then you’re wrong. Wearing masks that act of generosity towards others. Taking precautions that act of grace towards others, means whether people live or die. And this is a president that has so deeply violated human conceptions of decency and grace and honor, that he is endangering lives just by his very behavior. I was in the Capitol…on the eve of the awful vote that could effect the healthcare of millions, Amy Coney Barrett. And I’m sitting in that room with Kamala away from her, and I was telling her I was astonished that when she has someone who had Covid near her she stopped her schedule. She got off the campaign trail! And with vice president Pence it is just the opposite. It’s almost as if he was flaunting the facts. That is not a sign I would want from a leader, which is honor. That was a dishonorable thing to do to put people at risk and to model behavior that others will follow. That could literally put American lives at risk.”

    • October 29, 2020 at 3:24 pm

      Hayes: “Watching the numbers spike up…exhausted about it…this is happening again..I think everyone should understand that…and you were Mayor of a city where there are a lot of governing challenges. You’ve now worked in the Senate. Governing is hard, and doing things like getting a vaccine to 300 million people is hard…who is going to actually get this going and working?”
      Senator Booker:
      “..I’m still stuck in this point that I am sitting in New Jersey. We are in a pandemic.
      There is still a desperate need for everything from everything from PPE to ventilators.
      There are about 100,000 businesses that are about to close in this country and never open again. There is 40% of American families with children do not know where their next meal is going to come from. They are food insecure…as these numbers mount. Hospitalizations mount. Deaths mount. As we get into what could be the most difficult period of the pandemic.”

    • October 29, 2020 at 3:26 pm

      Sen. Booker:
      “1918. The first wave was not the deadliest wave. It was the second wave.
      And so the question should be obvious. Who is acting more like they are dealing with the crisis? Right now. Not what is going to happen one or two months from now. Who do you trust more to deal with it now? The guy that’s denying, that’s saying we’ve “rounded the corner”? Saying that it’s “disappearing”? Or the guy that has shown through his behavior that he understands and respects the gravity of the challenge, and is ready to step up.”

    • October 29, 2020 at 3:27 pm

      Hayes: “In the wake of that Amy Coney Barrett vote…Bryan Schott said ‘Look you killed the old Senate, whatever it was it’s dead now.’…What is going through everyone’s minds and hearts (in the Senate) about what we’ve seen happen, and what is ahead of us in this next week?”
      Senator Booker:
      “I joined this institution almost seven years ago to the day, in a Special Election.
      And I’ve watched the erosion of norms accelerating from Mitch McConnell and the Merrick Garland incident, to just tumbling downward from there. And the Senate is broken. It’s deeply wounded and injured. It’s not dead, but it is deeply wounded and injured. And I think that folks understand that this is not something that you can have in an earnest sort of naive way, this idea that oh, if we just win back control of the Senate things will get better. No. It is going to take steps. Now I don’t know what they are going to be. We’re going to debate them hotly. But I think that the atmosphere in the Senate, to taking steps to try to right wrongs, balance the scales, and do justice… I think you’re going to see a lot of people stepping up to try to figure out what we could do after a very dark period, in which not just in the Senate, but our Constitutional norms and traditions have been trashed. And what is worse than the person who actually trashed them, Donald Trump, is the people that stood by and said nothing.”

  64. October 29, 2020 at 3:34 pm

    Get hypothermia from freezing conditions or pass out from the heat…tRump’s super spreader events are dangerous in so many ways.

    Multiple attendees of President Trump’s rally in Tampa passed out due to the intense heat, as a truck blasted water at the crowd, NBC News reports.

    The event comes two days after seven people who attended Trump’s rally in Omaha were hospitalized due to exposure to near-freezing temperatures.

  65. October 29, 2020 at 3:39 pm

    🙄🙄🙄

  66. October 29, 2020 at 3:40 pm

    😂🤣😂🤣🤣🤣

  67. October 29, 2020 at 3:54 pm

    When you’re unqualified and are put in a position to be a stooge…

  68. 94 Dudette
    October 29, 2020 at 4:02 pm

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    October 29, 2020 at 4:02 pm

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    October 29, 2020 at 4:42 pm

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    October 29, 2020 at 4:59 pm

  78. 105 jer44
    October 29, 2020 at 5:06 pm

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  79. 106 nena20409
    October 29, 2020 at 5:29 pm

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