Democracy Happy Hour – October 5, 2022

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Democracy Happy Hour, October 5, 2022 - Meeting Recordings & Chat File:

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Upcoming Topics:

  • Oct 12 - Ranked-Choice Voting on the Ballot w/ FairVote WA
  • Oct 19 - Jim Crow Laws: Past & Present
  • Oct 26 - Jan 6 Committee Review

ACTIONS & EVENTS:

Seattle Redistricting:

Ranked Choice Voting on the ballot in Washington State:

The Lobbying Revolving Door Links:

Democracy in the News Links:

Oath Keepers sedition trial: Secret recordings played to jury reveal plans for Jan 6 ‘fight’ - https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/oath-keepers-trial-live-news-stewart-rhodes-b2195304.html

 

Prosecutors outline alleged Jan. 6 plotting - https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2022/10/03/oath-keepers-trial-live-updates/

 

Seditious conspiracy - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seditious_conspiracy#:~:text=Eleven%20members%20of%20the%20Oath,presidential%20transition%20of%20Joe%20Biden.

 

Trump Asks Supreme Court to Intervene in Review of Mar-a-Lago Records - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/10/04/us/supreme-court-trump-documents.html

 

Judge rules Trump lawyers don’t have to clarify Mar-a-Lago document claims - https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2022/09/29/cannon-dearie-trump-documents-classified/

 

In Trump White House, classified records routinely mishandled, aides say - https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2022/10/04/trump-classified-documents-meadows/

 

Trump files $475 million defamation lawsuit against CNN - https://www.seattletimes.com/entertainment/trump-files-475-million-defamation-lawsuit-against-cnn/

 

Jan. 6 hearing likely on Oct. 13 after Hurricane Ian postponement - https://www.nbcnews.com/video/jan-6-hearing-likely-on-oct-13-after-hurricane-ian-postponement-149792325540

 

Ginni Thomas falsely asserts to Jan. 6 panel that election was stolen, chairman says - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/09/29/ginni-thomas-jan6-election/

 

They Legitimized the Myth of a Stolen Election — and Reaped the Rewards - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/10/03/us/politics/republican-election-objectors.html

 

Your Guide to All 35 States Deciding Their Next Secretary of State - https://boltsmag.org/guide-to-2022-secretary-of-state-elections/

 

U.S. Warns of Security Threats Ahead of Midterm Elections - https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-warns-of-security-threats-ahead-of-midterm-elections-11664826276

 

Election workers to be trained to deal with violence at polls as midterms approach - https://www.cnn.com/2022/09/30/politics/election-officials-security-violence-midterm-elections/index.html

 

Election officials confront a new problem: Whether they can trust their own poll workers - https://www.politico.com/news/2022/10/04/poll-workers-sow-doubt-midterms-00060103

 

Activists Flood Election Offices With Challenges - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/28/us/politics/election-activists-voter-challenges.html

 

How election conspiracies cast a shadow over GOP, WA midterms - https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/election-deniers-spread-fraud-allegations-in-wa-and-find-a-receptive-audience/

 

Democracy is on the ballot in nine states this fall - https://thefulcrum.us/ballot-initiative-2022

 

Will challenges to voter rolls hamstring Georgia’s election system? - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/oct/05/georgia-voter-suppression-registration-challenges

 

Federal judge upholds Georgia election law in challenge brought by Abrams - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/10/01/stacey-abrams-georgia-voting-laws/

 

Michigan judge drops charges against 7 ex-state and city officials in Flint water crisis - https://www.reuters.com/legal/michigan-judge-drops-charges-against-7-ex-state-city-officials-flint-water-2022-10-04/

 

NC Supreme Court hears voter ID case - https://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2022/10/04/nc-supreme-court-hears-voter-id-case/#sthash.BBG6Vtxo.iY6NyQYE.dpbs

 

In a Stately Ceremony, Supreme Court Welcomes Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/30/us/ketanji-brown-jackson-supreme-court-investiture.html

 

Supreme Court keeping live audio as it opens again to public - https://apnews.com/article/voting-rights-ketanji-brown-jackson-us-supreme-court-health-government-and-politics-95a7d5f6996c25258d9f0d3017ca7405

 

SCOTUS Argument Audio - https://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/argument_audio/2022

 

As New Term Starts, Supreme Court Is Poised to Resume Rightward Push - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/10/02/us/conservative-supreme-court-legitimacy.html

 

Supreme Court Trust, Job Approval at Historical Lows - https://news.gallup.com/poll/402044/supreme-court-trust-job-approval-historical-lows.aspx

 

Supreme Court debates narrowing protections in Clean Water Act - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/10/03/supreme-court-clean-water-act/

 

Supreme Court to hear 2 cases with major implications for 2024 - https://www.politico.com/news/2022/09/29/supreme-court-2024-election-cases-00059380

 

Black representation in Alabama tested before Supreme Court - https://apnews.com/article/voting-rights-2022-midterm-elections-us-supreme-court-health-951245afb2827282e9c340417ca02375

 

Alabama Congressional Redistricting Challenge (SCOTUS) - https://www.democracydocket.com/cases/alabama-congressional-redistricting-challenge-scotus/

 

Supreme Court Leans Toward Alabama in Voting Rights Dispute - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/10/04/us/alabama-supreme-court-voting-rights-act.html

 

The Supreme Court Is On The Verge Of Killing The Voting Rights Act - https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/supreme-court-kill-voting-rights-act/

 

There Is Absolutely Nothing to Support the ‘Independent State Legislature’ Theory - https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2022/10/moore-v-harper-independent-legislature-theory-supreme-court/671625/

 

U.S. Supreme Court rejects challenge to Pennsylvania electoral map - https://www.reuters.com/legal/us-supreme-court-rejects-challenge-pennsylvania-electoral-map-2022-10-03/

 

U.S. Supreme Court to decide if employers can sue unions over vandalism - https://www.reuters.com/legal/government/us-supreme-court-decide-if-employers-can-sue-unions-over-vandalism-2022-10-03/

 

The Supreme Court Might Be on the Brink of Making Corruption Easier—Again - https://newrepublic.com/article/167949/supreme-court-corruption-percoco

 

The Onion files Supreme Court amicus brief defending the right to parody - https://www.washingtonpost.com/media/2022/10/04/onion-amicus-brief-supreme-court-anthony-novak/


How the Supreme Court could change the internet as we know it - https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/supreme-court-change-internet-know-rcna50490

 

Supreme Court takes case on content policing: Here's how a Section 230 ruling could impact social media - https://abcnews.go.com/Business/supreme-court-takes-case-content-policing-impact-social/story?id=90933115

 

HOW AMAZON, GOOGLE, AND FACEBOOK HELPED FUND THE CAMPAIGN TO OVERTURN ROE - https://theintercept.com/2022/10/01/roe-amazon-google-facebook-independent-womens-forum/

 

Justices shield spouses’ work from potential conflict of interest disclosures - https://www.politico.com/news/2022/09/29/justices-spouses-conflict-of-interest-disclosures-00059549

 

Even more companies that pledged not to give to 'sedition caucus' have reversed course - https://finance.yahoo.com/news/even-more-companies-give-to-sedition-caucus-170717866.html

 

Corporations have given $40 million to the Sedition Caucus - https://www.citizensforethics.org/reports-investigations/crew-reports/corporations-have-given-40-million-to-the-sedition-caucus/

 

Millions Pour Into Group Working to Keep Democrats’ House Majority - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/10/04/us/politics/nancy-pelosi-democrats-house-majority.html

 

Outside dollars help Republican U.S. Senate candidates close financial gap with Democrats - https://www.reuters.com/world/us/outside-allies-help-republican-us-senate-candidates-close-gap-with-democrats-2022-10-04/

 

Banning Congress From Trading Stocks Is Massively Popular. So Why Are Top Democrats Stalling? - https://inthesetimes.com/article/congress-democrats-stocks-midterms

 

Youth Voter Registration Has Surpassed 2018 Levels in Many States, but It's Lagging for the Youngest Voters - https://circle.tufts.edu/latest-research/youth-voter-registration-has-surpassed-2018-levels-many-states-its-lagging-youngest

 

Supporting Young People on their Path to Running for Office - https://circle.tufts.edu/latest-research/running-for-office

 

Italy’s election backfires using US-style voting - https://democracysos.substack.com/p/italys-election-backfires-from-using

 

Poll: Portland Voters Strongly Support Ranked Choice Voting, Multi-Member Districts - https://www.colororegon.org/blog/survey-portland-charter-reform-3-23-2022

 

How one campaign ad actually *reduced* partisan animosity - https://yello.substack.com/p/how-one-campaign-ad-actually-reduced

 

Build a personalized democracy toolkit to get ready for the midterms - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/interactive/2022/democracy-toolkit-midterm-elections-2022/

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