True The Vote Tea Party Tripping

So Trump is forwarding a conspiracy claim again. Let’s dig in.

The story is covered below so I am not going get into the details. But, I have some questions.

1. What is the methodology for the “study.”
2. Can we examine the data?
3. Can we look at the apps and the source code?
4. Who built these apps?
5. How are they secured?


The Verge
Trump tweets voter fraud claim based on a shoddy app for conspiracy theoristsProPublica

A Reading Guide to True the Vote, the Controversial Voter Fraud Watchdog

SourceWatch – Center For Media and Democracy
True The Vote

New Civil Rights Movement
Former GOP Official Behind Fake ‘Report’ – A Tweet – Trump Used to Fraudulently Claim 3-5 Million Votes Were ‘Illegal’

Fact-check: Did 3 million undocumented immigrants vote in this year’s election?

Trump’s Voter Fraud Numbers Are Apparently From a Random Guy With an App

Mother Jones
Tea Party Will Be Watching You


A smash opening for an Inconvenient Truth!

From kubla000's diary over at DailyKos:

Opening days indicate initial level of interest, and to really get a handle on local interest with different release paterns, you need to look at the theater average. Here are the averages I note as telling:

An Inconvenient Truth
Opening Day Theatre Average: $19,749
2nd Day Theatre Average: $11,139

X-Men: The Last Stand
Opening Day Theatre Average: $11,951

My Big Fat Greek Wedding's Opening Weekend average was in the $5,000-$6,000 Range. I really don't want to see mutants this weekend, I'd rather see Glaciers I think. Fighting one's invading Europe and Canada even, lol.


And for every single one of you bloviating bloggers who have NOT seen it – and yet feel it's worth the pixels to trash Gore and cry Socialism! – proving you are really comfy being ignorant – THANK YOU and please promise to keep your previewing thoughts up for posterity. So your dear readers understand JUST where you are coming from.


And our fearless feckless leader – What does he say to his chance to "engage the controversy" …

WASHINGTON (AP) — Is President Bush likely to see Al Gore's documentary about global warming?

"Doubt it," Bush said coolly Monday.


“It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.”

– Mark Twain