Democracy Happy Hour – February 21, 2024

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Trump asks Supreme Court to keep Jan. 6 trial on hold, citing 2024 election -

Special counsel asks Supreme Court to let Trump’s D.C. trial proceed -

Special counsel urges Supreme Court to deny Trump’s request for delay in immunity case -

Supreme Court poised to allow Trump to remain on Colorado ballot -

Trump's New York hush-money case will start March 25. It’s the first of his criminal trials -

Judge orders Trump to pay $355 million for lying about his wealth in staggering civil fraud ruling -

A $450 Million Blow to Trump’s Finances, and His Identity -

Special counsel: No charges for Biden in classified documents probe -

AI and misinformation: what’s ahead for social media as the US election looms? -

Feds deliver stark warnings to state election officials ahead of November -

AI misinformation a ‘whole new area’ for elections officials to deal with -

Tech giants pledge action against deceptive AI in elections -

FCC makes it official: AI-generated voices in robocalls are illegal -

Groups urge Congress to crack down on AI misuse in elections -

Election officials go on offense to prevent disruptions of 2024 vote -

America’s election chiefs are desperate to stick together in 2024 -

Bipartisan Support for Early In-Person Voting, Voter ID, Election Day National Holiday -

The Faux Election Integrity Group Backed by Leonard Leo, “Honest Elections Project,” Lists “Ban Rank Choice Voting” and “Block ZuckBucks 2.0” as Its Top Reforms to “Safeguard” American Elections -

Honest Elections Project -

Over 23.5 Million Independent Voters Are Disenfranchised in 2024 Primaries, Study Finds -

Judge ends challenges to Florida election law he admits targets Black voters -

Conservative group tells judge it has no evidence to back its claims of Georgia ballot stuffing -

Georgia election board votes down proposal to limit absentee voting -

U.S. Supreme Court rejects case on Kentucky felon voting rights -

Judge: Louisiana legislative districts dilute Black voting strength, violate the Voting Rights Act -

Federal judge orders Louisiana to redraw legislative districts -

Unenrolled voters get to cast ballots in Maine primaries, but little sign of mass registration changes -

Missouri Supreme Court upholds state Senate district map drawn by judicial panel -

Democrat Tom Suozzi wins N.Y. special election to replace George Santos -

Tribal voting rights victory shakes up legislative seats, 2024 election -

WA - Supreme Court hands Latino voters a victory in racial gerrymandering case -

Wisconsin governor signs new state legislative maps into law, ending a GOP gerrymander -

Alabama Supreme Court rules frozen embryos are children, imperiling IVF -

Shock, anger, confusion grip Alabama after court ruling on embryos -

Federal appeals court won’t revisit ruling that limits scope of Voting Rights Act -

Supreme Court won’t review sanctions against pro-Trump lawyers who filed frivolous 2020 election suits -

How judges in D.C. federal court are increasingly pushing back against Jan. 6 conspiracy theories -

Clarence Thomas has 30 days to resign if he wants millions from John Oliver -

Rightwing mega-donors drift back to Trump as election rematch looms -

Donald Trump Is the Oil and Gas Industry’s Top Choice for President -

Trump leadership PAC racked up $4.8 million in new legal bills -

Megadonors flocked to pro-Haley hybrid PAC in final weeks of 2023 -

Lobbying Is a Waste of Valuable Resources -

New York launches small donor matching program for state candidates -

Some on the Right Flirt With a Voting Method the Left Loves -

United States continues to be a ‘flawed democracy’ in annual study -

Teachers are limiting lessons on political, social issues, report finds -

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