“down to zero soon”
“it’ll go away”
“hot weather tho”
“no public risk”
“like the flu”
“Ebola 100% deadly”
“election coming need low numbers”
“F the cruise ship”
“Obama’s fault”#maddow https://t.co/X4pW5bU9np
— Will Knows Murdoch's Fixed Noise Is Foreign PsyOp (@bywillpollock) March 14, 2020
Along came Coronavirus.
We were already in a fight to save Democracy this November—up against Liar-in-Chief Donald, GOP’s rampant election fraud and multiple hostile-nation sabotage—and now we have to worry about contagion? C’mon, man.
Life as we know it has come to a screeching halt, to be sure—but Democratic primaries and general election are here whether we’re ready or not. But we WILL be ready.
My heroes at non-profit Vote.org have thrown up a COVID-19 Voter Resources page that you should bookmark and share with your pals. Clear, concise and needed, this page helps you navigate choppy waters of state-Democratic primaries affected by Coronavirus.
Incompetence & The Pandemic
Nothing lays bare our need for wholesale change in national-and-state leadership than Donald Trump’s willfully incompetent response to Coronavirus (see my above tweet for a sampling of lies he told). In addition to protecting your family, friends and neighbors we’ll have to also innovate around how we secure our vote.
Here are Vote.org‘s links so you have them handy:
Cranky Yank’s “Voter Help” is a dedicated page I’ve created that will point you toward Vote.org’s resources. Bookmark it and share it with your friends.
Meantime, do NOT get your news on Facebook. Be choosy and vigilant with your news consumption because in addition to staying frosty we gotta be smart, too. If you have any suggestions for this page please drop me a line. 👊
Will Pollock is a perpetually crabby New York City escapee based in Midtown Atlanta. He’s a freelance multimedia journalist, media analyst and author of two books (award-wining Pizza for Good & Leaving Triscuit), with more on the way.
In 2001, Will earned his Masters from The Medill School of Journalism, graduating with highest honors from the magazine sequence. As permanent member of Journalism’s National Honors Society, he’s been active in monitoring, writing and blogging about media and journalism ever since he graduated.
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