Democracy Happy Hour – June 8, 2022

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Democracy Happy Hour, June 8, 2022 - Meeting Recordings & Chat File:

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Upcoming Democracy Happy Hour topics:

  • June 15th – The Independent State Legislature Theory
  • June 22nd – Inadequacy of American Election Law & Impact on Upcoming Elections w/ Michael Otten & Peter Siris

Democracy in the News Links:

Proud Boys leader Tarrio, 4 lieutenants charged with seditious conspiracy -


Navarro Indicted as Justice Dept. Opts Not to Charge Meadows and Scavino -


Jan. 6 committee set to make its case public with prime-time hearings -


January 6 committee announces first prime time hearing will feature previously unseen material and witness testimony -


Trump on Trial: A Guide to the January 6 Hearings and the Question of Criminality - - FULL REPORT:


4 things to watch for in the prime-time Jan. 6 hearing -


Jan. 6 attack part of ‘extremely well-organized’ conspiracy, Cheney says -


Republicans who texted Meadows with urgent pleas on January 6 say Trump could have stopped the violence -


Top Trump White House lawyer in active talks with Jan. 6 committee to testify publicly -


Former acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen invited by January 6 committee to testify publicly -


One of the first officers injured on Jan. 6 will testify in public House hearing -


Trump’s Attorney General Barr Questioned by Jan. 6 Committee -


Before Jan. 6, Aide Warned Secret Service of Security Risk to Pence -


Trump call Jan. 6 to ‘walk down to the Capitol’ prompted Secret Service scramble -


Jan. 6 committee interviews head of Trump's Secret Service detail on day of Capitol attack -


Email reveals Trump campaign told fake electors in Georgia to use 'complete secrecy' -


US Justice Department could be zeroing in on Trump lawyers, experts say -


Inside the Capitol Cops’ Jan. 6 Blame Game -


How dark money fueled the Jan. 6 insurrection — and why we can't find it -


Trump mobilizing his MAGA allies to defend him ahead of January 6 hearings -


GOP divided over how to defend Trump ahead of first Jan. 6 hearing -


Trump election probe grand jury hears from Raffensperger -


In Races to Run Elections, Candidates Are Backed by Key 2020 Deniers -


The GOP drive to install thousands of poll workers sets off alarms -


How the Proud Boys Gripped the Miami-Dade Republican Party -


Michigan's GOP push to fight fake "voter fraud" gets upended by actual fraud -


Voting rights protections passed in New York legislature -


Washington ‘election integrity’ group and lawyer fined for meritless vote fraud lawsuit -


WA attorney general files bar complaint against Sequim lawyer over ‘frivolous’ election fraud case -


Florida Supreme Court backs DeSantis, diluting 370,000 Black votes across 4 GOP-leaning districts -


A federal judge blocks Louisiana’s congressional map, calling it a racial gerrymander. -


Republicans Have Secured Their Gerrymanders Through a War of Institutional Attrition -


A strategist’s war on GOP gerrymandering — could it decide legislative control for the next decade? -


A Broken Redistricting Process Winds Down, With No Repairs in Sight -


Supreme Court review could give state legislators more power in redistricting -


Supreme Court May Hear ‘800-Pound Gorilla’ of Election Law Cases -


The ‘Independent State Legislature Theory,’ Explained -


Supreme Court has 29 opinions remaining in one-month sprint to end controversial term -


The Supreme Court is about to rule on another scary voting rights case -


Supreme Court to decide whether businesses may refuse LGBTQ couples for same-sex wedding services -


Major corporations are going all in for Pride Month while also supporting anti-LGBTQ+ legislators -


Right-Wing Dark Money Is Coming for Reproductive Rights in Your State -


Gun industry group in Connecticut outpaces NRA in lobbying, hopes to protect access to semi-automatic weapons -


New debate over gun laws will test the gun lobby’s influence -


Meet the Gun Industry’s Revolving Door Lobbyists -


Crypto industry executives spend millions on political contributions as Washington weighs industry regulations -


Sam Bankman-Fried’s Multimillion-Dollar Game -


Layers of Lobbying: Federal and state lobbying trends in spending, representation and messaging -


“Toothless”: With stock trading ban stalled, lawmakers continue to violate “ridiculously weak law” -


Foreign Investor Electioneering Ban -


Primaries are getting more crowded with candidates, and that’s good news for extremists and bad news for voters -




Can Reforming Social Media Save American Democracy? -

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