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Donate to Crooked Media’s Get Mitch or Die Trying Fund

Donate to Get Mitch or Die Trying, a dedicated effort by Crooked Media to unseat GOP Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

 

Donald Trump is a plague upon democracy, but his damage is being abetted and compounded by GOP Senator Mitch McConnell, who became the chamber’s majority leader in 2015.

 

He revels in stopping sensible Democratic-written House legislation from advancing. He stole a SCOTUS seat from President Obama. He has been cramming through lousy far-right judges since Trump got into office.

 

His crimes against democracy are legion, and could be as bad as Trump’s. Christopher Browning, a Holocaust historian, straight-up called him “the gravedigger of democracy” in an article in The New York Review of Books (which, unfortunately, is paywalled, so here’s a Vox article that’s free to access that discusses him and his statement).

 

The team at Crooked Media launched the Get Mitch or Die Trying fund to unseat the noxious Kentucky Senator, but it doesn’t exclusively aim at him.

 

There are in fact two ways of dumping McConnell, who is running for reelection in 2020.

 

The first is to unseat him directly by defeating him at the ballot box. (His leading Dem opponent is Amy McGrath, who we wrote about when she ran for a House seat from Kentucky.)

 

The second is indirect. If we can’t unseat him, we can demote him to Senate Minority Leader by electing more Democrats to the chamber in 2020.

 

The latter is the more likely of the two to occur. The 2020 group of Senators up for re-election is heavier on Republicans than Democrats, and several of those Republicans are vulnerable.

 

As of 2020, the Senate contains 53 Republicans, 45 Democrats, and two Independents (Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Angus King of Maine, who both caucus with the Democrats).

 

To gain control of the chamber, Democrats need to protect all their incumbents and elect at least three new Democrats. They’d need to elect four new Dems to prevent Vice President Mike Pence from having to swoop in and break 50-50 ties. (If we lose Doug Jones’s seat in Alabama, we’ll need to win at least four to control and five to ward off Pence.)

 

Get Mitch or Die Trying spreads incoming funds among ten Democrats. Nine are challengers, and the tenth is defending incumbent Doug Jones.

 

Crooked Media has arranged the ten into tiers, like so:

 

Don’t Fuck it Up (Tier One) – These are the most winnable seats for Democrats in 2020.

Arizona (Mark Kelly is running against Martha McSally)

Colorado (John Hickenlooper is running against Cory Gardner)

Maine (Sara Gideon is running against Susan Collins)

 

 

Come Back Kids (Tier Two) – Democrats lost these seats in 2014, but we have a shot at getting them back in 2020.

Iowa (Republican Joni Ernst is vulnerable)

North Carolina (Cal Cunningham is running against Thom Tillis)

 

 

So…Close… (Tier Three) – Stacey Abrams and Beto O’Rourke showed us that these states are about ready to go blue.

Georgia (TWO seats are open in this red state)

Texas (As of March 2020, M.J. Hegar is in a runoff to see who will challenge John Cornyn)

 

Long Shots (Tier Four) – Crazier things have happened, and if Democrats have an amazing year, these seats could also be in play.

Alaska (Republican incumbent is Dan Sullivan)

Kentucky (Amy McGrath is challenging Mitch McConnell)

South Carolina (Jaime Harrison is running against Lindsey Graham)

 

 

Don’t forget about Doug – We also need to protect our man in Alabama, Sen. Doug Jones.

 

 

Crooked Media might tweak or change this lineup as we get closer to the 2020 election.

 

 

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(And if you’re wondering why an upturned tortoise shell is the logo for Get Mitch or Die Trying… Mitch McConnell kind of looks like a turtle.)

 

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Help Tony the Democrat Send Postcards to Voters in All 67 Counties in Florida, Telling Them About Florida Vote by Mail

his OTYCD article first appeared in February 2020. We will repeat it once a month until the GOTV postcard campaign deadline passes.

 

Help OTYCD friend Tony the Democrat, founder of Postcards to Voters, with the Florida Vote by Mail campaign–an effort to send postcards to voters in all 67 counties in the state, reminding them about the option to vote by mail.

 

Florida Vote by Mail is the largest, most ambitious, and longest project Postcards to Voters has pursued since it sprung into being in early 2017.

 

The Florida Vote by Mail campaign began around August 2018. To date, its postcard-writers have dispatched at least 600,000 postcards telling voters in 20 Florida counties about how to vote by mail.

 

Tony the Democrat says that “we have been picking up speed and volume,” and he anticipates that the postcard army will have sent 1.1 million postcards promoting Florida Vote by Mail by the time the campaign ends (the precise deadline date isn’t set yet, but things will likely finish in late August or early September).

 

But! Adding 500,000 to the overall total won’t be enough to reach every receptive voter in Florida.

 

Can you help Tony the Democrat and the postcard army do even better than they expect?

 

As per usual, postcard-writers provide their own supplies: postcards, pens, postcard stamps (they cost 35 cents each), and any other flourishes you like, such as rubber stamps or washi tape.

 

If you are new to writing get-out-the-vote (GOTV) postcards to voters, see the Volunteer page and learn how to sign up.

 

If you are already an approved member of the postcard army, text or email and ask for addresses for the Florida Vote by Mail campaign.

 

If you’d rather sponsor postcard-writers instead of writing postcards yourself, you can certainly do that.

 

 

 

See the Postcards to Voters homepage:

https://postcardstovoters.org/

 

 

See its Volunteer page to learn how to join the postcard-writing army:

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Purchase pre-made postcards from Postcards to Voters:

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Order 35-cent stamps from the United States Postal Service (USPS):

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Order less-expensive vintage stamps that add up to 35 cents through Etsy:

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Learn How to Fact-Check in the Age of Trumpism, Thanks to Laura M. Browning

This OTYCD entry originally posted in April 2017.

 

Read Fact-checking in the Age of Trumpism, a concise primer by Laura M. Browning. 

 

Just after the election ended, much was made of an NPR interview with an admitted purveyor of fake news (by which we mean stories deliberately made up to get clicks and earn ad revenue) who claimed that while right-wing folks swallowed any article that reinforced what they already thought about Hillary Clinton, no matter how ludicrous, left-leaning folks never seemed to fall for fake news focused on Trump.

 

Specifically, he said: “We’ve tried to do similar things to liberals. It just has never worked, it never takes off. You’ll get debunked within the first two comments and then the whole thing just kind of fizzles out.”

 

What’s our point? Don’t get cocky. You might have rudimentary skills for spotting and rejecting fake news, but you’re vulnerable to believing things you’d like to be true, but aren’t. You need to hone and maintain your bullshit detector if you want it to work properly.

 

Laura M. Browning wrote Fact-checking in the Age of Trumpism for a January 2017 presentation about how to spot and avoid fake news. It’s not about fact-checking Trump or your MAGA-spouting uncle. It’s about controlling and cultivating your news feed and keeping it free of garbage.

 

Also, pay special attention to the paragraph about checking your emotions. Does this news flatter your worldview? That’s all the more reason to kick it, pinch it, and generally jump up and down on it to make sure it’s solid before you retweet and repost it and tell friends about it.

 

Browning’s primer is the difference between eating a free fish lunch and learning to fish. It’s a must-read any day of the year, and doubly so on April Fool’s Day.

 

Read Fact-checking in the Age of Trumpism:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1E0m6GEQwwTnOk3-mWrC6zZs60wDJBh9IH-yfpl3TRvM/edit#

 

Sign up for Browning’s newsletter, One Small Thing:

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Follow Browning on Twitter:

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Read that NPR interview with the creator of fake news who claimed that left-leaning readers were harder to trick:

http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2016/11/23/503146770/npr-finds-the-head-of-a-covert-fake-news-operation-in-the-suburbs

 

And for the sake of it, here’s a link to Snopes:

http://www.snopes.com

 

…and a link to Politifact. Browning recommends both sites for fact-checking:

http://www.politifact.com

 

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TODAY is the FEC Q4 Deadline. Please Give to Your Favorite Presidential, Senate, and House Candidates Before Midnight

Important! Please donate to your favorite Presidential, House, and Senate candidates before midnight on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Your money is extra-magical today.

 

Quarterly donation hauls matter to candidates–not just Presidential candidates, but House and Senate candidates, too.

 

Big donors look at the quarterly numbers and weigh them carefully when considering which candidates to support with their own dollars.

 

If you need to budget strategically, it’s best to aim to give toward the end of the fiscal quarters.

 

If you’re already giving monthly and have some to spare, aim to give before midnight on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Your money is extra-magical then.

 

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Learn About the Paradox of Tolerance

This OTYCD entry originally posted in August 2017.

 

Learn about the Paradox of Tolerance, a philosophical concept that allows tolerance to survive and thrive.

 

Philosopher Karl Popper first elucidated the Paradox of Tolerance in 1945. Notice the timing there? 1945? Remember what happened in 1945, and what had happened over the six or so years leading up to it? Yeah, not an accident.

 

Here is Popper’s quote defining the Paradox of Tolerance, taken from his work The Open Society and Its Enemies:

“Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if e are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them.”

“In this formulation, I do not imply, for instance, that we should always suppress the utterance of intolerant philosophies; as long as we can counter them by rational argument and keep them in check by public opinion, suppression would certainly be unwise. But we should claim the right to suppress them if necessary even by force; for it may easily turn out that they are not prepared to meet us on the level of rational argument, but begin by denouncing all argument; they may forbid their followers to listen to rational argument, because it is deceptive, and teach them to answer arguments by the use of their fists or pistols.”

“We should therefore claim, in the name of tolerance, the right not to tolerate the intolerant. We should claim that any movement preaching intolerance places itself outside the law, and we should consider incitement to intolerance and persecution as criminal, in the same way as we should consider incitement to murder, or to kidnapping, or to the revival of the slave trade, as criminal.”

 

This is going to be a gross simplification of what Popper is talking about, but at its core, the paradox of tolerance means that at some point, we who uphold liberal democracy have to protect tolerance itself by practicing intolerance toward those who would destroy it if given a chance.

 

To be dead clear–we don’t practice intolerance towards those who we simply don’t like, or whose ideas we find merely distasteful. Do not go medieval on people who insist that Creed is the best band ever. People are allowed to be wrong.

 

People are NOT allowed to act on beliefs that would extinguish the life and liberty of other people. Exhibit A: The Nazis, whose worldview included killing the disabled, imprisoning (and eventually starving to death) minorities and political prisoners, and trying to wipe out all the Jewish people in the world.

 

The neo-Nazis who showed up in Charlottesville in August meant business. They were testing, trying to see just how much they could get away with now that Trump is in power. They chose a smallish college town and chose to come when college was not in session. They came armed. They chanted Nazi slogans. They carried torches. Some came dressed to look like a militia or a police force. They threatened counter-protestors. And one drove his car directly into a crowd of protesters, killing one and injuring 19.

 

The only silver lining to this–and it was a brightly polished one–is that Americans who had been dismissive or skeptical of what the white supremacists and neo-Nazis had been on about snapped to attention after Trump made his comments offering the bad guys aid and comfort. The next big scheduled protest after Charlottesville happened in Boston on August 19. About 20 neo-Nazis and white supremacists showed up; at least 20,000, and by some reports, as many as 40,000 counter-protesters came out to meet them.

 

That is what should have happened, and that is what did happen. Keep showing up to oppose them. Keep being non-violent. Keep calling them out. And yes, let them feel the full force of their terrible choices. If you stand up in public and embrace fascism, Nazism, and racism, you should suffer social stigma. Period. Full stop.

 

So, yes, be intolerant of the intolerant. Be bigoted towards the bigots. But stay nonviolent. Chant. Play instruments with comedy value, like bagpipes, tubas, and kazoos. But don’t go raring to punch Nazis. That’s what they want–they want you to hit back, they want you to hit first. Don’t give them the satisfaction.

 

If the neo-Nazi clown show comes to your town, show up. Turn out in hordes, in swarms, in droves. Show them that their ideas suck and we ain’t having it. But let them have their dumb little meeting and let them come and go unmolested. And never, never give them what they want.

 

Read Popper’s quote on the Paradox of Tolerance GoodReads:

https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/25998-the-so-called-paradox-of-freedom-is-the-argument-that-freedom

 

See a cartoon on the Paradox of Tolerance that went viral:

 

Read The Careful, Pragmatic Case Against Punching Nazis in New York magazine:

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/08/the-careful-pragmatic-case-against-punching-nazis.html

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Read Alexandra Erin and Courtney Milan On Why You Need to Vote, Even Though 2020 Won’t Be Fair

This OTYCD post originally appeared in July 2019. 

 

Read Alexandra Erin’s and Courtney Milan’s tweets on why you need to vote, even though the 2020 election almost certainly won’t be fair. [Keep in mind these tweets were sent well before the GOP Senate acquitted Trump in his impeachment trial.]

 

Alexandra Erin is a goddamn genius. We’ve said as much before, and we’re sure to say it again.

 

Her political tweets are marvels of insight and clarity. It’s tempting to devote blog posts to all her threads, and we avoid this only through serious discipline.

 

But she said some things in the wee hours of June 30, 2019 that need your attention. If you’re not on Twitter, or on Twitter and missed it, here you go.

 

It’s about the 2020 election, and what we’re facing, and why we need to vote anyway, no matter what fuckery and nonsense arises.

 

It’s in response to a June 29, 2019 thread by Courtney Milan (@courtneymilan) on the same subject.

 

We’re cutting and pasting the tweets as they appeared. Below them you’ll find info about Erin and Milan.

 

Courtney Milan (@courtneymilan) kicks it off:

 

A thing that is weird to me is that the Republicans seem to understand how the Democrats win elections, but the Democrats don’t.

 

See, it’s actually very simple: high turn out favors the Democrats. The higher the turn out, the better it is for the Democrats.

 

That’s why the entire Republican playbook is about disenfranchising and setting up stumbling blocks. Yes, some of those stumbling block differential hurt Democrats, but basically, all stumbling blocks hurt Democrats.

 

But the *spoken* words of Republicans and Democrats alike suggest that Democrats lose elections because they don’t convince enough Republicans, and that’s simply not true. Democrats don’t win elections because US voter turn out is abysmally low.

 

And so there’s this game that the media plays—and that Democrats play—and that the GOP plays—where we act like the election will be decided by three coal miners, the same three, every year. When the election will be decided by turn out.

 

If we care about electability, the question we need to be asking ourselves is: Which candidate is going to maximize turnout? Not: which candidate is going to convince three coal miners?

 

If it were easy to vote, we wouldn’t have any red states. We’d have a lot of deep blue states, some light blue states, and a handful of purple ones that would oscillate from year to year.

 

I’ve spent a lot of time wondering why the US is so different than their est of the world and—after looking at public opinion polls—I’m actually convinced that our population actually isn’t substantially more conservative than the rest of the world.

 

The issue we have is that a lot less of our population votes, and even if you consider only the voting population, our system is set up to magnify the votes of some segments of the population and to squelch the votes of others.

 

The truth of the matter is that if Democrats could enact laws that permanently got voter turnout to around 80%, the Republican party (at least in its current form) would case to exist in two to three election cycles.

 

 

Alexandra Erin (@alexandraerin) responds with her own thread:

 

We are not headed for a fair election. Not anything close to one. Probably the worst of my lifetime. Doesn’t mean we can’t win it. We definitely won’t if we don’t try, though, and that’s what the GOP counts on.

 

And this is the thing! This thing is the thing. The thing, it is this. For all that Bret Stephens talks about “ordinary people” like they’re red state racist rust belters, these guys *know* that this country skews blue and at least likes to think of itself as decent. [She’s referring to a late June 2019 Op-Ed in the New York Times.]

 

They know that “ordinary people” have some empathy and recoil from raw cruelty (when it’s not made palatable to them somehow).

 

And so while the digital arm of Trump’s campaign of despair does use incredibly sensitive data targeting, the everyday “ops” are far more broadly targeted.

 

The fewer people who vote, the more easily they can control the outcome. The fewer people who vote, the more the people they *prevent* from voting count, the more any votes that get changed count, the more their own votes count.

 

There is not a solid red state in this country. Whatever state you’re thinking of… nope. It’s got deep blue pockets and every election it could be a serious battlefield. They use gerrymandering and voter suppression to change that…

 

…and use psychological ops to obscure that this is what they’re doing. Call something a red state and half of us are ready to abandon it, even if they’re holding onto it by their fingernails. By the skin of their teeth.

 

The more people here in the US vote, the more progressive candidates and policies will win. If we can internalize that, if we can mobilize on that, if we can use that… then we can win so hard the GOP dies. And then let people choose between different visions of progress.

 

 

Follow Courtney Milan on Twitter:

@courtneymilan

 

See Milan’s website:

http://www.courtneymilan.com

 

See her blog:

http://www.courtneymilan.com/ramblings/

 

 

 

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http://www.alexandraerin.com

 

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See the Full List of Sitting Senators Who Are Up for Re-election in 2020 (Updated and Expanded in December 2019)

As noted in the title, this version of the OTYCD post appeared in December 2019. We’re rerunning it now because It’s Important, Dangit. 

 

See the full list of sitting senators who are up for re-election in 2020.

 

2018 was a tough year for Democratic sitting Senators. Many more Democrats than Republicans were up for re-election. While we lost two, Bill Nelson of Florida and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, we managed to pick up two seats–Jacky Rosen defeated Dean Heller in Nevada, and Kyrsten Sinema won the open seat in Arizona.

 

Things could have been a lot worse, and would have been a lot worse in the absence of voters highly motivated by the unusually terrible performance of the Trump administration. If a more normal and routine Republican had been president in 2018, the Democrats might have suffered more losses.

 

The 2020 story is different. Many more Republicans are defending than are Democrats.

 

This is an expanded version of a basic post first published in April 2019. It flags which Republican Senators have chosen not to run again, and gives additional details on those open seats. It also gives details on select Republican Senators who are regarded as vulnerable to defeat.

 

We at OTYCD are giving these details in part so you can choose candidates for your Core Four Plus for 2020. If you are able to donate to Democratic Senate incumbents or Democratic challengers to incumbent Republican Senators before 2019 ends, please do.

 

The following Democrats are up for re-election in 2020:

 

Cory Booker of New Jersey

 

Christopher Coons of Delaware

 

Richard “Dick” Durbin of Illinois

 

*Doug Jones of Alabama

 

Ed Markey of Massachusetts

 

Jeff Merkley of Oregon

 

Gary Peters of Michigan

 

Jack Reed of Rhode Island

 

*Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire

 

Tina Smith of Minnesota

 

Tom Udall of New Mexico

 

Mark Warner of Virginia

 

*These two Democrats are regarded as the most vulnerable who are up for re-election in 2020. Jones is regarded as the most vulnerable of the pair. Please give them special consideration when choosing your Core Four Plus for 2020.

 

The following Republicans are up for re-election in 2020 (especially vulnerable incumbents are marked with **):

 

Lamar Alexander of Tennessee. Alexander announced in December 2018 that he would not run again. As of December 2019, four Democrats and seven Republicans are competing for the seat. The primary takes place on August 6, 2020.

The Cook Political Report regards the seat as Solid Republican.

 

 

Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia

 

Bill Cassidy of Louisiana

 

 

**Susan Collins of Maine. After much delay, Collins finally announced in December 2019 that she would in fact run again for her Senate seat. After she cast a critical vote that placed Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court of the United States, Ady Barkan’s Be a Hero organization and other Maine activists launched a Crowdpac campaign to raise money for her then as-yet-undeclared Democratic challenger. As of June 2019, they had collected $4 million.

Sara Gideon leads the pack of four Democrats vying to challenge Collins for her seat. The primary takes place on June 9, 2020. Presumably, the winner of the Democratic primary will receive the funds raised through Crowdpac.

The Cook Political Report regards Collins’s seat as a Toss-up.

 

 

John Cornyn of Texas

 

Tom Cotton of Arkansas

 

Steve Daines of Montana

 

Michael Enzi of Wyoming. In May of 2019, Enzi announced he would not run again in 2020. As of December 2019, one Democrat, Yana Ludwig, and three Republicans had committed to run in the August 18, 2020 primary.

The Cook Political Report rates Enzi’s seat as Solid Republican.

 

 

**Joni Ernst of Iowa. She’s running for a second term, but is widely regarded as a vulnerable Republican incumbent. Five Democrats and one other Republican will appear in the June 2, 2020 primary.

The Cook Political Report regards Ernst’s seat as Likely Republican.

 

 

**Cory Gardner of Colorado. Like Ernst, he’s running for a second term. Eight Democrats, including newly-former Governor (he was term-limited out) and newly-former 2020 presidential candidate John Hickenlooper, will be on the June 30, 2020 primary ballot.

The Cook Political Report rates Gardner’s seat as a Toss-up.

 

 

Lindsey Graham of South Carolina. He’s running again, and he has yet to be lumped in with Collins, Ernst, and Gardner, but he might be more vulnerable than he appears. He has a strong Democratic challenger in Jaime Harrison, and a mid-December 2019 poll had him with a two-point lead–within the poll’s 3.1 percent margin of error.

Harrison is one of three other Democrats and five other Republicans challenging Graham in the state’s primary, which takes place on June 9, 2020. If a runoff is required, it will take place on June 23, 2020.

The Cook Political Report rates Graham’s Senate seat as Solid Republican.

 

 

Cindy Hyde-Smith of Mississippi

 

James Inhofe of Oklahoma

 

Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. He’s running again, he leads the GOP Senate majority; and many (including we at OTYCD) agree he’s done as much, if not more, damage to American democracy and the rule of law as has Trump, so we’re including him in this expanded update.

Six Democrats, including Amy McGrath, will appear in the May 19, 2020 primary, along with another Republican.

The Cook Political Report rates McConnell’s seat as Likely Republican, which gives a glimmer of hope. If McConnell was truly well-regarded in his home state, the Cook rating would be the strongest rating, Solid Republican. That said–if you see a poll flying around on social media or the Internet that claims McConnell’s polling numbers in Kentucky are dismal, check the date. The one that pops up most often was taken in summer 2017, which, really, is too old to bother with now.

 

 

David Perdue of Georgia

 

James Risch of Idaho

 

Pat Roberts of Kansas. In January 2019, Roberts announced that he would not run for a fifth term. Four Democrats and seven Republicans, including the loathsome Kris Kobach, will appear on the primary ballot on August 4, 2020.

The Cook Political Report rates the Senate seat as Likely Republican.

 

Mike Rounds of South Dakota

 

 

Ben Sasse of Nebraska. Addressing this now because there might be a little confusion. Sasse has spoken out against Trump, but he IS running for re-election in 2020. Arizona Senator Jeff Flake was the one who spoke out against Trump and decided to quit the Senate.

Sasse is unchallenged by his party in the May 12, 2020 primary. Three Democrats are also running.

The Cook Political Report rates Sasse’s seat as Solid Republican.

 

 

Thom Tillis of North Carolina

 

 

 

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https://www.senate.gov/senators/Class_II.htm

 

 

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