As suspected, this is why states and Dems turning up the heat is still important to fix what has been damaged.
Pattern Integrity Films has a new video out:
Getting back the USPS into fully operational mode is going to be near impossible with DeJoy saying he is not going to replace the sorting machines. Rep Pelosi reacts.
San Francisco – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after speaking to Postmaster General DeJoy about his alleged pause in operational changes that are delaying the mail and threatening to disenfranchise voters:
“This morning, I spoke with Postmaster General DeJoy and conveyed to him that his announcement is not a solution and is misleading.
“The Postmaster General’s alleged pause is wholly insufficient and does not reverse damage already wreaked. The Postmaster General frankly admitted that he had no intention of replacing the sorting machines, blue mailboxes and other key mail infrastructure that have been removed and that plans for adequate overtime, which is critical for the timely delivery of mail, are not in the works. All of these changes directly jeopardize the election and disproportionately threaten to disenfranchise voters in communities of color. At the same time, we are highly concerned that the slowdown of the delivery of medicines to veterans is not being sufficiently addressed.
“We will deliver for America by voting on Saturday hopefully in a bipartisan way on Chairwoman Maloney’s ‘Delivering for America Act,’ providing $25 billion in support of the Postal Service as the USPS Board of Governors recommended, 100 percent appointed by Trump.
“The Postal Service is Election Central during the pandemic, and Democrats will not allow the President to force Americans to choose between their health and their vote.”
Press Secretary McEnany likes to stir it up and promote T’s thoughts…and keeps throwing out that the President may not accept the results of the election…
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White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany just had this exchange with a member of the media about President Trump’s ongoing attacks on the legitimacy of vote-by-mail:
REPORTER: Is the president saying if he doesn’t win this election, then he will not accept the results unless he wins?
McENANY: The president has always said he’ll see what happens and make a determination in the aftermath.
McEnany went on to claim that Trump wants “a free election, a fair election,” noted that extensive vote-by-mail might undermine public confidence in the results, and insisted that this is Trump’s real concern. McEnany somehow managed to make all those claims without doubling over in paroxysms of laughter.
This exchange on Wednesday afternoon came after another one in which a reporter asked McEnany about Trump’s recent claim that “the only way we’re going to lose this election is if the election is rigged.”
That reporter asked: “Does the president believe there is any circumstance under which he could lose the election fairly?” McEnany declined to answer, mumbling some nonsense about voter fraud and Trump’s towering popularity.
At risk of sounding overly earnest, can we just point out that all this is particularly heinous, coming from the White House press secretary at an official briefing of the White House press corps?
But they are off-the-cuff. In this case, a senior member of his administration delivered this message very deliberately, in obviously scripted remarks, to the body of journalists who are theoretically on site in The People’s House in order to hold the powerful to account on behalf of the American people, the people whose house it is supposed to be.
“There’s no more direct attack on democracy than saying you’re not going to respect the outcome of an election,” Noah Bookbinder, the executive director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, told me.
Tune in on Wednesday, August 19 from 9-11 PM ET for the third night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention, where we’ll hear from Kamala Harris and nominate her as the next VP.
C’mon…really!!! Sen John Cornyn (R-TX) up for re-election uses footage in an ad from Estonia to describe/show how safe the classrooms are…and also asserts that no one under
20 has died from Covid-19. Not true.
GOP senator’s ad on reopening Texas schools uses video of “class” in Estonia, where COVID is scarce
The ad also appears to suggest that Sen. John Cornyn has eased back on his hardline demands for in-person learning
Sen. John Cornyn, a Texas Republican up for re-election this year, posted an ad over the weekend touting his dedication to safely reopening schools in the Lone Star state, which appears to use stock footage of a classroom halfway around the world in Estonia.
The 30-second spot, called “Cares,” is meant to foreground the lengths which Cornyn has gone to in order to re-open schools safely.
Cornyn, wearing a Texas flag mask, takes over. “We need to do everything we can to ensure that our schools are safe,” he says. "Then we can get our kids back in the classroom."
The classroom footage uses stock content from Estonian company Gorodenkoff Video Productions, which sometimes films in its own studios on sets it designs and builds.
Estonia has as about one-third as many COVID-19 cases in total as there were new cases in Texas only yesterday, according to data compiled by the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center. Adjusted for population, Estonia has about 14% the total COVID-19 death rate as Texas.
n a July 9 TV interview, Cornyn, who has recently been called out for not speaking to the press, falsely said it was unclear whether children could catch and transmit COVID-19, as well as that no one under 20 years old had died of the disease.
"The good news is when you look at the numbers, no one under the age of 20 has died of the coronavirus," Cornyn said. "We still don’t know whether children can get it and transmit it to others."
That day, Texas reported more than 550 COVID-19 infections in children 9 and younger, according to a Houston Chronicle fact-check.
At the time, PolitiFact rated Cornyn’s claims “false,” citing national and state data. A 17-year-old girl in Lancaster died in April of complications related to the coronavirus, per the Dallas Morning News, and Corpus Christi-area councilman Ben Molina reported officials had logged “a COVID-19 related death of a 6-week-old infant” the day after Cornyn’s statement.
PolitiFact also pointed out that in Texas, “about 7% of the 24,459 coronavirus cases with a completed investigation have been people under 19 — 2.3% have been people under 9 and 4.8% between 10 and 19.” At the time of the interview, the CDC reported that 29 people under the age of 14, and 142 people between the ages of 15 and 24, had died nationwide after contracting the disease.
Blistering attack on T…thank you Obama. A cooler (and smarter) head prevails…
and he is sorely missed.
In case you missed it…
Tune in on Thursday, August 20 from 9-11 PM ET for the final night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention, as Vice President Joe Biden accepts the Democratic nomination
(In case you missed it)
Ideally, I could have had this running all week in my apartment. I would have liked to have it on so I could listen in with my kids. The two other adults in this apartment would literally have made doing so less bearable than the bored children it would produce.
edit: listening to Biden now, boy he paints a nice picture.
Well, we knew the lengths they’d go to be given some power…enabling his crazy.
About 1% of absentee ballots are rejected, mostly because of signature missing or wrong.
Listen on this link. Alarming numbers.
High Number Of Mail-In And Absentee Primary Ballots Rejected : NPR
Election experts said first-time absentee voters are much more likely to make the kinds of mistakes that lead to rejected ballots. Studies also show that voters of color and young voters are more likely than others to have their ballots not count.
Most absentee or mail-in ballots are rejected because required signatures are missing or don’t match the one on record, or because the ballot arrives too late.
“If something goes wrong with any of this, that’s a problem writ large, but it’s also going to be one that hits some populations of the United States a bit harder than others, potentially disenfranchises different groups of folks at higher rates,” said Rob Griffin of the Democracy Fund, which is conducting a sweeping survey of the 2020 electorate with researchers at UCLA.