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The Trump Campaign Has Been Under Investigation Since July

From The New Yorker:

"For the White House, which in recent weeks has urged intelligence and law-enforcement officials to parrot its skepticism about the “Russian story,” Comey’s public acknowledgement of the probe makes it all but impossible to meddle again without risking serious political and legal consequences."

20 years from now there will be a movie about this. Oily fellow sex offender Casey Affleck will play Trump. Unless, god willing, they're sharing a cell together.
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http://elections.ap.org/content/state-election-systems-get-more-federal-aid-security

I'm posting this here as much for discussion on the pros and cons, and what kind of response people think we should have, if any, as a group. (The spirit of this is well-intentioned, but I can see a lot of ways for it to go wrong.)


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There's a new breaking action from the "We're His Problem Now" Calling Sheet, on the Weekly Call To Action tab. Ten members of the electoral college have requested a full intelligence briefing on Russia's involvement in the election. I called my Senator and Representative and left a voicemail, but when I tried to call Director Clapper, I just got a busy signal.

Script for your Senator/Representative )

*I took out a 'yesterday' in the script because that might not be correct anymore.
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From The Guardian: Senators call for declassification of files on Russia's role in US election

Seven Democratic and Democratic-aligned members of the Senate intelligence committee have hinted that significant information about Russian interference in the US presidential election remains secret and ought to be declassified.

The seven senators, including the incoming ranking member Mark Warner of Virginia, wrote to Barack Obama to request he declassify relevant intelligence on the election. They did not directly accuse the Russian government or President-elect Donald Trump, a Republican, of wrongdoing in the letter.

“We believe there is additional information concerning the Russian government and the US election that should be declassified and released to the public. We are conveying specifics through classified channels,” wrote Warner and his colleagues Ron Wyden of Oregon, Martin Heinrich of New Mexico, Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, Barbara Mikulski of Maryland and independent Angus King of Maine.


If you have congresspeople to call, get them to support the declassification and demand that the information be released to the public.

(You can download the letter here)
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Demand An Audit Of The 2016 Presidential Election

From VerifiedVoting.org:

The FBI determined some months ago that hacking, originating from Russia, was having an influence on our electoral process. These hackers interfered with our presidential election through attempted and successful penetration of email and voter registration databases, among other systems. This created fear, uncertainty, and doubt about the safety of our electoral processes.

Computers tabulated the vast majority of the 129 million votes cast in the presidential election, and polls were wildly off. Did hackers manipulate the results by compromising voting equipment? Did other problems, glitches, or errors affect the outcome?

There's a simple, relatively inexpensive way to find out: audit the electronic results against the paper ballots used by about 75% of U.S. voters.

Sign the Petition


Related: #AuditTheVote is trending on Twitter

EDIT: There is also a phone number you can call here: https://twitter.com/GarnerMeg/status/799716502232514560
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image text: two Nov 17 tweets from the #AuditTheVote hashtag.

[twitter.com profile] MarkDice, a verified account: Careful what you wish for Liberals. If we #AuditTheVote then Hillary will lose a few million after the dead and illegal ones are tossed out.

[twitter.com profile] JonBFanForum: Trumpsters seem to think #AuditTheVote will uncover "massive" Dem voter fraud. Okay, then, I'm willing to look under that rock. Are you?


I am perfectly happy to get on board the "Clinton unexpectedly lost every swing state by a narrow margin—let's make sure all those losses are honest, given the voting law currently in play" train. Especially in context of the "Russia hacked our election" rumor (I mean, it might be just a rumor? but let's check), and the Cheeto* University fraud case that the Cheeto just settled, and the conflict-of-interest bullshit, and need I go on.

Call your Congresscritters: house.gov and senate.gov will both direct you to the appropriate phone numbers. Email might work, too, but I imagine by now we've all seen the tweet thread screenshot where a former Congressional staffer says calls are the thing most likely to work. (Sucks to be spoon-deprived and massively anxious about phones.)

(Unfortunately, auditing the vote isn't going to restore voting rights to the millions of people denied same this year because of the Supreme Court gutting the Voting Rights Act. But it might be worth making noise about that problem too.)

* The man's a walking trigger, so I don't want to use his name, and I will damn well respect the President-elect when the person holding that title is someone worthy of respect. I imagine we can all name a few reasons why this one isn't.

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