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The woman who made this information available had to dig them out of her deceased #GangOfPutin father’s archives. If you care at all about your voting rights as much as she did, you’ll want to read this right now

This is from an NPR reporter and I certainly hope he passed it to Dale Ho who’s in charge of Voting Rights Representation at the ACLU

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Um. What now?

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All this was private, and now it’s public, and it’s arguably been driving the actions of the person who’s currently in charge of the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, who was – before this administration – the division in charge of bringing suit when there were credible allegations that a state’s actions tried to violate citizens’ rights in direct contravention of the Voting Rights Act.

That person is Bill Barr.

IMO this also teaches some interesting things about #GangOfPutin propaganda, particularly from this Maladministration, as I talk & listen to people who are confused after listening to someone like Pompeo, from the man who wrote that “self-interest binds and honor doesn’t”:

The safest & least exhausting way forward – again, at least till this is over – is “assume from when you first hear them that they are LYING to you; that way, you don’t start from the assumption they are telling the truth; spend time confused and proving all those statements false AND THEN have to undo all the damage they did after having bought time to do it with all the lies”.

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(check the date and time on this one^^)

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And if you still doubt that the same Russian oligarchs remain behind the chaos in the US and the UK, check the details of the similarity of voter suppression efforts in both countries

VOTER SUPPRESSION in the US

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VOTER SUPPRESSION in the UK

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So, first, go check your own registration – and get used to checking it regularly till this is over (there is more & more frequent reporting of peoples’ registration disappearing even if they’ve voted in every previous election since they became age-eligible, and not just in states like WI, OH, or GA) – and then figure out how to help 200 friends & neighbors preserve theirs & 200 new people register to vote who are age-eligible but might not know as much as we do about what’s at stake.

Places to begin

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