Democracy Happy Hour - August 3, 2022

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Merrick Garland calls Justice Department’s Jan. 6 probe the ‘most wide-ranging investigation in its history’ -


DOJ has reached out to more former White House officials, ex-Trump official says -


Ex-White House counsel subpoenaed by federal grand jury investigating Jan. 6 attack -


Trump DOJ official cooperating with Justice Department's criminal Jan. 6 probe -


Former Deputy White House counsel subpoenaed in January 6 probe -


Former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson cooperating with DOJ's Jan. 6 probe, say sources -


First Capitol Rioter to Face Trial Gets 7 Years, Longest Sentence So Far -


Jan. 6 text messages wiped from phones of key Trump Pentagon officials -


Jan. 6 texts missing for Trump Homeland Security’s Wolf and Cuccinelli -


Homeland Security watchdog halted plan to recover Secret Service texts, records show -


Meadows burned papers after meeting with Scott Perry, Jan. 6 panel told -


Jan. 6 committee interviews Mnuchin as probe expands into Trump Cabinet: Sources -


Arizona Officials Warned Fake Electors Plan Could ‘Appear Treasonous’ -


The Fake Electors Scheme, Explained -


Trump’s Lawyers Are Preparing Legal Defenses Against Criminal Charges -


2020 Election Deniers Organize to Challenge Votes in 2022 -


Recordings Reveal What's Really Going On in Cleta Mitchell’s Election Integrity Network -


RNC links up with ‘Stop the Steal’ advocates to train poll workers -


House Republicans reveal election legislation likely to be a priority in a GOP majority -


American Confidence in Elections Act -


Understanding the Electoral Count Reform Act of 2022 -


Opinion - The Electoral Count Act must be fixed. A new proposal doesn’t go far enough. -


Trump Just Told Us His Master Plan -


RNC warning to Trump: If you run for president, we stop paying your legal bills, says official -


Republicans' next big play is to 'scare the hell out of Washington' by rewriting the Constitution. And they're willing to play the long game to win. -


US faces new era of political violence as threats against lawmakers rise -


FBI lacks full picture of reported threats to election officials, congressional testimony says -


Bipartisan group asks DOJ to further protect election workers -


The inevitable end to claims of rampant voter fraud: None is found -


Attorney general finds one dead voter in investigation of 282 cases -


Judge: Wisconsin probe found ‘absolutely no’ election fraud -


New USPS election division will oversee mail-in ballots -


Patterns in the Introduction and Passage of Restrictive Voting Bills are Best Explained by Race -


A new Georgia voting law reduced ballot drop box access in places that used them most -


Kansas secretary of state refuses to provide provisional ballot records despite court ruling -


Disenfranchised no more, ‘Second Chance voters’ can register and cast ballots — for now -


Pennsylvania's mail-in voting law is upheld by the state's Supreme Court -


WA auditors feel tangled in the election integrity debate -


After residents commit voter fraud to make a point, Racine sheriff seeks to end online ballot requests instead of an investigation -

Supreme Court officially transmits its judgment overturning Roe v. Wade, clearing the way for state restrictions -


Justice Dept. Sues Idaho Over Its Abortion Restrictions -


Clerics sue over Florida abortion law, say it violates religious freedom -


Biden to sign executive order to protect travel for abortion -


Michigan Supreme Court Rules LGBTQ+ Workers Protected Under Civil Rights Law -

Supreme Court's landmark guns ruling prompts race to test Second Amendment's limits -

Supreme Court certifies ruling ending Trump border policy -

How the Supreme Court ‘shadow docket’ shaped climate doctrine -

The Supreme Court Is Gutting the Regulatory State. Let's Look at Our Other Options. -

How Six States Could Overturn the 2024 Election -

House bill would push Supreme Court justices into senior status after 18-year terms -

Koch network pressures Sens. Manchin, Sinema to oppose $739 billion tax-and-spending bill -

Dark Money Pouring Into Secretary of State Races Featuring 'Big Lie' Candidates -

See the ads Democrats are funding to boost far-right Republicans -

Financing of Races for Offices that Oversee Elections: August 2022 -

Liberal PAC launches $23 million effort to turn out suburban women -


Campaign finance watchdog alleges WinRed processed billions in political contributions without disclosing operating expenses -


Federal lobbying spending is on track to set a new record in 2022 -

The "Share Buyback" Rape of American Business -


Blitz of PAC money aims to defeat Trump-backed challengers to Herrera Beutler, Newhouse -


This is where big money is flowing and ads are attacking in the battle for control of WA’s Legislature -


Opinion - Don’t let dark money grow unchecked -


Former Republicans and Democrats form new third U.S. political party -


Opinion - Most third parties have failed. Here’s why ours won’t. -


Ranked Choice Voting and Women's Representation -


Misinformation is eroding the public’s confidence in democracy -




Information Gaps and Misinformation in the 2022 Elections -


More Perfect – Sustainable Democracy -


Organizing for collective impact: Transforming American democracy together -


Issue One – Swamp Stories Podcast -

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