Christopher Allan Webber at 2017-01-20T15:05:10Z

I talked with my father last night who went on for a while about something that I think I agree pretty strongly with. There probably was Russian interference with the election, but the Democratic establishment is focusing on it like a scapegoat, and we're losing the opportunity we should be using at this time: to reflect on how we might change the Democratic party.

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Though, while I agree with that sentiment, I think those are two different but related tasks that should be taken in parallell. There's no reason not to persue both.

Christopher Allan Webber at 2017-01-20T17:26:58Z

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I would like the Democratic party to embrace its name and focus on voter registration and making it easier to vote. A lot of voters were effectively disenfranchised for this election after the Voting Rights was gutted.

Sarah Elkins at 2017-01-20T18:28:08Z

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I've avoided following this story beyond headlines...can anyone tell me if Russian 'interference' in US election included anything actually bad? If system not resilient to new and possibly wrong information, that's it's own problem. The US has has regularly interfered through other jurisdictions' elections more forcefully.

Mike Linksvayer at 2017-01-20T21:22:54Z

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@cwebber@identi.ca theoretically at least the DNC is. They held a forum here last week and I went to observe. The candidates for prez and veep of the DNC took questions. Most were about supporting local groups and decentralization.
It was live-streamed. Don't know if it's still available.

der.hans at 2017-01-21T04:44:06Z

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