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Farmgirl1961

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Email template for #auditthevote

I apologize if this has already been posted. It came it to my FB feed via PANTSUIT NATION


EMAIL TEMPLATE for #auditthevote
* There is substantial and growing evidence that Russia hacked election results. Petition the DOJ and your elected officials for a Risk Limiting Audit of the election results.
I would encourage you to adapt this and send it ASAP to any and all. Time is running out, but we have a chance to make this right!! This MUST happen before December 13.
If you need help finding contact info for any of your elected officials, please let me know.
DOJ: [email protected]
THIS IS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT IF YOU LIVE IN FL, NC, WI, MI, or PA! Any principled elected representatives in these states should be strongly in favor of this because the popular vote margins were quite simply impossibly thin.
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Dear (name),
I am a concerned (US citizen/constituent), living in (city, state). I am now reaching out to ask for your immediate assistance and action on an issue of grave importance: the Presidential Election.
I would like to request your support in initiating a Risk Limiting Audit of the 2016 Presidential Election.
There are simply too many "smoking guns" pointing to a possible election fraud, including Russian tampering, and extremely narrow margins and/or drastic turnabouts in states that were clearly indicated by exit polls to be leaning heavily Democratic. Statistically, it is basically impossible for each of these things to have occurred “naturally”.
Here is an excellent piece from USA Today, dated 11/18/2016, on the various questions raised by these issues, and what we as concerned citizens and elected officials can do about it: http://www.usatoday.com/…/election-audit-paper-ma…/93803752/
Here is another fascinating look at this, which explains that a large number of 'coincidences' had to occur simultaneously for the election results to have turned out in this way:
"In order to believe that the official vote tallies are legitimate, you have to accept that all of the above legitimately happened: African-Americans in the south went from turning out in droves for Hillary Clinton in the primary to not caring if she won the general election. Donald Trump got perhaps seventy percent of the same-day voting in Florida. The polling averages were wrong for the first time in modern history. Trump beat his poll numbers despite having spent the primary season tending to fall below them. Clinton fell below her poll numbers despite having spent the primary season tending to beat them. In every state where Trump pulled off a shocking upset victory, he just happened to do it with one percent of the vote. And in an election that everyone cared particularly deeply about, no one really turned out to vote at all. I can accept any one of the above things happening as an isolated fluke. I cannot accept all the above happening."
Source: http://www.palmerreport.com/…/youre-not-just-imagining…/104/
Please consider throwing your considerable power and your voice behind this extremely important and highly time-sensitive issue. America can NOT accept the results of a potentially rigged election. There is simply too much at stake for our communities, our country, the environment, and our standing on the global stage.
Thank you sincerely for your consideration.
Best Regards,
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Read more here:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2016/11/18/election-audit-paper-machines-column/93803752/



How can we help those who are feeling scared?

Okay -- we're all feeling scared...downright petrified. But me, as a middle-aged white woman - have that "white privilege" going for me. I suppose the next 4 years might be a bit more oppressive for me, but nothing like the fear that Muslim Americans, Latinos, AAs and young women may experience.

In that vein, I'm wondering what I, as an individual -- or what we -- as a community can do to support one another. Today I was thinking about the "pay if forward" model, or just reaching out and doing something nice, helpful, generous to those who are feeling especially vulnerable.

I'd like to start a dialogue to see what ideas others have. I do plan on joining the ACLU and doing whatever I can as an individual to stayed informed and voice my opinion, but I want to do something personal to show that I stand united, in love and kindness.

Your thoughts?

Not sure if already posted on DU: Janet Reno, First Female U.S. Attorney General, Dies At 78


Janet Reno, the first female attorney general of the United States, has died of complications from Parkinson’s disease, relatives told the AP and CNN.

She was 78.

A graduate of Harvard Law School, Reno became attorney general under President Bill Clinton in 1993. She ran the Justice Department during some of the administration’s most prominent controversies, including the raid of a Waco, Texas, cult compound that left over 80 people dead and the decision to return 6-year-old Elián González to his father in Cuba. Reno was also caught in the crosshairs of many of Clinton’s personal legal troubles.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/janet-reno-dead-dies_us_582045b8e4b0e80b02cafa32
Posted by Farmgirl1961 | Mon Nov 7, 2016, 03:17 PM (1 replies)

Hillary plans to get out the "dad" vote

Here's the line up for Sunday night football:


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/hillary-clinton-sunday-night-football_us_581ea4dfe4b0d9ce6fbc9a81
Posted by Farmgirl1961 | Sun Nov 6, 2016, 12:20 PM (1 replies)

What will be known by tonight? tomorrow night and Monday night about the election?

I assume that the HRC folks will know A LOT more about where things stand with respect to early voting across the 37 states and most importantly from critical swing states by tonight, tomorrow night and Monday night.

For those folks who are crunching numbers and putting out information into the twitter-sphere, what will we DU'ers likely know about trends. We already know the NV seems locked up for Hillary and Florida is trending our way. What I would like to know is what else do we know about Florida, North Carolina, Texas, Arizona...and other states.

I'm feeling relatively confident, but of course there are still those wonky polls out there and 538 out there that make us all frustrated and maybe a little nervous too.
Posted by Farmgirl1961 | Sat Nov 5, 2016, 09:05 PM (2 replies)

Let's do this!!!

Posted by Farmgirl1961 | Sat Nov 5, 2016, 08:57 PM (0 replies)

Robby Mook: "NEW Coalition","We are up in FL by 170k", Latino vote increased 130%, AA turnout up 22%

Robby Mook is looking at the early voting numbers and sees record turnout, great early voting numbers for us, and a new coalition has emerged.

A Shudder Goes Down Republican Spines As Early Voting Reveals A New Clinton Coalition

n a conference call with reporters, Clinton campaign manager Robbie Mook announced an early voting turnout record. At least 40% of voters in battleground states are turning out early.

In Florida, more registered Democrats than Republicans have turned out to vote early or by mail. The Clinton camp believes that they are winning Florida by 170,000 ballots.

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The word of the day is "firewall." My friends, can you say "firewall"?

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http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/11/5/1591565/-Robby-Mook-NEW-Coalition-We-are-up-in-FL-by-170k-Latino-vote-increased-130-AA-turnout-up-22

Feel Good Article About Tim Kaine

Tim Kaine’s former roommate (Charles Hirschhorn) took to Facebook to offer some fascinating background on our next Vice President:

Full Disclosure: My Roommate is Running for VP

Thirty-five years ago I shared a 4 bedroom rental house with two law students. I was working as an Assistant Movie Theater Manager in Boston, being paid $150 a week, which I believe was the federally mandated minimum salary you could pay someone and not have to pay them overtime. Anyway, the open bedroom in the attic was being held for a student returning from a year as a missionary in Honduras. I did not know him when he moved in, but now we all know him as the Democratic Candidate for Vice President, Tim Kaine.

Tim and I lived together that year and the following summer in Washington, DC. A wise man once told me that he and his roommate had an understanding: “As soon as one of us dies, the other will go out and get hit by a bus, because some secrets have to remain buried…” I feel the opposite. Eventually the media will find me, so I figured I’ll go ahead and offer a full disclosure of what I know about Tim. Here goes:

He does not like to clean the bathroom.

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http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/11/4/1591265/--He-s-the-best-person-I-have-ever-met
Posted by Farmgirl1961 | Fri Nov 4, 2016, 11:02 PM (2 replies)
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