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Trump praises QAnon, repeatedly refuses to condemn far-right conspiracy movement

The president repeatedly alternated between claiming he didn’t know what the QAnon conspiracy movement was and expressing support for it on national TV.

Take Action: Tell Trump’s family to stop spouting dangerous conspiracy theories that will get people killed!


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Biden hits home run when asked how his Justice Department would hold Trump to account after the election

The Democratic nominee slammed the president for using the DOJ as his own personal law firm and pledged to let the Justice Department do its constutional job under a Biden administration.

Take Action: Sign up to volunteer (safely) to put Democrats across the finish line in key races no matter where you live!



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Trump’s bigoted policies trap a woman and kids with their abuser

NEW from American Refugee: The cruelty is the point.


Trump brags that his US Marshals executed a political enemy they didn’t want to arrest
The president’s glee at an extrajudicial killing sparked outrage and horror.


GOP senator slams Trump in constituent call: He “kisses dictators’ butts” and has “flirted with white supremacists”
Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse excoriated the president in a telephone town-hall meeting with constituents, saying the president badly mishandled the pandemic, mistreats women and cozies up to dictators, but publicly he tells an altogether different tale.


Fauci blasts herd immunity proposal embraced by White House as “total nonsense”
The nation’s top infectious disease expert dismissed the reckless strategy, noting that 30% of the population has underlying health conditions that make them particularly vulnerable to the virus.

Take Action: Tell Trump to STOP contradicting Dr. Fauci with lies that could get people killed!


White House was warned Giuliani was target of Russian intelligence operation to feed misinformation to Trump
Intercepted communications showed Giuliani was interacting with people tied to Russian intelligence during a December 2019 trip to Ukraine, where he was fishing for dirt on Joe Biden and his son Hunter.


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Lindsey Graham under fire for breaking federal law to try and save his skin
The vulnerable South Carolina Senator’s latest trick has him in hot water.

Take Action: Fire Lindsey Graham!


GOP forging a new alliance with QAnon
Following Trump’s lead, the Republican party is embracing the far-right conspiracy movement responsible for outlandish disinformation campaigns and increasingly violent rhetoric on the right.


Michigan Republican linked to organizer of rally where militia plotted to kidnap Whitmer
The rally drew numerous extremist groups, including the Proud Boys, the Boogaloo Bois and the alleged coup plotters.


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Today’s Action: Usher in a landslide victory – sign up to be a poll worker!

18 days to election day – and both Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have refused to commit to a peaceful transition. Our goal must be to win such a clear landslide victory on Election Day that Trump loses the support of his party if he doesn’t accept the results.

But in order to do that, we need poll workers – especially in locations that struggle to staff their locations during non-global-pandemic years. Voters in predominantly Black neighborhoods wait in line to vote, on average, 29% longer than those in white neighborhoods due to understaffing and fewer resources. We’ve already seen epic lines this year during early voting in multiple swing states…not even on Election Day.

If you’re looking for a way to help usher in a Democratic victory, your efforts as a poll worker could be the difference between a slow or shuttered voting location vs a place for thousands of people to vote for change.

Democratic voters are much more likely to be negatively impacted by understaffed polling locations – so, we desperately need poll workers to defeat Donald Trump. Read the qualifications for each state’s sign-up process!

Poll workers ensure elections run smoothly and democratically (as best they can, in the face of GOP voter suppression laws). They are a vital part of our election system and upholding voter rights.

It’s time to think hard about whether it makes sense for you to sign up. If you or someone you interact with is considered especially vulnerable to the pandemic, this may not be the right choice for you. In fact, we suggest you NOT do it.

But if you and your pod are not an at-risk group, democracy would really love your help to stay alive. Because the reality is: we may not have a democracy after another four years of Trump and McConnell.

Read over your state’s rules for becoming a poll worker, and sign up today!

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition calling on Sen. Feinstein to step down as top Judiciary Democrat, 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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