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Midterms: Vote Early


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  1. 1 tnmtngirl1
    November 7, 2022 at 11:03 am

    Good morning, TOD. Let’s DO this!!! Yes, we voted early. My Republican husband voted a straight blue ticket. He did the same in our local August election. 🙂 He says he is still a Republican, but not sure when he will ever vote for a R again. Funny how lots of his ideas/comments are much more D than R. 🙂

  2. November 7, 2022 at 11:21 am

    Thank you NW.

    Happy Voting Day Eve – let the music begin!!
    -love

  3. November 7, 2022 at 11:22 am

    PBO

    Our democracy is on the ballot.

    If we want to build on the progress that JoeBiden
    and Democrats have made so far, then we’re going to need everybody to make their voices heard on Tuesday.

    Show up. Vote on November 8th. Encourage your friends, family, neighbors to join you.

    • 6 jacquelineoboomer
      November 7, 2022 at 10:19 pm

      It was so very wonderful seeing President Obama out on the campaign trail, again. Helped us get through this scary time for our democracy – and he nailed it, every time he was at the mic!

  4. November 7, 2022 at 11:22 am

    Stacey Abrams

    “Jobs up, unemployment low, hourly earnings up, GDP up, manufacturing jobs up, gas prices down since June, and did I mention: Jobs Up again this month.”

    “A Black man raised me to dream and plan and do – whether that was starting my first business or running for governor. Because of him, I am. And I’ll never do less than he expects.”

  5. November 7, 2022 at 11:23 am

    Ron Klain

    Friday economic news:
    ✅ Jobs report +261,000; more than 10m since 2021
    ✅ Hourly earnings UP again in October
    ✅ Most common ⛽️ price now $3.19
    ✅ Dow Jones 32,000+: never happened under Trump
    ✅ Record low Hispanic unemployment

    • November 7, 2022 at 11:25 am

      “The ad from a coalition of right-wing groups claims that a measure guaranteeing reproductive freedom in Michigan would let kids receive puberty blockers without parental consent.

      LGBTQ+ groups and other civil rights advocates are denouncing an ad being run by opponents of Michigan’s Proposal 3, a ballot initiative that would enshrine the right to reproductive freedom in the state constitution.

      The ad from Citizens to Support Michigan Women and Children claims that if Proposal 3 is passed by voters this November, children will be able to receive puberty blockers without parental consent. Puberty blockers are often prescribed for transgender children.”

      (https://www.advocate.com/politics/2022/10/25/ad-lies-about-trans-children-fight-abortion-rights)

    • November 7, 2022 at 11:28 am

      imho,
      Trans kids, LGBTQI+
      pls come to realize that we’re ALL EQUAL NO EXCEPTIONS.

      We may be from across the tracks, living in wealth, or in between, in good health or not. Nevertheless we are Equal absolutely as well as absolutely Equal. At all times in all weathers, this equality with the ten thousand things is inviolable, done.

  6. November 7, 2022 at 11:30 am

    “The more things change, the more things stay the same. I’m just as proud to stand—and look short—beside this guy today as I was back then. ”

    —PBO about Fetterman

  7. November 7, 2022 at 11:31 am

    Mark Elias:
    “We are three days from Election Day. In more than 100 court rooms in 35 states the future of democracy is on the docket. Now is the time to stay informed.”
    (https://democracydocket.com/me-subscribe/)

  8. November 7, 2022 at 11:33 am

    President Biden

    Republican leaders are saying that if I don’t help them cut Social Security and Medicare then guess what?

    They will wreak havoc on our economy and refuse to raise the debt ceiling. I’m not joking.

    As my grandkids would say, “Google it.”

    • 24 pkayden
      November 7, 2022 at 9:45 pm

      Yep. They’re not interested in governing. They’re going to destroy this country. Government shutdowns are going to happen multiple times if they take the House.

  9. November 7, 2022 at 11:46 am

    Blue Lab Beats – Live Jazz FM Session

  10. 26 Dudette
    November 7, 2022 at 11:48 am

    The Presidents say VOTE

  11. 27 Dudette
    November 7, 2022 at 11:51 am

    Hillary Clinton has a message for Georgia voters

  12. 28 Dudette
    November 7, 2022 at 11:55 am

    President Biden talks with Rev. Al Sharpton about what’s at stake in this election.

  13. November 7, 2022 at 12:28 pm

    SHERRILYN IFILL

    “By firing #TiffanyCross two wks after she was targeted by Tucker Carlson,
    MSNBC has further empowered a dangerous man who has a huge platform, emboldening him to target others.Many of us have had our turn as Tucker’s target of the night & endured the response of his minions.”

  14. November 7, 2022 at 12:32 pm

    President Biden:

    “Join me and the millions of Americans who’ve gotten their updated COVID vaccine – schedule your shot this weekend.”

  15. November 7, 2022 at 12:33 pm

    Michael Moore: “This is our moment to save democracy.”

    • 34 jacquelineoboomer
      November 7, 2022 at 10:25 pm

      Normally, I don’t listen to Michael Moore – always seemed like the “anti-this and -that” guy. This time? With him 100 percent!

  16. November 7, 2022 at 12:42 pm

    eh the yaktraks will be coming out soon…
    snows already here and laying down the chill.

  17. November 7, 2022 at 1:38 pm

    FACT SHEET: President Biden’s Leadership to Tackle the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad Galvanizes Unprecedented Momentum at Start of U.N. Climate Conference (COP27)

    “In less than two years since taking office, President Biden’s leadership to tackle the climate crisis has boosted U.S. manufacturing and deployment of cost-cutting clean energy technologies, put the country on a durable path aligned with limiting warming to 1.5 °C, and galvanized global action by partners and the private sector – building unprecedented momentum towards achieving critical climate goals and strengthening global resilience. As more than a hundred countries gather for the 27th Conference of the Parties to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27) in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, the United States will work with partners to enhance global ambition to accelerate growth of the clean energy economy, avert the most catastrophic impacts of climate change, and help lower- and middle- income countries build resilience to climate impacts. In fact, the President has pledged to work with Congress to increase U.S. international climate finance to over $11 billion a year – which would make the United States the single largest contributor of climate finance. These actions are key to strengthening global security – including energy, water, food, and health security – which has been made all the more urgent following Russia’s war against Ukraine that has disrupted energy markets, strained economies with rising prices, and threatened vulnerable countries with severe food shortages.”

    Full: (wh.gov)

  18. 37 Don
    November 7, 2022 at 2:19 pm

    I usually vote on election day because I like standing in line and trying to pick which person is going to screw up democracy by voting for the most unprepared candidate. But with this election I went and voted early so I could sit back on election night and enjoy the blue wave. And speaking of Elon Musk, this guy is a piece of work, am I right folks? This guy had the electric vehicle segment and outer space on lockdown, this guy was one white Persian cat and an underground city away from being the first real-life Bond villain. But no, I mean why show the world that you’re a certified asshole by buying Twitter and burning it to the ground when you could have just as easily bought and not try to burn it to the ground.

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  20. November 7, 2022 at 4:11 pm

  21. 42 pkayden
    November 7, 2022 at 4:49 pm

  22. November 7, 2022 at 5:33 pm

    POLICE OFFICER MICHAEL FANONE – once a Trump supporter,
    said this in his Ad today:

    “On January 26th 2021,
    thousands of violent rioters descended on the nation’s Capitol,
    fueled by the lies
    peddle by Donald Trump and his allies,
    and directed by the former President himself
    to take the fight to the Capitol.

    Their purpose was to prevent Congress from certifying
    a free and fair election,
    and in some instances to hunt down members of Congress and the Vice President.
    They came to the Capitol armed with firearms,
    basesball bats, batons, knives,
    chemical irritants,
    and commercial grad explosives.
    What they were met with was hundreds of American police officers,
    many, like myself, who self deployed
    after heeding the distress calls of our colleagues.

    For hours we fought,
    outnumbered by as much as 5 to 1,
    to protect members of Congress, their staff,
    and for the police officers standing
    to our left and to our right,
    even for democracy itself.
    As a result, more than 100 officers from the Metroloplotian Police Department
    and the United States Capitol Police
    were injured, many seriously.
    I sustained a traumatic brain injury, suffered a heart attack,
    and was later diagnosed with PTSD.

    Mehmet Oz is no ordinary Republican.
    He has aligned himself with Donald Trump,
    the first president in U.S. history
    to send his supporters to attack their fellow Americans,
    police officers, in an attempt to subvert democracy.
    Donald Trump recently promised to pardon
    individuals convicted from the January 6th attack,
    including those convicted
    of violently assaulting police officers.

    Oz has filled his campaign ranks
    with election deniers
    and even participants in the January 6th
    attack on our Capitol.

    Oz is not the independent voice he claims to be.
    He is a mouthpiece for Donald Trump
    and his hate-filled violent rhetoric.

    Pennsylvanians deserve a representative
    committed to our democratic process
    and one who respects
    the rule of law.
    That is why I support John Fetterman for Senate in Pennsylvania.

    Thank you.”

  23. November 7, 2022 at 5:34 pm

    Officer Michael Fanone Endorses John Fetterman And Hammers Oz For Being A Trump Mouthpiece

    Jason Easley: (https://www.politicususa.com/2022/11/07/michael-fanone-john-fetterman.html

  24. November 7, 2022 at 5:38 pm

    HOT DAMN.
    May you recover 200% from all the ghastly injuries you sustained on January 6th.
    –Thank you for speaking up Officer Fanone.
    love.

  25. November 7, 2022 at 7:18 pm

    President Biden and Barack Obama Rally Voters in Philadelphia

    –Yesterday, 2 presidents one sitting one former, Josh Shapiro, John Fetterman.
    –For heaven’s sake don’t miss !!

  26. November 7, 2022 at 7:19 pm

    Mark Elias:
    “I never thought I would see headlines like this and people would shrug it off as normal. Our democracy is on the brink.”

    (https://cnbc.com/2022/11/06/election-officials-facing-armed-militia-presence-at-some-polls.html…)

  27. November 7, 2022 at 7:20 pm

    Election officials combat voter intimidation across U.S. as extremist groups post armed militia at some polls

    Rocio Fabbro: (https://www.cnbc.com/2022/11/06/election-officials-facing-armed-militia-presence-at-some-polls.html)

  28. November 7, 2022 at 7:22 pm

    North Carolina GOP scandal deepens: Party chair indicted in federal corruption probe
    NC Republicans descend further into chaos, with a bribery scandal that may involve
    Rep. Mark Walker

    Igor Derysh: (https://www.salon.com/2019/04/04/north-carolina-gop-chair-indicted-in-federal-corruption-probe/)

  29. November 7, 2022 at 7:31 pm

    (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pab05tC3GfM)

    Marc Elias: The GOP Is ‘Single-Mindedly Focused’ On Making Voting Harder
    Democracy Docket founder and lawyer Marc Elias joins Nicolle Wallace to discuss the war over voting rights and how Democrats can fight back, even with several pressing issues facing the country.

    “I think the greatest risk to our democracy is in the election certification process.”
    Mark Elias is “Worried that the certification…that ceremony of our democracy is going to be hijacked by partisan Republicans to prevent the lawful victors from taking their office..”

  30. 53 amk for obama
    November 7, 2022 at 7:49 pm

  31. November 7, 2022 at 7:55 pm

    Sherrilyn Ifill

    You can find the posts I shared about the likely demise of Twitter on:

    (http://Mastodon.social @ifilljustice@mastodon.socialpolls.html)

  32. 56 pkayden
    November 7, 2022 at 9:33 pm

    AMEN

  33. 57 jacquelineoboomer
    November 7, 2022 at 11:57 pm

    This is a great thread! (And goodnight, TODville and all the ships at sea! Thanks again, Nerdy darlin’ !!!)

  34. 58 amk for obama
    November 8, 2022 at 4:58 am

    Good luck murka. Don’t fuck it up, ffs.

  35. November 8, 2022 at 8:13 am

    Putin ally ignores GOP denials, admits Russian election targeting

    A prominent ally to Vladimir Putin bragged about Russia targeting U.S. elections, making Donald Trump and his allies look ridiculous — again.

    Steve Benen: (https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/maddowblog/putin-ally-ignores-gop-denials-admits-russian-election-targeting-rcna56152)

  36. November 8, 2022 at 8:19 am

    How does Musk think of Twitter under fascist rule?
    (his voting suggestions)

  37. November 8, 2022 at 9:37 am

  38. November 8, 2022 at 9:44 am

    Something to remember….when the media gives us their best “both sides” Imitation

  39. November 8, 2022 at 9:47 am

  40. 65 ggail44
    November 8, 2022 at 10:59 am

    🙋🏾‍♀️ I voted

  41. November 8, 2022 at 12:44 pm

    Michelle Obama

    It’s Election Day! Today is the last day to make your voice heard in the 2022 midterms — and the polls are open!

    Head to http://weall.vote/voterhub to make your plan to vote.

  42. November 8, 2022 at 12:45 pm

    Remarks by President Biden at a Democratic National Committee Rally

    The Liacouras Center
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    “Do you know what their number-one priority is if they win? They made it — look, they’re saying it out loud. They want to get rid of everything we just did. The power we just gave Medicare to negotiate drug prices — gone. The $2,000 cap on prescription drugs — gone. The $35 cap on insulin — gone. The tax credit for lower energy costs — gone. Fifteen percent corporate tax — gone. And the $800 savings in healthcare premiums we just got for families in the Affordable Care Act — gone.

    In fact, they want to do away with the Affordable Care Act. And that means millions of people with pre-existing conditions would lose their insurance completely.”

    (https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/speeches-remarks/2022/11/05/remarks-by-president-biden-at-a-democratic-national-committee-rally/)

  43. November 8, 2022 at 12:47 pm

    Justice Department to Monitor Polls in 24 States for Compliance with Federal Voting Rights Laws

    The Justice Department announced today its plans to monitor compliance with federal voting rights laws in 64 jurisdictions in 24 states for the Nov. 8, 2022 general election. Since the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the Civil Rights Division has regularly monitored elections in the field in jurisdictions around the country to protect the rights of voters. The Civil Rights Division will also take complaints from the public nationwide regarding possible violations of the federal voting rights laws through its call center. The Civil Rights Division enforces the federal voting rights laws that protect the rights of all citizens to access the ballot.

    (https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-monitor-polls-24-states-compliance-federal-voting-rights-laws)

  44. November 8, 2022 at 12:48 pm

    DeSantis is saying DOJ cannot send to 3 Florida counties.
    The JD has monitored polls routinely since 1965.

  45. November 8, 2022 at 12:50 pm

    Republicans Have Made It Very Clear What They Want to Do if They Win Congress

    Ezra Klein: (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/06/opinion/republican-congress-agenda-mccarthy.html)

  46. November 8, 2022 at 12:51 pm

    Stephen Miller Mails “Race-Baiting Misinformation” to Asian American Voters

    Asian American Democrats in Pennsylvania are combating a flood of misleading ads from former Trump administration officials ahead of the midterms.

    (https://theintercept.com/2022/11/04/stephen-miller-ads-asian-american-voters/)

  47. November 8, 2022 at 12:55 pm

    The Democrats

    Don’t sit this election out.
    Make your plan and go vote today. If you run into any issues voting or have questions, call our voter assistance hotline at (833) 336-8683.

  48. November 8, 2022 at 12:57 pm

    imo,
    love to all on this Election Day.
    thing about twitter and email is so much misunderstanding and assumption, so then how do you fix it. At least email is deemed private unlike twitter.

  49. November 8, 2022 at 1:01 pm

    Joy Reid’s most marvelous advice:

    “We are in the final stretch of this mid-term election
    and there are a few things you need to keep in mind with just …hours until polls begin to close, OK?

    Now if you remember back in 2020, some Republicans jumped to an early lead in the vote count. Remember the warnings about the “Red Mirage” or the “Blue Shift”?
    Well why did that happen?

    Because Democrats are more likely to vote early and by mail, and to use ballot Drop Boxes. While Republicans, fueled by Donald Trump’s conspiracy theories, have largely turned on mail-in voting and disproportionately prefer to vote in-person on Election Day.

    So we can expect similar trends (today) in some key states, like PA, AZ, MI and GA.
    These key states, they process the votes in different ways.

    So here are the buckets of votes that you have to keep in mind when watching the results:

    Early votes and the in-person votes, take for example PA;
    the Republican legislature refuse to allow election officials to process mail-in votes until Election Day.

    That means the state will have a million Early Votes just waiting to be processed till the polls close. Same thing in WI.

    And NV absentee ballots cannot be processed until the polls close.

    Now all of this is to say that there is a very real possibility that we will not know the outcome of some of these key races, including control of Congress (tonight).

    As the votes come and the shift – the totals will shift too.
    So America, breathe! Take a deep breath.
    Settle in and just let the votes be counted.

    Just because it takes a long time does not mean that something nefarious is happening. You will know the answer to who won the elections soon enough. So breathe!”

  50. November 8, 2022 at 1:23 pm

    Blue Lab Beats – Intro (Feat. Sheldon Agwu & Yelfris Valdes)


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