Democracy Happy Hour – September 7, 2022

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Upcoming Topics:

  • Sept 14 - Minority Rule: How did we get here?
  • Sept 21 - Benefits & Types of Public Funding for Elections
  • Sept 28 - Next U.S. Supreme Court Session: What can we expect?

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Spokane civil rights activist Sandy Williams was aboard plane that crashed in Puget Sound - https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2022/sep/05/spokane-civil-rights-activist-sandy-williams-was-a/

 

Biden Warns That American Values Are Under Assault by Trump-Led Extremism - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/01/us/politics/biden-speech-trump-maga.html

 

Historian of Radical Right: Biden Is Correct, Trump Poses Existential Threat to Future of Democracy - https://www.democracynow.org/2022/9/2/biden_speech_maga_trump_democracy

 

Material on foreign nation’s nuclear capabilities seized at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago - https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2022/09/06/trump-nuclear-documents/

 

F.B.I. Found 48 Empty Folders That Had Contained Classified Documents at Trump’s Home - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/02/us/politics/trump-fbi-folders-classified.html

 

Obstruction now a major focus in Trump documents probe - https://apnews.com/article/florida-donald-trump-mar-a-lago-government-and-politics-05541b18c364a484891f2b3076bf1847

 

Judge Grants Trump’s Request for Special Master to Review Mar-a-Lago Documents - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/05/us/politics/trump-special-master.html

 

‘Deeply Problematic’: Experts Question Judge’s Intervention in Trump Inquiry - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/05/us/trump-special-master-aileen-cannon.html

 

Judge Unseats Official Who Trespassed at Capitol on Jan. 6 - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/06/us/politics/jan-6-griffin-insurrection.html

 

Lawmaker on Jan. 6 probe panel expects Mike Pence to testify voluntarily - https://www.reuters.com/world/us/lawmaker-jan-6-probe-panel-expects-mike-pence-testify-voluntarily-2022-09-04/

 

Jan. 6 select panel asks Newt Gingrich to testify - https://www.politico.com/news/2022/09/01/jan-6-select-panel-asks-newt-gingrich-to-testify-00054594

 

Trump says he's 'financially supporting' January 6 defendants and will look 'very favorably' about full pardons if he wins the 2024 election - https://www.businessinsider.com/donald-trump-says-hes-financially-supporting-january-6-defendants-2022-9

 

Ginni Thomas pressed Wisconsin lawmakers to overturn Biden’s 2020 victory - https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/2022/09/01/ginni-thomas-wisconsin-bernier-tauchen/

 

They Were at the Capitol on Jan. 6. Now They’re Running for Congress. - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/02/us/politics/jan-6-congress.html

 

More Than 1 In 2 Americans Will Have An Election Denier On The Ballot This Fall - https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/republicans-trump-election-fraud/

 

Elected officials, police chiefs on leaked Oath Keepers list - https://apnews.com/article/oath-keepers-leaked-membership-rolls-2ca4195ed3a10e45dd189bf98f3e5a26

 

Cameras, Plexiglass, Fireproofing: Election Officials Beef Up Security - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/06/us/politics/midterms-elections-threats-security.html

 

Are elections in WA safe from cybersecurity attacks and misinformation? Here’s what experts say - https://www.theolympian.com/news/politics-government/election/article264968899.html

 

Who Certifies Elections in the U.S. and Abroad? - https://electionreformers.org/who-certifies-elections-in-the-u-s-and-abroad/

 

The midterm elections need workers. Teens, veterans and lawyers are stepping up - https://www.npr.org/2022/09/07/1120065844/midterms-elections-poll-worker-shortage-recruitment


Explainer: How new U.S. laws could trip up voters this November - https://www.reuters.com/world/us/proceed-with-caution-how-new-us-laws-could-trip-up-voters-this-november-2022-09-06/

 

Out of 18 pro-democracy bills in 2022, the US Senate filibuster torpedoed 17 of them: report - https://www.businessinsider.com/senate-filibuster-democracy-bill-passage-law-congress-2022-9

 

A Second Constitutional Convention? Some Republicans Want to Force One - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/04/us/politics/constitutional-convention-republican-states.html

 

Democrat Mary Peltola wins special U.S. House election, will be first Alaska Native elected to Congress - https://www.adn.com/politics/2022/08/31/democrat-mary-peltola-wins-special-us-house-election-will-be-first-alaska-native-elected-to-congress/#

 

Results and analysis from Alaska's first RCV election - https://www.fairvote.org/alaska_rcv_analysis

 

After Peltola win in Alaska, a debate erupts over ranked-choice voting - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/09/01/peltola-palin-ranked-choice-voting-alaska/

 

Election deniers repeatedly visited Ga. county office at center of criminal probe, video shows - https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/2022/09/06/coffee-county-georgia-breach-logan/

 

Michigan elections panel declines to send voting rights proposal to ballot - https://www.freep.com/story/news/politics/2022/08/31/michigan-elections-panel-voting-rights-proposal/65462378007/

 

What brought down one Texas county’s entire elections department? It was something in the water. - https://texas.votebeat.org/2022/8/29/23325012/gillespie-county-election-staff-resigns-anissa-hererra-harassment

 

Wisconsin disabled voters may have help returning their ballots, federal judge rules - https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/elections/2022/08/31/disabled-voters-wisconsin-may-have-help-voting-federal-judge-rules/7949607001/

 

Wis. activist who said voter fraud is easy to commit faces election charges - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/09/01/harry-wait-wisconsin-voter-fraud/

 

Inflation and abortion are the biggest motivators for young voters in 2022 - https://thefulcrum.us/voter-turnout-478093245

 

17 Million Women Have Lost Abortion Access Since The Supreme Court Overturned Roe - https://www.huffpost.com/entry/overturning-roe-abortion-17-million-people_n_630d1f5ee4b063d5e61dc41f

 

States watch Texas to determine impact of abortion bans - https://rollcall.com/2022/09/01/states-watch-texas-to-determine-impact-of-abortion-bans/

 

Veterans Affairs says it will provide abortions — even in Texas - https://www.texastribune.org/2022/09/02/va-abortions-veterans-texas/

 

UN committee calls on US to address effects of Dobbs ruling on racial, ethnic minorities - https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/3622430-un-committee-calls-on-us-to-address-effects-of-dobbs-ruling-on-racial-ethnic-minorities/

 

Local judges now have more power to decide who gets an abortion - https://19thnews.org/2022/08/local-judges-abortion-decision-restrictions/

 

The Legal Dilemma on Student Debt Relief - https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2022/09/06/groups-may-sue-over-bidens-debt-plan-they-need-plaintiff

 

Our Voting Rights Are at Stake in Upcoming Supreme Court Ruling - https://truthout.org/articles/our-voting-rights-are-at-stake-in-upcoming-supreme-court-ruling/

 

Top state court judges defend their election oversight at U.S. Supreme Court - https://news.yahoo.com/top-state-court-judges-defend-154743640.html

 

Leonard Leo: the secretive rightwinger using billions to reshape America - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/sep/04/leonard-leo-federalist-society-conservative-abortion

 

How a Record Cash Haul Vanished for Senate Republicans - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/03/us/politics/senate-republican-committee-funds.html

 

Polarized Contributions but Convergent Agendas - https://www.philadelphiafed.org/the-economy/macroeconomics/polarized-contributions-but-convergent-agendas

 

FEC approves rule to remove candidate loan repayment restrictions - https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2022/09/fec-approves-rule-to-remove-candidate-loan-repayment-restrictions/

 

The Conflicted: Reps Own Stock in Companies While Serving on Committees Overseeing Them - https://readsludge.com/2022/09/02/the-conflicted-reps-own-stock-in-companies-while-serving-on-committees-overseeing-them/

 

Our Super Rich Are Fretting About Their Great-Great-Grandkids - https://inequality.org/great-divide/our-super-rich-are-fretting-about-their-great-great-grandkids/

 

How Abbott Kept Sick Babies From Becoming a Scandal - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/06/business/abbott-baby-formula-lawsuits-jones-day.html

 

YouTube more likely to recommend election-fraud content to those skeptical of the 2020 election: study - https://thehill.com/changing-america/enrichment/arts-culture/3625989-youtube-more-likely-to-recommend-election-fraud-content-to-those-skeptical-of-the-2020-election-study/

 

Facebook parent company repeatedly violated WA campaign finance law, court finds - https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/facebook-parent-company-repeatedly-violated-wa-campaign-finance-law-court-finds/

 

Data shows how well Seattle’s democracy voucher program is working - https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/data/data-shows-how-well-seattles-democracy-voucher-program-is-working/

 

Seattle’s ‘Girlvolution’ shapes youth leaders to act now - https://www.seattletimes.com/education-lab/seattles-girlvolution-shapes-youth-leaders-to-act-now/

 

Democracy Day 2022 - https://collaborativejournalism.org/democracyday/about/

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