Demand Marco Rubio, Rick Scott, and the Florida GOP stop perpetuating their dangerous voter fraud myth

Demand Marco Rubio, Rick Scott, and the Florida GOP stop perpetuating their dangerous voter fraud myth

As more and more legal votes are counted in Florida, cutting into the GOP’s leads, the Sunshine State’s top Republicans – Senator Marco Rubio and Governor Rick Scott – have opted to follow Trump’s lead and promote baseless conspiracy theories alleging voter fraud.

Both Rubio and Scott have taken to social media and the airwaves decrying the “spontaneous appearance” of votes for Democrats, claiming that “Democrat lawyers” have descended upon the state in an effort to “steal” the election.

That is, however, completely untrue.

Even the Republican-appointed Secretary of State, Ken Detzner, admitted there was no voter fraud and Broward County Chief Judge Jack Tuter demanded that the misleading and inflammatory rhetoric be ramped down.

That hasn’t stopped Trump, however, from throwing his usual temper tantrums on Twitter, complaining that the results from Election Night are diverging from the actual tallies now that all of the votes are being counted. It’s little surprise, then, that Rubio and Scott would amplify his qualms, hoping only to sow distrust in the electoral process in a desperate attempt to throw the results into question and try to hold onto power.

Enough is enough. We demand that these elected officials immediately end their scheme to undermine the integrity of our election and allow this process to continue playing out legally and fairly so that every last eligible vote is counted. Just because Republicans don’t like the results does not mean that they get to decide whether or not they will be counted.

Our votes will be counted in this country, whether Donald Trump, Marco Rubio, and Rick Scott like it or not.

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Trump deals vets major insult on Veterans Day

Trump deals vets major insult on Veterans Day

Demand Acting Attorney General Whitaker recuse himself from the Mueller investigation

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Today’s Action: Make calls for Georgia and Florida!


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On Veterans Day, Trump skips visit to Arlington and demands military voters be disenfranchised

Trump vouched for Twitter over a presidential visit to Arlington National Cemetery.

Take Action: Help Veterans! Read these 9 easy ways you can make a big difference in the lives of our vets.


Melania Trump takes a rude swipe at Michelle Obama in petty official response
The current First lady went totally overboard after a perceived slight from the former First Lady.

Take Action: Tell Melania Trump if she wants to combat cyberbullying, start with her husband!


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An entire high school class gets busted doing Nazi salute during prom picture

Police launched an investigation as the picture spread across social media.

Take Action: Add your name to tell the FBI to label the KKK what they are: a terrorist organization!


Florida Governor Rick Scott slapped with lawsuit and ethics complaint for election interference
His naked abuse of his office isn’t going over smoothly…


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Police gun down a black bouncer right as he heroically stopped a shooter

The “good guy with a gun” was black — and he paid for it with his life.

Take Action: Help support the Black Lives Matter Movement. Read I-D’s guide to the 10 ways you can stand in solidarity, proactively and effectively, with the movement.


Don Jr. shares blatantly fake news about Florida election and Trumpers bought it hook line and sinker
The First Son made a big blunder, but his dad’s supporters fell for it anyway.


Obama’s defense secretary shreds Trump for skipping veterans’ memorial
Chuck Hagel saw our fallen heroes being disrespected and felt compelled to defend them.

Daily Action: Make sure every vote is counted in Georgia and Florida!

Three major midterm races are so tight that the votes are still being counted…and all three are massively important battlegrounds for Democrats.

In Florida, both the U.S. Senate and Governor position up for grabs, and the Senate race is within a .14% margin. In Georgia, Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams is standing off against widespread GOP voter suppression, and has called for every provisional and vote-by-mail ballot to be counted. Her race within .3% of a mandated run-off.

These races need our help TODAY. Voters in Florida and Georgia have the ability to follow-up on their votes, but the GOP is working around the clock to keep progressive voters silent. Our phone calls need to reach every Democratic voter with vital instructions for ensuring their vote is actually counted.

Sign up for a phonebanking shift TODAY to call voters in Florida and Georgia – help the #BlueWave and fight GOP voter suppression with a single phone call!

Abrams still could be on her way to becoming the first Black woman governor in the United States – and she will be desperately needed in Georgia to stop future voter suppression in the 2020 election. But she will need our efforts contacting Georgia voters TODAY to make this a reality.

Florida just granted more than one million people who have paid their debt to society the right to vote…but we’ll need fair-minded Democratic leaders to ensure this newfound freedom remains in place for years to come. And with Trump’s narrow win in Florida in 2016, securing Democratic leadership now could be a lynchpin in 2020.

Call for the rights and integrity Georgia and Florida voters…and call for future yourself.

Sign up to make calls TODAY for voters in Georgia and Florida, providing them the tools to ensure their vote was counted. This is what democracy – and fighting voter suppression – looks like.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition calling for Trump’s Acting Attorney General to recuse himself from the Mueller investigation, and check out the brilliant “Don’t Think of an Elephant” by George Lakoff — a quick read that contains the ultimate keys for Democrats to win elections — and arguments.


Democrat seals surprise upset, flips red Senate seat

Democrat seals surprise upset, flips red Senate seat

Don't let Republicans cheat Stacey Abrams out of being Georgia Governor. Demand a run-off Election!


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Democrat Kyrsten Sinema pulls off a stunning upset in deep-red Arizona

Arizona just turned blue. After an incredibly tight election which dragged on nearly a week later, the Associated Press has announced Democratic candidate Rep. Kyrsten Sinema successfully flipped retiring anti-Trumper Jeff Flake’s Senate seat, defeating the Republican Party’s handpicked successor Martha McSally in a race that just weeks ago looked secure for the GOP… [more]


PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition stopping the Republicans from cheating Stacey Abrams out of the Governorship, and check out the brilliant “Don’t Think of an Elephant” by George Lakoff — a quick read that contains the ultimate keys for Democrats to win elections — and arguments.


Trump humiliates himself at Armistice ceremony

Trump humiliates himself at Armistice ceremony

Make Trump testify under oath about what he knew about Trump Tower-Russia meeting!

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Trump humiliates himself with disrespectful behavior at Armistice ceremony

With the eyes of the world on him, the Republican President acted with his usual selfish disregard for everyone else.

Take Action: Add your name to call for an end to Trump’s economy-killing tariffs that have harmed our relationships with other nations.


French officials foil Trump’s lunch meeting with Putin with a last-minute maneuver
Macron’s team trolled the Republican President and his Russian patron with the last minute move.


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Macron gets Trump where it hurts him most in front of world leaders at Armistice Day ceremony

The day after Trump skipped the memorial, the French leader called him out forcefully.


John Kerry lands epic dunk on Fox News host Greg Gutfeld for trying to defend Trump’s behavior
The conservative pundit was left humiliated by the former Secretary of State.

Take Action: Demand TV networks like Fox and Sinclair disclose when they are forced to repeat corporate propaganda


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Obama publicly upstages Trump with powerful Veterans Day message

While Trump was busy making a fool of himself in France, the beloved ex-President showed the world how real leadership works.


Senator Schatz calls Trump’s bluff over the border troop stunt
The Senator confronted Trump with the real human consequences of his cynical decision to waste taxpayer dollars for political gain.

Take Action: Add your name to tell Trump not to send refugees back to persecution and death.


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Today’s Action: Support Veterans in Need

Today is Veteran’s Day, when we recognize and honor those who have served in our military. There are approximately 18 million veterans in our country — and some with crippling health issues and mental illness as a direct result of their time in the armed forces. Although our government provides some support, the resources are often underwhelming.

For this holiday while government offices are closed, we ask you to take a moment to explore how you can help the veterans in your community (and tomorrow, you can call your reps and ask for their attentive support as well)!

1. Become a volunteer driver for the VA, donating your time to get veterans who are unable to drive to the medical attention they need.

2. Visit wounded veterans at a local VA hospital, and brighten someone’s day! Call ahead to find out who might benefit most from a friendly visit.

3. Help reduce veteran homelessness by volunteering for your local National Coalition for Homeless Veterans.

And remember — we are nearing our third decade of “endless war,” with no signs of stopping. It’s been part of the reality of our country for so long that sometimes it’s hard to remember it doesn’t need to be this way. Ending our endless war in the Middle East will take immense public pressure — but it IS possible, and must be part of our efforts over the next two years. For every year that we remain at war, we face more lost and injured veterans in addition to the millions of civilians caught in the action.

Today we honor those who have served by taking action — helping veterans who need our assistance, and committing to peace and keeping future troops out of harm’s way.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition telling the new Congress to make Trump testify about the Trump Tower-Russia meeting, and check out the brilliant “Don’t Think of an Elephant” by George Lakoff — a quick read that contains the ultimate keys for Democrats to win elections — and arguments.


Demand Acting Attorney General Whitaker recuse himself from Mueller probe

Demand Acting Attorney General Whitaker recuse himself from Mueller probe

With the firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions coming only one day after the midterm election, all eyes fell squarely on Matthew Whitaker, Trump’s new Acting Attorney General.

Whereas Sessions rightly recused himself from overseeing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, given the “disqualification arising from personal or political relationship” with Trump – Sessions worked in the Trump campaign, the focus of Mueller’s probe – Whitaker, too, should not be able to oversee this investigation.

The Acting AG has already appeared on television and written an op-ed to suggest kneecapping the special counselor’s investigation by decimating its budget or severely limiting its scope. This is clearly a political conflict of interest, in violation of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978, which directs the attorney general to create rules requiring disqualification of Justice Department employees in cases of personal, financial, or political conflict of interest, or the appearance thereof.

Furthermore, Whitaker also has a personal relationship with Trump, having worked closely with him as Sessions’ Chief of Staff. Any way you cut it, an impartial arbiter of justice he will not be.

We demand that Matthew Whitaker, a non-Senate-confirmed political staffer with allegiance only to Donald Trump, recuse himself to ensure that Robert Mueller’s necessary investigation continue unhindered. We will not stand for such blatantly obvious, banana republic-style tactics from the president to insulate himself from justice.

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Demand McConnell allow a vote on the bipartisan bill to protect the Mueller investigation from Trump

Demand McConnell allow a vote on the bipartisan bill to protect the Mueller investigation from Trump

It’s official. The investigation into President Trump’s corruption and possible collusion with Russia is bipartisan. On April 26, the Republican-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee voted 14-7 for a bill preventing Trump from interfering with the investigation by firing Special Counsel Mueller.

And yet, in his latest defiance of America’s democratic process, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has vowed to keep the bill from ever getting a vote.

This is an abdication of his responsibilities and violation of the public trust all so McConnell can help conceal the crimes of his party’s president. Refuse to stand for it!

Special Prosecutor Mueller’s investigation has uncovered enough evidence for 22 indictments and seven guilty pleas. There is no longer any legitimate argument against the investigation into the legality of President Trump and his associates’ activities.

There is, however, reason to believe that President Trump — whose catch phrase was once, “You’re fired!” — could axe Mueller to save his own skin. Democrats know it, Republicans know it, even McConnell knows it.

But McConnell has always put party over country, and the only way to get him to do differently is to make him.

Add your name to demand Mitch McConnell stop helping Trump cover up his crimes, and hold a vote on the bill to protect Mueller from being fired by the president.

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Trump makes his move against Mueller after losing the House

Trump makes his move against Mueller after losing the House

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Trump makes a massive move against Mueller the day after losing the House of Representatives

In a stunning turn of events, President Donald Trump abruptly demanded Attorney General Jeff Sessions resign the morning after the midterm elections, finally making his move against the man who ultimately failed to fulfill what the President saw as his purpose — protecting Trump and his team from the consequences of their meddling in the 2016 election and their alleged collusion with agents of the Russian Federation. It seems however, that the president had a more sinister motive in mind… [more]


PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition calling for Congress to protect the Mueller investigation from Trump, and check out the brilliant “Don’t Think of an Elephant” by George Lakoff — a quick read that contains the ultimate keys for Democrats to win elections — and arguments.


Democrats make history, put check on Trump's tyranny

Democrats make history, put check on Trump’s tyranny

Tell the next Congress it’s time to guarantee healthcare for every American!

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Today’s Action: Breathe a little easier



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Democrats flip the House with record night for women

The Democratic chamber will make life very difficult for Trump and his cronies.


Republican Senator Heller concedes Nevada Senate seat to Democrat Rosen
Despite the unfavorable 2018 Senate map, Democrats scored the pick up in the early hours of Wednesday morning.


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Democrats make gains in Governors’ races

Despite some tough losses, progressives picked up some big wins at the state level.


Abrams still fighting in Georgia governor’s race, still too close to call
Tens of thousands of outstanding ballots could determine the winner.


Florida votes to restore voting rights to more than a million residents who have paid their debt to society
The Republican scheme to suppress votes finally hit a wall.


Arizona Senate race still too close to call
The once crimson red state may still flip blue in 2018.


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Democrats unveil their first move against Trump with their new House majority
The Democrats are already licking their chops to get at the president and they’re not afraid to let him know.


Three red states vote to expand Medicaid
More than 300,000 low-income Americans in Idaho, Nebraska, and Utah are on the brink of gaining coverage.


Anti-gay marriage clerk Kim Davis is humiliated on Election Day
Karma finally caught up with the woman who infamously denied LGBTQ couples marriage licenses.


Sources reveal the Trump White House is currently freaking out over the election
As voters take to the polls, Trump and his cronies are in a dark place.


Today’s Action: Breathe a little easier, then let’s get back to work

Donald Trump’s days of unchecked authoritarian rule are over.

Yesterday, despite unprecedented Republican gerrymandering thought to make the House unwinnable for Democrats for a decade, a surge of progressive candidates and relentless grassroots activism have broken Trump’s stranglehold of Washington.

Neither the significance of this victory nor the impact of your efforts can be overstated. This is huge. America is no longer effectively a dictatorship, and it’s because of you. For the next two years, we will have a Congress that listens to us and has the power — and will — to hold the president accountable for his brazen corruption.

And the victories didn’t stop with the House, where a record 90 women will take office (80 of them Democrats). Despite some tough losses in the Senate and Florida’s governor’s race, Democrats made huge gains at the state level, flipping 333 legislative seats, seven legislative chambers, at least seven governorships, and took complete control of six states.

Three deeply red states — Utah, Nebraska, and Idaho — passed ballot measures expanding Medicaid (yes, embracing Obamacare). This is a clear indication that while the distractions and bombast of Trump’s Republican Party are getting the attention, the priorities, values, and ideas of the Democratic Party are taking hold in even the unlikeliest of places.

And while Florida may have delivered some of the most disappointing statewide results of the night, residents also approved a ballot measure restoring voting rights to those who have paid their debt to society. That’s a million Floridians denied the vote this year who in two, four, and six years will finally have a chance to take action against Republican politicians who have been suppressing the vote by denying them their rights. One million new Florida voters — for perspective, the margin in the governor’s race was about 55,000.

America is moving in the right direction again, and it’s a direct result of the work you’ve put in since taking to the streets for the Women’s March on January 21, 2017. Thanks to those efforts, the next two years will look MUCH different than the last two. They will be better, but they will also be more important and more work.

So take a deep breath, pat yourself on the back, and congratulate yourself on a job well done. But know that we are still at the beginning of a long road. If we commit to working the next two years like we did the last two, 2020 will really give us something to celebrate.

Thank you for all your hard work. You restored checks and b

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition calling for an investigation into Republican voter suppression in 2018, and check out the brilliant “Don’t Think of an Elephant” by George Lakoff — a quick read that contains the ultimate keys for Democrats to win elections — and arguments.


Trump’s pick for Kansas Governor gets trounced

Trump’s pick for Kansas Governor gets trounced

Tell the next Congress to pass legislation stopping Trump from firing Special Prosecutor Mueller


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Trump’s pick for Kansas Governor gets trounced

Democratic state Sen. Laura Kelly has won the Kansas governor’s race, defeating Kansas secretary of state and Donald Trump ally Kris Kobach, and it wasn’t close…… [more]



Fox deals Trump surprise blow to his 11th hour campaign

Fox deals Trump surprise blow to his 11th hour campaign

GOP candidate Brian Kemp must recuse himself after bogus allegations against Georgia Democrats.

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FOX News blindsides Trump with a surprise blow to his last-minute midterm election campaigning

The president’s personal propaganda network threw a surprise wrench into his plans at the worst possible moment.


Trump and Giuliani implicated in a massive money laundering scheme involving Russia
The Republican president and his lawyer are facing fresh accusations that may only be the start of the rabbit hole.


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Rihanna slams Trump for playing her songs at his rally and it broke the internet

The superstar singer was horrified to hear her tunes at his hate rallies and quickly fired back.


Trump tells an outrageous lie at an election eve rally and gets fact-checked by Jim Acosta
The CNN reporter heard his whopper and quickly set him straight.


Trump is confronted over his racist ad and his response was downright childish
A brave reporter called him out and his reaction speaks volumes.


Top reporters brutally torch Lindsey Graham for licking Trump’s boots on Twitter
The South Carolina Senator tried to give Obama’s accomplishments to Trump, but it backfired immediately.


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Jim Carrey goes viral with a brilliant election eve drawing of Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke
The day before the pivotal midterm election, the iconic actor humiliated the Republican Senator.


Today’s Action: VOTE, and report signs of GOP voter suppression TODAY!

TODAY IS THE DAY. We’ve been waiting for this moment for two years – midterm elections, and our chance to shift the power balance for the next two years and stop the Trump regime’s unchecked authoritarianism. And because voting is underway, GOP voter suppression is also in full force.

  • In Georgia, where officials were throwing out ballots with mismatched signatures, and almost 5,000 ballots have gone missing in a 54% Black county

  • In Texas, GOP leadership has closed polling locations near universities

  • In North Dakota, new laws are leaving thousands on Native American reservations without the ability to register to vote

After you’ve voted, help ensure every single other voter who has the right to vote is actually allowed that choice. Report any issues you encounter, and spread the word on the resources available to fight these nasty and crippling Republican tactics.

Having trouble voting? Need to report an incident? Call 1-866-OUR-VOTE (or 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA for Spanish) to ensure every vote, including yours, gets counted!

And make sure your friends and family also know what to do in case of voting irregularities. Save these numbers: 866-OUR-VOTE and 888-VE-Y-VOTA.

The GOP stays in power by blocking the voters they don’t want to speak out against them: people of color, the poor and working class, young people, and the elderly. Disenfranchised communities thus cyclically remain disenfranchised, unable to vote out their oppressors.

Whether you are targeted by this oppression or are an ally to these communities, be on the lookout today for Republican tactics of silencing and erasure. Get out the vote…and then make sure the vote is actually counted.

Report issues with voting by calling 1-866-OUR-VOTE or 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA to make sure every citizen is allowed to vote.

And after we win the seats for Democrats tonight, we’ll spend 2019 working on changing the laws to eliminate GOP suppression once and for all.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition demanding the resignation of Republican Governor candidate who purged 53,000 voters before Election Day, and check out the brilliant “Don’t Think of an Elephant” by George Lakoff — a quick read that contains the ultimate keys for Democrats to win elections — and arguments.