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octoberlib

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Current location: Charlotte, NC
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This Trump tweet. WTF

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1323680963310866435?s=20

An Englishman on why the US election matters to everyone on this planet

https://twitter.com/IanDunt/status/1323663639904198661?s=20


Thread:

In 2016, Brexit shocked the world. It was a sign that the rules-based post-war multilateral order was facing severe challenge. But nothing compared to Trump's election. It was a body-blow.

His election showed that the new nationalist wave was an existential threat, that it could take any country, no matter how powerful.

The US is the primary author of the post-war order. When it turned away from it and started attacking international institutions, tearing up regional trade agreements and starting trade wars, it had a greater effect than any other country doing so.

The US presidency is the most famous job in the world. So when it is given to a white supremacist -and let's not argue about this, that is plainly and demonstrably what he is - it has an impact on the political standards in every country.

The same is true for all sorts of other political standards - on truth telling, for example, or basic civility. He degrades these notions as operational principles of debate.

It is absurd to pretend that the effects of these changes are limited to the US. They are not. They affect everyone.

The principles at stake cannot be overstated: Respect for the rule of law, the peaceful transfer of power, the moral norms against racism and sexism, the maintenance of a global rules-based order.

Chucking him out of office will not undo what has happened, and it will not bring the nationalist wave to an end. But it will show that it can be stopped. It would be the start of something, not the end of it. It matters to everyone on this planet.

Trump sounds awful this morning. Not that he doesn't every day

https://twitter.com/KevinMKruse/status/1323629737760141313?s=20

From Ireland on election day!

https://twitter.com/DanRather/status/1323625418344157185?s=20




https://twitter.com/patrickdextervc/status/1323591658986999808?s=20

What beautiful scenery!

Poll pads are not encoding cards in Morgan county, GA

https://twitter.com/FOX5Atlanta/status/1323624983000731649?s=20



I'm always suspicious when stuff like this happens in Atlanta. There's always fuckery. I wonder what their back up procedures are.




Edit to add: This is happening in Morgan County Roland99 (50,282 posts)

2. that county went 69-28 for trump in 2016


Breakdown of voters who haven't yet voted in FL on election day

https://twitter.com/Redistrict/status/1323613683642175488?s=20

Another Lincoln Project ad narrated by Mark Hamill on absentee voting

https://twitter.com/TheRickWilson/status/1323398430681636869

Gravestones at a Jewish cemetery in MI desecrated with pro-Trump messages

https://twitter.com/mattmfm/status/1323381929530564609?s=20

Early voting in AZ just surpassed it's entire vote count for 2016

https://twitter.com/kaitlancollins/status/1323368642508214275?s=20


And news from Mississippi

https://twitter.com/ashtonpittman/status/1323354931307433986?s=20


Here's some good news from Georgia

https://twitter.com/tbonier/status/1323374653583360006


https://twitter.com/tbonier/status/1323375390220558339


https://twitter.com/tbonier/status/1323375916475699203
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