Democracy Happy Hour - Oct. 28, 2020

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This Week's Theme: Early Election Turnout

Fix Democracy First hosts a weekly Democracy Happy Hour on Wednesdays @ 5-6pm PT. Grab a drink and join us and  learn about the latest democracy efforts, challenges, solutions, as well upcoming events and actions.

Recording from Wednesday, October 28th 2020:

Article & Report Links:

2020 election to cost $14 billion, blowing away spending records - https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2020/10/cost-of-2020-election-14billion-update

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Individuals to Key Administration Posts at FEC - https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/president-donald-j-trump-announces-intent-nominate-individuals-key-administration-posts-102820/

Disinformation: Remain calm and do not spread - https://thefulcrum.us/election-dissection/disinformation-2648501964

Amid USPS delays, election experts and campaigns weigh in: Don’t mail your ballot - https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/10/27/usps-delays-election-day/

Millions of voters will be very sore losers, either way, poll shows - https://thefulcrum.us/voting/accepting-the-results-of-elections

Voters favor accuracy over speed on election night — and fear violence after - https://thefulcrum.us/big-picture/vote-counting-2648535085

Why the risk of election violence is high - https://www.brookings.edu/blog/fixgov/2020/10/27/why-the-risk-of-election-violence-is-high/

AP - COUNTING THE VOTE - https://www.ap.org/en-us/topics/politics/elections/counting-the-vote

When we’ll find out election results: Here’s what we know about swing states, ballot counting and more - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/10/26/timing-election-results/

Washington vote-by-mail system earns perfect score in new ranking - https://www.seattlepi.com/local/seattlenews/article/washington-vote-by-mail-secure-election-ranking-15670990.php

Why Washingtonians deserve a closer look at their democracy - https://crosscut.com/inside-crosscut/2020/10/why-washingtonians-deserve-closer-look-their-democracy

Latest in Washington State of Democracy - https://crosscut.com/washington-state-democracy

Jail inmates can vote in Washington — but they may not know it - https://crosscut.com/news/2020/10/jail-inmates-can-vote-washington-they-may-not-know-it

WA STATE - PROCLAMATION BY THE GOVERNOR on VOTING - https://www.governor.wa.gov/sites/default/files/proclamations/proc_20-75.pdf

Open Resources for Upholding our Democracy - https://www.newamerica.org/digital-impact-governance-initiative/blog/open-resources-upholding-our-democracy/

National Task Force on Election Crisis - https://www.electiontaskforce.org/

Early Voting Links:

Prescription strength “voting” video from Millennial Politics @MillenPolitics - https://twitter.com/MillenPolitics/status/1313970492630593537

Early-voting surge scrambles Election Day expectations as some states gallop toward 2016 turnout levels - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/early-vote-2020-election/2020/10/27/ce31f7ba-17b2-11eb-82db-60b15c874105_story.html

The U.S. has hit 133% of total 2016 early voting - https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/elections/early-voting-numbers-so-far/

2020 General Election Early Vote Statistics - https://electproject.github.io/Early-Vote-2020G/index.html

WA SOS Ballot Return Statistics - https://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/research/ballot-return-statistics.aspx

WA Voter Portal - http://vote.wa.gov/

Citizen University’s Guide to Gathering on Election Night - https://sites.google.com/citizenuniversity.us/gathering-guide/explore-the-guide

 

FDF Actions, Events & Links:

Protect the Results & Count Every Vote - Washington State – VIRTUAL RALLY – November 4th @ 5-7 pm – Register @: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAsf-iupj8uHtH_wAl6J0fCyr-ClgumC8Te

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