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A 90-second radio short and podcast which keeps you informed of the key democracy issues in the U.S. Visit us at AmericanDemocracyMinute.org, on Facebook, or send a Tweet to @democracyminute. The American Democracy Minute is the successor to the Open Democracy Minute, produced from 2019 to 2022 and focused on NH democracy issues. Help support our work and YOUR democracy by making a donation to our home station, WNHN FM in Concord, NH!
 
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What We're Grateful For In the Face of Attacks on Our Democracy Today’s Links Articles & Resources: Brennan Center - Voter Intimidation and Election Worker Intimidation Resource Guide Democracy Fund - Democracy partners database NBC News - Election deniers overwhelmingly lost in battleground states Groups Taking Action: League of Women Voters, Comm…
 
Midterm Exit Poll Finds Younger Black, Latino and Women Voters Voted Overwhelmingly for Democrats Today’s Links Articles & Resources: Tufts University CIRCLE - 2022 Election: Young Voters Have High Midterm Turnout, Influence Critical Races Tufts Tufts University CIRCLE - More than 8 Million Youth Are Newly Eligible Voters in 2022 Democracy Docket -…
 
Younger Voters Turned Out and Were Critical to Outcomes in Battleground States Today’s Links Articles & Resources: Harvard University Kennedy School of Government Institute of Politics - Harvard Youth Poll Tufts University Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) - Millions of Youth Cast Ballots, Decide Key 2022 R…
 
Not Counting Undated Absentee Ballots May Have Determined Outcome in PA House Race Today’s Links Articles & Resources: Patch.com - 1K Votes Tossed In Bucks County Could Impact House Control Bucks County Courier Times - Update: GOP's Hogan captures 142nd seat in Bucks County WHYY - Moffa concedes, Hogan takes 142nd state House district in Bucks Coun…
 
Connecticut & Arizona Voters Stand Up for Democracy With Ballot Measure Wins Today’s Links Articles & Resources: BallotPedia - 2022 ballot measure election results Connecticut General Assembly - RESOLUTION APPROVING AN AMENDMENT TO THE STATE CONSTITUTION TO ALLOW FOR EARLY VOTING CT Insider - Connecticut passed early voting. What happens next? Ball…
 
Nevada Citizen Initiative Takes Step Toward Ranked Choice Voting & Open Primaries Today’s Links Articles & Resources: Yes on 3 Nevada - Ballot initiative description BallotPedia - Nevada Question 3, Top-Five Ranked Choice Voting Initiative (2022) Nevada Current - Question 3: Election reform proposal ekes out victory, will return in 2024 Vox - The p…
 
Citizen Initiative Protecting Voting Rights Passes in Michigan Today’s Links Articles & Resources: Promote the Vote 2022 Coalition - About Promote the Vote 2022 Channel 9 & 10 News - Promote the Vote 2022 Submits Nearly 700,000 Signatures to Secretary of State Detroit Free Press - Michigan elections panel declines to send voting rights proposal to …
 
Midterm Election Disruptions Cited by Election Deniers as Fraud - With No Evidence Today’s Links Articles & Resources: Associated Press - Voting snag in Arizona fuels election conspiracy theories USA Today - Fact check: Printing glitches caused temporary vote-counting halt in Arizona Fox News - Trump blasts Maricopa County after Arizona Sen. Mark K…
 
The Few Midterm Election Disruptions Were Corrected Quickly Today’s Links Articles & Resources: CNN - Voting goes mostly smoothly on Election Day as baseless fraud claims swirl Associated Press - Minor poll problems twisted into false US election claims PBS News Hour - Post-election misinformation targets Arizona and Pennsylvania Groups Taking Acti…
 
Election Denier Candidates Mostly Lost, But Still Had Wide Support Today’s Links Articles & Resources: NBC News - Election Results by State Politico - Election deniers go down in key secretary of state races CNN - Kari Lake raises unfounded doubts about election results in Arizona governor race that’s too early to call Reuters - Election denier los…
 
It's Not Just Mail-In Ballots Slowing the Count -- It's Conspiracy Theories Today’s Links Articles & Resources: Associated Press - Nevada officials begin unprecedented hand count of ballots AZ Central - In court, opponents of Cochise County hand count raise legal concerns as backers seek to allay fears Associated Press - Judge blocks hand-count of …
 
Don't Expect Results on Election Night -- But It's Worth the Wait Today’s Links Articles & Resources: NBC News -- Mail-in and early in-person votes cast Brookings Institution -- Help democracy—cancel election night National Conference of State Legislatures -- When Absentee/Mail Ballot Processing and Counting Can Begin Cybersecurity & Infrastructure…
 
Registration on Election Day Still an Option in 21 States Today’s Links Articles & Resources: The 21 States Which Have Same Day Registration: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Washington, DC, Idaho, Iowa, Illinois, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming. U.S. Ele…
 
Poll Shows GOP Voters Continue to Have Low Confidence in Elections, Despite No Credible Evidence of Problems Today’s Links Articles & Resources: Pew Research - Two Years After Election Turmoil, GOP Voters Remain Skeptical on Elections, Vote Counts U.S. Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency - ELECTION SECURITY RUMOR VS. REALITY Election Ass…
 
Early Voting Windows Are Closing. Check Your State's Deadlines Today’s Links Articles & Resources National Conference of State Legislatures - State Early Voting Dates USA.gov - Find My State or Local Election Office Website Vote.org - Find Early Voting Locations Near You Connecticut Mirror - Early voting is on the ballot in CT, a key issue for Blac…
 
Eight States Have All-Mail-In Voting. It Works, and it's Secure Today’s Links Articles: National Conference of State Legislators - All-Mail Ballot States The Conversation - Mail-in voting lessons from Oregon, the state with the longest history of voting by mail Brennan Center for Justice - Records Show Massive Disenfranchisement and Racial Disparit…
 
Most Voters Have Never Used an Absentee Ballot; We'll Give You the Basics Today’s Links Articles & Resources: Rock the Vote - Absentee Ballot Rules for Each State -- but your local election officials are your best resource! MIT Election Data Lab - Voting by mail and absentee voting National Conference of State Legislatures - Voting Outside the Poll…
 
Early Voting is Popular Among All American Voters. Why? Because it's More Convenient Today’s Links Articles: Georgia Votes - Stats on Georgia 2022 Midterm Forbes - Most Americans Support Early Voting (A Democratic Priority) And Photo ID Laws (A Republican One), Survey Finds BallotPedia - Arguments for and against early voting United States Election…
 
Why People Don't Vote Week: Some of the Solutions to Getting Nonvoters to Register & Vote Today’s Links Articles: Center for American Progress - Increasing Voter Participation in America National Conference of State Legislatures- Automatic Voter Registration National Conference of State Legislatures- Online Voter Registration National Affairs- Does…
 
Why People Don't Vote Week: You Can't Vote if You Don't Register -- So Why Don't Nonvoters Register? Today’s Links Articles: Knight Foundation - The Hundred Million Project study CNN/SSIS Poll - Americans’ confidence in elections has faded since January 6 Brennan Center - Poll: Majority of Voters Confident Midterms Will Be Conducted Fairly, with Re…
 
Why People Don't Vote Week: Nonvoters Cite Lack of Faith in Electoral System as Reason Not to Show Up Knight Foundation - The Hundred Million Project study CNN/SSIS Poll - Americans’ confidence in elections has faded since January 6 Brennan Center - Poll: Majority of Voters Confident Midterms Will Be Conducted Fairly, with Reliable Results Associat…
 
Why People Don't Vote Week: Nonvoters Less Likely to Follow News, Discuss Politics with Others Medill School of Journalism - AMERICANS ARE LESS HOPEFUL OVERALL, BUT NONVOTERS ARE ESPECIALLY FATALISTIC New York Times - What Really Makes Us Vote? It May Be Our Parents FiveThirtyEight.com - Why Many Americans Don't Vote NPR - Poll: Despite Record Turn…
 
Why People Don't Vote Week: Surveys Show Many Nonvoters Don't Think Their Vote Matters Today’s Links Articles: FiveThirtyEight.com - Why Many Americans Don't Vote NPR - Poll: Despite Record Turnout, 80 Million Americans Didn't Vote. Here's Why CNBC - ‘I don’t plan to vote ever again’: The psychology of why so many people don’t vote, even in 2020 Gr…
 
Hand Counting Ballots Takes Longer, is Less Accurate, and Costs More. So Why is It Being Proposed Around the Country? Today’s Links Articles: NPR - Hand-counting ballots may sound nice. It's actually less accurate and more expensive Associated Press - Some in GOP want ballots to be counted by hand, not machines Nevada Independent - How should Nevad…
 
The State of Florida Arrests Felons Who Voted Given Voter Registration Cards Issued to Them . . . By the State of Florida Today’s Links Articles: Tampa Bay Times - Police cameras show confusion, anger over DeSantis’ voter fraud arrests WGCU - Questions grow over Gov. DeSantis' voter fraud arrests Associated Press - DeSantis’ election police unit an…
 
Ohio's Scary Congressional Gerrymandering Maps Appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court Today’s Links Articles: Ohio Capital Journal - Ohio Republican legislative leaders appeal congressional map to U.S. Supreme Court Associated Press - GOP lawmakers appeal Ohio map flap to US Supreme Court Brennan Center - Ohio Supreme Court Rejects Third Set of Legisla…
 
Brian is gone today. This is a rebroadcast of an important Sept. 27th ADM on registering to vote. Today’s Links Articles: Vote.org – Voter Registration Rules for All 50 States USA.gov – Find Your Local Election Office U.S. Election Assistance Commission – REGISTER AND VOTE IN YOUR STATE Groups Taking Action: Nonprofit Vote, League of Women Voters, …
 
Advocacy Groups Call Out Social Media Platforms for Not Enforcing Their Own Election Disinformation Rules Today’s Links Articles: Democracy Advocacy Groups - Letter to Social Media Companies Reuters - Big Tech accused of failing to tackle U.S. midterm 'lies' Texas Tribune - U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, Latino groups warn about rampant misinformation t…
 
Where are Ballot Drop Boxes Used, and What States Have Limited Them? Today’s Links Articles: U.S. Vote Foundation - Ballot Drop Boxes are Safe and Easy to Use. Here’s How to Find Out If Voting by Drop Box is Available in Your State National Conference of State Legislatures - Ballot Drop Box Laws Associated Press - No major problems with ballot drop…
 
Millions of Americans are already voting by absentee or mail. Who can return your ballot if you need help? Today’s Links Articles: National Conference of State Legislatures - Ballot Collection Laws by State Ballotpedia - Ballot Collection laws by state FiveThirtyEight.com - Has Your State Made It Harder To Vote? Washington Post - After Wis. Supreme…
 
What Constitutes Political Corruption? An Upcoming Supreme Court Case May Define it, and Not in a Good Way Today’s Links Articles: The New Republic - The Supreme Court Might Be on the Brink of Making Corruption Easier—Again Scotus Blog - Percoco v United States Washington Post - Ex-Va. governor Robert McDonnell guilty of 11 counts of corruption Pol…
 
A New Tactic to Sow Doubt in Elections: Question the Partisan Affiliations of Poll Workers Today’s Links Articles: Washington Post - RNC seizes on political affiliations of poll workers in swing states Arizona Mirror - The RNC is suing Maricopa County for not hiring enough Republican election workers Washington Post - One charged, another sentenced…
 
Today’s Links Articles: NBC News - Jan. 6 committee announces next hearing will be next Thursday Los Angeles Times - What’s the TV schedule for the next Jan. 6 committee hearing? Mother Jones - Leaked Audio: Before Election Day, Bannon Said Trump Planned to Falsely Claim Victory You’re listening to the American Democracy Minute, keeping YOUR govern…
 
Supreme Court Majority's Questions Suggest it Will Uphold Alabama's Redistricting Map Diluting the Black Vote Today’s Links Articles: SCOTUS Blog - Conservative justices seem poised to uphold Alabama’s redistricting plan in Voting Rights Act Challenge Brennan Center for Justice - Merrill v. Milligan Brennan Center for Justice - Annotated Guide to t…
 
Today’s Links Articles: Brennan Center for Justice - Moore v. Harper, Explained The Atlantic - Is Democracy Constitutional? Politico - Supreme Court to hear 2 cases with major implications for 2024 PBS NewsHour - How the outcome of Moore v. Harper could impact federal elections League of Women Voters US - State Legislature Seeks Unchecked Power ove…
 
"Independent State Legislature" Case Cites Document that Scholars Say May be Fraudulent Today’s Links Articles: Politico - Fraudulent Document Cited in Supreme Court Bid to Torch Election Law Appellate Advocacy Blog - History Rewritten to Serve Selfish Ends – and Serve an Argument Brennan Center for Justice - Moore v. Harper, Explained American Red…
 
The Moore vs. Harper "Independent State Legislature Theory" Case May Have Dramatic Consequences for American Democracy Today’s Links Articles: Brennan Center for Justice - Moore v. Harper, Explained American Redistricting Project - Timeline and Document Submissions for Moore v. Harper Politico - Supreme Court to hear 2 cases with major implications…
 
Electoral Count Act Versions Moving in the U.S. Senate, Passed in the House Today’s Links Articles: Democracy Docket - Senators Introduce Amendment to Electoral Count Act Reform Bill Democracy Docket - U.S. House Passes Bill to Reform the Electoral Count Act Democracy Docket - Comparison table of Senate & House versions of the Elector Count Act ref…
 
How Hard is it to Register & Vote in Your State? Today’s Links Articles: New York Times - The ‘Cost’ of Voting in America: A Look at Where It’s Easiest and Hardest The Hill - These are the most difficult states to vote in Michael J. Pomante II, Ph.D. & Scot Schraufnagel, Ph.D.: Cost of Voting Index Study website Study Summary: Cost of Voting Index …
 
Parts of Arizona "Cancel & Remove" Voter Registration Law Invalidated | Reminder to Check Your Registration Status Today’s Links Articles: Vote.Org - Voter Registration Check Tool Democracy Docket - U.S. District Court Decision on Arizona Senate Bill 1260 Arizona Mirror - Voting groups fight to block law that can criminalize Arizona voter registrat…
 
Same Day Voter Registration Helps Voters Participate, But It's More Complicated Than it Used to Be Today’s Links Articles: National Conference of State Legislatures - Same Day Voter Registration Around the U.S. Ballotpedia - Same-day voter registration University of Massachusetts - NEW STUDY FINDS THAT STATES WITH SAME DAY VOTER REGISTRATION HAVE H…
 
Voter Registration Basics - Do it Now, Not Later! Today’s Links Articles: Vote.org - Voter Registration Rules for All 50 States USA.gov - Find Your Local Election Office U.S. Election Assistance Commission - REGISTER AND VOTE IN YOUR STATE Groups Taking Action: Nonprofit Vote, League of Women Voters, Center for Voter Information, Voto Latino, Allia…
 
Young Voters Motivated to Vote in Midterms, Experts & Survey say Today’s Links Articles: The Fulcrum - Don't take young people for granted in November Alliance for Youth Organizing Poll - YOUNG VOTERS IN BATTLEGROUND STATES ON THE MIDTERM ELECTIONS Groups Taking Action: Voter Participation Center, Alliance for Youth Action You’re listening to the A…
 
Reps. Liz Cheney & Zoe Lofgren Propose Additional Bill to Fix the Electoral Count System Today’s Links Articles: NPR - The House just passed a bill that would make it harder to overthrow an election PolitiFact: Electoral reform: What would updating the Electoral Count Act do? PBS Newshour - House passes electoral law overhaul in response to Jan. 6 …
 
The Disclose Act Would Shine a Light on Dark Money Influence in U.S. Elections Today’s Links Articles: Reuters - Biden pushes election 'dark money' disclosure bill doomed to fail in Congress U.S. Senate Bill S. 443 - Text of the Bill Washington Post Editorial Board - A $1.6 billion donation lays bare a broken campaign finance system Groups Taking A…
 
Early Voting for the Midterm General Election Begins in Sept. for Six States Today’s Links Articles: Ballotpedia - Early voting dates, 2022 KMSP TV - Early voting in Minnesota: Everything you need to know for 2022 midterms AARP Wyoming - How to Vote in Wyoming’s 2022 Elections State of South Dakota - 2022 Election Information You’re listening to th…
 
U.S. House Proposes Counterpart to Senate's Electoral Count Reform Act to Prevent Future Coups Today’s Links Articles: NBC News - House members roll out bipartisan election bill aimed at preventing future coups Axios - House members introduce reforms to election bill Bill Language - Electoral Count Reform and Presidential Transition Improvement Act…
 
Delaware Court Strikes Down New No-Excuse Vote by Mail Law Today’s Links Articles: Towns Square Live - Delaware Judge Halts Mail-In Voting Democracy Docket - Delaware Judge Strikes Down No-Excuse Mail-in Voting, Upholds Same-Day Registration Associated Press - Judge says Delaware vote-by-mail law is unconstitutional Groups Taking Action: Delaware V…
 
A New ProPublica Report Chronicles One Women's Quest to Assist Low-Literacy Voters - And the Attempts to Stop Her Today’s Links Articles: ProPublica - The Fight Against an Age-Old Effort to Block Americans From Voting Groups Taking Action: ACLU Georgia, FairFight, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, New Georgia Project You’re listening to the American Democr…
 
ACTIVISTS REQUESTING 'CAST VOTE RECORD' DATA AROUND THE COUNTRY TO ONCE AGAIN TRY TO PROVE WIDESPREAD FRAUD Today’s Links Articles: Votebeat - Election activists are seeking the “cast vote record” from 2020. Here’s what it is and why they want it. Washington Post - Trump backers flood election offices with requests as 2022 vote nears You’re listeni…
 
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