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More for the Scrapbook, When Next Generation Asks, "What Did You Do as Trump Vied for the Presidency?" Snapshots on Eve of Election

Posted on the 06 November 2016 by William Lindsey @wdlindsy
One way to think about an election is: who are the literal Nazis and Klansmen supporting? Maybe I should look elsewhere.— Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) November 1, 2016

More for your scrapbook, to bring out when the next generation asks (and they will and should ask), "Where were you when Donald Trump rose to power? What were you doing? How did you respond? What was happening in our nation?" Many of the following tidbits are snapshots of who we are and what we're doing on the eve of a monumentally important election in the U.S. — perfect scrapbook items for that reason:
Washington Post editorializes
WHEN THE republic was in danger, where did you stand? History will ask that question of Republican leaders who knew that Donald Trump was unfit to be commander in chief.

Here is a complete list of Donald Trump's false claims over the last six weeks, sorted by category:— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) November 5, 2016

In Georgia, “KKK” and a swastika were painted on the route to the early voting site.— NYT Opinion (@nytopinion) November 5, 2016

North Carolina news anchor grips handcuffs during election polling segment via @HuffPostPol— Daniel Marans (@danielmarans) November 5, 2016

North Carolina GOP eliminated Sunday voting because "counties with Sunday voting were disproportionately black and Democratic"— Ari Berman (@AriBerman) November 6, 2016

Esme Cribb on the 800+ voting places closed in the U.S. after the Supreme Court's Shelby County v. Holder decision: 
More for the Scrapbook, When Next Generation Asks,
#NCVotesEarly polls closed at 1pm. This is how long the line is at 4pm @ the @ncsu site (1/2) #ncpol— Doug Jackson (@Easy_Tyger) November 5, 2016

There is nothing inspring about pictures of long lines for people to vote. It's actually an indicator of municipal failure— Jason Johnson (@DrJasonJohnson) November 5, 2016

Breaking: federal court blocks NC voter purge, says voters must be added back to rolls— Ari Berman (@AriBerman) November 4, 2016

A reader of TPM Cafe telling its editor Josh Marshall about how his "moderate" Republican (and evangelical Christian) aunt moved from saying, "Never Trump!," to justifying her vote for him: 
When I confronted her [my aunt] and my uncle about her broken promise, she said "we're not voting for Trump, we're voting against Hillary." I think this is how many Republicans are justifying their awful choice. They'll never admit that they'd voted for such an historically terrible candidate, but will always frame it as voting against something. This logic completely frees them of any moral responsibility for Trump, and they can argue that they never supported his horrifying behavior.

"Trump has electrified anti-Semites and racist groups across the country" @joshtpm— Paul B. Raushenbush (@raushenbush) November 6, 2016

Republicans don't want minorities to vote. Here's the proof.— Esquire (@esquire) November 5, 2016

A guy in a Trump shirt carried a gun outside a Virginia polling place— HuffPost Politics (@HuffPostPol) November 5, 2016

Lots of attacks on me on this feed today that were pushed by Russian propaganda site Sputnik. Day after I wrote bout Russia hacks/disinfo.— Kurt Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) November 5, 2016

.@jelani9's key insight is that for millions of Americans the election of Obama was a kind of national humiliation, to be redeemed by Trump.— Jamelle Bouie (@jbouie) November 4, 2016

White evangelicals' views of Trump may be affected by lack of hearing about the candidate in church, via @PaulDjupe.— PRRI (@PRRIpoll) November 4, 2016

Alan McCornick on whom Trump has brought out of the woodwork: 
[W]e've gone from a time when people who believed "Hitler didn’t go far enough" or "blacks need to know their place" or "Mexicans are rapists" stayed pretty much out of sight, and we all thought the KKK was nowhere to be seen any longer. 
Turns out we may have been wrong about that.  All it took was a Donald Trump to bring them out.

Donald Trump's closing ad has antisemitic overtones— Huffington Post (@HuffingtonPost) November 5, 2016

Please see this footnote to the posting above, with more tweets to add to your scrapbook. 

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