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We ought to hope that the GOP force the issue of contesting the election results on January 6th.

There is zero chance that they'll be successful. It requires a majority in both chambers of Congress to successfully challenge a state's certified electors. If a Republican Senator and a Republican Representative challenge the results in any or all battleground states, they'll force all of the GOPers to go on record about whether or not they support Trump's coup.

There is a reason Mitch McConnell is trying to strong arm the senators into opposing a challenge--he doesn't want them to have to go on record and described it as "a terrible vote."

This process will further fracture the GOP and has zero chance of impacting Biden's win. We ought to be cheering them on as they self destruct.

Bernie Sanders continues to advocate for Warnock and Ossoff

https://twitter.com/berniesanders/status/1339742215053176833

Ē...to my friends in Georgia, that is what this election is about. Itís about electing two strong, progressive senators in Rev. Warnock and Jon Ossoff. People who are going to fight for you. But it is also about which party controls the United States Senate. And that is a very, very big deal.Ē - Bernie Sanders



Itís great to see Bernie Sanders joining in and campaigning for our two wonderful candidates in the GA runoffs. I know there is a very small subset who donít like Bernie some of the time, but I think we can all agree that it is great to have him supporting Warnock and Ossoff in GA.

Everyone must vote and every vote must count!

Call it Defund the Police or call it something else ... it's still the right thing to do.

Here are some truths:

1. We have limited resources and limited budgets.
2. Police departments account for huge portions of municipal budgets.
3. Policing is largely ineffective at preventing crime and we cannot incarcerate our way to safer communities.

We must reallocate police funding to social programs that work on treating addiction, housing the homeless, and feeding the hungry.

On a national level we must enact single payer healthcare or Medicare for All, ensuring that everyone has access to mental healthcare whenever they may need it.

We also must enact progressive policies that limit the wealth disparity and eliminate chronic poverty.

These changes to our society will greatly reduce the need for police in the first place by treating the societal diseases that are responsible for crime in the first place.
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