Trump gets serious about third term in un-American speech

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“We’ll negotiate” — Trump raises specter of third term while campaigning in Nevada

In a pitiful display of the president’s sense of victimization, he claims he is owed another four years despite legal restrictions spelled out clearly in the Constitution.

Take Action: Impeach Trump for letting Americans die when he KNEW the real dangers of the pandemic!


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Chris Wallace instantly smacks down Trump adviser on air for lying

Trump adviser Steve Cortes attempted to write off the president’s disastrous handling off the pandemic crisis with “fog of war” excuses, but Wallace was having none of it.


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He finally went a step too far.


Trump ignores science, mocks social distancing at dangerous indoor Nevada rally
The president refused to put medical science before politics with another large indoor rally that made a mockery of social distancing, while the pandemic he mismanaged has now claimed more than 194,000 American lives.

Take Action: Check out WHO’s recommendations for staying safe and stopping the spread.


Former top intel official: Trump undermining trust in the election advances Russia’s aims
Sue Gordon, former principal deputy director of national intelligence, said the president’s message that the electoral system can’t be trusted “is exactly what the Russians particularly hope to achieve.”

Take Action: Demand Congress take urgent action after Trump invited foreign collusion in 2020 Election!


Trump attacks Mike Bloomberg after billionaire pledges $100 million to help Biden win Florida
The president slammed the former New York City mayor after his staggering swing state efforts were revealed.


Michael Cohen’s daughter shares jarring details of Trump’s “creepy sexual comments” directed towards her when she was a child
If you can hit on a 15-year-old, I am pretty sure there is something wrong with you, and when you allow someone with that little integrity to be in the most powerful office, that sets the tone for the rest of the country’s culture, Samantha Cohen said.

Take Action: Demand Congress investigate credible allegations of rape against Donald Trump!


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Election year is here!

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Journalist tackled, arrested while trying to cover LA protest
The award-winning journalist was tackled and pinned down by several sheriff’s deputies while she was trying to document the arrest of a protester outside a medical center.


Pompeo’s wife used State Dept. staff for personal tasks, engaged in official govt. business with private email
The Pompeos have been accused of directing State Department employees to conduct their personal business on government time, the topic of an ongoing inquiry by the State Department inspector general’s office.


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Seriously?

Yes. Seriously.

Hope…


Today’s Action: Tell your Governor how to support November’s election

It’s official, not that we expected any different: Trump’s Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany declared on Fox News that the election won’t be fair unless the winner is announced on Election Night.

Nevermind that many elections aren’t decided the day-of, as mail-in ballots are still counted, and so this statement is patently false. But Trump knows his supporters are more likely to vote in-person because half of them still think the pandemic is a hoax, while Democratic voters are far more likely to vote by mail out of safety concerns. So, he is cementing the idea that any outcome other than his outright win on night-of is cause for calling the whole thing rigged.

We are on the verge of a fascist takeover (arguably, we’re actually already there). Fighting to ensure safety measures for our election this November is crucial – but even beyond that, urging our leaders to support the public’s general belief in its legitimacy is now essential.

Call or email your Governor and ask them to implement the following policies to ensure a safe and smooth election this November in the face of Trump’s dangerous anti-democratic propaganda:

  • Mail forms to all registered voters allowing them to request a mail-in ballot – or simply mail all voters their actual ballots.
  • Set up dedicated ballot drop boxes across your city and state, thereby reducing USPS mail volume near election day.
  • Ensure requirements for being a poll worker are as non-restrictive as possible, since election officials are predicting a big shortage this year as many current workers are vulnerable senior citizens.
  • Allow all ballots to be counted that are postmarked by November 3rd, rather than only those which arrive by November 3rd.
  • Begin counting as ballots are received, rather than waiting until election day.

Make the call to your Governor today – and keep calling until these policies are in place. 

The more we can do at the state level to support democracy, the less we need to rely on Trump’s version of it for us. 

And please, if you are voting by mail, send in your ballot back as SOON as you receive it.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition to make Election Day a paid holiday, 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.

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