Democracy Happy Hour – October 19, 2022

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Judge: Trump signed court document that knowingly included false voter fraud stats - https://www.politico.com/news/2022/10/19/judge-trump-signed-court-document-that-knowingly-included-false-voter-fraud-stats-00062577

 

Supreme Court Rejects Trump Request to Intervene in Documents Case - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/10/13/us/politics/trump-supreme-court.html

 

Trump worker told FBI about moving Mar-a-Lago boxes on ex-president’s orders - https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2022/10/12/maralago-witness-trump-boxes-moved/

 

Over 370 Republican Candidates Have Cast Doubt on the 2020 Election - https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2022/10/13/us/politics/republican-candidates-2020-election-misinformation.html

 

Democracy on the ballot—How many election deniers are on the ballot in November and what is their likelihood of success? - https://www.brookings.edu/blog/fixgov/2022/10/07/democracy-on-the-ballot-how-many-election-deniers-are-on-the-ballot-in-november-and-what-is-their-likelihood-of-success/

 

'Stop the steal' supporters train thousands of U.S. poll observers - https://www.reuters.com/world/us/stop-steal-supporters-train-thousands-us-poll-observers-2022-10-13/

 

Right-Wing Leaders Mobilize Corps of Election Activists - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/10/17/us/politics/midterm-elections-challenges.html

 

Election workers in battleground states faced onslaught of malicious emails, researchers say - https://www.cyberscoop.com/election-phishing-emails-arizona-pennsylvania/

 

U.S. security officials worry about homegrown election threats - https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-security-officials-worry-about-homegrown-election-threats-2022-10-17/

 

Ballot measures in at least eight states will set ground rules for future elections - https://www.cnn.com/2022/10/18/politics/ballot-measures-future-elections-ctzn/index.html

 

Mail Voting: States Trending in Opposite Directions Ahead of 2022 Midterms - https://votingrightslab.org/vbm-changes-2022/

 

Poll: Majority of Voters Confident Midterms Will Be Conducted Fairly, with Reliable Results - https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/analysis-opinion/poll-majority-voters-confident-midterms-will-be-conducted-fairly-reliable

 

These elections "are the most important in our lifetime": Democracy advocate on America's choice - https://www.salon.com/2022/10/18/these-are-the-most-important-in-our-lifetime-democracy-advocate-on-americas-choice/

 

State Supreme Court Races: Big Issues, Big Money - https://www.governing.com/now/state-supreme-court-races-big-issues-big-money

 

Supreme Court case could halt civil rights lawsuits by nursing home patients - https://iowacapitaldispatch.com/2022/10/13/indiana-case-now-at-the-supreme-court-could-impact-millions-of-vulnerable-americans/

 

Indiana case before U.S. Supreme Court could help red states defund Planned Parenthood - https://www.indystar.com/story/news/2022/10/17/supreme-court-case-could-help-red-states-defund-planned-parenthood/69563831007/

 

Ohio Republicans take fight over congressional district map to the U.S. Supreme Court - https://www.wvxu.org/politics/2022-10-16/ohio-republicans-take-fight-over-congressional-district-map-to-the-u-s-supreme-court

 

December argument session will feature divisive cases on election law, First Amendment -https://www.scotusblog.com/2022/10/december-argument-session-will-feature-divisive-cases-on-election-law-first-amendment/

 

Spread the Word About the Dangerous ‘Independent State Legislature Theory’ - https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/analysis-opinion/spread-word-about-dangerous-independent-state-legislature-theory

 

Why the Supreme Court is taking on so many politically divisive cases - https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/3683535-why-the-supreme-court-is-taking-on-so-many-politically-divisive-cases/

 

Leonard Leo Pushed the Courts Right. Now He’s Aiming at American Society. - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/10/12/us/politics/leonard-leo-courts-dark-money.html

 

Leonard Leo’s Network Is Increasingly Powerful. But It Is Not Easy to Define. - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/10/12/us/politics/leonard-leo-network.html

Democrats Are Outspending Republicans 2-To-1 To Hold Onto House - https://www.forbes.com/sites/saradorn/2022/10/12/democrats-are-outspending-republicans-2-1-to-hold-onto-house/

 

In Midterm TV Ad Wars, Sticker Shock Costs Republicans - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/10/13/us/politics/midterm-republican-ad-spending.html

 

 

How a McConnell-linked group is closing the ad spending gap with Democrats in key Senate races - https://www.cnn.com/2022/10/17/politics/senate-republican-super-pac-ad-spending/index.html

 

Meet the 10 biggest megadonors for the 2022 midterm elections - https://www.marketwatch.com/story/meet-the-10-biggest-megadonors-for-the-2022-midterm-elections-11665517736

 

Outside groups spent a midterm-record of $1.3 billion on 2022 federal elections. The election is still 25 days away. - https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2022/10/outside-groups-spent-a-midterm-record-of-1-3-billion-on-2022-federal-elections-the-election-is-still-25-days-away/

 

Ted Cruz reimbursed himself $555,000 after successfully challenging a political spending law at the Supreme Court - https://www.businessinsider.com/ted-cruz-campaign-funds-fec-supreme-court-corruption-2022-10

 

5 Ways Secret Money Makes Its Way into our Elections - https://campaignlegal.org/update/5-ways-secret-money-makes-its-way-our-elections

 

Federal judge blocks two campaign finance reforms in Illinois - https://www.courthousenews.com/federal-judge-blocks-two-campaign-finance-rules-in-illinois/

 

Corporations donated more than $35.6 million to election deniers - https://popular.info/p/corporations-donated-more-than-356

 

What Foreign Companies Give the Most Money to PACs? - https://finance.yahoo.com/news/foreign-companies-most-money-pacs-175705005.html

 

The Regulators of Facebook, Google and Amazon Also Invest in the Companies’ Stocks - https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-regulators-of-facebook-google-and-amazon-also-invest-in-the-companies-stocks-11665670207?mod=djemwhatsnews

 

Threat to Democracy? Start With Corruption, Many Voters Say - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/10/18/upshot/nyt-poll-threats-democracy.html

 

Poll: Most in US say misinformation spurs extremism, hate - https://apnews.com/article/religion-crime-social-media-race-and-ethnicity-05889f1f4076709c47fc9a18dbee818a

 

How TikTok ate the internet - https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/interactive/2022/tiktok-popularity/

 

Facebook whistleblower, former defense and intel officials form group to fix social media - https://www.cnbc.com/2022/10/12/council-for-responsible-social-media-features-haugen-gephardt-hagel-.html

 

Newspapers with a partisan aim filling the void of traditional media - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/10/14/newspapers-partisan-midterms/

 

How youth activists energized the right — and drove politics into madness - https://www.salon.com/2022/10/14/how-youth-activists-energized-the-right--and-drove-into-madness/

 

Truthtellers - A video series from a conservative perspective telling the truth about the 2020 election. - https://issueone.org/projects/truthtellers/

 

Truthtellers Ep. 6: "No Downside to Vote by Mail" - Truthtellers Ep. 6: "No Downside to Vote by Mail"

 

WA's secretary of state race is a special election — in more ways than one - https://crosscut.com/politics/2022/10/was-secretary-state-race-special-election-more-ways-one

 

Seattle voters to consider ‘approval voting’ vs. ‘ranked choice’ voting; here’s the difference - https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/seattle-voters-to-consider-approval-voting-vs-ranked-choice-voting-whats-the-difference/

 

Approval vs. ranked-choice voting: What's the difference? - https://crosscut.com/politics/2022/10/approval-vs-ranked-choice-voting-whats-difference

 

Battle in Seattle: RCV vs. Approval Voting this Nov. - https://democracysos.substack.com/p/battle-in-seattle-rcv-vs-approval

 

Don’t believe these 5 common myths about ranked-choice voting - https://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/dont-believe-these-5-common-myths-about-ranked-choice-voting/

 

Measure W Would Give Voters $100 to Use Toward Candidates of Their Choice - https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/east-bay/measure-w-oakland-democracy-dollars/3028451/

 

Organizing for collective impact: It takes an (inter-movement) community - https://thefulcrum.us/big-picture/Leadership/collective-impact-2378579

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