Democracy Happy Hour – September 28, 2022

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Democracy Happy Hour, September 28, 2022 - Meeting Recordings & Chat File:

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Upcoming Topics:

  • Oct 5 - Jan 6 Committee Report Review (tentative)
  • Oct 12 - Ranked-Choice Voting on the Ballot

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Ranked Choice Voting in Washington State:

Seattle Supports Democracy Actions:

Next U.S. Supreme Court Session: What can we expect? Elections Links:

Democracy in the News Links:

 

Senate's Electoral Count Act reform heads for broad bipartisan vote - https://www.axios.com/2022/09/27/electoral-count-act-reform-senate-bill

 

Trump faces growing legal peril as he seeks to raise profile ahead of 2024 - https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2022/09/22/trump-legal-danger-investigations/

 

President Trump’s staggering record of uncharged crimes - https://www.citizensforethics.org/reports-investigations/crew-reports/president-trumps-staggering-record-of-uncharged-crimes/

 

Trump lawyers argue to limit White House aides’ testimony to Jan. 6 grand jury - https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2022/09/23/jan6-grand-jury-privilege-fight/

 

Roger Stone Promoted Violence, Then Sought Pardon After Jan. 6, Evidence Shows - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/27/us/jan-6-house-committee-delays-hearing.html

 

Virginia Thomas Agrees to Interview With Jan. 6 Panel - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/21/us/politics/virginia-thomas-jan-6-panel.html

 

Appeals Court Frees Justice Dept. to Use Sensitive Files Seized From Trump - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/21/us/politics/trump-classified-documents.html

 

Trump’s Declassification Defense Draws Skepticism From Judges - https://www.wsj.com/articles/trumps-declassification-defense-draws-skepticism-from-judges-11663868282

 

Trump says presidents can declassify docs ‘even by thinking about it’ - https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2022/09/22/trump-hannity-declassify-documents/

 

Georgia voting equipment breach at center of tangled tale - https://apnews.com/article/2022-midterm-elections-technology-lawsuits-donald-trump-voting-6a1324cc6cf45c95ca086a5c81617b15

 

“We Are Proud Boys”: Far-Right Gang Normalized Political Violence, Embraced by GOP as Legit Discourse - https://www.democracynow.org/2022/9/26/andy_campbell_we_are_proud_boys

 

MAGA and the "incels": Latest Jan. 6 arrests show how fascists target insecure young men - https://www.salon.com/2022/09/22/maga-and-the-incels-latest-jan-6-arrests-show-how-fascists-target-insecure-young-men/

 

As more states create election integrity units, Arizona is a cautionary tale - https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/2022/09/26/arizona-election-integrity-unit/

 

With U.S. Democracy Under Attack, Women Election Officials Hold the Front Lines - https://msmagazine.com/2022/09/20/women-election-security-officials-democracy-threat-attack/

 

False claims, threats fuel poll worker sign-ups for midterms - https://apnews.com/article/2022-midterm-elections-voting-georgia-presidential-atlanta-ebc76c8ae7217e8e7cc968311c53545f

 

Faces of Democracy How Our Elections Work and the Challenges Ahead - https://issueone.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Faces_of_Democracy_Final.pdf

 

With midterms looming, Georgia officials are grappling with challenges from election deniers - https://19thnews.org/2022/09/georgia-elections-voter-challenges/

 

Ballot measures on ballot measures—previewing five measures that could change the initiative process this year - https://news.ballotpedia.org/2022/09/21/ballot-measures-on-ballot-measures-previewing-five-measures-that-could-change-the-initiative-process-this-year/

 

Abortion looms over 2022 state ballots - https://www.axios.com/2022/09/22/abortion-five-state-ballot-roe

 

Arizona judge reinstates near-total abortion ban from 19th century - https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2022/09/24/arizona-abortion-law-judge-johnson-brnovich/

 

Judge Temporarily Suspends Indiana Abortion Ban - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/22/us/indiana-abortion-ban.html

 

More than 500 Michigan doctors agree to support lawsuit challenging abortion ban - https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/local/2022/09/22/more-than-500-michigan-doctors-agree-to-support-lawsuit-challenging-abortion-ban/

 

Florida appeals to Supreme Court over controversial social media law - https://www.axios.com/2022/09/21/florida-supreme-court-social-media-law

 

Grappling with public health impacts of Supreme Court decisions - https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/features/grappling-with-public-health-impacts-of-supreme-court-decisions/

 

Top State Judges Make a Rare Plea in a Momentous Supreme Court Election Case - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/26/us/politics/supreme-court-state-legislatures-elections.html

 

Fraudulent Document Cited in Supreme Court Bid to Torch Election Law - https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2022/09/15/fraudulent-document-supreme-court-bid-election-law-00056810

 

JOHN ROBERTS’S LONG GAME - Is this the end of the Voting Rights Act? - https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2022/10/john-roberts-supreme-court-voting-rights-act/671239/

 

House Democrats introduce bill to expand U.S. appeals courts - https://www.reuters.com/legal/government/house-democrats-introduce-bill-expand-us-appeals-courts-2022-09-22/

 

The American right’s future involves waging a 'religious battle' against the left, leaders say at a conservative conference - https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2022-election/american-rights-future-involves-waging-religious-battle-left-leaders-s-rcna48961

 

Senate Republicans block bill to require disclosure of ‘dark money’ donors - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/09/22/senate-republicans-campaign-finance/

 

2022 midterm election spending on track to top $9.3 billion - https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2022/09/2022-midterm-election-spending-on-track-to-top-9-3-billion/

 

Trump to unleash millions in the midterms in possible prelude to 2024 - https://www.politico.com/news/2022/09/23/trump-midterms-2024-pac-00058515

 

Alarm as Koch bankrolls dozens of election denier candidates - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/sep/23/koch-bankrolls-election-denier-candidates

 

Crypto-billionaire on massive political contributions: 'I want to do what's right for the country' - https://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/meetthepressblog/crypto-billionaire-massive-political-contributions-want-right-country-rcna49117

 

Secretary of State Races Turn Rowdy During the Homestretch - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/22/us/politics/secretary-of-state-races-midterms.html

 

Billionaire-backed legal group sues to block student loan forgiveness - https://popular.info/p/billionaire-backed-legal-group-sues

 

Inside the civil rights campaign to get Big Tech to fight the ‘big lie’ - https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/09/22/midterms-elections-social-media-civil-rights/

 

TikTok Bans Political Fund-Raising Ahead of Midterms - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/21/business/media/tiktok-ban-fund-raising-midterms.html

 

Interactive Election Monitoring Tool - https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/research-reports/interactive-election-monitoring-tool

 

2022 State Democracy Report Card - https://endcitizensunited.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/ECU_2022-State-Democracy-Report-Card-1.pdf

 

Ranked-choice voting worked well, state election officials say. So did Dominion voting machines - https://www.frontiersman.com/news/ranked-choice-voting-worked-well-state-election-officials-say-so-did-dominion-voting-machines/article_9037c660-3af6-11ed-a71f-e3e41064f548.html

 

When every Californian is a campaign donor - https://www.vcstar.com/story/opinion/readers/2022/09/22/when-every-californian-campaign-donor/8083042001/

 

Pocan Introduces Constitutional Amendment Guaranteeing Right to Vote - https://pocan.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/pocan-introduces-constitutional-amendment-guaranteeing-right-to-vote

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