Democracy Happy Hour – April 13, 2022

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* Democracy Happy Hour, April 13, 2022 - Meeting Recordings & Chat File:

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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) -

WON (Women in Office Now) –

Training Module 4 – Running a Campaign – What do I need to know? – Register @

Open Primaries Links:

Primary Election – Ballotpedia -

Open Primary – Ballotpedia -

Closed Primary – Ballotpedia -

Caucus – Ballotpedia -

Caucus vs. Primary -

State Primary Election Types -

Government 101: United States Presidential Primary -

Open Primary Top Two -

WA State - Top 2 Primary: FAQs for Candidates -


Open and closed primaries -

States With Open Primaries 2022 -

Closed Primary States 2022 -

Open Primaries -

Arguments for and against closed primaries -

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 -

Jan. 6 Panel Has Evidence for Criminal Referral of Trump, but Splits on Sending -

Trump deflects blame for Jan. 6 silence, says he wanted to march to Capitol -

Proud Boys leader admits plan to storm Capitol and will testify against others -

Pro-Trump Rally Planner Is Cooperating in Justice Dept.’s Jan. 6 Inquiry -

'We control them all': Donald Trump Jr. texted Meadows ideas for overturning 2020 election before it was called -

DOJ plans to investigate boxes of records taken to Trump’s Mar-a-Lago -

Legal Effort Expands to Disqualify Republicans as ‘Insurrectionists’ -

Many harried election officials are eyeing the exit. But new workers are stepping up -

Democratic-run states move to protect election workers -

How Joe Manchin Knifed the Democrats — and Bailed on Saving Democracy -

Arizona AG report finds no evidence of mass fraud in Maricopa County 2020 election results -

Indigenous leaders say GOP's new voter ID law will silence the voices of Native people -

Arizona House votes to delay controversial new election law -

Republican-appointed Supreme Court shuts down GOP's bid to ban early voting in Arizona -

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 -

Montana judge temporarily blocks new election laws -

Wisconsin Governor Vetoes Nine Republican Election Bills -

Wisconsin Supreme Court hears arguments on drop boxes, delivery of absentee ballots -

U.S. House Democrats introduce bill requiring time off for voting -

Young voters could have big impact on key 2022 races -

Women Voters 50+ Will Decide the Balance of Power in the 2022 Midterms -

Mark Zuckerberg Ends Election Grants -

Voters with Disabilities Face New Ballot Restrictions Ahead of Midterms -

‘A plot to destroy democracy’: civil rights group raises alarm at threats to US elections -

2022's state supreme court races could decide the fate of critical issues from voting rights to abortion -

Florida legislators give DeSantis their power to draw House map -

New Hampshire voters file lawsuit, want court to draw congressional district maps -

Judge to hear arguments as NY redistricting battle continues -

Federal court won’t intervene in Ohio’s congressional districts -

Judges block Tennessee state Senate redistricting plan, order fix within 15 days -

Federal judge urged to scrap redistricting maps for Washington state Legislature -

What the fight for a Latino voting district means for Central WA politics -

How Redistricting Affects The Battle For State Legislatures -

Stung by Redistricting Rulings, Republicans Target State Court Elections -

Did Ranked-Choice Voting Make It Easier for 2 Republicans to Back Ketanji Brown Jackson? -

Congressional Democrats propose new rules on recusal, secrecy for U.S. judges -

2024 hopefuls are already in a dark-money arms race -

Trump is sitting on a fortune. Republicans want it for the midterms. -

Dissatisfied With Their Party, Wealthy Republican Donors Form Secret Coalitions -

Secret Republican group budgets millions for media and influencer programs -

Campaign finance watchdog issues massive fine for foreign national’s Trump super PAC donation -

Political ad spending soaring in this year's midterm election -

Democrats make last-ditch effort to ban stock trading by lawmakers -

Nonprofit Group Takes Aim at Foreign Money in Politics -

How Public Campaign Financing Empowers Small Donors Nationwide -

Partisan ‘doom loop’? The answer is more parties, this group says -

Why WA lawmakers of color, women face disadvantages: Look to the horse-and-buggy days -

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