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ACLU Steps in to Block South Carolina’s Discriminatory Voter ID Law

sunnubian ·
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 24, 2012 11:36 AM CONTACT: ACLU Vesna Jaksic, ACLU national, (212) 284-7347 or 549-2666; media@aclu.org Victoria Middleton, ACLU of South Carolina, (843) 720-1424 ; vmiddleton@aclusouthcarolina.org ACLU Steps in to Block South Carolina’s Discriminatory Voter ID Law ACLU Files Motion in Federal District Court to Stop Law That Would Disenfranchise Voters WASHINGTON - February 24 - The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of South Carolina today asked a...
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Black Leaders Remind SC Governor Nikki Haley That She’s a Minority Too

sunnubian ·
Black Leaders Remind SC Governor Nikki Haley That She’s a Minority Too Civil rights leaders in South Carolina have long been bothered by the far right wing stances taken by Republican Governor Nikki Haley, so much so that they are now reminding Haley that she too is a minority. Haley’s support of a stricter voter I.D. laws is just the most recent of what civil right leaders consider a new right wing offensive aimed at eroding the voting rights of minorities. Although Haley’s parents were...
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Blacks to Herman Cain: You're on Your Own

sunnubian ·
 Blacks to Herman Cain: You're on Your OwnThe former candidate isn't an embarrassment to the race, just himself. My, how far we've come.By: Paul Delaney | Posted: December 3, 2011 at 7:32 PM    For quite a long spell...
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Young African Americans are engaged in politics but aren't guaranteed to turn out in 2012

sunnubian ·
 Young, Black and VotingYour Take: Young African Americans are engaged in politics but aren't guaranteed to turn out in 2012.By: Peter Levine | Posted: December 2, 2011 at 12:16 AM Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty ImagesIn 2008 young...
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Sharpton: “It’s Time We Take Our Country Back”

sunnubian ·
Sharpton: “It’s Time We Take Our Country Back” Written by Rev. Al Sharpton on November 4, 2011 5:32 pm Click for More Next Post It’s high time we, the majority, take our country back: When certain individuals began chanting their mantra of ‘take our country back’, the rest of us hoped that it wasn’t a subliminal message to strip away this nation’s advancements and take us back to some sort of Jim Crow era. But in such a short span of time in office, many conservative elected officials have...
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The Democratic Party Should Lose its "Lesser Evil" Privileges

sunnubian ·
The Democratic Party Should Lose its "Lesser Evil" Privileges Submitted by Danny Haiphong on Wed, 09/24/2014 - 12:13 Democrats The Democratic Party Should Lose its "Lesser Evil" Privileges by Danny Haiphong “The Democratic Party, especially under the leadership of Barack Obama, is building a long resume of work in the field of servitude for the imperial ruling class.” With mid-term elections fast approaching, both corporate parties are doing all they can to turn real grievances into...
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When you control the media, you can tell any lie you want:

sunnubian ·
As Obama’s Approval Falls, Majority of Voters Want GOP in Charge of Congress April 29, 2014 | Posted by Nick Chiles The midterm elections are still six months away, but President Obama’s approval numbers have dipped to a new low, raising fears among Democrats that he could pull down the party in November and possibly even help Republicans take control of the Senate, in addition to the House. In the new ABC News/Washington Post poll, in addition to Obama’s approval rating of 41 percent—the...
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Tell Florida: End Gov. Rick Scott's voter purge

sunnubian ·
Tell Florida: End Gov. Rick Scott's voter purge An unprecedented attack on the right to vote is about to happen in Florida -- a state that George Bush "won" by just 573 votes in 2000. Florida Governor Rick Scott is trying to purge state voter rolls just before a key election. Scott's purge will give 180,000 Floridians — 87% of whom are people of color — 30 days to prove their citizenship. Any person who does not provide proof will be dropped from the rolls and deemed ineligible to vote. If...
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Federal court rejects Texas voter ID law as unfair to Hispanics, African-Americans

sunnubian ·
Federal court rejects Texas voter ID law as unfair to Hispanics, African-Americans By Associated Press , Updated: Thursday, August 30, 12:17 PM AP WASHINGTON — A federal court has ruled against a Texas law that would require voters to present photo IDs to election officials before being allowed to cast ballots in November. A three-judge panel in Washington ruled Thursday that the law imposes “strict, unforgiving burdens on the poor” and noted that racial minorities in Texas are more likely...
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President Obama's Re-Election One Battle In The War

sunnubian ·
Tea Party Group Blocks Florida Voters, Stops Water Handouts at Polls Brentin Mock and Voting Rights Watch 2012 <abbr class="published" title="2012-11-05T12:11:01-18000">on November 5, 2012 - 12:11 PM ET</abbr> Voters stand in line during the fourth day of early voting in North Miami, Tuesday, October 30, 2012, as Floridians cast their ballot seven days before Election Day. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz) Update @5:45 pm pm ET : An independent analysis of the list of names challenged by...
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Martin Luther King, Citizens United and Driving Voters to the Polls

sunnubian ·
Martin Luther King, Citizens United and Driving Voters to the Polls Thu, 01/17/2013 - 11:00am — Leslie On a weekend that features both the third anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United v. FEC and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, it is a timely moment to "take the temperature" of our democracy. Dr. King once said , "So long as I do not firmly and irrevocably possess the right to vote, I do not possess myself." What is the status of that right today? Or, to pose a broader...
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Eric Holder vows to aggressively challenge voter ID laws

sunnubian ·
Eric Holder vows to aggressively challenge voter ID laws By Sari Horwitz , Published: July 10 The Washington Post Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Tuesday vowed to be “aggressive” in challenging voting laws that restrict minority rights, using a speech in Texas to make his case on the same day a federal court was considering the legality of the state’s new voter ID legislation. “Let me be clear: We will not allow political pretexts to disenfranchise American citizens of their most...
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Voting Rights Watch

sunnubian ·
"I want people in Florida to want to vote as bad as that person in Africa who walks 200 miles across the desert. This should not be easy."-- Florida State Senator Mike Bennett      Dear Nation Friend:If Mike Bennett has...
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What Happens If GOP’s Voter Suppression Works

sunnubian ·
Published on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 by The Washington Post What Happens If GOP’s Voter Suppression Works? by Harold Meyerson Suppose Mitt Romney ekes out a victory in November by a margin smaller than the number of young and minority voters who couldn’t cast ballots because the photo-identification laws enacted by Republican governors and legislators kept them from the polls. What should Democrats do then? What would Republicans do? And how would other nations respond? As suppositions go,...
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North Carolina Governor Signs America’s Worst Voter Suppression Bill Into Law

sunnubian ·
North Carolina Governor Signs America’s Worst Voter Suppression Bill Into Law By Ian Millhiser on August 13, 2013 at 9:00 am On Monday, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) signed into law a massive voter suppression bill compiling numerous different provisions used to restrict voting in other states . Among other things, the bill includes a strict voter ID law, which will reduce turnout among minority, low-income and student voters . It will cut a full week of early voting, which is likely...
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Re: Blacks to Herman Cain: You're on Your Own

Fine ·
LOL, Pretty much!
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Re: Blacks to Herman Cain: You're on Your Own

Cholly ·
Actually, Herman Cain is not on his own. He has AA's who really understand his pain & suffering.... Supreme Court Justice Clarance Thomas, "unavailable at the moment" Mr. Orenthal James "OJ" Simpson and Mr. "Calabasian" himself, Elderick "Tiger" Woods as confidants; true supporters of Cain's ilk who understand his troubles and also cherish his core beliefs and value systems as probably the only true/distinct "post racial" Black men who have and continue to be forever grateful; always on...
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Re: Blacks to Herman Cain: You're on Your Own

Kocolicious ·
Nawl....I disagree with the title....CAIN is an embarassment to the race. Cuz the first THANG he did was talk down to blackfolks as if he was better just cuz he had a white supporters. Now....who's LAUGHING now big man? They chewed you up and spit you out all at once. Didn't think they would do it...now did ya? See that's what he gets from talking out the side of his mouth. As if I guess he forget he was a manwhore. What black man...as a matter of fact, what MAN do you KNOW is gonna "help" a...
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Re: Blacks to Herman Cain: You're on Your Own

EbonyRose ·
LOL ... yep, it's amazing to me how ARROGANT Republicans/White folks can be sometimes!! It's like either they think that money can somehow shield them from the dirt they do ... or that they are just untouchable because they're White (or think they are, for the Black ones!!) and that sense of "privilege" and "entitlement" makes for some kind of Teflon coating that none of the bad or crazy shyt they do will ever come back and stick on them!! And sadly, in some cases it doesn't!!! Because, they...
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Re: Blacks to Herman Cain: You're on Your Own

Cholly ·
Quote by ER: "I mean ... I know Cain's no 'walk in the park on a Sunday afternoon' .... but, really .... I gotta ask myself ... is Cain, with an uncontrollable urge to chase down and pounce on White women like a 'dog-in-heat' really worse than an money-embezzling, home-wrecking, liar who uses public money for his own personal gain??" According to White Republican folks? Yes. Herman Cain is worse than embellezing, thrice married/adulterer/cheater Gingrich because (1 ) the timing of their...
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Re: Blacks to Herman Cain: You're on Your Own

EbonyRose ·
True dat, Cholly!!! In essence ... Cain cheated/acted like a White man ... but he did it while "being Black"!!! And that's a no-no. Poor dumb ignorant fool.
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Re: Sharpton: “It’s Time We Take Our Country Back”

Xumbrarchist ·
ROFL When did we have it? Xum
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Re: Sharpton: “It’s Time We Take Our Country Back”

sunnubian ·
I think that Sharpton means it in the context of the 99% as apposed to the chosen few and predominately republican politicians who have high jacked this country from the general populous.
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Re: Sharpton: “It’s Time We Take Our Country Back”

Yemaya ·
Originally Posted by Xumbrarchist: ROFL When did we have it? Xum That's what I want to know. It sounds like a weak attempt at using the very language white supremacist, Libertarian Tea Party types use. Clearly, Rev Sharpton or the Left are very serious about change or take over. Another thing, they don't have a good grasp on language of propaganda.
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Re: Sharpton: “It’s Time We Take Our Country Back”

roarin1 ·
I could actually feel kinda sorry for 'ole Al Sharpton sometimes, because he doesn't even realize that to the very people that he thinks he's 'threatening'...he's just a joke. Sad.
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Re: Sharpton: “It’s Time We Take Our Country Back”

sunnubian ·
"I could actually feel kinda sorry for 'ole Al Sharpton sometimes, because he doesn't even realize that to the very people that he thinks he's 'threatening'...he's just a joke. ============================================================================ That won't happen until African Americans start to view Al Sharpton as a joke and are foolish enough to use a public forum to disrespect and denigrade him. I think Sharpton is well aware of how he is viewed by right-wing racists and that ilk,...
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Re: Sharpton: “It’s Time We Take Our Country Back”

roarin1 ·
African Americans? Oh? Is that what YOU consider YOURSELF? Respect is earned never given . YOU would make such a comparison? (well, you actually...just did..therefore I'M obliged to answer thus..) THAT is a level of disrespect and denigration above and beyond foolish enough to have ever been used on a 'public forum'. But I'LL tell ya....'ya learn sumpthin new, every day'.
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Re: Sharpton: “It’s Time We Take Our Country Back”

sunnubian ·
I'm not getting what you are saying Roarin, I meant no disrespect to you personally. But, yes, I do consider myself African American, because: In America and the West "African" is considered a race, The Black Race (I know that African is really a nationality, but in the West "African" is synonymous with Black Race People ) (the same way that White is synonymous with Caucasian, i.e. White Race People , for example) therefore, I consider my race African , i.e., Black Race and my nationality is...
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Re: Sharpton: “It’s Time We Take Our Country Back”

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: "I could actually feel kinda sorry for 'ole Al Sharpton sometimes, because he doesn't even realize that to the very people that he thinks he's 'threatening'...he's just a joke. ============================================================================ That won't happen until African Americans start to view Al Sharpton as a joke and are foolish enough to use a public forum to disrespect and denigrade him. I think Sharpton is well aware of how he is viewed by...
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Re: Sharpton: “It’s Time We Take Our Country Back”

EbonyRose ·
The Rev. Al Sharpton's contribution to Black people and African America goes wwwwwaaaaaaayyyyyyyyy BEYOND anything that MOST Black people have EVER contributed to our community. And most of those that disparage them would be hard-pressed to name another individual who has been able to bring about the positive changes in legislation, employment, respect, economic and educational progress that we enjoy today!! Both with and without MLK at his side. It is a tragedy of our ignorance who some of...
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Re: Black Leaders Remind SC Governor Nikki Haley That She’s a Minority Too

Yemaya ·
Why did they even bother? Is that the issue in South Carolina? Really sometimes I worry about our next generation of black people.
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Re: Black Leaders Remind SC Governor Nikki Haley That She’s a Minority Too

Yemaya ·
Quote: "Although Haley’s parents were born in India and later moved to South Carolina, Haley does not focus much on her heritage. Black leaders are nowhighlighting how Haley’s actions misalign with her heritage." Believe me she does focus on her heritage, though it may be behind closed doors I betcha she celebrates Holi just like the majority of Indians in this country. DO not buy this line of cock and bull. And another thing that we need to stop doing as Black people stop trying to dictate...
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Re: Black Leaders Remind SC Governor Nikki Haley That She’s a Minority Too

sunnubian ·
The point is that she is systematically blocking and trying to dismantle gains of the Civil Rights Movement, like The Voting Rights Act and she is in lock-step with southern racist republicans that have been working to destroy each and every gain in equal rights, civil rights, and voting rights that have been granted to not only Black people/African Americans, but to ALL minorities in this country --- including HER. I'm glad that they pointed out that she is a minority. All of the minorities...
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Re: Black Leaders Remind SC Governor Nikki Haley That She’s a Minority Too

Cholly ·
"Black Leaders Remind SC Governor Nikki Haley That She’s a Minority Too" She could care less and she is what she is...a far right wing Republican and crying minority? That train left the station a long time ago. You have to consider the bigger picture for Governor Nikki Haley. Serving as the Governor of South Carolina is just a career move up the political ladder. She is one of those select young Republicans being groomed to run for President in the future, possibly 2016 if Obama wins...
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Re: Black Leaders Remind SC Governor Nikki Haley That She’s a Minority Too

sunnubian ·
The percentage of African Americans voting in South Carolina is no less than African American voting in most all other states in America. And, irregardless, she should have been called out on this. But, knowing racist South Carolinians the way I do, she sneaked into that office because many Whites that voted for her were not aware of the fact that she was Pakistani/Indian, making assumptions based on her last (married name). I can assure you that if Nimrata Randhawa had been the name on the...
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Re: Black Leaders Remind SC Governor Nikki Haley That She’s a Minority Too

Yemaya ·
This article is a piss poor explanation of the issue at hand, Voter ID'ing and where Nikki Haley stands on it. I've seen better amateur blog posts. And I tried googling this subject and at best it was vague. If they are going to write about this topic they need to explain what the hell Nikki is doing. And I stand by my statement, REGARDLESS. If black people are so tired of other people coming into the U.S. and taking our set asides then we ought to do something about it. Johnny Cochran's...
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Re: Black Leaders Remind SC Governor Nikki Haley That She’s a Minority Too

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: Hell yes, they need to be reminded, and reminded often, and Governor of South Carolina, Nimrata Randhawa, needs to be reminded like hell, and she needs to be reminded that she is not White. ========================================= Basically .... Republican = White. Two peas. Same pod.
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Re: Black Leaders Remind SC Governor Nikki Haley That She’s a Minority Too

Xeon ·
"And another thing that we need to stop doing as Black people stop trying to dictate what other ethnicities heritages and norms are based on our group experiences. Sometimes we act like white people in that way. We are going to end up getting our collective feelings hurt." Brilliant! Too often, American Nergroes make the mistake of thinking other non-whites look from the same prism as they do. This is simply wishful thinking. They do not . Whether they are Indians, Africans, Asians, Latinos,...
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Re: Black Leaders Remind SC Governor Nikki Haley That She’s a Minority Too

sunnubian ·
I don't think that African Americans have any "pipe dreams" of all non-White people holding hands with us". But I'm glad that there are African Americans out there that don't mind reminding ANY 'immigrants' or 'other minorities' of the ONLY reason that they are here in the first place. African Americans should not lie down and take it while our contributions to racial acceptance, racial equality, rights to equal education, rights to not be discriminated against in hiring, education, housing,...
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Re: Black Leaders Remind SC Governor Nikki Haley That She’s a Minority Too

nuggyt ·
What does asking for id have to do with minorities? How does it represent inequality?
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Re: Voting Rights Watch

Yemaya ·
Most of the states with voter ID laws have very high concentrations of African Americans.
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Re: Voting Rights Watch

sunnubian ·
I think that it is going to come back to bite them in the butt; come election time, I think more people than they have anticipated will have gotten their IDs and many people that they have assumed have them already are gonna have trouble getting them.
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Re: Voting Rights Watch

EbonyRose ·
Yep, I think you're right, Sunnubian!! I think the fact that this attempted treachery was found out early enough to be able to start doing something about it - couple with the positive efforts of the Obama Administration/Dept. of Justice to quash many of these states' laws - will make it so that "they" are not able to disenfranchise as many people as they HOPE they will!!! But also, I'm thinking - and with any luck - that their biggest "bite-in-the-butt" will come from their own mouths ....
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Re: What Happens If GOP’s Voter Suppression Works

EbonyRose ·
When Bush was (s)elected by the Supreme Court to be president in 2000 ..... I was actually very proud of the response by Black people - whose votes were most of the ones deemed "ineligible" and tossed out by the state of Florida - who literally took to the streets in large numbers and loudly protested against being disenfranchised in the manner that they were!!! Of course, when Gore acted like a chump and threw in the towel/quit his opposition to the Supreme Court's decision ... it pretty...
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Re: What Happens If GOP’s Voter Suppression Works

Yemaya ·
Well if voter suppression works, welcome to Post-Post-Post Reconstruction America.
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Re: What Happens If GOP’s Voter Suppression Works

Norland ·
If voter suppression works, we'll be ruled by "President Romney". God!!!!!!! That means someone on a mass scale in this world will be SHOCKED AND AWED. Guaranteed. Undertakers will be counting the big bucks, mothers and fathers will be crying like they always do, and have been doing ever since I've been on this planet. No one will remember their children after their gone but them. Same O, same O. Caucasians that deal with this death and destruction will be rolling in money, like they always...
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Norland ·
"after they're gone". I know the difference, just type too fast sometimes. Sorry!!
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Re: When you control the media, you can tell any lie you want:

Norland ·
The ONLY thing that keeps President Obama's approval ratings low is his AFRICAN FATHER. That side of him that "rules" goes against the European grain. If he was in a cotton field picking cotton, they'd all be happier than pigs in shit.
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Re: When you control the media, you can tell any lie you want:

anotha ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: As Obama’s Approval Falls, Majority of Voters Want GOP in Charge of Congress April 29, 2014 | Posted by Nick Chiles The midterm elections are still six months away, but President Obama’s approval numbers have dipped to a new low, raising fears among Democrats that he could pull down the party in November and possibly even help Republicans take control of the Senate, in addition to the House. In the new ABC News/Washington Post poll, in addition to Obama’s...
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Trump's Voter Suppression Commission Makes a Chilling Request of All 50 States

sunnubian ·
Trump's Voter Suppression Commission Makes a Chilling Request of All 50 States Anne Branigin Yesterday 5:34pm Filed to: VOTING RIGHTS 15.8K 80 9 Image via Getty Voting rights advocates who worry that President Trump’s “Commission on Election Integrity” is a thinly-disguised ploy to enact massive voter suppression in America will be alarmed by a letter the administration sent to election officials in all states yesterday. Jessica Huseman, a senior reporting fellow with ProPublica, tweeted out...
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