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Sun Aug 16, 2020, 12:32 PM

You want to win? . Tune all the bullshit out. Voter Confidence is a fickle thing- Steve Schale

Steve Schale worked for David Plouffe





Dear Democrats - and particularly Florida Democrats, can you pull up a chair for a second? We need to have a little chat about voting, and specifically vote by mail ballots.

I understand everyone's concerns about this election, especially given Trump's admissions regarding the USPS. Yes we should raise Hell. Yes we should push Congress to step in. Yes we should double down on voter protection efforts. But what we can't do: play into their game 2/

Trump and his campaign want people to believe their vote is at risk. They want people to lose confidence. They know that if you are reading this, you are going to vote regardless -- but they want your less active friends to believe their vote doesn't matter. 3/

Voter confidence is a fickle thing. When we started in Florida in 08, we had real issues getting people to vote by mail. People had real scars from 2000 here. Republicans added to the issues by adding a voter ID law. There was a lot of anxiety around voting. 4/

We knew we had to build confidence. Remind people they could vote other ways if they didn't want to vote by mail. Teach people how to get an ID if they didn't have one. Put poll watchers in polls - give people a sense we had their back & their vote would count. 5/

So if you want to vote by mail -- you should and so should your friends. Tell them to do this:

1. Request it now.
2. Return it immediately. Why they heck would you wait?
3. Track it online.

In every battleground state, you can track your ballot online. So do that. 6/

If your friends want to vote from home, but are worried about mailing back their ballot. Tell them.

1. Request it now.
2. Vote immediately upon receipt.
3. Go to their local SOE website on where/how to drop off.

If you or your friends want to vote in person, that's great too. Remind them that there are a lot of groups working with states and local communities to ensure proper sanitation and health standards.

Go to http://iwillvote.com to learn your options. 8/

But the point is this - we can't let them win the game of crushing voter confidence. That is absolutely how Trump will win. You want to win - tune all the bull shit out and remind folks that if we blow this out, none of the other stuff will matter.

Remember the words of John Lewis: "We cannot give up now, we cannot give up. We must keep the faith, keep our eyes on the prize. We must go out and vote like we never, ever voted before...We must use the vote as a nonviolent instrument or tool to redeem the soul of America.”



All bullshit is now getting tuned out.

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Reply You want to win? . Tune all the bullshit out. Voter Confidence is a fickle thing- Steve Schale (Original post)
octoberlib Aug 2020 OP
SheltieLover Aug 2020 #1
Thekaspervote Aug 2020 #2
octoberlib Aug 2020 #3
BannonsLiver Aug 2020 #6
Mike 03 Aug 2020 #4
BannonsLiver Aug 2020 #5
Cha Aug 2020 #7
octoberlib Aug 2020 #8
Cha Aug 2020 #9

Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 12:40 PM

1. K&R!

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 01:02 PM

2. Thx for the great OP! We are not alone, without power or options. That's what they want us to think

Just don’t go there!!

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Response to Thekaspervote (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 01:16 PM

3. Steve Schale did a great job with this. And he's right. Just by Trump's rhetoric, he's trying to

suppress the vote and make people think "why bother" ?

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Response to Thekaspervote (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 03:10 PM

6. That's absolutely right

And yet there are people here flogging the “we’re helpless” narrative every single day. As the OP stated, tune out the defeatists and vote!

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 03:05 PM

4. Kicking

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 03:08 PM

5. Good practical advice

Tune out the defeatists!

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 03:10 PM

7. It's a tall order "cutting all the bullshit out" but I've

been trying.

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Response to Cha (Reply #7)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 03:18 PM

8. Yes it is, Cha! I'm constantly seeing it on Twitter and still worry but

am just going to concentrate on telling other people to vote. It's all we can do.

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Response to octoberlib (Reply #8)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 03:21 PM

9. Eyes on the Prize, octoberlib!

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