Democracy Happy Hour – April 10, 2024

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Judge Won’t Delay Trump’s Criminal Trial to Wait for Immunity Ruling - https://www.nytimes.com/2024/04/03/nyregion/trump-merchan-immunity-ruling.html

Appeals Court Denies Another Trump Attempt to Delay Trial - https://www.nytimes.com/2024/04/08/nyregion/trump-hush-money-trial-delay.html

What to Know About the Trial Donald Trump Faces in Manhattan - https://www.nytimes.com/2024/04/08/nyregion/donald-trump-trial-what-to-know.html

Judge Cannon shoots down Trump’s presidential records act claim - https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2024/04/04/cannon-trump-jack-smith-presidential-records-act/

Georgia Judge Rejects Effort to Dismiss Trump Case on Free Speech Grounds - https://www.nytimes.com/2024/04/04/us/georgia-judge-trump-free-speech.html

Special counsel urges Supreme Court to reject Trump’s immunity claim - https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2024/04/08/jack-smith-supreme-court-trump-immunity/

Federal judge condemns ‘normalization’ of January 6 while sentencing defiant rioter - https://www.cnn.com/2024/04/03/politics/trump-criticism-judge-royce-lamberth-january-6/index.html

Some Jan. 6 rioters win early release, even before key Supreme Court ruling - https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2024/04/10/jan-6-rioters-released-supreme-court

Trump says he’ll jail his opponents. Members of the House Jan. 6 committee are preparing –

https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/nation-politics/trump-says-hell-jail-his-opponents-members-of-the-house-jan-6-committee-are-preparing/

‘Building an authoritarian axis’: the Trump ‘envoy’ courting the global far right - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2024/apr/05/richard-grenell-trump-far-right-foreign-policy

Former Trump officials are among the most vocal opponents of returning him to the White House - https://apnews.com/article/former-trump-officials-criticize-2024-e202861911ab37cadfcf058b5b163fb9

Republicans scrutinize voting rolls and ramp up for mass challenges ahead of election - https://stateline.org/2024/04/09/republicans-scrutinize-voting-rolls-and-ramp-up-for-mass-challenges-ahead-of-election/

Inside the Election Denial Groups Planning to Disrupt November - https://www.wired.com/story/election-denial-groups-november-2024/

Election worker turnover has reached historic highs ahead of the 2024 vote, new data shows - https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/elections/election-worker-turnover-historic-high-2024-vote-rcna145833

Local election officials say the Biden administration needs to do more to keep them safe - https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2024-election/keep-us-safe-local-election-officials-tell-biden-administration-rcna146430

Anonymous users are dominating right-wing discussions online. They also spread false information - https://apnews.com/article/misinformation-anonymous-accounts-social-media-2024-election-8a6b0f8d727734200902d96a59b84bf7

China will use AI to disrupt elections in the US, South Korea and India, Microsoft warns - https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2024/apr/05/china-using-ai-disrupt-elections

Republicans Push Election Law Changes In These Crucial States Ahead Of 2024 Race -

https://www.forbes.com/sites/saradorn/2024/04/05/republicans-push-election-law-changes-in-these-crucial-states-ahead-of-2024-race/?sh=6243b131576b

Voter ID and absentee-ballot limits: the South tightens key voting laws ahead of election - https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2024/04/06/alabama-louisiana-mississippi-target-ballot-harvesting-2024/73106732007/

Voting rights groups sue Alabama over blocking assistance for absentee ballots - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2024/apr/04/alabama-sued-voter-assistance-absentee-ballots

Supporters of Alaska election system file suit seeking to block repeal initiative - https://alaskabeacon.com/briefs/supporters-of-alaska-election-system-file-suit-seeking-to-block-repeal-initiative/

Arizona Supreme Court ruling clears way for near-total abortion ban - https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2024/04/09/arizona-abortion-supreme-court-ruling/

‘Catastrophic,’ ‘a shock’: Arizona’s abortion ruling threatens to upend 2024 races - https://www.washingtonpost.com/elections/2024/04/10/arizona-abortion-ban-politics-election

Arizona Republicans denounce revived 1864 abortion ban in sudden reversal - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2024/apr/10/arizona-republicans-against-state-abortion-ban

Journalist removed from Colorado Republican event for ‘unfair’ reporting - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2024/apr/07/journalist-ejected-from-colorado-republican-assembly

Elections law caused ‘dramatic decrease’ in voter registrations by community groups, official says - https://floridaphoenix.com/2024/04/03/elections-law-caused-dramatic-decrease-in-voter-registrations-by-community-groups-official-says/

Florida voter registration restrictions get a First Amendment challenge in federal court - https://www.wusf.org/courts-law/2024-04-05/florida-voter-registration-group-restrictions-first-amendment-challenge-federal-court

Miami-Dade prosecutor: There are active investigations of voter registration orgs - https://floridaphoenix.com/2024/04/08/miami-dade-prosecutor-there-are-active-investigations-of-voter-registration-orgs/

A new election law battle is brewing in Georgia, this time over voter challenges - https://apnews.com/article/georgia-elections-voting-rights-mass-voter-challenge-6dd6c85531453c55a135a7cab9bc346e

Senate approves resolution on Election Night to ban ranked choice voting - https://www.columbiamissourian.com/news/elections/senate-approves-resolution-on-election-night-to-ban-ranked-choice-voting/article_49cd251c-f13e-11ee-afa1-1f3f882fb21e.html

Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek signs bill on campaign finance limits - https://www.opb.org/article/2024/04/03/oregon-signs-into-law-campaign-finance-limits/

Wisconsin Voters Approve Ballot Measures to Ban Private Funding of Election Administration - https://www.democracydocket.com/news-alerts/wisconsin-voters-approve-ballot-measures-to-ban-private-funding-of-election-administration/

Supreme Court slow to resolve potentially election-altering cases as justices inch toward final arguments - https://www.cnn.com/2024/04/06/politics/supreme-court-case-pacing/index.html

An Effort to End ‘Judge-Shopping’ Turns Into a ‘Political Firestorm’ - https://www.nytimes.com/2024/04/05/us/judge-shopping-federal-courts-politics.html

Why Republican federal judges are fighting among themselves - https://www.vox.com/scotus/24117949/supreme-court-republican-judges-fight-matthew-kacsmaryk-judge-shopping

Your State-by-State Guide to the 2024 Supreme Court Elections - https://boltsmag.org/your-state-by-state-guide-to-the-2024-supreme-court-elections/

Trump tells billionaires he'll keep their taxes low at $50 million fundraising gala - https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2024-election/trump-tells-billionaires-ll-keep-taxes-low-50-million-fundraising-gala-rcna146748

Democratic group invests in state-level races this year with an eye on future redistricting cycles - https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2024-election/democratic-group-state-races-future-redistricting-rcna146890

Top fundraisers vie to succeed McConnell as Senate GOP Leader - https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2024/04/top-fundraisers-vie-to-succeed-mcconnell-as-senate-gop-leader/

Leadership PACs allow special interests to donate even more money to Congress - https://www.post-gazette.com/news/election-2024/2024/04/07/campaign-finance-leadership-pac/stories/202404050077

Super PACs keep testing the limits of campaign finance law - https://www.politico.com/news/2024/04/08/super-pac-fec-limits-00150672

The US Billionaire Class Is Richer Than Ever and That’s Bad News for Democracy - https://www.commondreams.org/opinion/us-billionaires-bad-for-democracy

How states are leading in the fight against big money in campaigns - https://thehill.com/opinion/4577715-how-states-are-leading-in-the-fight-against-big-money-in-campaigns/

Remove foreign-influenced corporate money from our elections now - https://thefulcrum.us/electoral-reforms/foreign-money-in-elections

No Labels won’t run a third-party campaign after trying to recruit a centrist presidential candidate - https://apnews.com/article/no-labels-2024-third-party-biden-trump-c7477857e1dd05535326b8850f4500a1

Washington state legislative map clears U.S. Supreme Court appeal - https://www.knkx.org/politics/2024-04-04/washington-state-redistricting-case-yakima-latino-voting-maps

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