Democracy Happy Hour – April 13, 2022

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Upcoming Democracy Happy Hour topics:

• Apr 20th – The Politics Industry

• Apr 27th – Open Discussion – Bring your ideas!

• May 4th – Tax the Rich: How Lies, Loopholes, and Lobbyists Make the Rich Even Richer w/ Bud Wurtz

• May 11th – What Divides Rural, Suburban & Urban Politics?

YO VOTE! (Youth Organizers for Voter Outreach, Teaching & Engagement) - https://www.yo-vote.org

WON (Women in Office Now) – https://www.fixdemocracyfirst.org/won

Training Module 4 – Running a Campaign – What do I need to know? – Register @ https://www.fixdemocracyfirst.org/won-modules/module-04-running-a-campaign-what-do-i-need-to-know

Open Primaries Links:

Primary Election – Ballotpedia - https://ballotpedia.org/Primary_election

Open Primary – Ballotpedia - https://ballotpedia.org/Open_primary

Closed Primary – Ballotpedia - https://ballotpedia.org/Closed_primary

Caucus – Ballotpedia - https://ballotpedia.org/Caucus

Caucus vs. Primary - https://www.diffen.com/difference/Caucus_vs_Primary

State Primary Election Types - https://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/primary-types.aspx

Government 101: United States Presidential Primary - https://votesmart.org/education/presidential-primary#.YldAh9PMIfA

Open Primary Top Two - https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2020R1/Downloads/CommitteeMeetingDocument/213799

WA State - Top 2 Primary: FAQs for Candidates - https://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/faqcandidates.aspx

PRIMARY ELECTIONS STATE BY STATE – WASHINGTON - https://www.openprimaries.org/states_washington/

Open and closed primaries - https://www.fairvote.org/open_and_closed_primaries

States With Open Primaries 2022 - https://worldpopulationreview.com/state-rankings/states-with-open-primaries

Closed Primary States 2022 - https://worldpopulationreview.com/state-rankings/closed-primary-states

Open Primaries - https://www.openprimaries.org/

Arguments for and against closed primaries - https://ballotpedia.org/Arguments_for_and_against_closed_primaries

Democrats are considering big changes to the primary process ahead of 2024 - https://www.npr.org/2022/04/13/1092339976/democrats-are-considering-big-changes-to-the-primary-process-ahead-of-2024

Democracy in the News Links:

Jackson Confirmed as First Black Woman to Sit on Supreme Court - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/07/us/politics/ketanji-brown-jackson-supreme-court.html

Jan. 6 Panel Has Evidence for Criminal Referral of Trump, but Splits on Sending - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/10/us/politics/jan-6-trump-criminal-referral.html

Trump deflects blame for Jan. 6 silence, says he wanted to march to Capitol - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/04/07/trump-interview-jan6/

Proud Boys leader admits plan to storm Capitol and will testify against others - https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2022/04/08/donohoe-pleads-guilty-proud-boys-jan6/

Pro-Trump Rally Planner Is Cooperating in Justice Dept.’s Jan. 6 Inquiry - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/08/us/politics/january-6-investigation-ali-alexander.html

'We control them all': Donald Trump Jr. texted Meadows ideas for overturning 2020 election before it was called - https://www.cnn.com/2022/04/08/politics/donald-trump-jr-meadows-text/index.html

DOJ plans to investigate boxes of records taken to Trump’s Mar-a-Lago - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/04/07/trump-boxes-archives-investigation-maralago/

Legal Effort Expands to Disqualify Republicans as ‘Insurrectionists’ - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/07/us/politics/insurrectionists-congress.html

Many harried election officials are eyeing the exit. But new workers are stepping up - https://www.npr.org/2022/04/07/1091259210/new-election-workers-georgia-wisconsin

Democratic-run states move to protect election workers - https://www.cnn.com/2022/04/12/politics/democratic-states-election-workers-protection-ctzn/index.html

How Joe Manchin Knifed the Democrats — and Bailed on Saving Democracy - https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/joe-manchin-biden-filibuster-voting-rights-1334582/

Arizona AG report finds no evidence of mass fraud in Maricopa County 2020 election results - https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/elections/arizona-ag-report-finds-no-evidence-mass-fraud-maricopas-2020-election-rcna23336

Indigenous leaders say GOP's new voter ID law will silence the voices of Native people - https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/arizona/2022/04/07/indigenous-leaders-say-voter-id-law-disenfranchise-native-voters/9478232002/

Arizona House votes to delay controversial new election law - https://apnews.com/article/voting-rights-2022-midterm-elections-general-doug-ducey-ac11e90b2ff69b34e36e947c1f0d0cb5

Republican-appointed Supreme Court shuts down GOP's bid to ban early voting in Arizona - https://www.salon.com/2022/04/06/appointed-shuts-down-gops-bid-to-ban-early-voting-in-arizona/

Voting Rights Act is hanging by a thread; FL ruling may allow Supreme Court to cut it - https://floridaphoenix.com/2022/04/13/voting-rights-act-is-hanging-by-a-thread-fl-ruling-may-allow-supreme-court-to-cut-it/

Georgia voting rights trial to begin after years of heated elections - https://www.ajc.com/politics/georgia-voting-rights-trial-to-begin-after-years-of-heated-elections/WEUJQFRKFFAUVKFOTJQPYUKJPQ/

Montana judge temporarily blocks new election laws - https://apnews.com/article/voting-rights-2022-midterm-elections-primary-elections-legislature-montana-44dbb820294ede1658d2239f8d48180b

Wisconsin Governor Vetoes Nine Republican Election Bills - https://www.democracydocket.com/alerts/wisconsin-governor-vetoes-nine-republican-election-bills/

Wisconsin Supreme Court hears arguments on drop boxes, delivery of absentee ballots - https://lacrossetribune.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/wisconsin-supreme-court-to-hear-arguments-on-absentee-ballot-drop-boxes/article_ba30efbd-81c3-5c2d-818d-88f58c1c9d2d.html

U.S. House Democrats introduce bill requiring time off for voting - https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-house-democrats-introduce-bill-requiring-time-off-voting-2022-04-11/

Young voters could have big impact on key 2022 races - https://thefulcrum.us/youth-vote

Women Voters 50+ Will Decide the Balance of Power in the 2022 Midterms - https://www.aarp.org/research/topics/politics/info-2022/shes-the-difference-likely-voters-50-plus-survey-2022.html

Mark Zuckerberg Ends Election Grants - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/12/us/politics/mark-zuckerberg-midterms-elections-grant.html

Voters with Disabilities Face New Ballot Restrictions Ahead of Midterms - https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/stateline

‘A plot to destroy democracy’: civil rights group raises alarm at threats to US elections - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/apr/13/insidious-effort-to-undermine-us-democracy-report

2022's state supreme court races could decide the fate of critical issues from voting rights to abortion - https://www.businessinsider.com/2022-midterms-over-80-state-supreme-court-seats-are-up-for-grabs-2022-4

Florida legislators give DeSantis their power to draw House map - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/04/11/florida-redistricting-desantis/

New Hampshire voters file lawsuit, want court to draw congressional district maps - https://www.fosters.com/story/news/politics/2022/04/07/nh-voters-file-lawsuit-want-court-draw-congressional-district-maps/9474251002/

Judge to hear arguments as NY redistricting battle continues - https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/judge-hear-arguments-ny-redistricting-battle-continues-83935340

Federal court won’t intervene in Ohio’s congressional districts - https://ohiocapitaljournal.com/2022/04/13/federal-court-wont-intervene-in-ohios-congressional-districts/

Judges block Tennessee state Senate redistricting plan, order fix within 15 days - https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/politics/2022/04/06/judge-panel-blocks-tennessee-senate-redistricting-plan-orders-fix-15-days/9490296002/?s=03

Federal judge urged to scrap redistricting maps for Washington state Legislature - https://www.courthousenews.com/federal-judge-urged-to-scrap-redistricting-maps-for-washington-state-legislature/

What the fight for a Latino voting district means for Central WA politics - https://crosscut.com/politics/2022/04/what-fight-latino-voting-district-means-central-wa-politics

How Redistricting Affects The Battle For State Legislatures - https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/how-redistricting-affects-the-battle-for-state-legislatures/

Stung by Redistricting Rulings, Republicans Target State Court Elections - https://www.usnews.com/news/top-news/articles/2022-04-11/stung-by-redistricting-rulings-republicans-target-state-court-elections

Did Ranked-Choice Voting Make It Easier for 2 Republicans to Back Ketanji Brown Jackson? - https://www.thenation.com/article/politics/voting-murkowski-collins/

Congressional Democrats propose new rules on recusal, secrecy for U.S. judges - https://www.reuters.com/legal/government/congressional-democrats-target-us-judiciary-over-recusal-secrecy-2022-04-06/

2024 hopefuls are already in a dark-money arms race - https://www.politico.com/news/2022/04/11/2024-presidential-campaign-dark-money-00024241

Trump is sitting on a fortune. Republicans want it for the midterms. - https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2022-election/trumps-fundraising-eyed-gop-wants-midterms-rcna22640

Dissatisfied With Their Party, Wealthy Republican Donors Form Secret Coalitions - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/06/us/politics/republican-donors-rockbridge-network-trump.html

Secret Republican group budgets millions for media and influencer programs - https://www.theverge.com/2022/4/7/23015307/rockbridge-network-peter-thiel-donald-trump-influencers-turning-point-usa

Campaign finance watchdog issues massive fine for foreign national’s Trump super PAC donation - https://www.politico.com/news/2022/04/08/foreign-national-trump-donation-fine-00024240

Political ad spending soaring in this year's midterm election - https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/political-ad-spending-soaring-midterm-election

Democrats make last-ditch effort to ban stock trading by lawmakers - https://thehill.com/news/senate/3261099-democrats-make-last-ditch-effort-to-ban-stock-trading-by-lawmakers/

Nonprofit Group Takes Aim at Foreign Money in Politics - https://readsludge.com/2022/04/06/nonprofit-group-takes-aim-at-foreign-money-in-politics/

How Public Campaign Financing Empowers Small Donors Nationwide - https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/analysis-opinion/how-public-campaign-financing-empowers-small-donors-nationwide

Partisan ‘doom loop’? The answer is more parties, this group says - https://rollcall.com/2022/04/08/partisan-doom-loop-proportional-representation/

Why WA lawmakers of color, women face disadvantages: Look to the horse-and-buggy days - https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/how-structural-barriers-leave-aspiring-women-lawmakers-of-color-at-a-disadvantage/

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