Trump gave $1m to Mark Meadows' c3 nonprofit, where insurrection atty Cleta Mitchell is building an army of election-denier poll watchers in battleground states like Wisconsin, through hosting "election integrity" summits for rightwing activists. 1/
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These summits are funded with taxpayer-subsidized money and are supposed to be NONPARTISAN in nature. C3 orgs are prohibited from engaging in partisan political activity. And yet Sen Ron Johnson gave a flagrantly partisan speech at Cleta's WI summit last wkend... 2/
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...on his strategy for flipping seats from D to R. Sen Johnson told the crowd "it's all about getting votes." To a crowd of election deniers who will work the polls in a state that could very well determine control of the Senate. 3/
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Some journos have remarked to me that these violations are common, not a big deal. But working in the progressive nonprofit space, I can most assuredly tell you that it is not common with regard to election infrastructure. This is a big deal. 4/

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It’s time to stop looking the other way.
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What can we do? Congress do?
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And there's the rub. Breaking the law? NBD.
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I agree. Poor America 🇺🇲
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"Everybody does it; it's not a big deal," is exactly what got us to where we are today. Fuck that! Hold them accountable. Make the system do it's job.
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Pretty bold for journalists to pick and chose what is a big deal. Maybe they can figure out who paid off Kavanaugh’s debts. If they think that’s a big enough story.
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Just because they are common doesn’t make them “not a big deal.” 🔥
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