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Doxxing by PA Republicans?

Stop me if you’ve heard this one.

Fresh off a crushing defeat of the California recall that cost $300 million to advertise, organize and lose, Republicans have decided to waste time and taxpayer dollars in another state in order to distract, cause havoc and prep for whatever they’ve got planned for elections in 2022.

I’m referring to the subpoena by Pennsylvania Republicans for personal identifying information (PII) of EVERY voter in the state who cast a ballot in the 2020 presidential election.

These “lawmakers”, who apparently have nothing better to do with their time than sow fear, uncertainty and dread about “election integrity” and have caused the disqualification of all voting machines in one PA county already, are asking for the name, address, social security number, driver’s license number and voting record of every voter in the state. What they intend to do with this information is anybody’s guess.

The Democrats in the PA legislature are suing their Republican colleagues. Yes, this is how we spend our time now. We rehash the 2020 election looking for something that isn’t there. Well, it worked so well with Hillary’s emails. Just keep looking and looking even the target hands over absolutely everything and you never find anything. Keep insisting that they’re holding back important information even when there’s nothing more to give. Create an atmosphere of suspicion and distrust.

(Note that this is not the case with The Big Orange who hasn’t turned over anything without a Supreme Court ruling and has obstructed justice every step of the way and has actually had members of his staff and campaign go to jail for him. You know, the witch hunt actually found witches. You can’t say that about Hillary’s emails.)

But I digress.

So, the PA Republicans will have enough personal information in their hot little hands to cause all kinds of mischief against people whose votes they do not like. I don’t know why they have to do this. We have already told them how we voted. I’m not hiding anything. I voted for Biden/Harris and I did it because I did not want Trump/Pence to win. It’s that simple. Then the PA Secretary of State got all the paper ballots and counted them and the pile of votes for Biden/Harris was higher than the pile of votes for Trump/Pence.

The ballots were recounted and audited and certified. Ta-da!

There is no legitimate reason for PA Republicans to collect my PII or anyone else’s PII in the state for any innocent reason that I can think of and there’s a very good chance that a database with this information could be hacked and distributed to persons with bad intentions who will engage in identity theft. Like maybe someone who is not you will order a mail in ballot on your behalf and cast your ballot for you. You won’t know it until your ballot doesn’t show up in the mail and you check the voter ballot services website to find that your ballot has been cast already. Or maybe someone will send their men around to assess your worldly goods because it would be a shame if something “happened” to them. Or I don’t know, fill in the blanks. I’m seriously not talented in the proactive skullduggery and voter intimidation tactics. My mind doesn’t work that way because if it did, I’d have my retaining wall fixed and be planning my luxury vacations by now.

But you can be sure that they have a plan for all that personal data if for no other reason than it costs taxpayer money and causes havoc, anger and draws attention to itself.

The question is, will the Republicans be required to give a copy of all that data the state will be forced to gather to the Democrats?

Oooooo, *scary*.

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  1. The question is, will the Republicans be required to give a copy of all that data the state will be forced to gather to the Democrats?

    SOOO, that’s who they’re going to give them to.

    Last I saw the iDJiTs in the PA GOP Senate had decided they need the information, but NOT who was going to get it. The GOP proving once again that YOU can make a dumb idea dumbER

    • I dunno what they were thinking except that it’s useful for them to keep the Big Lie foremost in their target audience’s minds. It’s probably unlikely that the court is going to let them keep the data all to themselves or even collect it in the first place.

      • Weird – here in Colorado all that stuff is public record. You can get registration and voting information just by paying the copying costs. That’s how we made up canvassing lists for GOTV.

        • Yep. But what you DON’T get is a person’s SSN and Driver’s License number. With those two bits of ID, you can have all kinds of adventures pretending to be someone you are not.

          • Oops. Missed the DL and SSN. How are those associated with voter records? Do they make you provide them to register in PA?

  2. It’s probably unlikely that the court is going to let them keep the data all to themselves or even collect it in the first place.

    I HOPE it’s the latter… if the courts let them collect this information it is another slide down the slippery slope.

  3. Off topic: Someone bled to death in Vancouver because anti-vaxxers blocked an ambulance from getting to a hospital in time. 👿

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/anti-vaxxers-in-vancouver-delayed-an-ambulance-carrying-someone-bleeding-out-from-getting-to-the-hospital/ar-AAOEJgM?ocid=msedgntp

    Those mofos should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of Canadian law.

    The right-wingers, in all democracies, have become The Enemy Within.

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