Democracy Happy Hour – April 17, 2024

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Democracy Happy Hour, April 17, 2024 - Meeting Recordings:

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Democracy in the News Links:

Trump hush money trial: Prosecutors want to question Trump about civil cases -

New York judge says Trump can’t attend Supreme Court arguments on presidential immunity -

US Supreme Court leans toward Jan. 6 rioter in obstruction case, with Trump implications -

If convicted this year, Trump could lose the right to vote for himself -

Lara Trump’s RNC robocall falsely claims ‘massive fraud’ in 2020 election -

Georgia’s Lieutenant Governor to Face Inquiry for Role as Fake Trump Elector -

Voting technology company settles lawsuit against far-right news outlet over 2020 election claims -

Trump and Mike Johnson push for redundant ban on non-citizens voting -

Latino voters are a target for election misinformation -

Federal security officials warn local election offices to upgrade their websites -

Katie Hobbs vetoed a trio of Republican election bills -

Arizona’s abortion ban is a political nightmare for Republicans in the 2024 election -

California officials sue Huntington Beach over voter ID law passed at polls -

Judge throws out Miami’s ‘unconstitutional’ voting map over racial gerrymandering -

Residents sue to stop ‘gerrymandered’ Tampa Bay Senate districts -

Voting rights lawsuit against Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to begin Monday -

Judge Dismisses Challenge to Georgia’s Voter Citizenship Verification Requirements -

Idaho voter identification lawsuit comes to an end after Idaho Supreme Court ruling -

Maine joins compact to elect the president by popular vote but it won't come into play this November -

Stiffer penalties for threatening election workers will be in effect for Maryland primary -

Federal judge rejects GOP lawmaker suit over state election laws -

Nebraska lawmakers pass a bill to restore voting rights to newly released felons -

Nevada judge dismisses lawsuit challenging Election Worker Protection Act -

Secretary of State report says no widespread voter fraud in Nevada history -

NC Board of Elections rejects complaint about duplicate voter registrations, but wants cleaner rolls -

Voting rights groups ask appeals court to reconsider ruling on undated mail-in ballots -

People with disabilities sue in Wisconsin over lack of electronic absentee ballots -

Wisconsin Supreme Court liberal won’t run again, shaking up race for control -

Court declines to intervene in lawsuit against Black Lives Matter organizer -

The Supreme Court effectively abolishes the right to mass protest in three US states -

Don’t Panic About the Supreme Court’s Right to Protest Ruling—Yet -

Supreme Court Poised to Cut Back Scope of Anti-Corruption Law -

Leo rejects Senate subpoena from panel probing gifts to Supreme Court justices -

New Trump Super PAC Says It Has $27 Million After Its First Major Event -

Biden fund gets big donation from son of Republican megadonor Larry Ellison -

DNC uses political donations to pay Biden's legal fees from special counsel Robert Hur's investigation -

Trump’s staunchest allies see third-party candidates as his path to victory over Biden -


Why we’re in favor of ranked-choice voting and even-year elections -

GOOD NEWS Websites:

Politics & Government Good News -

Good News Network -

Sunny Skyz -

ABC Good News -

Daily Good -

The Happy News -

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