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Ari Berman30 states require mail ballots to be received by Election Day
In other states your ballot can be postmarked by Election Day & received after, but check the dates
At this point it's safest to drop off ballot or vote in person in most states
A Bush v. Gore 2.0 crisis just became much more likely.
Ari BermanInsanely gerrymandered GOP state legislatures pass new restrictions on voting & SCOTUS says can't challenge rigged maps
Lower courts make it easier to vote & SCOTUS says defer to gerrymandered state legislatures
This is what rigged system looks like
Ari BermanIn chilling opinion yesterday Brett Kavanaugh signaled he's willing to help Trump delegitimize election & throw out mail ballots cast heavily by Dems
Kavanaugh & Barrett worked on Florida 2000 recount for Bush & could do Bush v Gore 2.0 for Trump
GOP efforts to make it harder to vote have motivated Democrats to cast ballots in record numbers.
Ari BermanI spend lots of time writing about all ways voting is being suppressed. So here’s a hopeful story: we could be seeing a backlash to GOP suppression in states like TX & GA, with voters turning out in record numbers to defend their right to vote from attack
Ari BermanHuge turnout from Dems & voters of color in states like TX & GA may be evidence GOP voter suppression backfiring on Republicans & motivating record early voting from targets of suppression. If so, this would be one of most hopeful stories of 2020
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Ari BermanVery important: you have until 6 AM ET Friday to fill out 2020 Census. Please do it if you haven’t already & spread word
Census determines $1.5 trillion federal funding, how districts drawn, how many House seats & Electoral College votes states receive
In 2000, when the GOP liked mail-in ballots, she defended them. Now she could strike them down.
Ari BermanNew: Amy Coney Barrett defended Bush-Cheney during 2000 Florida recount when Republicans illegally altered 1000s of mail ballot request forms for GOP voters
If GOP lost cases Gore would’ve been president
Now she could do Bush v Gore 2.0 for Trump
"With the death of my mother, I'm angry and outraged at [Miller]."
Ari BermanStephen Miller’s grandmother died of covid in July @DavidCornDC reported. Her son couldn’t visit her when she died at nursing home
“I’m angry & outraged at Miller directly & the administration he has devoted his energy to supporting” Miller’s uncle said
Kanter pleaded guilty to mail fraud, 18 U.S.C. 1341, based on his submission of bills to Medicare for non-compliant therapeutic shoes and shoe inserts. Due to his felony conviction, he is prohibited from possessing a firearm under both federal and...
A ruling mandating Floridians pay fines before voting is only the latest way judges have made it harder to access the ballot.
Ari BermanMcConnell won’t fund USPS or help states run elections or restore Voting Rights Act or prevent foreign election interference
But Senate confirmed 5 more Trump judges this week so GOP states can enact new voter suppression. This is whole ballgame for them
Ari BermanMcConnell won’t fund USPS or help states run elections or restore Voting Rights Act or prevent foreign election interference but Senate GOP voting to confirm EIGHT more Trump judges this week. They’re packing courts to make it harder to vote
“There’s no intention to do that,” DeJoy testified. “They’re not needed.”
Ari BermanTestimony today confirms DeJoy's big announcement of halting USPS sabotage was total farce. He's not reversing major changes that have already undermined USPS before election, including removing more than 600 mail sorting machines, many in key swing states
Ari Berman🚨🚨 Louis DeJoy testified today that more than 600 mail sorting machines removed by USPS under his leadership won't be reinstalled. That includes:
59 in FL
58 in TX
34 in OH
30 in PA
26 in MI
15 in NC
12 in VA
12 in WI
11 in GA
Ari BermanTo be clear, mail sorting machines have been removed across country, not just in swing states. California has highest # of removals (76) and every state except Alaska had machines removed. Full data embedded in my story