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America, Apparently, and Friends: ) Texas Civil Rights Project . Follow TXCivilRights ALERT: We have received multiple reports from voters who voted straight- ticket, then saw on a later screen that their votes were changed to that of the opposite party. You must check your ballot before casting to ensure it's correct, and you can ask a poll worker for help. 1:23 PM-25 Oct 2018 8,545 Retweets 9,022 Likes 0 0 LeAhhhhhh!McElrath @leahmcelrath 6h Dear @TXCivilRights- was one of these people. I have not previously discussed it with anyone because I didn't want to sound an alarm until I knew whether or not this was a pattern. I will detail what l experienced, along with a photo, in this short thread #TXSen Texas Civil Rights Project@TXCivilRights ALERT: We have received multiple reports from voters who voted straight-ticket, then saw on a later screen that their votes were changed to that of the opposite party. You must check your ballot before casting to ensure it's correct, and you can ask a poll worker for help Show this thread LeAhhhhhh!McElrath @leahmcelrath Follow I chose the "straight ticket" option for the Democratic Party on the first screen. Once I toggled through the 16+ page ballot and reached the final screen to review my choices, I saw that my vote for @BetoORourke had been changed to a vote for Ted Cruz. Photo below 2/x #TXSen Ballot Summary Page To change a vote, highlight the contest to change and press ENTER. Contest Selected ocratic Party Straight Party United States Senator United States Representative, District 7 Governor Lieutenant Governor Attorney General Ted Lupe Valdez Mike Collier Justin Nelson Glenn Hegar 6 r of Public Accounts 9:26 PM-25 Oct 2018 2,976 Retweets 2,572 Likes C 00% Election Advisory No. 2018-35 nd Voter nformation To: County Clerks/Elections Administrators TETEXAS.GOV From: Keith Ingram, Director of Elections ter Information Date: October 23, 2018 out the Elections vision RE: Voting on Hart eSlate Machines nducting Your Elections ndidate Information We have heard from a number of people voting on Hart eSlate machines that when they voted straight ticket, it appeared to them that the machine had changed one or more of their selections to a candidate from a different party This can be caused by the voter taking keyboard actions before a page has fully appeared on the eSlate, thereby de-selecting the pre-filled selection of that party's candidate ection Officials and ficeholders ection Results lp America Vote Act AVA) Funding to unties ection Funds hrefnatheravenqueen: Hey there US friends! If you’re voting using these machines (Hart eSlate) or similar ones right now or in the near future, make sure that the machine has NOT changed your ballot before casting it, ‘k? It’s apparently an already known problem, and has been for years, but has never been fixed. Additional Source: https://abc13.com/politics/straight-party-voters-reporting-their-votes-were-changed/4556377/

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America, Apparently, and Friends: ) Texas Civil Rights Project . Follow TXCivilRights ALERT: We have received multiple reports from voters who voted straight- ticket, then saw on a later screen that their votes were changed to that of the opposite party. You must check your ballot before casting to ensure it's correct, and you can ask a poll worker for help. 1:23 PM-25 Oct 2018 8,545 Retweets 9,022 Likes 0 0 LeAhhhhhh!McElrath @leahmcelrath 6h Dear @TXCivilRights- was one of these people. I have not previously discussed it with anyone because I didn't want to sound an alarm until I knew whether or not this was a pattern. I will detail what l experienced, along with a photo, in this short thread #TXSen Texas Civil Rights Project@TXCivilRights ALERT: We have received multiple reports from voters who voted straight-ticket, then saw on a later screen that their votes were changed to that of the opposite party. You must check your ballot before casting to ensure it's correct, and you can ask a poll worker for help Show this thread LeAhhhhhh!McElrath @leahmcelrath Follow I chose the "straight ticket" option for the Democratic Party on the first screen. Once I toggled through the 16+ page ballot and reached the final screen to review my choices, I saw that my vote for @BetoORourke had been changed to a vote for Ted Cruz. Photo below 2/x #TXSen Ballot Summary Page To change a vote, highlight the contest to change and press ENTER. Contest Selected ocratic Party Straight Party United States Senator United States Representative, District 7 Governor Lieutenant Governor Attorney General Ted Lupe Valdez Mike Collier Justin Nelson Glenn Hegar 6 r of Public Accounts 9:26 PM-25 Oct 2018 2,976 Retweets 2,572 Likes C 00% Election Advisory No. 2018-35 nd Voter nformation To: County Clerks/Elections Administrators TETEXAS.GOV From: Keith Ingram, Director of Elections ter Information Date: October 23, 2018 out the Elections vision RE: Voting on Hart eSlate Machines nducting Your Elections ndidate Information We have heard from a number of people voting on Hart eSlate machines that when they voted straight ticket, it appeared to them that the machine had changed one or more of their selections to a candidate from a different party This can be caused by the voter taking keyboard actions before a page has fully appeared on the eSlate, thereby de-selecting the pre-filled selection of that party's candidate ection Officials and ficeholders ection Results lp America Vote Act AVA) Funding to unties ection Funds hrefnatheravenqueen: Hey there US friends! If you’re voting using these machines (Hart eSlate) or similar ones right now or in the near future, make sure that the machine has NOT changed your ballot before casting it, ‘k? It’s apparently an already known problem, and has been for years, but has never been fixed. Additional Source: https://abc13.com/politics/straight-party-voters-reporting-their-votes-were-changed/4556377/

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Guns, Instagram, and Life: Stephen King @StephenKing The 2nd Amendment extremists will never be swayed from their hardline position. The only way to enact sane gun regs is at the ballot box. If you feel that way, it's simple: if they take money from the NRA, don't vote for 'em in November. 2/15/18, 4:05 AM postmcrnews:gerardway: Vote. Obviously I don’t use twitter anymore, but a friend sent me a screenshot of this Stephen King tweet. This sums up exactly how I feel. We’re all caught in a loop and it appears that neither side is going to give in. After Newton, and the inaction I saw, I knew nothing was going to change. Nothing was going to pull those NRA dollars out of the pockets of those that help make the laws. It was a sad feeling, and I started to get numb to it all, just like a lot of other people that felt helpless. Getting numb is scary, because you just start to accept the horror as a way of life. And I take full ownership over the fact that I have used the image of a gun in various things over the years. That is because it is a powerful image, continues to be, and a part of the fiction we were creating with the music. I don’t think pictures of guns are the problem, I think the ease with which people can buy assault rifles is the problem. You may disagree with me. That is fine. This isn’t me looking to get in an argument with you. That stuff is just noise and no one is budging— so the only thing I feel we have left is to vote. And that is what I’ll do. If you feel like me, and you want stricter gun laws, make sure you vote for people that want the same thing you do. Lot’s of love to everyone, especially those in Florida.

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Bad, Community, and Jesus: Joy Reid @JoyAnnReid Automatic voter registration at age 18 would be the single most powerful anti vote suppression tool. Particularly if it was national batmanisagatewaydrug: julad: thisdiscontentedwinter: salparadisewasright: sapphicdalliances: jonpertwee: hamfistedbunvendor: jonpertwee: I feel like this would be a slippery slope towards making it illegal for people to choose to not vote. that’s already how it is in australia That’s just so fucked up. :( Do certain medical conditions exempt you? ?????? why is it be fucked up to have compulsory voting? that’s the way it is in most democratic countries? it’s a part of being a citizen, like paying taxes and obeying speed limits? the fine for not voting is only like $50 and because of the compulsory voting law, our country bends over backwards to make it accessible: it’s always on a weekend, lasts most of the day, and is set up at schools and community centers so there’s one within easy reach of almost everybody. you can also mail your ballot or vote early if you’ll be out of the country on the day. like, IT’S EASY TO VOTE, and the penalty isn’t even that ridiculous. i don’t understand why the usa doesn’t have this, except obviously it would make it harder to literally stop minorities from voting. I think we Americans tend to forget that a lot of other countries don’t actively work to make it harder to vote. Adding to this here, in Australia you don’t have to vote. Or, more precisely, there’s no way they can tell if you ruined your ballot. You have to turn up, get your name marked off, but you can put a line through the ballot if you don’t think any of the candidates are worth voting for. Or do this:  Or this:  Or this:  You have get your name crossed off (if you don’t want to wear the fine), but you don’t have to make your vote counted if you’re opposed to it.  And it is so, so easy to vote. Stuck at work or on holidays? That’s fine. Do a postal vote.  Stuck in hospital? That’s fine. They’ll go to you. Stuck in an old people’s home and can’t get around? Again, they’ll go to you. It’s amazing to me that it’s so hard for so many Americans to actually vote. If you make it compulsory, than at least the government is obligated to provide you with the means to vote.  And look, I get it. Sometimes I don’t want to vote either. But I suck it up, I walk three minutes down the street, and I hope that this year they’re selling lamingtons again. Oh, and I buy a democracy sausage, which, even if all the candidates suck, makes the effort of turning up pretty worthwhile.  ALSO, you can see even on the fucked up ballots that you NUMBER CANDIDATES IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE. There’s no need to calculate whether I would be throwing away my vote on the candidate that I most agree with if they’re not from a major party. I can say, I want that independent person to get in, but if not them, give me Big Party A, and if not them, that minor party person is still better that Big Party B, and I’m not giving any preference to the Lunatic Fringe Party. Our system certainly has some issues still, but I can show up to somewhere nearby, line up for a few minutes (if at all), vote exactly in line with my values (on paper, leaving a paper trail that can be recounted), and then buy a sausage and some home made cupcakes on my way out. A country’s voting system matters a hell of a lot and every citizen deserves one that makes it easy to vote and results in a government that is representational and accountable. And by the way, one time I had a bad asthma flare-up on Election Day and didn’t make it to my polling station. I got my fine in the mail, I filled out the form explaining why I couldn’t vote, no more fine. I would rather have, you know, expressed my preference for who should run my country, but they were cool with the fact that I couldn’t do it that day. “oh no, what if people actually have to participate in picking the government officials who will impact their lives” jesus christ
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Alive, Facts, and Love: STORICAL | "Victoria Woodhull, prostitute, spiritualist, STERICAL Wall Street broker, publisher of a national FACTS newspaper, ran for President of the United States against Ulysses S. Grant and Horace Greeley in 1872," notes Irving Wallace. "Her platform supported free love, short skirts, abolition of the death penalty, vegetarianism, excess-profit taxes, birth control, better public housing easier divorce laws, world government, and female orgasm."Truly a woman ahead of her time. mollokoplus: mugglebornandraised: tadeuszkosciuszkoscoffee: reservoircat: captainscullyful: characterflaws: misslunasapphire: gerutha: phoenixaskani: If this woman was alive today, she’d have my vote. Shit. #she put frederick douglass on her ballot as v.p. too #unfortunately he didn’t know about it at the time #he read about it in the papers and was like ‘is this chick serious’ Victoria Woodhull 2016 This fails to mention that she was the first woman to run for US president, as well as being the first woman stockbroker on Wall Street alongside her sister Tennie Claflin, and their newspaper published the first English translation of the Communist Manifesto known to date @reservoircat HEY LOOK WHAT JUST POPPED UP ON MY DASH YES, I HAVE *OPINIONS* ABOUT THIS POST. Okay, for starters, Victoria wasn’t a sex worker. She wasn’t necessarily anti-sex worker in the manner of the time–she viewed it as a societal ill that occurred because of the inequality of women and the power structure which allowed and abused such sex work. But she very much wanted to destroy the structures that forced many women into sex work and sex trafficking. The claims that Victoria herself was a sex worker come from two things: her supportive stance on ‘free love’, i.e. the allowance for men and women to chose their own consensual sex partners outside of marriage, and her rise to power as a millionaire New York stock broker and newspaper owner. See, men of the time refused to believe that Victoria and her younger sister Tennessee Claflin could truly be such shrewd, ambitious and forward thinking businesswomen all on their own. So they spread the rumor that the sisters got their positions and fortunes from being sugar babies basically. She was also virulently anti-trafficking after her younger sister and business partner Tennie Claflin was kidnapped and sold into brothels by one of their business rivals. When this happened, Victoria and her husband Colonel James Blood tracked the traffickers down and retrieved Tennie at gunpoint from her captors.  Victoria was not well liked by her fellow suffragists either because she was an ardent supporter of Black suffrage and total equality of all races. She regularly told Stanton and Anthony to go fuck themselves. It was awesome. She was awesome. I just love Victoria Woodhull so much ;-; Can we necromance this woman and make her President? Her husband’s name was Colonel James Blood??? Her sister’s name was Tennessee???? Where’s the movie. I need it yesterday. And known by a surname not her husband’s. Fuck yeah!
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Community, Fashion, and Friday: Hey Australia! your vote for EQUAL MARRIAGE MUST be received by TUESDAY NOVEMBER 02017 FYBG fuckyeahbiguys: leveragehunters: kimmi-watch: yayyglitterr: fuckyeahbiguys: Australia is holding a postal vote for marriage equality! You should receive your ballot by mail from the Australian Bureau of Statistics no later than September 25. The survey asks one question: “Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?” Your YES! vote is due to the ABS in the prepaid envelope no later than November 7 at 6pm, so it should be put in the post by October 27! If you haven’t received your ballot by September 25, you can call 1800-572-113.  More information, including how to vote if you’re overseas, is at the official Marriage Survey website: https://marriagesurvey.abs.gov.au …and remember, including glitter with your vote will invalidate it! AS AN AUSTRALIAN PERSON IN THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY WHO IS TOO YOUNG TO VOTE PLEASE VOTE YES FOR THOSE WHO CANT THIS IS SO IMPORTANT ANYONE WHO IS AUSTRALIAN AND IS ELIGIBLE TO VOTE PLEASE DO!!!!!! Got my one today. Ticked yes immediately and put it right in the envelope, sealed, all ready to be sent off tomorrow morning! Please do the same. Reblogging of course, because you have to vote and vote yes. Anything else is doom to Australia ever having marriage equality in some sort of timely fashion. But, having read the comments/notes, I want to clear up some misunderstanding. This is not a vote for granting Australians marriage equality. If the majority of Australia votes yes it does not guarantee marriage equality. This is a tax payer funded non-compulsory (NB: Australia has compulsory voting for actual votes) postal survey (a plebiscite) because the Prime Minister of Australia, Malcom Turnbull, is a moral coward who won’t do his job. And because it’s not a vote the electoral advertising rules don’t apply, which has left the bigoted ‘No’ arseholes free to spew hate and lies, which Ol Turnbull knew would happen, because enough people told him. And if you don’t want to reblog with my addition, please go and reblog from the source. If you haven’t received your ballot by mail yet, you can request a replacement here: https://www4.abs.gov.au/web/survey.nsf/amlpspprenqform If you’re an overseas Australian, you can request an internet access code to vote here: https://www4.abs.gov.au/web/survey.nsf/AMLPSSACEnqForm Replacement ballots and internet access codes have to be requested by Friday, 20 October 2017 (6pm local time)!
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America, Anaconda, and Crazy: Lily Tang Williams @Lily4Liberty A Chinese immigrant who grew up under Mao's regime is running for U.S.Senate in Colorado. I hate to see the countryI love is becoming like the country I left Colorado, USA lily4liberty.com Lily Tang Williams@Lily4Liberty May 11 My first day in America 28 years ago with $100 borrowed, could not speak English. I am running for U.S. Senate today 9.8K 16K bill-11b: frosty-the-snowden: bill-11b: new-age-conservative: proudgayconservative: capricornicis: thenonfeministgirl: mr-cappadocia: southernnationalist: mr-cappadocia: southernnationalist: mr-cappadocia: southernnationalist: libertybill: matt-ruins-feminisms-shit: mr-cappadocia: America… Not all immigrants fall prey to leftist trickery…especially those who have seen where it leads already. If you’re in Colorado, you can vote for Lily Tang Williams for US Senate on November 8th 2016. Born in the wild west of China, Sichuan province before the Cultural Revolution, raised with her two sibling brothers by illiterate working-class parents, Lily grew up facing poor living conditions, food rationing, Communist indoctrination, and political and social chaos under Mao’s regime. In this tumultuous environment, she quickly developed street smarts and compassion as well as the values of perseverance and hard work.Lily received her university law degree at Fudan University in Shanghai and was a faculty member of the law school for three years.  She came over to the U.S.A. in 1988 and earned a Master’s degree at The University of Texas at Austin, School of Social Work.Lily worked for corporations in Hong Kong and the U.S.A. as a corporate executive. Lily became a Colorado small business woman and entrepreneur in 2000.Lily was nominated as a candidate by the Libertarian Party of Colorado in March of 2014 to run for the State of Representatives in House District 44. She is the former state chair of the Libertarian Party of Colorado and currently State Director for Our America Initiative. The Libertarian Party of Colorado unanimously nominated Lily on March 12th as the candidate for U.S. Senate. Her name will be on the ballot this November. voting for someone who isn’t an American to the U.S. Senate She went through the process. She did so legally. She made something of herself. She is officially one of the gang. She is Chinese. I don’t care what check mark is next to her name. Amendment XIV Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. Well, you’re wrong, so there’s always that. American citizen  ≠ American Based on that piece of paper some fucking border-hopper’s kids are suddenly just as American as somebody whose family fought in the revolution. I don’t think so.  I will never be Russian. I have no Russian blood. I can move to Russia, and imitate the Russians, but the reality is that I will never be an actual Russian. Immigration is destroying this country. America should not be the dumping spot for the rest of the world, yet that is what it has become.  Actually that’s exactly how it works and it’s *supposed* to work that way. Your idea of what it means to be an American seems alien to me. Foreign somehow. It doesn’t fit into our culture. This belief that our system is inferior, weak even… so weak that you tell us freedom must be jealously hoarded for the precious few.. For being this so called “True American” the degree of contempt you have for us is staggering. America is historically made up  of legal immigrants. All the way up until the 1900’s people were still migrating here for a better future, especially during  the World Wars. You can’t just say you have to descend from the British colonies to be a “true” American. There are plenty of legal immigrants that love this country more than to 10th gen people who were born here. southernnationalist? Oh wow. I’m shocked to see a racist is against legal immigration.  Is anyone else as depressed as I am that all these years the Democrats have been right about how many racists are left? Don’t like mass immigration from third world shitholes?Must be a fucking nazi! To be fair, though, the lady in the original post seems like she actually came here and fully embraced America rather than trying to make it like China. She’s one of the ones who did it the right way. I don’t disagree. I’m not crazy about the idea of people who weren’t born here holding federal office, but it is what it is. Fact of the matter is, we hear endlessly about how immigrants built America, and that’s true. What people seem to leave out, conveniently enough, is that the vast majority of those immigrants were from western Europe. True enough, hundreds of thousands of Chinese laborers  helped build California and the railroads. But America’s industrial super strength was built on the backs of European immigrants who were treated only marginally better than ethnic immigrants. And this is used to excuse endless immigration from South America, Mexico, the M.E., Asia, etc - all places where immigration to the US should be heavily controlled from so those who come have time to assimilate to OUR culture, language and customs - otherwise we get what we’re seeing now: people protesting an American running for an American office…….. with the fucking flag of Mexico in hand. Because they don’t like America, they don’t want to live in America, they want to live in North Mexico. No different than the muslims who come here en masse and demand to have their own sharia courts, they don’t want to live in America, they want to live in the American Islamic Emirates.  Wow conservative discourse is such garbage
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