Democracy Happy Hour – August 9, 2023

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Democracy Happy Hour Upcoming Topics/Schedule:

  • Aug 16th - The Decline of Local News and Its Impact on Democracy with Dee Anne Finken & Carol Rikerd, LWVWA  
  • Aug 23rd - Veterans for Political Innovation with Todd Connor
  • Aug 30th - Forward Party: Reforms & Strategies with Darin Foster


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Democracy in the News Links

Trump pleads not guilty to charges that he plotted to overturn election - https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2023/08/03/trump-court-appearance-dc-indictment/

 

Prosecutors seek to prevent Trump from sharing January 6 case evidence - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/aug/07/trump-evidence-witness-transcripts-january-6

 

Prosecutors cite Trump’s social media posts as they seek limits on handling of evidence - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2023/08/05/trump-protective-order/

 

Special counsel got a search warrant for Twitter to turn over info on Trump’s account, documents say - https://apnews.com/article/twitter-trump-account-capitol-riot-jack-smith-9e66943fd7ebdae0038838c144b57d4f

 

Trump says he will seek a recusal, venue change in Jan. 6 case - https://www.politico.com/news/2023/08/06/trump-venue-change-jan-6-case-00110006

 

‘Fake’ elector plot raised concerns over legal peril, indictment shows - https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2023/08/07/fake-electors-trump-indictment/

 

What to know about the Trump 'fake electors' scheme in the 2020 election - https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/what-know-fake-electors-trump-indictment-2020-election-rcna98013

 

House Democrats push for televising Trump trials on classified documents, 2020 charges - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2023/08/04/trump-cameras-courtroom-indictment/

 

Could Trump pardon himself if he became president? Key questions and scenarios amid criminal charges - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/aug/02/donald-trump-indictment-update-2020-election

 

Fulton county prosecutors to seek new 2020 election charges next week - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/aug/08/trump-2020-election-fulton-county-charges-next-week

 

Trump political operation steers $130 million in donor money to cover legal fees - https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2023/08/trump-political-operation-steers-130-million-in-donor-money-to-cover-legal-fees

 

Election disinformation campaigns targeted voters of color in 2020. Experts expect 2024 to be worse - https://napavalleyregister.com/news/nation-world/government-politics/election-disinformation-campaigns-targeted-voters-of-color-in-2020-experts-expect-2024-to-be-worse/article_c148849d-afd6-5bd6-b0f4-1cbb01f2a2a6.html

 

Republicans Are Targeting the Youth Vote in 2024, But Students Are Fighting Back - https://www.teenvogue.com/story/republicans-youth-vote-2024-students

 

Bills limiting student voter access put colleges on the front lines of democracy - https://thefulcrum.us/limiting-student-voter-access-puts-colleges-on-front-line

 

Some states are trying to boost youth voter registration. Here's what they're doing - https://www.npr.org/2023/08/06/1191961698/youth-voter-registration

 

Redistricting battles could determine control of US House in 2024 - https://www.reuters.com/world/us/redistricting-battles-could-determine-control-us-house-2024-2023-08-03/

 

Status of Partisan Gerrymandering Litigation in State Courts - https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/research-reports/status-partisan-gerrymandering-litigation-state-courts

 

The fight over Alabama’s congressional redistricting now shifts back to federal court - https://apnews.com/article/alabama-legislature-redistricting-voting-rights-181dc7b8172a39e4bb83c97bff4404c8

 

Cartographer appointed in Alabama congressional redistricting case - https://alabamareflector.com/briefs/cartographer-appointed-in-alabama-congressional-redistricting-case/

 

Colorado Republicans reject rule change that would have made it easier to close GOP primary, leaving out unaffiliated voters - https://www.cpr.org/2023/08/05/colorado-republican-central-committee-rejects-rule-change/

 

Miami map battle goes to U.S. Supreme Court after city wins appeal - https://www.wlrn.org/government-politics/2023-08-06/miami-districts-map-supreme-court-racial-gerrymandering

 

Renewed call for paper ballots in Georgia flares up at crowded State Election Board meeting - https://georgiarecorder.com/2023/08/01/renewed-call-for-paper-ballots-in-georgia-flares-up-at-crowded-state-election-board-meeting/

 

3rd Trump ally charged with vote machine tampering as Michigan 2020 election case grows - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/3rd-trump-ally-charged-with-vote-machine-tampering-as-michigan-2020-election-case-grows

 

Jim Crow-era lifetime ban on felons voting is unconstitutional, court rules - https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2023/08/05/mississippi-felons-voting-rights-appeal/

 

Ohio voters reject measure that would have made it harder to change constitution - https://www.npr.org/2023/08/08/1191679261/ohio-election-results-issue1-abortion-state-constitution-amendment-ballot-voters

 

Tennessee lawmakers expelled by GOP win back state House seats - https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2023/08/03/justin-jones-pearson-tennessee-three-election-win/

 

Federal Appeals Court Undercuts First Amendment Protest Rights - https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/analysis-opinion/federal-appeals-court-undercuts-first-amendment-protest-rights

 

Supreme Court allows Biden administration’s ‘ghost gun’ restrictions - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2023/08/08/supreme-court-ghost-guns/

 

Senate Democrats ask for Alito to be recused from Supreme Court ethics and tax cases - https://www.cnn.com/2023/08/03/politics/supreme-court-durbin-alito/index.html

 

Supreme Court approval mired at record low: Gallup - https://news.yahoo.com/supreme-court-approval-mired-record-150217206.html

 

The Legal Assault on Corporate Diversity Efforts Has Begun - https://www.wsj.com/articles/diversity-equity-dei-companies-blum-2040b173

 

2024 presidential candidates are burning cash fast - https://www.axios.com/2023/08/06/2024-presidential-candidates-burning-cash-fast

 

Biden primed to benefit from millions in secretive donations from his outside super PAC, records indicate - https://wfin.com/fox-political-news/biden-primed-to-benefit-from-millions-in-secretive-donations-from-his-outside-super-pac-records-indicate/

 

R.F.K.-Aligned Super PAC Draws Heavily From a Republican Megadonor - https://www.nytimes.com/2023/08/02/us/politics/rfk-jr-donors.html

 

Congressional leadership rakes in millions ahead of ‘most expensive election in history’ - https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2023/08/congressional-leadership-rakes-in-millions-ahead-of-most-expensive-election-in-history

 

Artificial Intelligence Legislation Tracker - https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/research-reports/artificial-intelligence-legislation-tracker

 

Forget banning books — a rural WA county may close its library - https://crosscut.com/news/2023/08/forget-banning-books-rural-wa-county-may-close-its-library

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