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Vote for Trump or else!: Feds review threatening emails sent to Florida voters – POLITICO

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TALLAHASSEE — Florida elections officials in at least five counties have turned over hundreds of emails to the FBI that pressure voters to support President Donald Trump just as in-person early voting began this week in the pivotal swing state.

The emails, which appear to be sent to registered Democrats, press recipients to “Vote for Trump or else!” and warn that they have gained access to the “entire voting infrastructure” to know if people vote for Trump or Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

“You will vote for Trump on Election Day or we will come after you,” the email reads. “Change your party affiliation to Republican to let us know you received our message and will comply.”

Local officials in five Florida counties told POLITICO they have turned the emails over to the FBI, which declined to offer specifics.

“Though the FBI’s standard practice is to neither confirm nor deny any investigation, we take all election-related threats seriously whether it is vote fraud, voter suppression, or threats from cyber or foreign influence actors,” an FBI spokesperson said in a statement. “The FBI Jacksonville Division is committed to supporting our election security partners throughout the state of Florida, and protecting our communities as Americans exercise their right to vote.”

A voter’s party registration is generally a matter of public record, but not who they voted for in specific elections. But the emails heighten the tensions in a state widely seen as central to Trump’s reelection efforts and where both campaigns are blanketing voters with ads and rallies. Between vote by mail, which has been in full swing for weeks, and early voting, more than 4 million Floridians have already cast ballots.

The emails were sent from “[email protected],” an apparent attempt to make it look like they originated from the Proud Boys, a far-right extremist group that supports Trump. The group got international exposure during the first presidential debate when Trump told the organization to “stand back and stand by” when asked to repudiate them.

Proud Boys chairman Enrique Tarrio Jr. said the group is not behind the voter intimidation tactic, and he thinks it’s likely a group trying to use their brand to get attention.

“It’s pretty obvious whoever is doing this is not a big fan of ours,” he said in an interview. “It just reads, like, ‘hello, this is the Proud Boys and we are committing a f—ing felony.’ It’s just not something we would do.”

He scoffed at the messaging in the emails, noting that it told people to change their voter registration. The voter registration deadline was Oct. 5.

“We would not be that sloppy,” he said.

Trump’s Florida campaign did not return a request seeking comment about the emails threatening people who do not vote for the president.

It’s not yet clear who is behind the emails, but Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey said an initial investigation in his county indicates at least some are coming from outside the United States.

“The investigation to date has determined the emails originated from outside the continental United States and are not considered a valid threat, but were sent with a morally corrupt agenda,” he said in a statement.

Jesse Littlewood, who heads up the disinformation tracking and removal for the Election Protection coalition, said the emails look like a “ham-fisted hoax” designed to get attention.

“It looks to me like some trial balloon to hack the media cycle,” he said. “A lot of people are now talking about this. My sense is that’s the goal.”

The emails, first reported by the Miami Herald, came to light Tuesday after voters in the Democratic stronghold of Alachua County flagged the threats, including messages sent to 183 people associated with the University of Florida, which is located in the county.

UF spokesperson Steve Orlando said their initial probe has determined that the email made to look like a Proud Boys account was likely fake.

“The address was forged and did not come from [email protected],” he said. University IT “immediately alerted [campus police], blocked the email, and removed it from UF’s mailboxes.”

Alachua County Supervisor of Elections spokesperson T.J. Pyche said Wednesday that officials now estimate “hundreds of folks received messages.”

Along with Brevard and Alachua counties, similar emails have been sent to voters in Collier, Escambia, and Citrus Counties, each of which is overwhelmingly Republican-leaning. Florida’s more populated counties, such as Duval, Hillsborough and Miami-Dade Counties, are not yet reporting any email threats, according to election officials in those counties.

Florida Secretary of State Laurel Lee, the state’s top elections official, did not return requests seeking comment about the voter intimidation emails. Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody’s office says her office received one complaint and forwarded it to the FBI and Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

David Becker, executive director of the Center for Election Innovation and Research, said the emails attributed to the Proud Boys could be the start of a disinformation campaign that could run through Election Day. Noting news stories that linked the emails to servers located in Estonia, he said it appeared to be a disinformation effort potentially from foreign adversaries.

“We’re going to see a lot more of this and we might see other low-hanging fruit targeted,” said Becker, who predicted there may be efforts to bring down websites and launch denial of service attacks. He said the point is to “try to fuel a narrative that something is wrong with our system.”

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, which focuses on election integrity efforts, says its hotline has received roughly 3,000 calls from Florida since Tuesday morning, but not all were related to the purported Proud Boys emails. They have received “more than two dozen” calls about those emails from both Florida and Alaska.

Kristen Clarke, the group’s president and executive director, said similar emails have popped up in a handful of other states, including swing states like Pennsylvania and Arizona, but none like Florida.

“The lion’s share of complaints we have heard related to this are from Florida,” she said. “We are continuing to try and pull back the veil on who is behind this scheme to make voters feel that they are not able to freely cast a ballot.”

“We are not turning a blind eye to this,” she said.

Gary Fineout contributed to this report.

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Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine generates immune response, few side effects, in early trials – CNN

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Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine generates immune response, few side effects, in early trials - CNN
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after reporting from hospital”,”duration”:”05:26″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/health/2021/01/12/parking-lot-funeral-coronavirus-sara-sidner-dnt-lead-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”health/2021/01/12/parking-lot-funeral-coronavirus-sara-sidner-dnt-lead-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210112091220-sidner-covid-9-tag-new-day-02-vpx-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/health/2021/01/12/parking-lot-funeral-coronavirus-sara-sidner-dnt-lead-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/coronavirus/”,”description”:”CNN’s u003ca href=”https://www.cnn.com/profiles/sara-sidner-profile” target=”_blank”>Sara Sidneru003c/a> talks to a grieving California family forced to have a funeral service for their loved one who died of coronavirus in a parking lot, as funeral homes and local hospitals continue to be overwhelmed with the Covid-19 surge.”,”descriptionText”:”CNN’s u003ca href=”https://www.cnn.com/profiles/sara-sidner-profile” target=”_blank”>Sara Sidneru003c/a> talks to a grieving California family forced to have a funeral service for their loved one who died of coronavirus in a parking lot, as funeral homes and local hospitals continue to be overwhelmed with the Covid-19 surge.”},{“title”:”Biden urges mask wearing after receiving second vaccine dose”,”duration”:”02:17″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2021/01/11/joe-biden-gets-second-covid-19-vaccine-dose-sot-nr-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2021/01/11/joe-biden-gets-second-covid-19-vaccine-dose-sot-nr-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210111150133-joe-biden-vaccination-dose-2-january-11-2020-01-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2021/01/11/joe-biden-gets-second-covid-19-vaccine-dose-sot-nr-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/coronavirus/”,”description”:”President-elect Joe Biden emphasized the importance of wearing masks, social distancing and washing hands to help control the coronavirus pandemic after he took his second does of the Covid-19 vaccine.”,”descriptionText”:”President-elect Joe Biden emphasized the importance of wearing masks, social distancing and washing hands to help control the coronavirus pandemic after he took his second does of the Covid-19 vaccine.”},{“title”:”How this school district opened all its public schools”,”duration”:”02:46″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/health/2021/01/11/coronavirus-miami-schools-golodryga-pkg-vpx-lead.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”health/2021/01/11/coronavirus-miami-schools-golodryga-pkg-vpx-lead.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210111154323-miami-dade-mask-sign-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/health/2021/01/11/coronavirus-miami-schools-golodryga-pkg-vpx-lead.cnn/video/playlists/coronavirus/”,”description”:”Miami-Dade Superintendent Alberto Carvalho explains how he was able to fully open all of his district’s public schools, and keep them open, amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. CNN’s Bianna Golodryga reports. “,”descriptionText”:”Miami-Dade Superintendent Alberto Carvalho explains how he was able to fully open all of his district’s public schools, and keep them open, amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. CNN’s Bianna Golodryga reports. “},{“title”:” King: We thought these Covid-19 numbers were bad. Look at this “,”duration”:”01:18″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/health/2021/01/10/coronavirus-numbers-us-king-ip-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”health/2021/01/10/coronavirus-numbers-us-king-ip-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210110091216-coronavirus-numbers-us-king-ip-vpx-00000000-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/health/2021/01/10/coronavirus-numbers-us-king-ip-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/coronavirus/”,”description”:”CNN’s John King breaks down the latest numbers in the coronavirus pandemic in the US, where cases, hospitalizations, and deaths are continuing to grow across the country. “,”descriptionText”:”CNN’s John King breaks down the latest numbers in the coronavirus pandemic in the US, where cases, hospitalizations, and deaths are continuing to grow across the country. “},{“title”:”Covid-19 safety guidance has changed. Get caught up.”,”duration”:”02:30″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:””,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/health/2021/01/08/covid-19-safety-guidelines-update-orig-ff.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”health/2021/01/08/covid-19-safety-guidelines-update-orig-ff.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210105174444-social-distancing-sign-12052020-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/health/2021/01/08/covid-19-safety-guidelines-update-orig-ff.cnn/video/playlists/coronavirus/”,”description”:”Dr. Leana Wen explains how the CDC’s Covid-19 safety guidelines have changed, given what scientists now know about how it spread.”,”descriptionText”:”Dr. Leana Wen explains how the CDC’s Covid-19 safety guidelines have changed, given what scientists now know about how it spread.”},{“title”:”‘A hellscape’: What Covid-19 looks like in rural California”,”duration”:”03:22″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/health/2021/01/09/covid-hellscape-california-hospital-ac360-sidner-pkg-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”health/2021/01/09/covid-hellscape-california-hospital-ac360-sidner-pkg-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210108135326-california-covid-for-op-ed-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/health/2021/01/09/covid-hellscape-california-hospital-ac360-sidner-pkg-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/coronavirus/”,”description”:”Nurses work 18 hours a day at a rural California hospital hit particularly hard by the coronavirus pandemic. CNN’s u003ca href=”http://www.cnn.com/profiles/sara-sidner-profile” target=”_blank”>Sara Sidneru003c/a> reports a National Guard strike team of medics and nurses arrives daily to the St. Mary Medical Center in Apple Valley.”,”descriptionText”:”Nurses work 18 hours a day at a rural California hospital hit particularly hard by the coronavirus pandemic. CNN’s u003ca href=”http://www.cnn.com/profiles/sara-sidner-profile” target=”_blank”>Sara Sidneru003c/a> reports a National Guard strike team of medics and nurses arrives daily to the St. Mary Medical Center in Apple Valley.”},{“title”:”Dr. Gupta explains why Covid-19 death projections keep increasing”,”duration”:”02:44″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/?refresh=1″,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/health/2021/01/08/coronavirus-deaths-us-gupta-newday-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”health/2021/01/08/coronavirus-deaths-us-gupta-newday-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210108003525-covid-hospitalizations-0106-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/health/2021/01/08/coronavirus-deaths-us-gupta-newday-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/coronavirus/”,”description”:”CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta looks at the increasing number of Covid-19 cases and deaths in the United States and explains why health experts are unsure when these numbers will peak. “,”descriptionText”:”CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta looks at the increasing number of Covid-19 cases and deaths in the United States and explains why health experts are unsure when these numbers will peak. “},{“title”:”Vaccination rate will take 3 years to reach herd immunity”,”duration”:”02:01″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/health/2021/01/07/coronavirus-daily-wrap-vaccination-herd-immunity-watt-dnt-lead-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”health/2021/01/07/coronavirus-daily-wrap-vaccination-herd-immunity-watt-dnt-lead-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210105064121-01-nurses-full-vaccination-coronavirus-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/health/2021/01/07/coronavirus-daily-wrap-vaccination-herd-immunity-watt-dnt-lead-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/coronavirus/”,”description”:”CNN’s u003ca href=”http://www.cnn.com/profiles/nick-watt” target=”_blank”>Nick Wattu003c/a> reports that the slower than projected u003ca href=”http://www.cnn.com/2021/01/07/health/us-coronavirus-thursday/index.html” target=”_blank”>coronavirus vaccine rolloutu003c/a> will take three years for the US to reach herd immunity if we stay at this rate.”,”descriptionText”:”CNN’s u003ca href=”http://www.cnn.com/profiles/nick-watt” target=”_blank”>Nick Wattu003c/a> reports that the slower than projected u003ca href=”http://www.cnn.com/2021/01/07/health/us-coronavirus-thursday/index.html” target=”_blank”>coronavirus vaccine rolloutu003c/a> will take three years for the US to reach herd immunity if we stay at this rate.”},{“title”:”Gupta describes his parents ‘camping out’ 9 hours for vaccine”,”duration”:”02:44″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/health/2021/01/05/dr-sanjay-gupta-parents-vaccine-florida-newday-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”health/2021/01/05/dr-sanjay-gupta-parents-vaccine-florida-newday-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210105082740-dr-sanjay-gupta-0105-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/health/2021/01/05/dr-sanjay-gupta-parents-vaccine-florida-newday-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/coronavirus/”,”description”:”CNN’s u003ca href=”https://www.cnn.com/profiles/sanjay-gupta-profile” target=”_blank”>Dr. Sanjay Guptau003c/a> shares how coronavirus vaccine distribution varies across the country and describes his own parents’ experience in receiving their vaccines in Florida.”,”descriptionText”:”CNN’s u003ca href=”https://www.cnn.com/profiles/sanjay-gupta-profile” target=”_blank”>Dr. Sanjay Guptau003c/a> shares how coronavirus vaccine distribution varies across the country and describes his own parents’ experience in receiving their vaccines in Florida.”},{“title”:”California doctor explains LA County ambulance guidance”,”duration”:”02:18″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/health/2021/01/05/california-la-county-ambulance-guidance-newday-sot-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”health/2021/01/05/california-la-county-ambulance-guidance-newday-sot-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210104220456-los-angeles-ambulances-201229-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/health/2021/01/05/california-la-county-ambulance-guidance-newday-sot-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/coronavirus/”,”description”:”Amid a devastating Covid-19 surge and with no hospital beds available, ambulance crews in LA County were u003ca href=”https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/05/us/los-angeles-county-california-human-disaster-covid/index.html” target=”_blank”>given guidance not to transport patients with little chance of survivalu003c/a>. CNN’s u003ca href=”http://www.cnn.com/profiles/alisyn-camerota-profile” target=”_blank”>Alisyn Camerotau003c/a> speaks with Dr. Jeffrey Smith, chief operating officer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, about the grim instructions.”,”descriptionText”:”Amid a devastating Covid-19 surge and with no hospital beds available, ambulance crews in LA County were u003ca href=”https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/05/us/los-angeles-county-california-human-disaster-covid/index.html” target=”_blank”>given guidance not to transport patients with little chance of survivalu003c/a>. CNN’s u003ca href=”http://www.cnn.com/profiles/alisyn-camerota-profile” target=”_blank”>Alisyn Camerotau003c/a> speaks with Dr. Jeffrey Smith, chief operating officer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, about the grim instructions.”},{“title”:”CNN reporter presses Gov. DeSantis over vaccine rollout”,”duration”:”03:02″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2021/01/04/ron-desantis-florida-coronavirus-vaccine-flores-sot-vpx-tsr.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2021/01/04/ron-desantis-florida-coronavirus-vaccine-flores-sot-vpx-tsr.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210104191807-rosa-desantis-split-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2021/01/04/ron-desantis-florida-coronavirus-vaccine-flores-sot-vpx-tsr.cnn/video/playlists/coronavirus/”,”description”:”CNN’s u003ca href=”https://www.cnn.com/profiles/rosa-flores-profile” target=”_blank”>Rosa Floresu003c/a> and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) got into a heated exchange over the coronavirus vaccine rollout across the state that has left many assisted living facilities waiting for vaccines after the Governor said he would prioritize senior citizens. “,”descriptionText”:”CNN’s u003ca href=”https://www.cnn.com/profiles/rosa-flores-profile” target=”_blank”>Rosa Floresu003c/a> and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) got into a heated exchange over the coronavirus vaccine rollout across the state that has left many assisted living facilities waiting for vaccines after the Governor said he would prioritize senior citizens. “},{“title”:”Warp Speed adviser on vaccines: Nothing has gone wrong”,”duration”:”02:13″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/health/2021/01/04/coronavirus-vaccine-distribution-slaoui-watt-dnt-lead-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”health/2021/01/04/coronavirus-vaccine-distribution-slaoui-watt-dnt-lead-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210104171500-moncef-slaoui-vpx-01042021-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/health/2021/01/04/coronavirus-vaccine-distribution-slaoui-watt-dnt-lead-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/coronavirus/”,”description”:”Operation Warp Speed chief adviser Moncef Slaoui tells CNN that vaccinating 20 million people against Covid-19 was a “hope” and not a promise. CNN’s u003ca href=”http://www.cnn.com/profiles/nick-watt” target=”_blank”>Nick Watt u003c/a>has more.”,”descriptionText”:”Operation Warp Speed chief adviser Moncef Slaoui tells CNN that vaccinating 20 million people against Covid-19 was a “hope” and not a promise. CNN’s u003ca href=”http://www.cnn.com/profiles/nick-watt” target=”_blank”>Nick Watt u003c/a>has more.”},{“title”:”Surgeon general: I have no reason to doubt Covid-19’s death toll”,”duration”:”01:43″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/?refresh=1″,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/health/2021/01/03/surgeon-general-jerome-adams-covid-19-vaccine-sotu-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”health/2021/01/03/surgeon-general-jerome-adams-covid-19-vaccine-sotu-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210103093854-surgeon-general-jerome-adams-covid-19-vaccine-sotu-vpx-00014023-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/health/2021/01/03/surgeon-general-jerome-adams-covid-19-vaccine-sotu-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/coronavirus/”,”description”:”Surgeon General Jerome Adams says he has “no reason to doubt” the US death toll numbers from the coronavirus pandemic after President Trump tweeted that deaths were exaggerated.”,”descriptionText”:”Surgeon General Jerome Adams says he has “no reason to doubt” the US death toll numbers from the coronavirus pandemic after President Trump tweeted that deaths were exaggerated.”},{“title”:”Age, pregnancy, allergies. 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Your Illinois News Radar » ILGOP on Welch: “Travesty for the people of Illinois” – The Capitol Fax Blog

https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/13/ilgop-on-welch-travesty-for-the-people-of-illinois/

Your Illinois News Radar » ILGOP on Welch: “Travesty for the people of Illinois” - The Capitol Fax Blog

* Press release

After a series of caucus votes, Illinois House Democrats have finally chosen Representative Chris Welch to be the next Speaker of the House. Illinois Republican Party Chairman Tim Schneider released the following statement in response:

“House Democrats have chosen to go from Mike Madigan, the most corrupt politician in America, to Rep. Chris Welch, a top Madigan lieutenant who has been credibly accused by multiple women in court documents of harassment, assault, and retaliation.

It’s now clear that House Democrats are doubling down on allowing Madigan’s corrupt machine to continue running state government. In Madigan’s stead, they have promoted a serial harasser and assaulter of women. But in spite of that, Welch passed the most important test this fall – he’s been a loyal Madigan ally for years but performed most recently as Madigan’s human shield in legislative hearings investigating the sweeping corruption scandal that ultimately brought Madigan down.

This decision is a travesty for the people of Illinois, and we will make sure every voter understands that House Democrats just can’t quit Madigan.”

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…Adding… Illinois Policy Institute…

Matt Paprocki, president of the Illinois Policy Institute, offered the following statement:

“This is a historic day for the General Assembly. For the first time in nearly four decades, Speaker Madigan was not voted into power by members of his own party.

“No state gives their House speaker as much power as Illinois. Under Madigan’s 36 years as speaker, Illinois’ finances deteriorated from a perfect credit rating and just under $6 billion in unfunded pension debt to the lowest credit rating in the nation and over $144 billion in pension debt. And the state’s notoriety for public corruption has been backed up by 1,978 public corruption convictions since Madigan first became speaker, more than any other state and over one a week.

“This vote must become a catalyst for lasting, meaningful change. Illinois can only reverse its culture of corruption and recurring financial crises by dismantling the system that has allowed for one person to control so much power, starting with the House Rules. For the first time in nearly four decades, state lawmakers have an opportunity to change this power structure and finally put an end to the endless cycle of debt and corruption. This moment in Illinois state politics should not be just about a new face, but about a new way of doing the people’s business.”

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Google suspends Parler social network app over incitement to violence – The Guardian

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Google suspends Parler social network app over incitement to violence - The Guardian
US Capitol breach

Apple follows by warning the platform popular with supporters of Donald Trump that it must have a better moderation system

Reuters

Google has suspended the Parler social networking app from its Play Store until the platform popular with many supporters of Donald Trump adds “robust” content moderation.

As Twitter suspended the US president’s account permanently over the risk of further incitement to violence”, the search engine said it was blocking Parler and Apple gave the service 24 hours to submit a detailed moderation plan.

Parler is a social network to which many Trump supporters have migrated after being banned themselves from platforms such as including Twitter. Plans for the protests in Washington DC that ended in the storming of the Capitol this week were widely shared on Parler.

The actions by the two Silicon Valley companies mean that Parler could become unavailable for new downloads on the world’s main mobile phone app stores within a day. It would still be available in mobile browsers.

Parler’s chief executive, John Matze, said in posts on his service on Friday that Apple was applying standards to Parler that it did not apply to itself and the companies were attacking civil liberties. He added in a text message to Reuters: “Coordinating riots, violence and rebellions has no place on social media.”

Right-leaning social media users in the United States have flocked to Parler, messaging app Telegram and the social site Gab, citing the more aggressive policing of political comments on mainstream platforms such as Twitter and Facebook.

In suspending the service, Google, whose software powers Android phones, cited its policy against apps that promote violence and gave recent examples from Parler, including a Friday post that began: “How do we take back our country? About 20 or so coordinated hits” and another promoting a “Million Militia March” on Washington.

In a statement, Google said that “for us to distribute an app through Google Play, we do require that apps implement robust moderation for egregious content. In light of this ongoing and urgent public safety threat, we are suspending the app*s listings from the Play Store until it addresses these issues”.

In a letter from Apple’s App Store review team to Parler seen, Apple cited participants of the mob storming the US Capitol building on Wednesday.

“Content that threatens the well-being of others or is intended to incite violence or other lawless acts has never been acceptable on the App Store,” Apple said in the letter.

Apple gave Parler 24 hours to “remove all objectionable content from your app … as well as any content referring to harm to people or attacks on government facilities now or at any future date”.

The company also demanded that Parler submit a written plan “to moderate and filter this content” from the app.

Apple declined to comment.

Matze, who describes himself as libertarian, founded Parler in 2018 as a “free-speech driven” alternative to mainstream platforms but began courting right-leaning users as prominent supporters of Trump moved there.

Those who have joined include commentator Candace Owens, Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani, and rightwing activist Laura Loomer, who handcuffed herself to the door of Twitter’s New York office in 2018 to protest a ban on her by the site. In November, conservative activist Rebekah Mercer confirmed that the she and her family, which includes her father and hedge-fund investor Robert Mercer, have provided funding to Parler.

Matze said of Apple: “Apparently they believe Parler is responsible for ALL user generated content on Parler. By the same logic, Apple must be responsible for ALL actions taken by their phones. Every car bomb, every illegal cell phone conversation, every illegal crime committed on an iPhone, Apple must also be responsible for.”

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Whats a Simple Way to Video Chat with My Elderly Parents?

https://lifehacker.com/whats-a-simple-way-to-video-chat-with-my-elderly-parent-1846011264

Whats a Simple Way to Video Chat with My Elderly Parents?
Tech 911Whats a Simple Way to Video Chat with My Elderly Parents?Tech 911Do you have a tech question keeping you up at night? We’d love to answer it! Email [email protected] with “Tech 911” in the subject line.

The pandemic has been rough on everyone, especially when it comes to maintaining connection with the people we love. Luckily, technology allows us to maintain these connections in all sorts of useful ways. Chats. Game nights. Video calls. You can even watch movies together—even if you aren’t in the same room.

It can be especially challenging, however, when you’re trying to stay in touch with someone who isn’t as technologically savvy or is otherwise limited because of age or circumstance. Lifehacker reader Lorisa recently wrote to Tech 911 with her dilemma:

Just wondering if you know of a method as how we can setup remote video conference with our mom ahead of time as well as able to stream video (YouTube) to her favorite show.

We are moving our mom into a senior home care as her dementia is getting worse, and out of concern for her safety, we have to other choice but to move her into the facility that managed to keep COVID away by restricting outside visit at this time.

My siblings and I live in same country but not same city as my mom; therefore, we would like to set up a video time with her. In the past at her own home, we would come in and set it all up so that we can monitor her with video and etc. until [a caregiver came] in.

However, with Covid, the senior care already informed that any technology would have to pre-program ahead of time as all the facility would do is plug into the power but they would not do anything else due to the many policies in place. Our mom would not be cognitive enough to know and push on the tablet.

Consider a smart display for far-away family members

I’m glad you provided such extensive detail about this issue, Lorisa, because that really helped me out when pondering a solution for this one. I have one, but let’s quickly go over the basics.

Whatever technological setup you’re going to use to connect to your mom is going to have to be something that’s absurdly easy to operate. Since the senior-care facility workers won’t mess with a device for you, and will only really plug it in, we have to rule out any kind of laptop-based setup. Someone would have to turn those on, after all, and I doubt they’re going to want to keep a laptop running 24/7 in your mom’s room. That, and if something goes wrong with any of these devices, the facility workers would have to help troubleshoot, which it sounds like they wouldn’t be comfortable doing.

You could set up and angle a smartphone to face your mom and just dial in to that, but that’s an awfully small picture for your mom to deal with. A tablet would be better, but I think there’s an even better solution: purchase a smart display for your mom. (I like Google’s Nest Hub Max.)

Smart displays are pretty foolproof. Once you plug one in and set it up, it’s going to be fairly self-sufficient; it’ll update itself as needed, reconnect to the internet if it ever goes down, and the most troubleshooting it’ll probably ever need is a quick unplug and plugging back in. That fits exactly what the facility workers would be able to do, should the need arise.

There is one little quirk you’ll want to address, though. When you go to set up the smart display before dropping it off at your mom’s facility, you’ll need to have some kind of phone number to associate with it—well, with Google Duo, technically. You’ll probably want to make a new, dummy Google account for all of this, append a Google Voice phone number, and then add your primary Google account as a member of the household (so you can control the smart display from afar).

Also, maybe as part of the drop-off process, you can plug the display in near enough to the facility that you’ll be able to set it up on their wifi. That’s the key part of this whole process, but I’m sure they’ll be amenable to letting you do that, at minimum.

You then have two options to launch video chats—assuming your mom isn’t capable of answering them herself. You can make a routine in the Google Home app for your mom’s account that calls your personal phone number (or whatever number you use with Google Duo) when activated. You can also use the built-in “Camera” feature within the Google Home app to pull up a live feed from the smart display (and talk to it).

I like the Google Duo approach myself, as I think it’s a more elegant solution. And I’m sure there’s a way you can set up a group video chat, too, once you’ve gotten the basics down. It might seem a little backwards to use a separate device to initiate a call from your mother’s smart display, but that’s the best solution I have if someone can’t answer a call themselves.

If any of this sounds confusing, there’s a fabulous guide on Reddit that you can use to get this setup working. I couldn’t recommend it more. Also, I’m not necessarily wedded to Google; it’s just the smart display I’m most familiar with. You can “drop in” on an Amazon display, too, and the company’s new “Care Hub” feature makes this even easier.

I think the only major issue you’ll have in this situation is the senior home your mom has moved to. Some of them might balk at allowing a device in that, theoretically, violates HIPAA as a result of its always-listening setup. (That, and you’ll want to lock down said smart display as much as possible to lessen the possibility that your mom, or anyone else, triggers it.)

This isn’t a perfect solution, but it’s the best one I have that requires the least amount of work. As a bonus, since you’ll be controlling the display from afar, you can queue up movies and music for your mom to watch whenever you want—assuming you’ve talked to her first, that is. I don’t recommend surprising her out of the blue.


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