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November 25, 2020  

GRASSROOTS GEORGIA

 
In the midst of this historic call, we get two major pieces of news:  Trump has released funds for the Biden transition, and Sen. Diane Feinstein will step down from the minority chair of Senate Judiciary Committee.  

 
 
The fate of the US Senate now turns on two high-profile races in Georgia.  Getting out the vote along with protecting the vote count are at the core of the American future.
 
We cover this hallowed ground in our GRASSROOTS EMERGENCY ELECTION PROTECTION ZOOM #28.
 
We begin with the great ANDREA MILLER, whose People Demanding Action is leading the grassroots Get-Out-The-Vote movement on the ground in Georgia.
 
We’re joined by Ray McClelland, political director of the Atlanta NAACP.
 
DANIEL SHEEHAN of the Dakota Pipeline Resistance and the Indigenous movement for voter rights checks in.
 
As does HEDY TRIPP, who informs us of movements among the Muslim and South Asian communities to protect and count the vote.
 
With the usual crew of genius Election Protection activists, we cover the hallowed ground of the movement that gave us hand-marked/counted paper ballots.
 
There is no doubt  this way of voting protected the swing state recounts, and changed the outcome of this election.  Can we do it again in 2024?
November 20, 2020  

GEORGIA!  GEORGIA!!  GEORGIA!!!

In our Grassroots Emergency Election Protection Coalition Zoom #27 we go all-out to explore the realities of the upcoming special elections in Georgia that will choose two US Senators and a member of the state’s Public Service Commission.

These two Senate seats will decide who will control the Congressional Upper Chamber.  Both are run-offs.  And both bring with them extremely complex challenges for election protection activists.

We are joined by legendary civil rights activists REVEREND GERALD DURLEY and REVEREND LEO WOODBURY.  We are also joined the Atlanta NAACP’s Political Director RAY MCCLENDON, as well as ALAN MINSKY, Political Director of Progressive Democrats of America.

We run the gamut in this gathering of Georgia’s voter registration, vote by mail, ballot counting and other issues.  The January 6 process will be controlled by the election boards of Georgia’s 159 counties.  About 19 of them contain some 77% of the African-American voters in Georgia, a population that accounts for about 30% of the state’s overall electorate.

Overall Georgia 2021 will become a generic test case for the ability of an informed citizenry to conduct a truly free, fair and accurate accounting of the will of a state’s population.  We will continue with this in-depth exploration right up to the day it happens.

November 12, 2020  

ELECTION PROTECTION LAUNCHES FOR 4 MORE YEARS!!!

This live Zoom with 100+ activists lays out the program for four years of campaigning to win a viable electoral system.

We evaluate what has happened in 2020 and bemuse ourselves over the Republicans demanding the plumb a “stolen” election as we’ve been doing at least since Florida 2000.

Can we emerge with a truly representative democracy?  Can we rid ourselves of gerrymandering?  the Electoral College?  Push & Pray voting?

We take a first look at the dozens of reforms that need to be made.

We also look at what happened (and is STILL happening) in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Florida, Arizona and more. 

This is the beginning of a hard-core grassroots campaign to see if democracy can really be made to work.  Don’t miss it!!

November 5, 2020  

Today we podcast in real time our 25th Grassroots Emergency Election Protection Zoom.

We’ve convened the nation’s leading EP experts since the spring to prepare for the madness of November 3.

Did it prepare us?  Is it over?

We explore all that has happened and where we’re really at with a presidential outcome still in doubt. 

Who could believe it?  and, more importantly…. 

DID ELECTION PROTECTION SAVE AMERICA?

Join us to find out….and to have your own say…

October 29, 2020  
Amy Barrett on the US Supreme Court has given Trump a clearer pathway to stealing the White House.
 
We begin our Grassroots Emergency Election Protection Coalition zoom #23 with a stirring invocation from CHASE IRON EYES, world-renown leader of the epic Indigenous fight against the Dakota Pipeline.
 
Chase and TATONKA BRICA also explain the official barriers meant to prevent Indigenous citizens from casting ballots and having them counted.
 
The same is true for countless non-millionaire citizens of youth and color now facing the coordinated assault of an incumbent regime with no intent of handing over power, whatever the outcome of the 2020 election.
 
In this gathering we once again sort through the details of an election under assault:  potentially rigged ballot scanners from which digital images are being deleted; denial of safe, secure ballot drop boxes; delays on mail-in ballots; ballots wrongly printed and misdirected and much more.
 
We do celebrate our successes.  Voting in sports arenas is a massive success.  So is the rise of millennial and GenZ citizens as poll workers, poll watchers and actual voters.  A Ballotpalooza event with a hugely loyal following.  And much more.
 
But for now, we must all work through this last week of the world’s most critical election since Germany 1933. 
 
 Hopefully, next week, we will have salvation to report.
October 22, 2020  

ARMAGEDDON COMIN’ AT US!!!

Our desperate nitty-gritty campaign to protect the 2020 election continues with our 22d GRASSROOTS EMERGENCY ELECTION PROTECTION Zoom.

We start with the 1887 ELECTORAL COUNT ACT that might allow Trump to steal the election with Red legislatures overturning the popular vote and choose their own Electoral College delegations.

This terrifying situation has been reinforced by the pending appointment of yet another right-wing fanatic to the US Supreme Court, who could tip the ultimate vote count to enthrone Trump by 6-3 or 5-4.

Helping Trump’s coup is a court opinion upholding North Carolina’s demand that all mail-in ballots be accompanied by a signed witness affidavit.

 Reports of a high rejection rate among African-American voters have raised fears of yet another stolen election, with “cure” possibilities real but complex.

Ballot tracking capabilities in many states could help ease the problem.

Digital scanning machines in Florida and Michigan could be a great way to count votes, but they're also vulnerable to hacking, especially if they're discarding their digital images (for no real reason except to cheat).

In an election that will likely turn on those two states, our informed scrutiny could make all the difference.

There is much more.  If you are concerned about protecting the election that will decide the future of our species, please listen to this show.

 
October 15, 2020  
A “SUPREMELY” THREATENED ELECTION
 
 
With the Dems crumbling as usual before a Supreme Court nominee meant to make Trump Dictator for Life, we cover all the bases in our 21st Election Protection zoom.
 
We begin by honoring INDIGENOUS PEOPLE’S DAY with an invocation from TATONKA BRICA of America’s First People. We see how Trump’s outrageous hand maiden nominee could hand him the electon 6-3 or 5-4.  We explore how the 1887 ELECTORAL COUNT ACT could get him to the Supreme Court and on his way to Dictator for Life.
 
We confront the armed militias who set out to kidnap Michigan Governor GRETCHEN WHITMER.
 
We discuss the FAKE DROP BOXES in Los Angeles versus the unwillingness of Republican Secretaries of State in Ohio, Texas and elsewhere to deploy REAL DROP BOXES.
 
We cover the question of pre-processing of mailed-in ballots in ARIZONA and FLORIDA with legendary election protection experts ION SANCHO and JOHN BRAKEY.  
 
We hear from LYNNE BERNSTEIN about mailed-in ballots being voided in NORTH CAROLINA.
 
We hear from BOB FITRAKIS about the “cure”process in OHIO, who also tells us of absurdly misprinted ballots in a key swing Congressional district.
 
LORI GRACE presents us with a get-out-the-vote video based in PA.
 
As always, there’s much more.  If you are concerned about the current electoral apocalypse, and hope to do something about it, don’t miss this action-packed exploration.
 
October 8, 2020  

ELECTION PROTECTION:  NITTY-GRITTY REALITIES LESS THAN A MONTH FROM ARMAGEDDON 

With many of the nation’s top experts we do the critical update on HOW THIS ELECTION IS BEING STOLEN & what we must do to protect it.

We look at the legal/Constitutional basis by which the Pennsylvania and other right-wing legislatures might intervene to nullify the popular vote and turn the Electoral College to Trump.

We get first-hand reports from NORTH CAROLINA, OHIO, FLORIDA, MICHIGAN, WISCONSIN and elsewhere on the assault Trump is waging on the right to vote.

We look at the DIGITAL IMAGING DEVICES being sabotaged throughout the country to prevent a fair and rapid vote count.

We examine the BALLOT MARKING DEVICES that are corrupting and delaying the early voting process.

We confront the issue of ARMED MILITIAS terrorizing voters in primarily African-American and university districts.

We prepare to do a DEFINITIVE HANDBOOK for the upcoming 2022 election….if there is one….

If you value your democracy, don’t miss this discussion….

October 2, 2020  

5 WEEKS TO ARMAGEDDON; FAREWELL TO RBG 

GRASSROOTS EMERGENCY ELECTION PROTECTION ZOOM #19               

As we mourn the passing of the great RUTH BADER GINSBURG,  we face the reality that her replacement COULD BE STOPPED if the Democrats so choose.

We look into how to become a poll worker and a poll monitor—two very different things with different requirements.

We get in-depth reports on the latest election protection news from Steve Rosenfeld.

And up-to-date accountings from swing states North Carolina, Ohio, Florida, Wisconsin and more.

We also hear about voter intimidation in Fairfax County, Virginia, and elsewhere. 

As the election of our lifetime winds down, we hunker down to protect our election and keep up-to-date and exactly how that must be done.

September 25, 2020  

In our 18th Grassroots Emergency Election Protection Coalition zoom, we honor RUTH BADER GINSBURG and confront the realities of anti-voter TERRORISM AT THE POLLS, starting with Fairfax, Virginia.

As the  TRUMP MILITIA blocks entry to voting stations and aggressively spreads the Trump Virus, we seek solutions to protecting voters as they come to the polls.

We evaluate the latest developments in early voting and vote-by-mail. 

We deal with a clerk in Detroit who could throw the entire election, disenfranchisement in Florida, corruption in Ohio, trashed ballots from young and black voters, the potential hacking of ballot imaging machines and thus the warping of the vote count.

We thank STEPHEN COLBERT for his excellent 50-part series on getting out the vote, but wonder why MICHAEL MOORE hasn’t joined in with PSAs and other media help.

We review polls from the New York Times etc. showing Trump winning whole review the realities of major grants from Mark Zuckerberg earmarked to help local election boards, but administered by a theft denier.

We confront the reality that unless this election is thoroughly protected, it will be a monumental catastrophe

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