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👻💀Ghoulie💀👻
IMPORTANT. Donald Trump filed with for 2020 reelection on January 20th, 2017. This is major for several reasons. /1
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👻💀Ghoulie💀👻 Jan 28
Replying to @resisterhood
First and foremost, it is NOT NORMAL. Obama filed for 2012 reelection in April 2011. Incumbent declaring before midterms is unheard of. /2
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👻💀Ghoulie💀👻 Jan 28
Replying to @resisterhood
Several MAJOR implications. If officially a candidate, can use candidate status to curry favor with PACs, businesses, other organizations /3
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👻💀Ghoulie💀👻 Jan 28
Replying to @resisterhood
Because he's acting as Trump the candidate, not Trump the president. Different rules apply. /4
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👻💀Ghoulie💀👻 Jan 28
Replying to @resisterhood
And further muddies the already swampy ethical waters of financial gain, & business transactions. /8
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👻💀Ghoulie💀👻 Jan 28
Replying to @resisterhood
Filed 5PM . 5 HOURS after swearing in. This is what is up against. /9
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👻💀Ghoulie💀👻 Jan 28
Replying to @resisterhood
Diabolical maneuvering to skirt all conventional forms of . Norms don't matter; it's all about finding new ways to silence us /10
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👻💀Ghoulie💀👻 Jan 28
Replying to @resisterhood
Again, THIS IS NOT NORMAL. Stay vigilant, stay ready to fight. We're going to have to defy our own norms to .
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susie mcdonnell Jan 28
Replying to @resisterhood @FEC
Does the FEC automatically accept?
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Red Sofa Literary Jan 28
no!!!!!!
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L George Jan 28
Holy shit!!!
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Mirjana Jan 28
Replying to @resisterhood @FEC
What fresh hell?
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Phil O. Sodork Jan 28
Replying to @resisterhood
Under circumstances it seems very difficult for this to survive 1st amend. challenge.
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VaguelyOffputtingBob Jan 28
Who has standing to challenge this?
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Phil O. Sodork Jan 28
Well it may not be ripe until an org loses its status, which they could then appeal on 1st am grounds.
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Phil O. Sodork Jan 28
Also we should realize that may be part of their strategy, b/c it would free GOP nonprofits to openly campaign
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Weaponised Gravitas Jan 28
Replying to @resisterhood @FEC
So if convicted of, say, tax evasion or breach of ethics, would playing field change?
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Phil O. Sodork Jan 28
But at this point that's a bullet we may have to bite; surrender our knight to save our rook, if you will.
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TeckieGirl 💖🔥✊🏽 Jan 28
they need to rip it up
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