Democracy Happy Hour - October 12, 2022

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Democracy Happy Hour, October 12, 2022 - Meeting Recordings & Chat File:

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Upcoming Topics:

  • Oct 19 - Jan 6 Investigation Review
  • Oct 26 - Voting Rights: From Jim Crow to Today
  • Nov 2 - The Midterms: What can we expect?
  • Nov 9 - Midterm Election Report  

ACTIONS & EVENTS:

Ranked Choice Voting on the ballot in Washington State:

Ranked-Choice Voting on the Ballot w/ FairVote WA Links:

Democracy in the News Links:

 

Jan. 6 Panel Reschedules Final Hearing as Key Questions Remain Unresolved - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/10/06/us/politics/jan-6-committee-hearing.html

 

Next Jan. 6 committee hearing will reveal ‘pretty surprising’ new material, Rep. Zoe Lofgren says - https://www.cnbc.com/2022/10/11/jan-6-trump-riot-house-probe-next-hearing-to-show-new-material.html

 

New evidence to show Trump was warned of violence on Jan. 6 - https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2022/10/12/new-evidence-show-trump-was-warned-violence-jan-6/

 

Lawyers Group Asks Court to Punish an Author of Trump Electors Scheme - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/10/12/us/politics/kenneth-chesebro-trump-fake-electors.html

 

Proud Boys leader pleads guilty to seditious conspiracy over Jan. 6 actions - https://www.politico.com/news/2022/10/06/proud-boys-leader-pleads-guilty-to-seditious-conspiracy-over-jan-6-actions-00060819

 

From Serbia to Roger Stone, Oath Keepers trial traces threads of alleged Jan. 6 plot - https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2022/10/08/oath-keepers-trial-stone-rhodes/

 

Oath Keepers Leader Urged Trump to Invoke the Insurrection Act - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/10/07/us/politics/oath-keepers-stewart-rhodes-trial-letter-trump.html

 

Justice Dept. Is Said to Believe Trump Has More Documents - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/10/06/us/politics/trump-white-house-documents-lawyers.html

 

How Trump Deflected Demands for Documents, Enmeshing Aides - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/10/08/us/politics/trump-documents-lawyers.html

 

Government Classification and the Mar-a-Lago Documents - https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/research-reports/government-classification-and-mar-lago-documents

 

After Mar-a-Lago Search, Talk of ‘Civil War’ Is Flaring Online - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/10/05/us/politics/civil-war-social-media-trump.html

 

Atlanta district attorney seeks testimony from Flynn and Gingrich - https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2022/10/07/atlanta-da-seeks-testimony-flynn-gingrich/

 

Former White House aide cooperating with investigation of Trump effort to overturn election results - https://www.cnn.com/2022/10/10/politics/cassidy-hutchinson-cooperation-trump-investigation

 

Fulton County prosecutor investigating Trump aims for indictments as soon as December - https://www.cnn.com/2022/10/06/politics/fani-willis-georgia-prosecutor-trump-indictments-december/index.html

 

A majority of GOP nominees deny or question the 2020 election results - https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2022/10/06/elections-deniers-midterm-elections-2022/

 

Nearly 40 percent of Republicans will blame election fraud if GOP doesn’t win Congress: poll - https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/3681072-40-percent-of-republicans-will-blame-election-fraud-if-gop-doesnt-win-congress-poll/

 

Where Republican election deniers are on the ballot near you - https://www.washingtonpost.com/elections/interactive/2022/election-deniers-running-for-office-elections-2022/

 

THE ACTIVIST NETWORK ERODING TRUST IN DEMOCRATIC ELECTIONS - https://www.americanoversight.org/investigation/the-activist-network-eroding-trust-in-democratic-elections

 

Election Workers Face an Obstacle Course to Reach the Midterms - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/10/06/us/election-workers-midterms-polls.html

 

RNC seizes on political affiliations of poll workers in swing states - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/10/07/rnc-poll-workers/

 

Election officials largely reject voter eligibility challenges under Georgia’s new election law - https://www.gpb.org/news/2022/10/11/election-officials-largely-reject-voter-eligibility-challenges-under-georgias-new

 

Ohio to hire election investigators to tackle 'crisis of confidence' - https://www.dispatch.com/story/news/politics/elections/2022/10/05/ohio-election-integrity-unit-launches-despite-voter-fraud-rarity/69536954007/

 

Texas Election Officials Are Fighting an Endless Battle With “Stop the Steal” Activists - https://www.texasmonthly.com/news-politics/texas-election-poll-workers-battle-activists/

 

PNW voter education efforts aim to combat election fraud claims - https://crosscut.com/politics/2022/10/pnw-voter-education-efforts-aim-combat-election-fraud-claims

 

Gerrymandering, signature rejections dilute Latino vote in Washington state - https://publicintegrity.org/politics/elections/who-counts/gerrymandering-signature-rejections-dilute-latino-vote-in-washington-state/

 

Redistricting commissions draw fairer districts than politicians do - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/09/27/gerrymandering-redistricting-midterms/

 

Voting Laws Roundup: October 2022 - https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/research-reports/voting-laws-roundup-october-2022

 

Is vote by mail constitutional? As election looms, the Delaware Supreme Court will decide - https://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/politics/2022/10/07/delaware-supreme-court-vote-by-mail-constitutional-arguments/69544610007/

 

Montana Court Strikes Down Three Voter Suppression Laws in Win for Voters - https://www.democracydocket.com/news-alerts/montana-court-strikes-down-three-voter-suppression-laws-in-win-for-voters/

 

Supreme Court of the United States - https://www.supremecourt.gov/

 

U.S. Supreme Court rebuffs fetal personhood appeal - https://www.reuters.com/legal/us-supreme-court-rebuffs-fetal-personhood-appeal-2022-10-11/

 

U.S. Supreme Court backs Republican in Pennsylvania ballots case - https://www.reuters.com/legal/us-supreme-court-backs-republican-pennsylvania-ballots-case-2022-10-11/

 

Supreme Court allows extreme racial gerrymandering to stand in Louisiana - https://publicintegrity.org/politics/elections/who-counts/supreme-court-allows-extreme-racial-gerrymandering-to-stand-in-louisiana/

 

How the Supreme Court’s New Gerrymandering Case Threatens the Voting Rights Act - https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/research-reports/how-supreme-courts-new-gerrymandering-case-threatens-voting-rights-act

 

Why Little-Noticed State Legislative Races Could Be Hugely Consequential - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/10/10/us/politics/supreme-court-state-legislature-elections.html

 

Who Protects Your Vote? The 'Independent State Legislature Theory,' Explained - Who Protects Your Vote? The 'Independent State Legislature Theory,' Explained

 

Supreme Court poised to rewrite how social media confronts disinformation - https://www.cyberscoop.com/supreme-court-social-media-disinformation/

 

Supreme Court's liability case could scramble the online world - https://www.axios.com/2022/10/06/supreme-courts-liability-case-could-scramble-the-online-world

 

Democratic fundraising skyrockets in key Senate races - https://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/meetthepressblog/democratic-fundraising-skyrockets-key-senate-races-rcna51059

 

New Trump super PAC makes first midterm ad buys - https://www.politico.com/news/2022/10/06/trump-super-pac-pennsylvania-ohio-00060783

 

Meet The Billionaires Funding The Battle For Control Of The House Of Representatives - https://www.forbes.com/sites/mattdurot/article/meet-the-billionaires-funding-the-battle-for-control-of-the-house-of-representatives/?sh=243933a24c9f

 

Who’s Bankrolling Election Deniers? - https://issueone.org/articles/whos-bankrolling-election-deniers/

 

Tech Billionaire Larry Ellison’s Record Political Giving Funds Election Deniers In Midterms - https://www.forbes.com/sites/mattdurot/2022/10/12/tech-billionaire-larry-ellisons-record-political-giving-funds-election-deniers-in-midterms/?sh=782441d52934

 

Where state lobbying spending is growing the fastest - https://pluribusnews.com/news-and-events/where-state-lobbying-spending-is-growing-the-fastest/#

 

Layers of Lobbying: An examination of 2021 state and federal lobbying from K Street to Main Street - https://www.opensecrets.org/news/reports/layers-of-lobbying/state-and-federal-lobbying

 

Federal Officials Trade Stock in Companies Their Agencies Oversee - https://www.wsj.com/articles/government-officials-invest-in-companies-their-agencies-oversee-11665489653

 

The Most Toxic Politicians Are Dragging Us to Hell With Emails and Texts - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/10/06/opinion/small-dollar-donations-online.html

 

Judge: Facebook intentionally violated WA campaign finance law 822 times - https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/judge-facebook-intentionally-violated-wa-campaign-finance-law-822-times/

 

Elon Musk could return Donald Trump to Twitter before the mid-terms, boosting the chances of post-election chaos - https://www.businessinsider.com/elon-musk-reinstate-trump-twitter-purchase-midterm-election-chaos-2022-10

 

Conflict Flairs Over Equity in Redistricting, Billionaire-Backed Election Reform Campaign Tops $500,000 - https://publicola.com/2022/10/10/conflict-flares-over-equity-in-redistricting-billionaire-backed-election-reform-campaign-tops-500000/

 

Report: 120 congressional, statewide candidates won primaries with less than a majority - https://thefulcrum.us/plurality-voting

 

Nevada and 9 cities and counties to consider ranked-choice voting in November - https://thefulcrum.us/ranked-choice-voting-nevada

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