Democracy Happy Hour – February 23, 2022

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* Democracy Happy Hour, February 23, 2022 - Meeting Recordings, Chat & Closed Caption Files:

Actions, Events & Misc. Links:


Upcoming topics in March:

  • Mar 2nd - The Civics Education Crisis: How do we fix it? w/ Beth Pellicciotti, LWVWA
  • Mar 9th - WA 2022 Legislation Recap
  • Mar 16th - Redistricting Updates & Final WA Maps w/ Alison McCaffree, LWVWA
  • Mar 23rd - U.S. Supreme Court: Impact of Recent & Upcoming Decisions
  • Mar 30th - Social Media Management to Support Democracy w/ Jeremy Chase

FDF – Current Democracy Legislation -

WON (Women in Office Now) – Training Modules will start March 8th -

Sign Petition - Boeing, Support Our Fundamental Democratic Values - asking Boeing withdraw funding to Jan 6th seditionist Members of Congress -


Voter Fraud vs. Election Fraud Links:

What Is Electoral and Voter Fraud? -

Letter from an American by Heather Cox Richardson – January 17, 2022 -

The Truth About Voter Fraud -

Debunking the Voter Fraud Myth -

What drives Republican and Trump voters' belief in widespread voter fraud? -

Election fraud isn't really a thing, part infinity -

How does vote-by-mail work and does it increase election fraud? -

Voter fraud used to be rampant. Now it’s an anomaly. -

Far too little vote fraud to tip election to Trump, AP finds -

No evidence for systematic voter fraud: A guide to statistical claims about the 2020 election -

Despite GOP rhetoric, there have been fewer than two dozen charged cases of voter fraud since the election -

Sparse Voter-Fraud Cases Undercut Claims of Widespread Abuses -

Here's even *more* evidence that widespread election fraud isn't a thing -

A Sampling of Recent Election Fraud Cases from Across the United States -

The Effects of Unsubstantiated Claims of Voter Fraud on Confidence in Elections -

2020 election fraud conspiracy theories remain central to many Republican campaigns -

Democracy in the News Links:

Material Recovered From Trump by Archives Included Classified Information -

Fighting Jan. 6 committee, John Eastman details how he came into Trump’s post-election fold -

Judge Allows Civil Suits to Proceed Against Trump Over Jan. 6 -

Most Republicans Think Pence Had No Right To Overturn Trump’s Election Loss, Poll Finds -

EXPLAINER: How fake electors tried to throw result to Trump -

Fringe Scheme to Reverse 2020 Election Splits Wisconsin G.O.P. -

2 Prosecutors Leading N.Y. Trump Inquiry Resign, Clouding Case’s Future -

GOP lawmakers are pushing high-tech ‘fraud-proof’ ballots. A Texas company could be the only supplier. -

Democracy Is On The Ballot In These 11 Secretary Of State And Attorney General Elections -

Election experts sound alarms as costs escalate and funding dwindles -

Election Workers Are in Crisis. Will Congress Actually Help? -

Democratic Senators Call for $5B in Federal Funds for Election Security -

‘The brand is so toxic’: Dems fear extinction in rural U.S. -

Bill that limits early voting to senior Arizonans moving through Senate -

Court Deals Pennsylvania Mail-In Voting Law Another Blow -

Voting rights measures on deck in Missouri -

Staring down the clock, lawmakers make moves to keep voting rights alive -

The future of U.S. democracy hangs in the balance as states battle over voting rights -

Go Knock on Doors -

Michigan Supreme Court declines to revisit redistricting Voting Rights Act challenge -

Patchwork elections: New laws expanded voting rights in Maryland but court battle ongoing over redistricting -

Indigenous nations sue North Dakota over ‘sickening’ gerrymandering -

The redistricting commission disregarded Ohio Supreme Court's order. What now? -

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Pat DeWine says he’d recuse himself if contempt proceedings advance in redistricting case -

'Devastating implications': GOP redistricting battles in Alabama and other states raise concerns about voter suppression -

Washington enacts new legislative districts -

Thanks to new congressional maps, most Americans’ votes won’t matter -

How redistricting is shaping the 2022 U.S. House map -


Extreme Gerrymanders -

America Needs To Listen to Canada About an "Elections" Agency -

State judges across the U.S. face growing GOP pushback against rulings in election cases -

How the Court Became a Voting-Rights Foe -

How the “Amicus Machine” Is Pushing the Supreme Court Even Further to the Right -

Supreme Court Docket Gets Busier With More Culture-War Showdowns -

The Texas abortion ban created a ‘vigilante’ loophole. Both parties are rushing to take advantage. -

The Long Crusade of Clarence and Ginni Thomas -

GOP group pledges more spending on Supreme Court races -

‘The Scheme’: a senator’s plan to highlight rightwing influence on the supreme court -

Opinion: In the federal court wars, the right has jumped through a dark-money looking glass -

U.S. Senate moves to strengthen judiciary financial disclosure requirements -

S.3059 - Courthouse Ethics and Transparency Act -

H.R.5720 - Courthouse Ethics and Transparency Act -

Dems fear for democracy. Their big donors aren’t funding one of its main election groups. -

Over $560 million in campaign contributions flooded 2022 Senate races in first year of midterm election cycle -

Billionaires Bet Big to Influence 2022 Elections -

GOP tensions boil over Trump's fundraising tactics -

Facebook, Google, Amazon and more marked Black History Month with fanfare — after donating to lawmakers who blocked voting rights bills -

Congressional stock trading ban must include spouses, lawmakers say -

Congressional Stock Trading By The Numbers - 117th Congress -

‘Stand your ground’ laws linked to 11% rise in U.S. firearm homicides, study says -

America Needs To Listen to Canada About an "Elections" Agency -

Georgia legislators exploring ranked-choice voting -

Study: Private equity firms buying newspapers cut local news -

How a News Voucher System Could Revitalize American Journalism -

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