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10/8 Mike Luckovich: Protective wall

https://twitter.com/mluckovichajc/status/1313972385054416898

Top Texas court rejects GOP leaders' bid to limit early voting time

The GOP Texas Supreme Court rejected the attempt by Allen West and an asshole/low life named Steve Hotze to limit the amount of early voting https://www.statesman.com/news/20201007/top-texas-court-rejects-gop-leadersrsquo-bid-to-limit-early-voting-time

The Texas Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a bid by leading state Republicans to overturn Gov. Greg Abbott’s order that added six days of early voting as a pandemic safety measure.

Early voting will begin, as planned, on Tuesday.

The GOP leaders, including Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller and state Republican Party Chairman Allen West, argued that Abbott — also a Republican — lacked the authority to issue the order, which also lets voters hand deliver mail-in ballots before Election Day.

In a 7-1 ruing, the Supreme Court said Abbott’s opponents waited too long — more than 10 weeks — to challenge an order that was issued July 27.

The opponents also turned directly to the Supreme Court, bypassing lower courts that would have allowed for a “careful, thorough consideration of their arguments,” which included a challenge to Abbott’s authority to issue disaster-related orders on a wide range of issues over the past six months, the court said.

Their) delay precludes the consideration their claims require,” said Chief Justice Nathan Hecht, writing for the majority.

10/7 Daily Dose of Joe

Friends -- see below for today's Dose of Joe.

• Today at 9 PM EST, Senator Kamala Harris will participate in the Vice Presidential debate at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah.

• Doug Emhoff will join Paid Leave for the United States Action Fund (PL+US Action) for a pre-debate “Conversation on Care” with Katie Bethell, Founder and Executive Director of PL+US Action.

• Yesterday, Joe Biden delivered powerful remarks in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, where he reinforced his unrelenting belief that we are in a battle for the soul of the nation. — but it’s a battle we’ve won again and again throughout American history, and that we can and will come together and win it again. You can watch and read his full remarks.

• Joe released a statement on President Trump ordering all negotiations for COVID-19 relief to stop until after the election. In a statement, Vice President Biden asserted that President Trump has once again shown the suffering of millions of Americans does not matter to him.

• Yesterday, Elle Magazine published its November cover story featuring Kamala Harris. Emphasizing her core values of justice, dignity, and freedom, Senator Harris shared, “At this moment in time, it is so critically important in our country for all people to be seen in their full selves, in a way that gives them the dignity they deserve.”

• In a new national Reuters/Ipsos poll, Biden is leading Trump 52%-40%.

JOE’S SOCIAL MEDIA TO AMPLIFY

TWITTER

@JoeBiden: Look, folks, I'm going to be honest: we'll try pretty much anything to get you to vote this election. My team spun up this quiz to match your personality to an easy voting option. Check it out — but more importantly, vote!

@JoeBiden: The President turned his back on you.

VIRTUAL CAMPAIGN EVENTS THIS WEEK

RWDSU for Biden-Harris Phone Bank
Wednesday, October 7th at 4:00 PM ET
RSVP for the event here

Jews of Color Sukkah-Hop Roundtable
Wednesday, October 7th at 5:00 PM ET
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FAITH OUT the Vote Weekly Phonebank
Wednesday, October 7th at 6:00 PM ET
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IUPAT for Biden-Harris Phone Bank
Wednesday, October 7th at 6:00 PM ET
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On the Yard with Terrence J, Hosted by HBCU and Black Students for Biden
Wednesday, October 7th at 7:00 PM ET
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National AAPIs for Biden Program & AAPIs Assemble! Phone Bank
Wednesday, October 7th at 7:00 PM ET
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Team Biden Disability Coalition Weekly Action!
Wednesday, October 7th at 7:00 PM ET
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Women for Biden Pre-Debate Celebration
Wednesday, October 7th at 7:30 PM ET
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Interesting forum

I get nervous anything there is a tropical storm in the Gulf. I really like this website for Houston storm predictinos https://spacecityweather.com/

Harris County's one drop off site for ballots is drive through

https://twitter.com/PriscillaWT/status/1313516228611313664

10/6 Daily Dose of Joe

Friends -- see below for today's Dose of Joe.

• Joe Biden will travel to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania to deliver remarks calling on Americans to come together. He will remind voters that we are in a battle for the soul of the nation — but it’s a battle that we’ve won again and again throughout American history, and that we can and will come together and win again. You can watch HERE.

• Jill Biden will travel to North Carolina, beginning the day in Greenville, North Carolina where she will join a Get Out the Vote rally at Pitt Community College. Later in the day, she will travel to Fayetteville, North Carolina where she will meet with veterans and military families and share how a Biden-Harris administration would honor their sacrifice. Following this event, she will join a second Get Out the Vote rally, encouraging local voters to make a plan to vote and vote early.

• Kamala Harris penned an op-ed for the Deseret News outlining her faith and the values that bind us together as a country, and how Joe Biden will restore these values in public life as President of the United States. Senator Harris makes the case that if there has ever been a time to honestly grapple with what our faith requires of us -- with what it means to live the values it teaches us -- it is now.

• A new Reuters/Ipsos poll shows Biden leading in Pennsylvania 50%-45% and in Wisconsin 50%-45%.

JOE’S SOCIAL MEDIA TO AMPLIFY

TWITTER

@JoeBiden: I view wearing a mask as a patriotic duty — to protect those around you. #BidenTownHall

@JoeBiden: Folks, starting today, I'm trying something new. I'll be writing notes to you about my plans to build our country back better. And I'll be sharing personal stories and behind-the-scenes moments from the campaign trail, too. I hope you'll follow along.

VIRTUAL CAMPAIGN EVENTS THIS WEEK

Older Americans and Prescription Drug Costs: What's at Stake with Former Sen. Tom Harkin
Tuesday, October 6th at 2:30 PM ET
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Train the Trainer, African-American Phone Bank Training
Tuesday, October 6th at 3:000 PM ET
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Seniors for Biden Biweekly Phone Bank
Tuesday, October 6th at 3:00 PM ET
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Believers for Biden Weekly Devotional
Tuesday, October 6th at 6:00 PM ET
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Team Unity Weekly Phone Bank
Tuesday, October 6th at 6:00 PM ET
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Women for Biden Weekly Tuesday Phone Bank with Rosario Marin
Tuesday, October 6th at 7:00 PM ET
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Irish Americans for Biden Policy to Polls Rally
Tuesday, October 6th at 7:00 PM ET
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Latino Victory and Todos con Biden Bilingual Phone Bank with Lin-Manuel Miranda y Luis A. Miranda
Tuesday, October 6th at 7:00 PM ET
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Believers for Biden Tuesday Phonebank w/Sen Joe Donnelly & Lisa Sharon Harper!
Tuesday, October 6th at 8:00 PM ET
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UFW for Biden-Harris Phone Bank
Tuesday, October 6th at 8:30 PM ET
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Nevada Muslim American GOTV Townhall
Tuesday, October 6th at 9:00 PM ET
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10/06 Mike Luckovich. - Halloween Unmasked

https://twitter.com/mluckovichajc/status/1313263712598405120

trump's arrogance-"Donald J. Trump defeats Covid" commemorative coin are for sale

https://twitter.com/christinawilkie/status/1312814290143977479

The White House virus

https://twitter.com/JJMaples55_MST/status/1312477053019549697

Texas Democrats are preparing to deal with election disruptions

I have been volunteering on voter protection effort for a very long time. I have been an election judge and have runned the voter protection war room. I have trained 100s of poll watchers for the 2012 and 2016 elections. I just took the course on elcection law for election workers and they covered a topic that I had never seen before. There is a handout that provides the law on what constitutes an unlawful militia This is from the course-Link to information on unlawful militias in Texas: https://www.law.georgetown.edu/icap/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2020/09/Texas.pdf?

In Texas poll watchers are very limited in Texas and cannot talk to voters. Poll watchers have to be appointed by a party or a candidate and there are severe limitations on what a poll watcher can do. I had to deal with True the Vote poll watchers in 2012 and we ended up having no real issues. The presiding election judge can eject a poll watcher who violates the rules including trying to talk to a voter.

This course deals with some of the proposed tactics that may be used by trump supporters. The presiding election judge has the power to arrest persons who violate the election or penal code at a polling location which includes the area outside a polling location. Having firearms within a set distrance of a voting location can be stopped if the intent is to intimidate voters. Under Texas law, a riot can be 7 people who attempt to disrupt voting and it is illegal to obstruct access to polling location. We have never covered this topics in past election law seminars.

I am glad that we are preparing to deal with some of the tactics that are being discussed.
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