People assume that there is nothing they can do to protect themselves and that is creating this dangerous situation, where the government, now in the hands of despotic tyrants is going to subpoena information that will allow them to spend millions or even billions infiltrating, investigating and attacking political dissidents(keep in mind, one way to increase your approval rating as a tyrant is to imprison dissidents, if they are in prison they cannot vote against you). You don't have to be one of those people worrying about whether or not your whole life is about to be scrutinized by the fascist pigs, you can start protecting yourself with tor, however it should be noted that if they do get your IP address from Dream Host, you can guarantee that you will now be targeted for traffic analysis through Tor. This is very expensive, especially to do on such a grand scale(1.3 million people potentially). However you are dealing with an adversary that can just steal more money from you to pour into investigation of your comrades. It is an adversary with a lot of resources that we don't have, which means our survival now depends on our resourcefulness.
You should have been using tor already, but you'd better start now. Do not go to political websites without it or you will be targeted. I have a presentation that covers all of the basic necessities as far as opsec goes. I would be happy to distribute that information. I was trying to do seminars months ago, but nobody seemed too interested. Now it is clear that the state is going to be cracking down on dissidents just like every oppressive fascist regime you can think of. Tor is a reality of how we must operate and taking that basic step is really the least you can and should be doing.
Additionally, we need to start developing tools for communicating anonymously and through hidden channels that will require lots of money in cryptanalysis. Forcing the state to spend resources is in itself a tactic and one that is really worth while. If we can keep them in a process of continuously having to innovate spy tactics to infiltrate, we can essentially waste large amounts of their time and money on largely fruitless investigations of people who are in effect not doing anything discernibly illegal.
It is clear that white supremacist groups, despite acts of actual violence and not just property damage will not be subject to this level of government scrutiny. In some senses that is going to provide a leg up over them, in that by using technology that protects our identities, we protect our actions from Nazi infiltration as well as state infiltration, neither of which white supremacists currently take advantage of on a large scale. Should the government actually target their organizations, which is not likely, they would be totally unprepared. We will be well versed in these tools and it will protect us from any adversary not just a governmental adversary.
This witch hunt is clearly unconstitutional. Lets see if that actually means anything. If you are relying on any branch of government to save you, your trust model is already broken. We live under a hostile fascist regime in the US and we need to start living in a way that is consistent with resistance under such an oppressive regime. I think a lot of this bluster about collecting voting data is leading to the final conclusion of our sense of democracy. I don't think Trump will relinquish power even if voted out, but obviously mass suppression of dissent is on the table now. Since he has not yet refused to leave office, we cannot legally attack his legitimacy as president(aside from the fact that he actually lost the election). He has not broken our election laws yet and when he does it is doubtful that the current political apparatus of the US has any desire to go after him. In fact he may even be protected legally in ways that leave it up to our now conservative controlled supreme court. There is no branch of government willing to go up against him currently and that may hold true should he refuse to leave office. We need to start preparing for this inevitability now, because by all metrics, Trump already is preparing. Lets start making it a little harder, okay?