Democracy Happy Hour—November 9, 2022

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Upcoming Democracy Happy Hour Topics:

  • Nov 16 – Creating an Inter-Movement "Generative Change" Community to Save & Strengthen Our Democratic Republic with Walter Roberts & Caleb Christen
  • Nov 23 – NO Democracy Happy Hour this week - Holiday Break
  • Nov 30 – Share your favorite democracy themed book or documentary

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Midterm Election Report Links:


Democracy in the News Links:

Remarks by President Biden on Standing up for Democracy – Nov 2nd - https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/speeches-remarks/2022/11/03/remarks-by-president-biden-on-standing-up-for-democracy/

Midterms Live Updates: After Red Wave ‘Didn’t Happen,’ Biden Says Re-election Decision Will Come Next Year - https://www.nytimes.com/live/2022/11/09/us/election-updates-results#here-are-the-latest-results-from-the-pivotal-midterm-elections

VIDEO: President Biden News Conference on Midterm Election Results – Nov 9th - https://www.c-span.org/video/?524153-1/president-biden-calls-midterm-elections-results-good-day-democracy

As Trump Prepares to Announce White House Run, He Tells Iowa Crowd to ‘Get Ready’ - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/04/us/politics/trump-campaign-2024.html

DOJ mulling potential special counsel if Trump runs in 2024 - https://www.cnn.com/2022/11/03/politics/doj-trump-investigation-expansion-special-counsel/

Report says Trump lawyers who fought election results saw Justice Thomas as key to success - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/report-says-trump-lawyers-who-fought-election-results-saw-justice-thomas-as-key-to-success

Lawyers Who Advanced Trump’s Election Challenges Return for Midterms - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/02/us/politics/election-lawyers-trump-midterms.html

Republicans sue to disqualify thousands of mail ballots in swing states - https://www.washingtonpost.com/elections/2022/11/07/gop-sues-reject-mail-ballots/

GOP activists and candidates set stage to claim elections they lose are stolen - https://www.politico.com/news/2022/11/07/gop-activists-election-stolen-00065593

Republicans sue to disqualify thousands of mail ballots in swing states - https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/nation-politics/republicans-sue-to-disqualify-thousands-of-mail-ballots-in-swing-states/

Avalanche of early lawsuits could pave way for disputes over Tuesday’s election results - https://www.cnn.com/2022/11/07/politics/election-lawsuits-midterms-challenges/index.html

Biggest surge of misinformation may arrive after Election Day, researchers say - https://www.seattletimes.com/business/biggest-surge-of-misinformation-may-arrive-after-election-day-researchers-say/

Brackeen v. Haaland - https://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/brackeen-v-haaland/

Race Question in Supreme Court Adoption Case Unnerves Tribes - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/07/health/native-american-adoption-icwa.html

A controversial election theory at the Supreme Court is tied to a disputed document - https://www.npr.org/2022/11/03/1130711272/supreme-court-independent-state-legislature-theory-elections-pinckney-plan

Supreme Court Case on State Legislatures Could Open Litigation Floodgates - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/07/us/supreme-court-independent-state-legislature.html

U.S. judiciary launches online database of judges' financial disclosures - https://www.reuters.com/legal/government/us-judiciary-launches-online-database-judges-financial-disclosures-2022-11-07/

Total cost of 2022 state and federal elections projected to exceed $16.7 billion - https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2022/11/total-cost-of-2022-state-and-federal-elections-projected-to-exceed-16-7-billion/

Fueled by Billionaires, Political Spending Shatters Records Again - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/03/us/politics/midterm-money-billionaires.html

Billionaire Money in the 2022 Election - https://americansfortaxfairness.org/issue/report-billionaire-money-2022-election/

Out-of-State Money Is Flooding Midterm Races — and Drowning Out Local Issues - https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2022-midterm-election-campaign-finance/

Money is pouring into state judicial campaigns this year - https://www.npr.org/2022/11/05/1134514218/money-is-pouring-into-state-judicial-campaigns-this-year

Where money is gushing into WA Legislature elections — and why - https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/where-money-is-gushing-into-wa-state-legislature-elections-and-why/

Four big companies pour money into Washington’s elections - https://www.seattletimes.com/business/wa-companies-pour-hedged-support-for-state-midterm-candidates-pacs/

Joe Manchin tells CEOs it's 'foolish' for them to give money to political candidates while 'asking nothing in return' - https://www.businessinsider.com/joe-manchin-ceos-foolish-give-money-nothing-in-return-2022-11

Even in States Where Legislators Earn More, Economic Diversity in the State House Remains Elusive - https://observer.com/2022/11/even-in-states-where-legislators-earn-more-economic-diversity-in-the-state-house-remains-elusive/

The FEC Isn’t Enforcing the Law. Does It Even Matter? - https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2022/11/the-fec-isnt-enforcing-the-law-does-it-even-matter/

Worries Grow That TikTok Is New Home for Manipulated Video and Photos - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/04/technology/tiktok-deepfakes-disinformation.html/

How to avoid falling for and spreading misinformation online - https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/02/24/tips-avoid-misinformation-ukraine-2/

Council for Responsible Social Media - https://issueone.org/projects/council-for-responsible-social-media/

Seattle Redistricting – Final map adopted by commission on Nov 8th - https://davesredistricting.org/maps#viewmap::4f892594-3e4c-4572-8397-09316e7e97bb

Pacific Northwest leading the nation on political reform - https://democracysos.substack.com/p/pacific-northwest-leading-the-nation


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