Democracy Happy Hour - September 30, 2020

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This week: Election Scenarios: What if?

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.

Click here to view the recording from Wednesday, September 30, 2020

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Article & Report Links:

Democracy's challenges pushed to new depths by a shambolic debate - https://thefulcrum.us/presidential-debate

Early surge of Democratic mail voting sparks worry inside GOP - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/gop-mail-ballots/2020/09/29/131a06fc-0263-11eb-b7ed-141dd88560ea_story.html

In North Carolina, Black Voters’ Mail Ballots Most Likely To Be Rejected — By Far - https://www.nationalmemo.com/in-north-carolina-black-voters-mail-ballots-most-likely-to-be-rejected-by-far

Judge orders paper-based fix for excessive voting lines in Georgia - https://thefulcrum.us/georgia-voting-paper-trail

Voters prepared for delay in election results, poll finds - https://thefulcrum.us/voting/election-results-2020

Postal Service workers quietly resist DeJoy’s changes with eye on election - https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/09/29/usps-workers-election-mail/

REPORT: Coney Barrett Sided with Corporations Over People 76% of the Time - https://www.accountable.us/news/report-coney-barrett-sided-with-corporations-over-people-76-of-the-time/

Statement in Support of the Protecting Our Democracy Act - https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/research-reports/statement-support-protecting-our-democracy-act

Summary of Election-Related Ballot Measures for the November ballot - https://www.nonprofitvote.org/democracy-ballot-measures-2020/

Taiwan’s Crowdsourced Democracy Shows Us How to Fix Social Media - How hackers taught the government to embrace division-resistant politics. - https://wearenotdivided.reasonstobecheerful.world/taiwan-g0v-hackers-technology-digital-democracy/?fbclid=IwAR3PhP0m_Tp7Yw4nYmn9BmQkRfH-Ma98Yale2vAzpmYY1uSvxqx5VPJXV2M

Polis - https://pol.is/home

Disinformation in Local Elections: How to spot it and what you can do - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/disinformation-in-local-elections-how-to-spot-it-and-what-you-can-do-tickets-121778561957?aff=email&ac_cid=DM291135&ac_bid=-1935041914

Social Justice Film Festival -Voting Matters Live Panel - https://www.socialjusticefilmfestival.org/event/voting-matters-live-panel/

 

Election Scenario Links:

The Election That Could Break America - If the vote is close, Donald Trump could easily throw the election into chaos and subvert the result. Who will stop him? - https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2020/11/what-if-trump-refuses-concede/616424/

What’s the worst that could happen? The election will likely spark violence — and a constitutional crisis - https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2020/09/03/trump-stay-in-office/?arc404=true

The 10 Scariest Election Scenarios, Ranked - https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/08/election-nightmares-experts.html

Former Clinton adviser outlines top election scenarios - https://www.axios.com/doug-sosnik-election-scenarios-abea529d-8c35-4360-abf4-689968968fca.html

Trump Supporters Disrupt Early Voting in Virginia - https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/19/us/politics/trump-supporters-early-voting-virginia.html?auth=login-google

Choose Democracy Pledge - https://choosedemocracy.us/

10 Things You Need to Know to Stop a Coup - https://choosedemocracy.us/prepare/#.X3UCQtVKHbg

Hold the Line – A guide to defending democracy - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1J_9qWY5Oyk0NndSqzFVcGDbPDIMnccnsuRd34Vt0paE/preview?pru=AAABdQUdXg8*99GWCk0ikhUTzyZ4RRiOJw

Preventing a Disrupted Presidential Election and Transition - https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/7013152/Preventing-a-Disrupted-Presidential-Election-and.pdf

How to Beat an Election-Related Power Grab - A two-session national workshop led by George Lakey & Zein Nakhoda - https://choosedemocracy.us/training/#.X3UCw9VKHbh

FDF Events & Links:  

Democracy Happy Hours – Upcoming Topics:

  • 10/7 - Representation: Who's Really Represented?
  • 10/14 - Ballot Initiatives: The Pros & Cons
  • 10/21 - Civil Justice & Democracy
  • 10/28 - Early Voting Updates: How is it going?

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