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Here's how the scheme works: Trump and Republicans will only try to get mail ballots tossed in states where he's on track to lose if all of them are counted. This is why they can tell their own people to use vote by mail while claiming it's fraudulent:
Don Jr. already has a Facebook video up mobilizing an "army" of supporters. Now imagine this multiplied by a gazillion as the election teeters on a knife's edge. I talked to disinformation expert @karenkornbluh , who pointed out the holes in Facebook's current policies on this:
1) As Trump ends the year with a flood of lies about his wall, we need to recapture a core truth about this presidency. Trump isn't “twisting the truth” or “stubbornly refusing to admit error.” Trump is engaged in *disinformation.* This is a different thing entirely. *THREAD*
Holy crap. This is from the new DHS whistleblower complaint. He says he was ordered to "modify" a threat assessment, particularly "the section on White Supremacy" to make "the threat appear less severe," and "include information on the prominence of violent 'left-wing' groups."
Trump just declared once again on Fox News that the outcome of the election cannot be legitimate if he loses. This is the third time he's made this claim explicit. Yet the political media just seems to largely tolerate it. That's insane. New piece:
1) This is extraordinary. Sinclair is now reportedly requiring dozens of local stations to air a segment that defends the tear-gassing of migrants and describes them as an “invasion of our country.” I’m not sure we’ve figured out how to conceptualize this adequately. *THREAD*