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buddy

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Location: Rocky Mountains
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Posted: Aug 19, 2020 - 9:26pm

The time is now.  The game is on and the stakes are higher than they've ever been in my life.

I won't sit idly by while this moment passes by.  The next 75 days will be the most important in a generation.  I've signed up, suited up, and shown up.  I'm going to do the work.

I'll be manning phone lines, reaching out to my brother & sister military veterans in my city & across the country, my friends & neighbors, whatever & wherever I'm needed.

I will not be here. To my RPeep friends, brothers & sisters....buckle up, stay safe, keep the faith.  Vote.

See you in a few months.  God bless.
ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
Gender: Male


Posted: Aug 19, 2020 - 8:51am



 Red_Dragon wrote:


 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
https://twitter.com/PowellTrib...

JustineFromWyoming staged a last-minute write-in campaign when the challenger to the incumbent had to drop out. The incumbent started out as garden-variety GOP farmer, but really really likes the fluffing the lobbyists give him so he's turned into "the most conservative member of the Wyoming legislature," according to an out of state band of dark money robber barons. The thing started as a protest but friends and strangers started pulling up to the house and dropping off checks or cash, then the Wyoming Education Assn endorsed her and came up with some "emergency funds" to help get her name out. There just wasn't enough time. Yard signs came a week ago, printed materials arrived on Wednesday, we beat the streets and put big ads in all the papers and got good press too but it just didn't come together. Dang.

So, so proud of her for even giving it a shot. Way more than I could do.
 

Next time she won't be a write-in.
 

Just spent the first hour on the clock ;-) with my boss the mayor and the rest of the office moaning about the results. Our county (and probably the whole state) took one giant step backwards about 80 years. I can't remember in my lifetime when there were so many people in the legislature who didn't at least give lip service to improving conditions for some or all of us. There were 4 races for the state leg. from this county, 1 senate and 3 house, as depicted here:


This is a parody of an ad put out that I was honestly surprised to see. The woman on the right lost; she was the one most aligned with some out-of-state zealots. The other three won —in this image, the Grim Reaper is where candidate 4 was pictured; she ran UNOPPOSED as did the guy in the white shirt, he's the one Justine took on. That those 3 who won would appear in an ad with Nina on the right was really surprising to me... I guess I'm still learning how bad things really are. I mean, I expected them to win their races but I assumed they'd distance themselves from her. But we see they'll take the endorsement money no matter who puts it up. 
Red_Dragon

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Posted: Aug 19, 2020 - 7:30am



 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
https://twitter.com/PowellTrib...

JustineFromWyoming staged a last-minute write-in campaign when the challenger to the incumbent had to drop out. The incumbent started out as garden-variety GOP farmer, but really really likes the fluffing the lobbyists give him so he's turned into "the most conservative member of the Wyoming legislature," according to an out of state band of dark money robber barons. The thing started as a protest but friends and strangers started pulling up to the house and dropping off checks or cash, then the Wyoming Education Assn endorsed her and came up with some "emergency funds" to help get her name out. There just wasn't enough time. Yard signs came a week ago, printed materials arrived on Wednesday, we beat the streets and put big ads in all the papers and got good press too but it just didn't come together. Dang.

So, so proud of her for even giving it a shot. Way more than I could do.
 

Next time she won't be a write-in.
Coaxial

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Location: 543 miles west of Paradis,1491 miles eas
Gender: Male


Posted: Aug 19, 2020 - 5:03am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
https://twitter.com/PowellTrib...

JustineFromWyoming staged a last-minute write-in campaign when the challenger to the incumbent had to drop out. The incumbent started out as garden-variety GOP farmer, but really really likes the fluffing the lobbyists give him so he's turned into "the most conservative member of the Wyoming legislature," according to an out of state band of dark money robber barons. The thing started as a protest but friends and strangers started pulling up to the house and dropping off checks or cash, then the Wyoming Education Assn endorsed her and came up with some "emergency funds" to help get her name out. There just wasn't enough time. Yard signs came a week ago, printed materials arrived on Wednesday, we beat the streets and put big ads in all the papers and got good press too but it just didn't come together. Dang.

So, so proud of her for even giving it a shot. Way more than I could do.
 
Justine, rocks!{#Good-vibes}Good on you both for giving it a go.{#Meditate}
kcar

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Posted: Aug 18, 2020 - 8:55pm



 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
https://twitter.com/PowellTrib...

JustineFromWyoming staged a last-minute write-in campaign when the challenger to the incumbent had to drop out. The incumbent started out as garden-variety GOP farmer, but really really likes the fluffing the lobbyists give him so he's turned into "the most conservative member of the Wyoming legislature," according to an out of state band of dark money robber barons. The thing started as a protest but friends and strangers started pulling up to the house and dropping off checks or cash, then the Wyoming Education Assn endorsed her and came up with some "emergency funds" to help get her name out. There just wasn't enough time. Yard signs came a week ago, printed materials arrived on Wednesday, we beat the streets and put big ads in all the papers and got good press too but it just didn't come together. Dang.

So, so proud of her for even giving it a shot. Way more than I could do.
 

Very cool. I admire and thank you all for standing up and fighting the good fight. That was very gutsy of Justine to jump into the public spotlight like that.

haresfur

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Location: The Golden Triangle
Gender: Male


Posted: Aug 18, 2020 - 8:52pm



 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
https://twitter.com/PowellTrib...

JustineFromWyoming staged a last-minute write-in campaign when the challenger to the incumbent had to drop out. The incumbent started out as garden-variety GOP farmer, but really really likes the fluffing the lobbyists give him so he's turned into "the most conservative member of the Wyoming legislature," according to an out of state band of dark money robber barons. The thing started as a protest but friends and strangers started pulling up to the house and dropping off checks or cash, then the Wyoming Education Assn endorsed her and came up with some "emergency funds" to help get her name out. There just wasn't enough time. Yard signs came a week ago, printed materials arrived on Wednesday, we beat the streets and put big ads in all the papers and got good press too but it just didn't come together. Dang.

So, so proud of her for even giving it a shot. Way more than I could do.
 


ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
Gender: Male


Posted: Aug 18, 2020 - 8:49pm

https://twitter.com/PowellTrib...

JustineFromWyoming staged a last-minute write-in campaign when the challenger to the incumbent had to drop out. The incumbent started out as garden-variety GOP farmer, but really really likes the fluffing the lobbyists give him so he's turned into "the most conservative member of the Wyoming legislature," according to an out of state band of dark money robber barons. The thing started as a protest but friends and strangers started pulling up to the house and dropping off checks or cash, then the Wyoming Education Assn endorsed her and came up with some "emergency funds" to help get her name out. There just wasn't enough time. Yard signs came a week ago, printed materials arrived on Wednesday, we beat the streets and put big ads in all the papers and got good press too but it just didn't come together. Dang.

So, so proud of her for even giving it a shot. Way more than I could do.
R_P

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Posted: Aug 18, 2020 - 5:31pm

75% of Americans say it’s likely that Russia or other governments will try to influence 2020 election
miamizsun

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Location: (3261.3 Miles SE of RP)
Gender: Male


Posted: Aug 18, 2020 - 9:14am

 sunybuny wrote:
Election day in FLA. 
 

really?

it slipped up on me

i'll go and pick up a sandwich and vote  

{#Sunny}
sunybuny

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Location: The West & Best Coast of FLA
Gender: Female


Posted: Aug 18, 2020 - 7:00am

Election day in FLA. 
KarmaKarma

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Posted: Aug 18, 2020 - 6:42am

In a bid to revitalize the USPS, AOC proposes a “national progressive penpal program” to boost stamp sales.

The Dems have all the very best ideas.

haresfur

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Location: The Golden Triangle
Gender: Male


Posted: Aug 18, 2020 - 6:41am



 kurtster wrote:

Yes, it does as well as Oregon next door and has for several election cycles.  Their systems have been in place long enough to work the bugs out.

They are protesting for what they already have.  Not to mention the obvious hypocrisy of gathering closer to protest than they ever would if they showed up to vote in person. 

You do the math.  You cannot make this stuff up.
 

Or maybe someone can make this stuff up since they were not demanding mail-in voting but rallying to make sure ballots are delivered in a timely manner


We will win this battle’: Washington Democrats rally at Seattle post office in support for U.S. Postal Service


miamizsun

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Gender: Male


Posted: Aug 18, 2020 - 5:58am

and if that post below wasn't incendiary enough try this video


miamizsun

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Gender: Male


Posted: Aug 18, 2020 - 5:51am

Don't Blame Donald Trump if the Post Office Loses Your Vote

Even if all presidential votes were cast through the mail and sent on the same day, they would amount to 30 percent of a single day's volume.

By now you've probably heard that President Donald Trump and Postmaster General Louis DeJoy "are sabotaging democracy in plain sight" through a mix of nefarious ploys, ranging from removing "blue Post Office drop boxes" to scrapping mail-sorting machines to allegedly mandating a slowdown in delivering the mail. The upshot of the chatter is that Trump, fearful of losing the election in November, is supposedly doing everything possible to block what is expected to be a historically high level of mail-in ballots. (Meanwhile, the president has been stoking his own conspiracy theories by preemptively declaring the upcoming vote "the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history.")

The truth is far less incendiary, though still troubling. As USA Today concluded in a fact-check of various rumors floating around,

it is false to say mail is intentionally being slowed, despite reports that a new USPS [United States Postal Service] system might inherently cause delays. The Trump administration said the president did not direct USPS to slow down its deliveries, and USA TODAY found no evidence of that claim being true either.

In any case, as NPR and other outlets have reported, the president has said he'd sign a bill including more funding for the Postal Service, including aid dedicated to processing any surge in mail-in votes.

Here's a little bit of math that should give voters succor. In 2016, about 140 million total votes were cast in the presidential election, according to the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, with "nearly 24 percent…cast using by-mail absentee voting." Due to Covid-19 concerns, the percentage of mail-in and absentee ballots will almost surely be higher this time around—possibly as high as 70 percent of all votes cast. Assume, for the sake of argument, that the same number of votes will be cast this year as in 2016. Even if all voters used the mail and posted their ballots on exactly the same day, that would comprise only 30 percent of the amount of mail the USPS says it processes every single day.

So if the USPS screws up delivering votes in a timely and efficient manner this fall, it won't be because of any sinister actions by the White House. It will be because of longstanding, well-documented managerial and cultural problems that gave rise to such stock portrayals of letter carriers as Seinfeld's Newman and Cheers' Cliff Clavin. As Reason's Eric Boehm has documented, it may take weeks or even months for a final tally of all votes this fall; depending on the closeness of the race on Election Day, that waiting period may be excrutiating to live through. But that has less to do with the USPS and more to do with local and state voting boards.

For those who are interested in the post office's chronically bad performance and "unsustainable" situation, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has produced a long list of studies on where the problems come from and how they might be addressed. The short version is that Congress has blocked all sorts of serious reforms to an operation that has seen a 33 percent decline in mail volume since 2006.

Red_Dragon

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Posted: Aug 18, 2020 - 5:35am


kurtster

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Location: drifting
Gender: Male


Posted: Aug 18, 2020 - 5:20am

 kcar wrote:


 kurtster wrote:
Let's get real.  Is anyone going to change their mind or vote between now and Election Day ?

So you want to vote by mail ?  Be an adult and request an absentee ballot, fill it out and mail it in.  There is over two months to do it in.

With a little luck, you may get a mass mailed ballot, too and can vote against Trump twice !
 

Really do wish you'd get out of your echo chamber a bit more...

Oh, and your pep talk doesn't excuse Trump from trying to sabotage mail-in voting.

Sorry your fascist isn't more competent. You're doing a great job at ignoring the 165+K deaths and collapsed economy, btw.

Don't forget to inject that bleach!

Postal Service warns 46 states their voters could be disenfranchised by delayed mail-in ballots



August 14, 2020 at 4:44 p.m. EDT

 
So what are you waiting for when you already know what will happen if you wait too long ? 

How much of a heads up / warning do you need ?   2 months isn't enough ?

All's I see coming from you is obstinence on this subject.
kurtster

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Posted: Aug 18, 2020 - 4:47am

 haresfur wrote:


 sirdroseph wrote:
Everything is just so stupid right now.{#Rolleyes}
 
 
 

Doesn't Washington State do only mail in voting?
 
Yes, it does as well as Oregon next door and has for several election cycles.  Their systems have been in place long enough to work the bugs out.

They are protesting for what they already have.  Not to mention the obvious hypocrisy of gathering closer to protest than they ever would if they showed up to vote in person. 

You do the math.  You cannot make this stuff up.
haresfur

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Posted: Aug 18, 2020 - 3:37am



 sirdroseph wrote:
Everything is just so stupid right now.
{#Rolleyes}
 
 
 

Doesn't Washington State do only mail in voting?
sirdroseph

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Posted: Aug 18, 2020 - 1:55am

 R_P wrote:
 KarmaKarma wrote:
Watching the Dem convention live!  Never know what might happen on stage with hot mics all around.
 
Chasing the next high gotcha...
 
Well that is kind of how you live your life, innit?{#Propeller}
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Posted: Aug 18, 2020 - 1:54am

Everything is just so stupid right now.{#Rolleyes}
 
 
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