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Gray Norton @graynorton Palo Alto, CA

Web guy at Google, singer, electoral reform advocate, progressive, humanist, dad & husband (not in that order). Opinions mine.

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Joined Twitter 4/8/08


For those frustrated with the two-party duopoly let’s fight to make Ranked Choice Voting a reality. The fact is tha… https://t.co/QPGInr9nqB
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6/27
2020
Your reminder that America's prison population has increased by 500 percent in the last 40 years.
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6/23
2020
In the last 10 years, private prisons spent $64 million lobbying for longer sentences, stricter laws, and tougher e… https://t.co/oAlBo6S0P3
Retweeted by Gray Norton91% of Americans want to see our criminal justice system reformed. But like nearly every other issue our corrupt… https://t.co/siZ6Biibk8
Retweeted by Gray NortonCan’t buy our way out of systemic racism, climate change, patriarchy ... the fix for inequality is equality, not capitalism
Retweeted by Gray NortonWinner-take-all voting is at the heart of so many of our political problems. #NowStreaming https://t.co/f19IBXlhGO
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6/22
2020
Here's the bottom line: Nearly every issue that matters to you, or that matters to the next generation of Americans… https://t.co/MZRf3tIOwZ
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6/20
2020
I'm late to it by now, but this @prisonculture piece is as good as everyone says it is and you should read it if yo… https://t.co/dxLUVXkhKJ
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6/14
2020
Danielle Allen wrote an op-ed for the @washingtonpost about @americanacad saying: "We seek reforms to policing. Con… https://t.co/LYfkW7moBe
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6/13
2020
@_Lit It looks like it has been a while since you tweeted. If you're no longer using your account and would be will… https://t.co/Abrxst5lUm
6/10
2020
Voting Trump out is an urgent need, but it's equally important to address the conditions that gave us Trump. Movin… https://t.co/7g2JVaOgkL
6/8
2020
I am searching for my next job opportunity 😅 🌐 I am a frontend developer who believes that a browser is all the app… https://t.co/N24IkCBWZB
Retweeted by Gray NortonEureka city council became the 2nd California city this week (joining Albany) to vote unanimously to place ranked c… https://t.co/0bdfNlgCo6
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6/4
2020
Two big differences between 1968 and 2020: 1) In 1968, most people experienced the same news. Today, Ds and Rs expe… https://t.co/RGw7iZLz7l
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6/3
2020
Ye gods, what have you done 🇺🇸! This is down to neglect. Most immediately, neglect of justice. But also neglect o… https://t.co/M9OtweXmc4
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6/1
2020
Share far and wide: we need to get Ranked Choice Voting on the ballot in MA! https://t.co/xJafGxEvzo https://t.co/akiyOcBdam
Retweeted by Gray Norton @ProudSocialist Amen. Have you considered going all in on a grassroots push for electoral reform? I think we need… https://t.co/iRpfBGPj83
5/21
2020
@passle_ Ordinary booleans are for boring conformists, so they return “True” and “”.
5/18
2020
Today, Justin Amash (@justinamash) ended speculation of a Libertarian Party bid for the presidency. His potential… https://t.co/Lh2WPiVmLM
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5/17
2020
We are the first generation to watch America become LESS democratic. It's a tragedy. We are watching democracy fa… https://t.co/0I2lrImhEt
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5/16
2020
WCSF is coming back this Summer! If you'd like to be a speaker at our first live, online meetup, even if you're not… https://t.co/1LsG6JSvNo
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5/13
2020
@GeoffreyHPowell @PR_STV @electoralreform Why have municipalities in Victoria downgraded?
5/10
2020
I don’t care what party you’re in. This is unacceptable. https://t.co/BSDN6NgDpP
Retweeted by Gray NortonWe need 13,374 more signatures in the next six weeks to put #RankedChoiceVoting on the November ballot. Are you… https://t.co/xdUDSavWLU
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5/9
2020
Did you know that url.searchParams is actually really broken and will give misleading answers if introspected? And… https://t.co/RNzTE6Fhrr
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5/5
2020
.@KansasDems used #RankedChoiceVoting 🗳 in primary ✅ turnout more than tripled (since 2016) ✅ 99.8% of voters cast… https://t.co/VMw6PLNpVo
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5/4
2020
@Beckyd48H @EmmaVigeland You can listen for yourself here: https://t.co/knniWkkYwVOur campaign statement on the New York State Board of Elections decision to cancel the state’s presidential primary: https://t.co/BzylNaqCaS
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4/28
2020
Some Democrats have become so blinded by fear and tribalism that they have convinced themselves that @JoeBiden does… https://t.co/deLz4Q9TQA
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4/26
2020
I mean, I hope the dude wins, but if Dems wanted change they’ve picked the wrong candidate. https://t.co/0GlhnhuJXK https://t.co/wSmp9cHipx
4/24
2020
Right now, bundling JS is required for loading performance, but practically kills caching... WebBundles will enabl… https://t.co/16jgQOjGGh
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4/23
2020
"Comparing the most recent survey with the one from a year ago, experts rated US democracy lower on 15 of 27 democr… https://t.co/7zrqCExjGM
Retweeted by Gray NortonUnprecedented pressure is now needed to win concessions from Mitch McConnell and state lawmakers. If the Democrat l… https://t.co/AEWwBH4leC
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4/21
2020
Great to see high-profile support for ranked choice voting in @NewYorker from @billmckibben who has been super help… https://t.co/kKPS6vxsqg
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4/16
2020
📣 Introducing mdjs - Write Interactive Demos Using Markdown and JavaScript 🎉🎉 ➡️ Works locally with `es-dev-server… https://t.co/a96ulZDXqd
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4/15
2020
Poverty is a co-morbidity. https://t.co/r9UP4Vzw0j
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4/12
2020
@RedistrictNet What’s your stance on pushing for multi-winner districts and ranked choice voting (STV)? I’m additi… https://t.co/MBTrSoQkrG
4/11
2020
@davidbrunelle It's not either/or. Biden did end up with more votes and delegates, but it certainly appears that t… https://t.co/DRZqwZjUxJ
4/10
2020
Our store today was teeming with Instacart shoppers touching everything, not wearing masks or gloves, not leaving s… https://t.co/4qNN5BFu6dI’ll vote for Biden because he’s not Trump, but I’m profoundly disappointed by how the primary played out. Gonna f… https://t.co/8vprfQloM8
4/9
2020
@bettercount_us @DanEckam @jacksantucci What are some example values for X in this framing? I believe you’re right… https://t.co/n3N58BV9E7 @jacksantucci @bettercount_us But isn’t this extremely short-sighted? It seems like the rules that are the product… https://t.co/HeBM7N0YsA @TatianaTMac Actually, not true. The compiler output of C# and D♭ are indistinguishable, but every line of source is different.Today’s scheduled primaries in AK, HI, WY are now all-mail ballots with #RankedChoiceVoting. Results to come in the… https://t.co/kTXxJv7cdg
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4/5
2020
@passle_ So you're saying #WatchThePlatform?I don't know who needs to hear this, but you can fit a lot more in your tweet if you don't say "I don't know who needs to hear this" first.All the political scientist warnings about democracy are coming true. Wisconsin is the canary in the coal mine. If… https://t.co/97ntNQWUSc
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4/4
2020
@TimvdLippe And Reuters is not American. So there you go.Why is anyone watching The View? TV. news. is. trash. Just stop watching. @CredibleHulk277 @nicholastristan @BillCorbett Do you mean Republican party leaders or Republican voters? I agree… https://t.co/7CowRVrd7Y @CredibleHulk277 @nicholastristan @BillCorbett I don't think this is a partisan issue, frankly. What it takes is fo… https://t.co/zMHPXch6lx @CredibleHulk277 @nicholastristan @BillCorbett Well, almost everything, I guess. What I meant is that no policy go… https://t.co/62fCgFsvg8 @CredibleHulk277 @nicholastristan @BillCorbett Disclaimer: I’m reading this now and haven’t yet gotten to the later… https://t.co/STcMMk6Lzv @CredibleHulk277 @nicholastristan @BillCorbett Short answer: intense, coordinated, sustained public pressure. It r… https://t.co/gCZug4O1Fu
4/1
2020
@CredibleHulk277 @nicholastristan @BillCorbett M4A is not uniquely challenged. NOTHING gets passed, because our tw… https://t.co/gOYcbCoz6K“As federal officials announce new trillion-dollar aid packages daily, we can never go back to banal discussions of… https://t.co/OyQWMvSNwZ
Retweeted by Gray NortonA great example of Apple ecosystem behavior: https://t.co/GPMNX8JltE Apple buys them and immediately the web app,… https://t.co/Hl8SnhCX9I
Retweeted by Gray NortonI have no idea who the My Pillow guy is, but I guess he advertises a lot on TV? Why is anyone watching TV in 2020?Corporations. Billionaires. Lobbyists. https://t.co/jThZd6lDSp
Retweeted by Gray NortonNow that we all agree corona virus treatment and testing should be free, let’s list the diseases that people should… https://t.co/2pVE76q4kS
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3/31
2020
hey remember 27 days ago when every democratic candidate teamed up to stop that frontrunner candidate who was runni… https://t.co/FlLOYF1nGA
Retweeted by Gray NortonNow is the time. The unprecedented crises we are living in call for an unprecedented response. If there is any… https://t.co/pQ6s2ePEvb
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3/30
2020
“...there are wide differences, and they do not appear to follow discernible political or geographic lines.” Hmm,… https://t.co/ybnSSAn6oq
3/29
2020
This stimulus plan is morally bankrupt and completely inadequate, an embarrassment compared to what's being done in… https://t.co/v0eNbIRUzFMedicare for All means never losing your health insurance if you lose your job. That is what we must guarantee to the American people.
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3/26
2020
God only brought one guy back from the dead on Easter. Trump is here to bring back the whole economy on Easter 2020… https://t.co/79LEM5IT9O
Retweeted by Gray NortonNow do native apps. https://t.co/RHoazQkhLsThe option I like: We don't sacrifice America's grandparents. We prepare the economy for a big pause and then a big… https://t.co/PxtbLD4lnA
Retweeted by Gray NortonI'm Pelosi's 1st ever general election Dem opponent. I'm for $2k/month UBI. She's not. I'm for rent, loan & mortg… https://t.co/JOJ0msrfkz
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3/25
2020
Some great responses here! https://t.co/4RjVe4FZPy
3/24
2020
We must suspend rent and mortgage payments, evictions, and foreclosures across the country. We cannot abandon our p… https://t.co/rpOAF0rt9R
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3/23
2020
This #COVID19 proposal out of the house financial committee is really good: - 2k/month per person every month of… https://t.co/njuVpH4W6y
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3/19
2020
Please do me a favor. Stop demonizing Bernie. He is not the bad guy. He never was the bad guy. His fight for gu… https://t.co/zfoFdvP6pQ
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3/18
2020
We need an economic response to this crisis as well as a health response. Let’s start by keeping it simple. An im… https://t.co/uIVj288ymh
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3/17
2020
@dalmaer Unfortunately, the Dems are not “we” for a large subset of Bernie supporters. It seems that the Dems are… https://t.co/KCZ0cikMEyDon’t say you support a fracking ban when you don’t. Don’t say you didn’t write the bankruptcy bill when you were o… https://t.co/GaySfC204z
Retweeted by Gray NortonTonight @JoeBiden lied about his record on social security, abortion rights, bankruptcy bill, green new deal, war i… https://t.co/s52s3PDdLH
Retweeted by Gray Norton @mattsmcnulty But show me the proof that Biden actually stands a better chance against Trump. Or for that matter,… https://t.co/cbZksLjXeTBiden is so wrong to say people are looking for results, not a revolution. The two are not exclusive. In America th… https://t.co/diBNoRHoej
Retweeted by Gray Norton @mattsmcnulty I mean, sure. But what I meant back then was that individual Dem voters should base primary votes on… https://t.co/x8Jni1qg1dSeems obvious we’d be in better shape to beat Trump if the Dems had circled the wagons around Bernie, not Biden. P… https://t.co/5QjfKz9Hy8Grotesque wealth inequality and devastating damage to the earth came about largely under the watch of Obama, Clinto… https://t.co/5y6cHQeMr0And this is supposed to be good? I want what’s good best for humanity, for the world and for America, and that’s w… https://t.co/B3RjIERKyAJoe Biden tryin to convince his demographic Bernie likes dictators - What a crock of bullshit - Red baiting garbage politics -
Retweeted by Gray Norton @dalmaer What I’m saying is, it’s time to turn. Have some courage. Have some principles. I will vote for Biden if… https://t.co/KbByGMB7wnJoe Biden is a garden-variety, dime-a-dozen, bought-and-paid for politician.
3/16
2020
@RodgerRodge @LeftBrownie @rat4prez @bradleyrsimpson @KevinMKruse As I assume you know, our political system makes… https://t.co/FgUpf5MlmH
3/14
2020
@dalmaer @fehguy @andreasgal Yeah, sounds like maybe we'll know more on Monday. @dalmaer @fehguy @andreasgal The official announcement is really strangely worded, though...it's not clear whether… https://t.co/U2H7TatPbVYou know what would make everyone feel better right now? A single payer healthcare system.
Retweeted by Gray NortonIf you're gonna be stuck at home... https://t.co/e9JeGob8wC
Retweeted by Gray NortonInteresting how people start sounding like Bernie Sanders when they describe reasonable responses to a pressing eme… https://t.co/Cce0fNRIQm
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3/13
2020
How I wish this man were our President. https://t.co/Lprsaw2ydbLast night, @JoeBiden expressed concern over the potential cost of Medicare for All & the security of people’s heal… https://t.co/XqVbZn9FXO
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3/12
2020
This here does LITERALLY NOTHING to help beat Trump. It doesn’t unify or unite. It divides. What you don’t see is… https://t.co/35JblZsFC7
Retweeted by Gray NortonThe game has ALWAYS been rigged; the problem has been that people don't know it. Electoral politics is just the unp… https://t.co/BLK8weTQO0
Retweeted by Gray Norton @dwfrank It’s *almost* as if they just voted for who the party told them to vote for, not the candidate whose ideas… https://t.co/54F2ltJdAE @dwfrank Or if they don't like the results of the system, perhaps? It's just hard to reconcile the voters' prefere… https://t.co/RFroDK0ptA🤦 https://t.co/OkQAzJPcqDAs of right now in #MissouriPrimary: 24k votes 15k for Biden/Sanders/Tulsi 9k for candidates that have already drop… https://t.co/5vKLInpZsS
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3/11
2020

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