Friday 12/11: Fight Back! Write Back! Call the cowards out!

Everyone who participated in this”Seditious Abuse of the Judicial Process” should resign.

(Watch this great video by Anderson Cooper here. Quote by Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro)

UPDATE: The Supreme Court just shut down Texas v. Pennsylvania, et al. This doesn’t change the crime against American democracy that +126 GOP legislators and 18 attorneys general tried to commit and the damage that they’ve done. Each legal action, no matter how ridiculous, solidifies the fiction that the election is being stolen from Trump and a lingering sense of grievance is extremely dangerous to a functional democracy. It’s time to call these guys out for what they are. Traitors to democracy. Toadies and lickspittles in the service of an incipient dictator. Send them a message!

It’s more than just a vote. At our local citizenship fairs, we volunteers see firsthand how hard people work to become Americans, and their pride in filling out their first voter registration card. We watch them bring their kids back to fill out cards as well. As polling place volunteer workers, we’ve cheered newly-naturalized citizens who came in to cast their very first vote and made sure they felt welcome, because in a secular democracy like ours, there is nothing more sacred than voting.

What distinguishes America from dictatorships is not just being able to vote, but knowing that OUR VOTE COUNTS. The GOP are old hands at obstructing the first part, with their voter purges and suppression at the polls. Now 106 GOP representatives and 18 attorneys general attacked the second part, with a frivolous lawsuit to destroy four states’ worth of ballots to serve their master and his delusional base. If they had been successful, 20 million votes would have disappeared in “the single biggest incident of voter nullification in American history,” a defacto coup. In even proposing to do something so heinous, these legislators have broken their sworn oath to our country, and have cut their last tie to democracy.

Write/call out these traitors to democracy. (They’re listed here and at the bottom.) But don’t forget calling out the GOP’s cowards as well, those who stand by silently, hoping to go unnoticed. Only 27 out of 220 GOP members of the House and Senate have openly acknowledged Joe Biden’s win. (See where your GOP legislator lands on this issue here.)

Why we need to do this now? The price of admission to Trump’s PAC money giveaway keeps getter higher.

  • (LATimes) “Sixty-four Republican members of the Pennsylvania legislature have urged members of Congress from that state to object to the certification of electoral votes from Pennsylvania. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) also has said that he plans to challenge the certification of Biden’s victory on Jan. 6.”
  • (Slate) Texas GOP Chair Suggests Secession After Supreme Court Shoots Down Election Lawsuit
  • (Huffpost) Rudy Giuliani Says Trump Is ‘Looking At Other Options’ After Texas Lawsuit Bombs

Some options for talking to Republican legislators & attorneys general.

Minimal script for those GOP reps and attorneys general on the list (see bottom of post): I’m calling from [zip code] to tell [Rep/A.G. ___] that I’m ashamed that [he/she] is part of this seditious effort to overthrow an American election. I’m asking [him/her] to resign now if they are so frightened by one man, or so greedy to stay in office, that they are willing to destroy our democracy.

Minimal script for GOP reps and senators who’ve remained silent: I’m calling from [zip code] to tell [Rep./Sen. ___] that I’m ashamed that [he/she] is too cowardly to speak out against this seditious effort to overthrow an American election. I’m asking [Rep./Sen. ___] to publicly take a stand against this lawsuit and acknowledge Biden has won the presidency, or resign now if [he/she] are so frightened by one man, or so greedy to stay in office, that they are willing to destroy our democracy.

Postcards or letters: Put in your zip code if you want the legislator to realize that you’re one of their voters. Use postcards with patriotic scenes or kitties. It doesn’t matter. We just need a lot.

Wall of shame – (aka supporters of the Texas lawsuit)

GOP congressman to Republicans: What is going on? “Congressman Denver Riggleman, an outgoing Republican from Virginia, condemned the “contagion of disinformation” and criticized members of his party who supported an unprecedented lawsuit seeking to overturn President Donald Trump’s election defeat despite there being no evidence of widespread fraud.” He’s calling all those on this list “desperate” and “in fear.

(List of legislators from WaPo and Friday’s last minute additions here. We can’t figure out whether they thought it would take a lot longer for SCOTUS to suss out this nonsense, giving them time to do a lot of posture-y promos for their folks back home, or they decided, hell, they might as well get on Trump’s future “Christmas loyalty list” while they can. (List of attorneys general from brief)

Contact information for your legislator here.

  • ALABAMA
    • Rep. Bradley Byrne, Ala. 1
    • Rep. Robert B. Aderholt Ala 4
    • Rep. Mo Brooks, Ala. 5
    • Rep. Gary Palmer, Ala. 6
    • Attorney General Steve Marshall (334-242-7300) Attorney General’s Office,  State of Alabama, 501 Washington Avenue Montgomery, AL 36104
  • ARIZONA
    • Rep. Andy Biggs, Ariz. 5
    • Rep. Debbie Lesko, Ariz. 8
  • ARKANSAS
    • Rep. Eric A. “Rick” Crawford, Ark. 1
    • Rep. Bruce Westerman, Ark. 4
    • Attorney General Leslie Rutledge ((501) 682-2007 or (800) 482-8982) oag@ArkansasAG.gov, 323 Center Street, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • CALIFORNIA
    • Rep. Ken Calvert, Calif. 42
  • COLORADO
    • Rep. Ken Buck, Colo. 4
    • Rep. Doug Lamborn, Colo. 5
  • FLORIDA
    • Rep. Matt Gaetz, Fla. 1
    • Rep. Neal Dunn, Fla. 2
    • Rep. Ted Yoho, Fla. 3
    • Rep. John Rutherford, Fla. 4
    • Rep. Michael Waltz, Fla. 6
    • Rep. Bill Posey Fla. 8
    • Rep. Daniel Webster, Fla. 11
    • Rep. Gus M. Bilirakis, Fla. 12
    • Rep. Ross Spano, Fla. 15
    • Rep. Gregory Steube Fla. 17
    • Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, Fla. 25
  • GEORGIA
    • Rep. Earl L. “Buddy” Carter, Ga. 1
    • Rep. Drew Ferguson, Ga. 3
    • Rep. Austin Scott, Ga. 8
    • Rep. Douglas A. Collins Ga. 9
    • Rep. Jody Hice, Ga. 10
    • Rep. Barry Loudermilk, Ga. 11
    • Rep. Rick Allen, Ga. 12
  • IDAHO
    • Rep. Russ Fulcher, Idaho 1
    • Rep. Mike Simpson, Idaho 2
  • ILLINOIS
    • Rep. Mike Bost, Ill. 12
    • Rep. Darin LaHood, Ill. 18
  • INDIANA
    • Rep. Jackie Walorski, Ind. 2
    • Rep. Jim Banks, Ind. 3
    • Rep. Jim Baird, Ind. 4
    • Rep. Greg Pence, Ind. 6
    • Rep. Trey Hollingsworth, Ind. 9
    • Attorney General Curtis T. Hill, Jr.
  • IOWA
    • Rep. Steve King, Iowa 4
  • KANSAS
  • LOUISIANA
    • Rep. Steve Scalise, La. 1
    • Rep. Clay Higgins, La. 3
    • Rep. Mike Johnson, La. 4
    • Rep. Ralph Abraham, La. 5
    • Attorney General Jeff Landry ConstituentServices@ag.louisiana.gov, 225-326-6079, 225-326-6757, 877-297-0995, Post Office Box 94005, Baton Rouge, LA 70804
  • MARYLAND
    • Rep. Andy Harris, Md. 1
  • MICHIGAN
    • Rep. Jack Bergman, Mich. 1
    • Rep. Bill Huizenga, Mich. 2
    • Rep. John Moolenaar, Mich. 4
    • Rep. Tim Walberg, Mich. 7
  • MINNESOTA
    • Rep. Jim Hagedorn, Minn. 1
    • Rep. Tom Emmer, Minn. 6
    • Rep. Pete Stauber, Minn. 8
  • MISSISSIPPI
    • Rep. Trent Kelly, Miss. 1
    • Rep. Michael Guest, Miss. 3
    •  Rep. Steven M. Palazzo, Miss. 4
    • Attorney General Lynn Fitch https://www.ago.state.ms.us/contact/, 601.359.3680, P.O. Box 220, Jackson, MS 39205
  • MISSOURI
    • Rep. Ann Wagner, Mo. 2
    • Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, Mo. 3
    • Rep. Vicky Hartzler, Mo. 4
    • Rep. Sam Graves, Mo. 6
    • Rep. Billy Long, Mo. 7
    • Rep. Jason T. Smith, Mo. 8
  • MONTANA
    • Rep. Greg Gianforte, Mont. At Large
    • Attorney General Tim Fox https://dojmt.gov/about/, Office of the Attorney General, 215 N Sanders St., Helena, MT 59601
  • NEBRASKA
    • Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, Neb. 1
    • Rep. Adrian Smith, Neb. 3
    • Attorney General Douglas J. Peterson  ago.info.help@nebraska.gov, (402) 471-2683, Nebraska Attorney, General’s Office, 2115 State Capitol, PO Box 98920, Lincoln, NE 68509
  • NEW JERSEY
    • Rep. Jeff Van Drew, N.J. 2
  • NEW YORK
    • Rep. Lee Zeldin, N.Y. 1
    • Rep. Elise Stefanik, N.Y. 21
  • NORTH CAROLINA
    • Rep. Gregory F. Murphy, N.C. 3
    • Rep. Virginia Foxx, N.C. 5
    • Rep. Mark Walker, N.C. 6
    • Rep. David Rouzer, N.C. 7
    • Rep. Richard Hudson, N.C. 8
    • Rep. Dan Bishop, N.C. 9
    • Rep. Ted Budd, N.C. 13
  • NORTH DAKOTA
  • OHIO
    • Rep. Brad Wenstrup, Ohio 2
    • Rep. Jim Jordan, Ohio 4
    • Rep. Robert E. Latta, Ohio 5
    • Rep. Bill Johnson, Ohio 6
    • Rep. Bob Gibbs, Ohio 7
  • OKLAHOMA
    • Rep. Kevin Hern, Okla. 1
    • Rep. Markwayne Mullin, Okla. 2
    • Attorney General Mike Hunter, (405) 521-3921, 313 NE 21st Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73105
  • PENNSYLVANIA
    • Rep. Dan Meuser, Pa. 9
    • Rep. Scott Perry, Pa. 10
    • Rep. Frederick B. Keller, Pa. 12
    • Rep. John Joyce, Pa. 13
    • Rep. Guy Reschenthaler, Pa. 14
    • Rep. Glenn Thompson, Pa. 15
    • Rep. Mike Kelly, Pa. 16
  • SOUTH CAROLINA
    • Rep. Joe Wilson, S.C. 2
    • Rep. Jeff Duncan, S.C. 3
    • Rep. William Timmons, S.C. 4
    • Rep. Ralph Norman, S.C. 5
    • Rep. Tom Rice, S.C. 7
    • Attorney General Alan Wilson http://www.scag.gov/contact-us/contact-us, The Honorable Alan Wilson, P.O. Box 11549, Columbia, S.C. 29211
  • SOUTH DAKOTA
    • Attorney General Jason R. Ravnsborg https://atg.sd.gov/Contact.aspx, (605) 773-3215 , Office of the Attorney General, 1302 E Hwy 14, Suite 1, Pierre SD 57501-8501
  • TENNESSEE
    • Rep. Tim Burchett, Tenn. 2
    • Rep. Charles J. “Chuck” Fleischmann, Tenn. 3
    • Scott DesJarlais, Tenn. 4
    • Rep. John Rose, Tenn. 6
    • Rep. Mark Green, Tenn. 7
    • Rep. David Kustoff, Tenn. 8
    • Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III, (615) 741-3491, Office of the Attorney General and Reporter, P.O. Box 20207, Nashville, TN 37202-0207
  • TEXAS
    • Rep. Louie Gohmert, Tex. 1
    • Rep. Dan Crenshaw, Tex. 2
    • Rep. Lance Gooden, Tex. 5
    • Rep. Ron Wright, Tex. 6
    • Rep. Kevin Brady, Tex. 8
    • Rep. K. Michael Conaway, Tex 11
    • Rep. Randy Weber, Tex. 14
    • Rep. Bill Flores, Tex. 17
    • Rep. Jodey Arrington, Tex. 19
    • Rep. Kenny Marchant, Tex. 24
    • Rep. Roger Williams, Tex. 25
    • Rep. Michael C. Burgess, Tex. 26
    • Rep. Michael Cloud, Tex. 27
    • Rep. Brian Babin, Tex. 36
  • UTAH
  • VIRGINIA
    • Rep. Rob Wittman, Va. 1
    • Rep. Ben Cline, Va. 6
    • H. Morgan Griffith, Va. 9
  • WASHINGTON
    • Rep. Dan Newhouse, Wash. 4
    • Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Wash. 5
  • WEST VIRGINIA
    • Rep. Alex Mooney, W.Va. 2
    • Rep. Carol Miller, W.Va. 3
    • Attorney General Patrick Morrisey 304-558-2021, Vicki Pendell, Executive Assistant at 304-558-2021, State Capitol Complex, Bldg. 1, Room E-26, Charleston, WV 25305
  • WISCONSIN
    • Rep. Tom Tiffany, Wis. 7

Seriously, SCOTUS denied their case on a judicial post-it note.

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