Democracy Happy Hour – Febuary 28, 2024

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Section Two of the 14th Amendment: A Never Enforced Provision of the Constitution Links:

Fourteen Section Two - Special link for Fix Democracy First – Register for link to the film: https://watch.showandtell.film/watch/fourteen-sec-two

Fourteen Section Two - https://www.fourteensectiontwofilm.com

A Day of Constitutional Reckoning Approaches - https://prospect.org/justice/day-of-constitutional-reckoning-voting-rights/

Democracy in the News Links

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Trump’s Immunity Claim, Setting Arguments for April - https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/28/us/supreme-court-trump-immunity-trial.html

Illinois judge removes Trump from ballot because of ‘insurrectionist ban’ - https://www.cnn.com/2024/02/28/politics/illinois-trump-removed-ballot-insurrectionist-ban/index.html

Trump’s plan to use Judge Cannon to block Judge Chutkan and avoid trial - https://www.cnn.com/2024/02/26/politics/trump-judge-cannon-chutkan-trial-plan/index.html

Trump Seeks to Dismiss Classified Documents Case - https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/23/us/politics/trump-classified-documents-case.html

Court denies Trump's bid to freeze $464M judgment, after his lawyers say he'd have to sell properties to pay - https://abcnews.go.com/US/trump-plans-post-100-million-bond-asks-stay/story

In Trump Criminal Case, Manhattan D.A. Asks for Gag Order Before Trial - https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/26/nyregion/trump-gag-order-hush-money-trial.html

Donald Trump appeals $454 million judgment in New York civil fraud case - https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/nation/donald-trump-appeals-454-million-judgment-in-new-york-civil-fraud-case

Biden wins Michigan primary but faces notable showing by ‘uncommitted’ - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/02/27/michigan-primary-biden-trump-haley-uncommitted/

As Trump continues to trounce Haley, she presses on as MAGA antagonist - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/02/25/haley-trump-republicans-presidential/

How to steal a US election: Harvard’s Lawrence Lessig on Trump’s new threat - https://www.theguardian.com/books/2024/feb/11/how-to-steal-a-us-election-lawrence-lessig-trump

‘Disinformation on steroids’: is the US prepared for AI’s influence on the election? - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2024/feb/26/ai-deepfakes-disinformation-election

Political consultant behind fake Biden robocalls says he was trying to highlight a need for AI rules - https://apnews.com/article/ai-robocall-biden-new-hampshire-primary-2024-f94aa2d7f835ccc3cc254a90cd481a99

Who's running this election anyway? High turnover and threats plague election offices - https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2024/02/25/2024-election-offices-threats/72605039007/

Nearly three-quarters of South Carolina election officials have quit - https://thefulcrum.us/electoral-reforms/south-carolina-primary

GOP backs voting by mail, yet turns to courts to restrict it in battleground states - https://stateline.org/2024/02/22/gop-backs-voting-by-mail-yet-turns-to-courts-to-restrict-it-in-battleground-states/

Technology allows disabled voters to cast ballots independently with Express Vote - https://www.heraldtribune.com/story/news/local/2024/02/21/express-vote-allows-disabled-voters-to-cast-ballots-independently/72689837007/

U.S. Senate Democrats Introduce Sweeping National Redistricting Bill - https://www.democracydocket.com/news-alerts/u-s-senate-democrats-introduce-sweeping-national-redistricting-bill/

S. 3750 - https://www.democracydocket.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/BILLS-118s3750is.pdf

Delaware’s early voting and permanent absentee laws are unconstitutional, a judge says - https://apnews.com/article/delaware-early-voting-absentee-lawsuit-072bfce3468de4db3b2638ed383cf526

A new tool targets voter fraud in Georgia – but is it skirting the law? - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2024/feb/26/eagleai-georgia-voter-registration-election

Lawmakers advance new map with two majority-Black Louisiana Supreme Court districts - https://lailluminator.com/2024/02/21/lawmakers-advance-new-map-with-two-majority-black-louisiana-supreme-court-districts/

Democrats Reject Bipartisan Map and Will Redraw N.Y. House Districts - https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/26/nyregion/redistricting-maps-ny-congress.html

Democrats Propose N.Y. Congressional Map With Slight Tilt in Their Favor - https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/27/nyregion/redistricting-democrats-ny.html

NYC’s non-citizen voting law ruled unconstitutional on appeal - https://www.politico.com/news/2024/02/21/nyc-non-citizen-voting-law-unconstitutional-00142525

Campaign finance limits crafted by major donors will now go before Oregon lawmakers - https://www.opb.org/article/2024/02/22/campaign-finance-limits-money-funding-politics-elections-oregon-legilature-campaign/

Ongoing conspiracies pushed out the elections staff in this Texas county. The new director won’t budge. - https://www.votebeat.org/texas/2024/02/22/gillespie-county-jim-riley-hand-counting-ballots/

WA Presidential Primary underway; participation requires party affiliation - https://www.kxro.com/wa-presidential-primary-underway-participation-requires-party-affiliation/

Republicans Hatched a Secret Assault on the Voting Rights Act in Washington State - https://www.propublica.org/article/republicans-hatched-secret-assault-voting-rights-act-washington-state

A new chapter in Wisconsin politics: Ending gerrymandering - https://www.nationofchange.org/2024/02/22/a-new-chapter-in-wisconsin-politics-ending-gerrymandering/

Wisconsin ethics commission refers Trump fundraising arm for prosecution - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/02/23/wisconsin-ethics-trump-fundraising-charges

Major Supreme Court cases we’re watching in 2024 - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/supreme-court-cases-abortion-trump-guns/

The Quiet Way Democrats Hope to Expand Their Power at the State Level - https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/20/us/politics/democrats-judges-states.html

Trump faces warning signs that his fundraising prowess may have limits in 2024 campaign - https://apnews.com/article/trump-legal-bills-debt-campaign-fundraising-shortfalls-07c9bafaaa5d4f27d93dbda3bd2624ea

Well-funded new super PAC joins Trumpworld - https://www.axios.com/2024/02/23/trump-super-pac-right-for-america

Billionaire-backed Koch network halts Nikki Haley campaign funding after South Carolina loss - https://www.cnbc.com/2024/02/25/koch-network-halts-nikki-haley-funding-after-south-carolina-loss.html

‘Guardian Angel’ donations top $124 million in 2023 - https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2024/02/guardian-angel-donations-top-124-million-in-2023/

Teamsters' PAC gives its first large donation to RNC in years - https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/teamsters-pac-gives-first-large-donation-rnc-years-rcna139898

Ranked-choice voting proves to be lightning rod issue in several states - https://www.thecentersquare.com/national/article_ea0d290c-cf36-11ee-b34b-83a3e16a8e3a.html

GOOD NEWS Websites:

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