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drm604

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Hometown: Philly region, Pennsylvania
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Current location: Philly region, Pennsylvania
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There's info about Russian interference that Senate Democrats are asking Obama to declassify.

http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2016/11/ron-wyden-thinks-we-all-deserve-truth-about-russian-election-interference
Ron Wyden Thinks We All Deserve the Truth About Russian Election Interference


Here's Wyden's press release.
https://www.wyden.senate.gov/news/press-releases/wyden-leads-7-senate-intelligence-committee-members-calling-on-the-president-to-declassify-information-re-russia-and-the-us-election
“We believe there is additional information concerning the Russian Government and the U.S. election that should be declassified and released to the public. We are conveying specifics through classified channels,” the members wrote.


Here's the actual letter to the President.
https://www.wyden.senate.gov/download/?id=D12DD589-5800-4BEF-9F93-A0A122F38D29&download=1

Edited to add: There's now a petition to the White House to release this information.

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/declassify-all-information-related-possible-russian-or-foreign-state-interference-2016-presidential-election

I'm not sure if this is happening just in PA. I receive a letter questioning my registration status.

I received a letter today from "The Voter Participation Center" saying:

According to public records, no one at this address is currently registered to vote. If you have already registered at this address or are ineligible to vote, please disregard this notice. Otherwise, please fill out the enclosed form and mail it in the postage-paid envelope.

Most elibible citizens are registered to vote. As part of our ongoing voter registration program, we will continue to review the state voter file and hope to find you on the list of registered voters.

To check your current voter stats or to register online, please visit:
www.pavoterservices.state.pa.us

I've lived at this address for decades and have been voting all along. I voted in the recent primary with no problems. I just checked PA's voter website and my registration is active and correct, so I assume that I can ignore this letter.

But it bothers me because it could be confusing to some people. It could easily be mistaken for an official mailing from the government and only in small print does it state that they are a non-governmental organization and have no affiliation with the state. I'm wondering if it's intended to be confusing.

Does anyone here know anything about this org? Are they a right-wing group trying to confuse people, or are they sincere and well meaning but prone to occasional errors like anyone is? Do I need to be concerned about my registration?

Militants In Oregon Say They'll Leave If Local Community Asks

Source: NPR

Anti-federalist militants continue to hold the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Ore., as law enforcement officials keep their distance. But they say they're willing to leave if local residents ask them to, Oregon Public Broadcasting reports.

Read more: http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/01/04/461950205/gunmen-hold-federal-building-in-oregon-as-convicted-ranchers-seek-pardon



It sounds like they're looking for a graceful way out of this.

Edited to add: I'm starting to wonder about this story. No one else seems to be reporting this, and CNN just showed a video of the local sheriff asking them to leave. So they have their request from the locals and apparently aren't leaving.
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