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Conservative hoaxers face charges over false voter robocalls

By RYAN J. FOLEY
an hour ago

Two notorious conservative operatives were charged Thursday with felonies in connection with false robocalls that aimed to dissuade residents in Detroit and other U.S. cities from voting by mail, Michigan’s attorney general announced.

Jacob Wohl, 22, and Jack Burkman, 54, each face four felony counts in Detroit, including conspiring to intimidate voters in violation of election law and using a computer to commit crimes, Attorney General Dana Nessel said.

The calls falsely warned residents in majority-Black Detroit and urban areas in at least four other states that voting by mail in the Nov. 3 election could subject people to arrest, debt collection and forced vaccination, Nessel said.

https://apnews.com/article/election-2020-technology-arrests-michigan-voting-rights-e0d49155dc8f347b1347cf779fd43812?utm_medium=AP_Politics&utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter

Public Citizen @Public_Citizen . @AOC : Don't most European companies use price negotiation?

https://twitter.com/Public_Citizen/status/1311682935276351491













Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez @AOC : Love the @NewYorker, but @ewarren and I don't cross picket lines



https://twitter.com/AOC/status/1311448635830423552








My kind of fighters. woohoo!

Rep. Barbara Lee @RepBarbaraLee : My bill, the EACH Woman Act, repeals the Hyde amendment.

https://twitter.com/RepBarbaraLee/status/1311431607614607361












Love this response. GOP thinks they will divide us. Not happening.

https://twitter.com/AOC/status/1311133187251359744




Joe Biden @JoeBiden: Had enough?

https://twitter.com/JoeBiden/status/1311278369296719872





Pass it on.

Progressive Group To Spend $35 Million More Targeting Democratic Base Voters




Way to Win hopes to expand the electorate by turning out liberal voters who sometimes stay home.

By Daniel Marans

The progressive group Way to Win announced Wednesday that it is spending an additional $35 million to mobilize liberal voters in battleground states behind Democrats up and down the ballot in November.

The new funding adds to a $50-million investment that Way to Win unveiled in September 2019, bringing the group’s total spending this election to $85 million.

What distinguishes Way to Win from more traditional Democratic players is its focus on identifying, organizing and turning out what it calls “base” voters who agree with core Democratic Party ideals but may be less likely to vote on a regular basis.

While the party’s national leaders continue to focus on courting moderate “swing” voters in predominantly white industrial states, Way to Win’s “high potential” voters ― including young people, people of color and white liberals ― are more concentrated in the Sun Belt.

“The resources are really mobilized behind the goal of expanding the electorate, bringing that fraction of the nearly 100 million people that are estimated to have stayed home in 2016 out to vote in very critical emergent battlegrounds,” said Tory Gavito, the president and co-founder of Way to Win.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/progressive-group-way-to-win-targets-democratic-base-35-million-dollars_n_5f73d8cdc5b66377b27a18b3?ncid=engmodushpmg00000004

Lawyer for grand juror in Breonna Taylor case: Kentucky AG didn't present everything

( This breaks my heart but at least we now know. )

A lawyer for the grand juror said his client felt compelled to act after remarks by Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron "about how everything played out."


Sept. 29, 2020, 3:42 PM EDT / Updated Sept. 29, 2020, 5:56 PM EDT
By Janelle Griffith
A grand juror in the Breonna Taylor case who filed a court motion seeking the release of the grand jury's transcripts and permission from a judge to speak publicly did so out of a concern for truth and transparency, the juror's lawyer said Tuesday.

"The grand juror that we represent felt compelled to take some sort of an action based upon the indictment that was rendered in the subsequent press conference and messages from the attorney general's office about how everything played out," Kevin Glogower, one of the juror’s lawyers, said at a news conference Tuesday.

In his 15 years in practice, Glogower said he had never seen a grand juror make such a request.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/grand-juror-breonna-taylor-case-filed-motion-out-concern-truth-n1241394

Ex-Trump aides say the president regularly mocks his evangelical supporters behind their backs

( Typical of Trump and in line with a sociopath's tendencies: use people. But I honestly believe many of them know it, he is a means to an end. Parts of our country are soulless zealots. )


Published 2 hours ago on September 29, 2020
By Brad Reed


Former aides to President Donald Trump tell The Atlantic’s McKay Coppins that the president regularly mocks his own evangelical Christian followers behind their backs.

In particular, the aides say the president sees many evangelicals in the same way that he reportedly sees American soldiers who died during World War I as “suckers” and “losers.”

“Former aides told me they’ve heard Trump ridicule conservative religious leaders, dismiss various faith groups with cartoonish stereotypes, and deride certain rites and doctrines held sacred by many of the Americans who constitute his base,” Coppins writes.

However, the president nonetheless seems to have genuine respect for certain religious leaders whom he sees as fellow con men who are getting rich from taking advantage of their followers’ religious devotion.


https://www.rawstory.com/2020/09/ex-trump-aides-say-the-president-regularly-mocks-his-evangelical-supporters-behind-their-backs/

'Deterrence': Leaked Trump Campaign Documents Show Facebook Suppression Against Black Voters

President Donald Trump has claimed to do more for Black Americans than any president since Abraham Lincoln but internal documents from his 2016 campaign reportedly reveal that he saw them as a threat.



According to an upcoming report from Britain’s Channel 4 news, the Trump campaign listed more than 3 million Black voters as “deterrence.”

“Channel 4 News investigation reveals a huge Trump campaign data leak, exposing how 3.5 million Black Americans were listed as ‘Deterrence’ – to try to stop them voting in 2016,” a tweet from the news network said on Monday.

View a preview of the report below.

President Donald Trump has claimed to do more for Black Americans than any president since Abraham Lincoln but internal documents from his 2016 campaign reportedly reveal that he saw them as a threat.

https://crooksandliars.com/2020/09/trump-campaign-documents-show-effort-stop
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