Blog Post Date: Oct 18th, 2020
Blog Post Updated: Nov 1st, 2020
Here is the general voter suppression blog.
This blog will try to list some of the more blatant voter suppression efforts attempted in Pennsylvania by the criminal, racist, unpatriotic Republican party.
GOP only wins elections by suppressing the democratic vote or not counting the democratic votes or making it harder for minorities to vote
Since 1988, Republicans have won the popular vote in a presidential election just once, in 2004. Their future depends on suppressing your vote. Don’t let them.— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) November 1, 2020
1st thing I opened after lunch today:— Rachel Maddow MSNBC (@maddow) October 29, 2020
"In Pennsylvania, Republicans Might Only Need to Stall to Win"https://t.co/0bBDM4s1SS
2nd thing I opened:
Cumberland County PA says it now won't even try to start count of absentee, mail votes til day after electionhttps://t.co/CVJrtLqqiv
“But Republicans don’t even have to win Pennsylvania; all they have to do is stall.— Jonathan Lemire (@JonLemire) October 29, 2020
“If the vote is not certified by December 8th, the Republican-controlled legislature could appoint electors, who would likely cast their votes for Trump.” https://t.co/UepjPWCI2A
Trump is trying to win by cheating on Pennsylvania https://t.co/USFseXiGC0— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@MollyJongFast) October 29, 2020
Just to be clear: they don’t want to start counting the votes before Nov 3. They don’t want to count the vote if the ballots arrive after Nov 3. They want you to vote by dangerously waiting in line with others on a day you can’t take off from work or by mail using a strained USPS— Ayman Mohyeldin (@AymanM) October 27, 2020
If there was really a big concern about ballots being counted AFTER Election Day then you’d also see those who are concerned advocating for on-time processing ballots received prior to ED, along with an upping of resources for mail delivery prior to ED. They argue against both.— Sam Stein (@samstein) October 27, 2020
GOP using the courts and corrupt undemocratic racist judges to suppress the votes (sometimes they lose)
🚨BREAKING: Philadelphia Court REJECTS Republican's latest effort to block mail ballots.https://t.co/dOJr8a4yLE— Marc E. Elias (@marceelias) November 2, 2020
The Pennsylvania state Supreme Court has ruled that ballots in the state cannot be rejected because of signature comparisons.— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) October 23, 2020
The ruling is a defeat for Trump's campaign and Republicans. https://t.co/JZjQsEQvle
Breaking: Supreme Court will *not* expedite latest GOP challenge to Pennsylvania mail-in ballot rules, leaving in place a state Supreme Court decision allowing counting of ballots received three days after the election.— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) October 28, 2020
Justice Barrett did not participate.
Democracy hating GOP criminals (DeJoy and others) crippled the USPS system to steal the election by suppressing the votes
This is true of all swing states where they are facing major delays in returning ballots on time, USPS data shows.
This is NOT ok.— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) October 30, 2020
Pennsylvania, drop off your ballot in person or vote in person, if you can safely.
Don’t let them suppress your vote. https://t.co/vtb0yfRqr6
Pennsylvania's Lieutenant Governor, Democrat John Fetterman, tells PA residents to bank their votes now, using a dropbox.— Rachel Maddow MSNBC (@maddow) October 30, 2020
He says do not use the mail, and "don't jam lines election day". https://t.co/cdlYrh47Rp
Swing-state voters face major mail delays in returning ballots on time, USPS data shows.— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) October 30, 2020
The delays loom large over 28 states that require ballots to reach election officials by Election Day to be counted. https://t.co/DJmo97xODx
Maddow on on-time mail percentages in key battlegrounds:— The Daily Edge (@TheDailyEdge) October 29, 2020
Northern Ohio: 56%
South Florida: 63%
Trump and DeJoy have throttled the US mail in key Democratic strongholds. It is now too late to trust the mail in states that require ballots by Nov. 3.
A federal judge ordered the U.S. Postal Service to implement “extraordinary measures” in 22 districts across the U.S. — including several in battleground states — where on-time delivery of ballots has dipped below a rate of 90% for two days this week. https://t.co/7gJAYYgPXG— The New York Times (@nytimes) October 31, 2020
This is why I BEGGED and BEGGED and BEGGED and BEGGED the House to hold ADDITIONAL HEARINGS and to let POSTAL WORKERS testify and not just the top brass. https://t.co/3v1TOnx3Cp— Don Winslow (@donwinslow) October 30, 2020
America.— Don Winslow (@donwinslow) October 30, 2020
Don't accept this.
This was Trump and DeJoy's plan all along. https://t.co/3v1TOnx3Cp
Given Supreme Court rulings on mail ballots and Trump's effort to undermine the Postal Service, I strongly suggest that you now vote in person - try early voting or find a drop box. Protect your health but don’t let anyone deprive you of your most precious right. Have a plan.— Eric Holder (@EricHolder) October 27, 2020
GOP plotting to steal PA by not counting absentee ballots & declaring Trump winner based on election day votes
That is because Trump is trailing Biden by 9-10 points in Pennsylvania
Talks between Gov. Wolf & GOP legislators on allowing Pennsylvania counties to count absentee ballots before Election Day have collapsed - https://t.co/tZP4szd5tL— Reid Wilson (@PoliticsReid) October 22, 2020
Republicans: They’re saying you might not know the results on Election Night because they’re planning to steal the election!— Caroline Under Water (@Hashtag_Paris) October 22, 2020
Also Republicans: Don’t you DARE start counting the votes you already have so we might know the results on Election Night!
Here is some more data on poll done recently by GOP in Pennsylvania District 8, rural district including Scranton, won by Trump by ten points in 2016. Biden is ahead by two in this poll. This translates into 9 or 10 point statewide Biden win in PA.— Matthew Dowd (@matthewjdowd) October 21, 2020
PENNSYLVANIA ain’t playing - early voting by mail:— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy_Siskind) October 22, 2020
Democrats - 946,662
Republicans - 262,838
Independents - 112,224
This is nearly 1/4 of all the 2016 votes. Keep going everyone! Get out our vote!
Temporary win for democracy in Pennsylvania
Breaking news: The US Supreme Court said it would not halt a ruling from the PA Supreme Court extending the ballot receipt deadline in the state. This is one of the most significant rulings of the 2020 election cycle— Sam Levine (@srl) October 19, 2020
Huge win for Pennsylvania. Trump’s losing streak continues, this time in SCOTUS.— Josh Shapiro (@JoshShapiroPA) October 19, 2020
Now let’s have an election. https://t.co/O0CF75jJC5
Understand how extreme and dangerous the GOP's argument was in this case. They asked SCOTUS to stop an order by the PA Supreme Court that was based entirely on the PA state constitution. And 4 justices would have done it.— Chiraag Bains (@chiraagbains) October 20, 2020
A stay takes 5 votes. Next time, Barrett could be #5. https://t.co/Tvy3ihI42x
Hello from the Bucks County Courthouse! These PA voters have been in line here on a frigid morning to correct issues w/ their absentee ballots. They had been notified to come in and fix. Voters tell us they’re willing to wait as long as it takes to make sure their vote counts. pic.twitter.com/64NBk1LlZU— Caitlin Huey-Burns (@CHueyBurns) November 2, 2020
Meet the guy who went from Philly's brass-knuckle ward politics to head of a GOP war on voting. The stunning rise of Mike Roman proves all politics is local. Can Trump's voter-suppression guru end democracy from the city where it was born? My new column https://t.co/BbpN8NznmZ— Will Bunch Sign Up For My Newsletter (@Will_Bunch) October 13, 2020
Trump has lost lawsuits challenging pandemic-related mail-in voting plans in Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, and, most recently, Pennsylvania.— Democratic Coalition (@TheDemCoalition) October 12, 2020
Fight Trump's voter suppression efforts with votes - visit https://t.co/IeeKm4ySlq and make a plan now!https://t.co/tOQMhE2sNu
A federal judge has upheld the constitutionality of Pennsylvania’s mail ballot drop boxes, county residency restriction for poll watchers, and other voting rules, rejecting claims of “voter fraud” as too “speculative” and supported by “scant” evidence.— Brennan Center (@BrennanCenter) October 10, 2020
THREAD (includes 2 📺)— Rep. Malcolm “Biden/Harris WON” Kenyatta (@malcolmkenyatta) September 30, 2020
People of color and conscience have been marching for months against police violence and to protect our elections. Today while debating a bill that would be deeply dangerous, the Chair of the State Government Committee threatened to have security remove me pic.twitter.com/ryeZkvUtZd
PA is a critical swing state and this week, House Republicans pushed through Trump’s wishlist of voter intimidation/suppression.— Rep. Malcolm “Biden/Harris WON” Kenyatta (@malcolmkenyatta) September 3, 2020
This is a national disgrace. https://t.co/3kxFc6c7GA