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I've spent this year watching the places I love most in the world be bulldozed for the border wall.



Laiken Jordahl
@LaikenJordahl
I've spent this year watching the places I love most in the world be bulldozed for the border wall. Sometimes I feel like I'm screaming from the top of my lungs, alone in the wilderness, about this travesty.

But today, my words in @nytimes
tell the story:
https://twitter.com/LaikenJordahl/status/1323071618898366464?s=20




A Year of Devastation in Arizona’s Wild Lands

Living and working along the U.S.-Mexico border has meant watching the surreal, slow-motion leveling of the fragile ecosystems I’ve spent my career fighting to protect.

By Laiken Jordahl

Mr. Jordahl works to protect the U.S.-Mexican borderland environment with the Center for Biological Diversity.

Nov. 1, 2020

Credit...Adriana Zehbrauskas for The New York Times

Saguaro cactuses, some nearly a century old, in shards on the desert floor. Jaguars, lost, because a metal wall has blocked their migratory path. Endangered species homeless because their critical habitats have been destroyed.

Living and working along the U.S.-Mexico border means watching the surreal, slow-motion leveling of the wild and fragile ecosystems I’ve spent my career fighting to protect.

Contractors have bulldozed through all four southern border states, with nearly 400 miles of wall built or replaced under the Trump administration. But Arizona, with 372 miles of shared border of Mexico, has borne the brunt of the environmental damage. These are parts of the country so spectacular — with ragged mountainous terrain and sweeping desert valleys — that they’re protected by state, national and international laws.

Most of the harm has been inflicted in the past year, after the U.S. Supreme Court allowed wall construction to proceed, even though multiple lower courts ruled the funding for the project unconstitutional. Construction crews broke ground in August 2019, digging trenches and bulldozing wilderness to install 30-foot tall steel bollards filled with concrete.

CREW: Sixteen Trump administration officials violated the law to boost #Trump campaign

The Hatch act is meaningless if there are no consequences for this misconduct.


https://twitter.com/CREWcrew/status/1325249212154589184?s=20



Corruption


Sixteen Trump administration officials violated the law to boost Trump campaign in October



https://www.citizensforethics.org/reports-investigations/crew-reports/sixteen-trump-administration-officials-violated-the-law-to-boost-trump-campaign-in-october/


November 2, 2020


During the month of October, at least 16 Trump administration officials have violated the Hatch Act a total of more than 60 times. The Hatch Act is a federal law which bans federal employees from using government resources to support a candidate for a partisan political office, and for most government employees comes with serious consequences from suspension to firing.

During the month of October, at least 16 Trump administration officials have violated the Hatch Act a total of more than 60 times, in an unprecedented and escalating assault on the rule of law and the democratic process.

President Trump has allowed — and encouraged — senior officials to use their government roles to take actions benefiting his re-election effort, in its final weeks and days as Americans are casting their ballots. Beyond the 16 administration officials we identified who have committed clear violations of the Hatch Act, the White House appears to have also deployed cabinet members to swing states to tout Trump policies on the taxpayer dime, and pressured leaders of the State Department, FBI and DOJ to take actions against his political adversaries purely for his partisan benefit.

“Americans have become accustomed to Trump’s blatant misconduct, but he is not alone. His administration is complicit.”

The Office of Special Counsel (OSC), which enforces the Hatch Act, has found 14 senior Trump administration officials in violation of the statute including, most recently, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. Fourteen confirmed violations in nearly four years is abysmal on its own, but in the closing month of this election cycle, the Trump administration seems to have adopted an affirmative policy of abusing federal resources to prop up the Trump re-election campaign.


Sixteen Senior Administration Officials Who Violated the Law


In October alone, 16 senior administration aides committed apparent violations of the Hatch Act. Each of them has been referred to OSC and is currently under review. The list includes:
Ivanka Trump, Senior Advisor and First Daughter

Violated the Hatch Act more than 45 times on Twitter alone during the month of October....................................




Sixteen Trump administration officials violated the law to boost #Trump campaign https://citizensforethics.org/reports-investigations/crew-reports/sixteen-trump-administration-officials-violated-the-law-to-boost-trump-campaign-in-october/
Brian Morgenstern, WH Deputy Press Sec
Conducted interviews on WH# grounds and in his official capacity, where he promoted the Trump campaign, and attacked Biden’s candidacy
https://twitter.com/moonbreeze2/status/1325260048138989574?s=20

Whow--look Germanyss cover story Der Spiegel: How it started: vs How its Going..........


https://twitter.com/lauraapollo/status/1325196632149815297?s=20



https://twitter.com/avtrask/status/1325118984442818565?s=20




https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EmQLUF0WEAA6krl?format=jpg&name=small



https://twitter.com/benleemusic/status/1325142061968879629?s=20

#Thankyou--And the Navajo Nation! of the 85,000 registered voters on Navajo 76,000 voted. 89% voted

Thank you Navajo Nation.


Jake Skeets
@JakeSkeets
·
Nov 6
The “Something Else” vote that helped turn Arizona blue. So many grassroots organizers mobilized the Navajo vote in Arizona. Here is Allie Young leading folks to the polls on horseback as our polling locations can be miles away from homes


https://twitter.com/NicoleSGrigg/status/1325153412426555392?s=20

https://twitter.com/lennecefer/status/1324869453826322438?s=20




And the Navaho Nation! :
1. of the 85,000 registered voters on Navajo 76,000 voted. 89% turn out
2. Of those 76,000 voters 74,000 voted for Biden & 2,000 for Trump
3. Biden’s current lead in Arizon

https://twitter.com/burdettchris/status/1325165610897035264?s=20

Fox News chyron: BIDEN ELECTED 46TH PRESIDENT

A few days ago, there were many tweets whereby Foxnews was saying not to say: President-elect.
They must have not gotten the memo




Fox News chyron: BIDEN ELECTED 46TH PRESIDENT
https://twitter.com/sahilkapur/status/1325197862741872640?s=20



Fox News reporting there is no evidence of wide spread voter fraud.
Please take Trump's Tw
itter phone away!

https://twitter.com/bblock29/status/1325202677828087816?s=20


and then there is this


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https://twitter.com/MrJonCryer/status/1325202087911645184?s=20



https://twitter.com/RachelBitecofer/status/1325203867563257857?s=20





https://twitter.com/MrJonCryer/status/1325202087911645184?s=20




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https://twitter.com/B52Malmet/status/1325201866687348737?s=20









As he entered the white White House, crowds singing YMCA... The bird in action.....



https://twitter.com/Miranda67500359/status/1325197093091209216?s=20




As he entered the white White House, crowds singing YMCA...
Note: same look when he returned from his failed rally in Tulsa.
Failure #ByeDon
https://twitter.com/kimemdoyle/status/1325193792496889858?s=20




I love the fact that he had to drive by all those people flipping the bird at him.
Red heart
https://twitter.com/k2m_10210/status/1325196367795380225?s=20

As he entered the white White House, crowds singing YMCA... Note: same look when he returned from

oh, such a crappy #babyTrump


@kimemdoyle
·
16m
As he entered the white White House, crowds singing YMCA...
Note: same look when he returned from his failed rally in Tulsa.
Failure #ByeDon


https://twitter.com/kimemdoyle/status/1325193792496889858?s=20

TEAR DOWN THE WALL YOU BUILT AROUND THE @WHITEHOUSE MR. #TRUMP! #WeThePeopleHaveSpoken #BidenHar




TEAR DOWN THE WALL YOU BUILT AROUND THE @WHITEHOUSE
MR. #TRUMP! #WeThePeopleHaveSpoken

#BidenHarris2020
https://twitter.com/TimOBrien/status/1323682596681895941?s=20

#ByeByeTrump

https://twitter.com/moonbreeze2/status/1325186873111711748?s=20





https://twitter.com/joncoopertweets/status/1325185859575017472?s=20

Fox News wants Trump to be given time to emotionally absorb his defeat before he concedes the electi

SUCK IT!! I have pity for Trump and his family!



Fox News wants Trump to be given time to emotionally absorb his defeat before he concedes the election to President-elect Biden.

https://politicususa.com/2020/11/07/trump-fox-news-concede.html via @politicususa

https://twitter.com/politicususa/status/1325170176577265666?s=20



https://twitter.com/HowardA_Esq/status/1325171026142011395?s=20

"We have 8 weeks to get every Dem in Georgia to turn out once more on January 5th. Trump isn't real

Today we celebrate. yes. we do. But tweeter is spot on

Are we done celebrating yet? We have 8 weeks to get every Dem in Georgia to turn out once more on January 5th. Trump isn't really gone until @senatemajldr
is gone.
https://twitter.com/Shoq/status/1325161994316509185?s=20
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