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Weekly podcast from Democracy Docket going over the top voting rights, elections and democracy news.

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Weekly podcast from Democracy Docket going over the top voting rights, elections and democracy news.

    North Carolina Republicans Want a Redo

    North Carolina Republicans Want a Redo

    North Carolina’s Republican-controlled Legislature wants the newly red state Supreme Court to rehear two major voting rights cases that they lost last term. Marc and Paige discuss how this is just North Carolina Republicans' latest scheme in its long history of undermining free and fair elections.

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    GOP Lawmakers Want Re-do of Partisan Gerrymandering Case After North Carolina Supreme Court Flips

    North Carolina Republicans Ask State Supreme Court To Rehear Photo ID Law

    Read The Latest Gambit From North Carolina Republicans by Marc Elias

    Read: Partisan Control Was on the Line in These State Supreme Court Races by Mac Brower

    Shelby County v. Holder

    Moore v. Harper

    Holmes v. Moore

    Community Success Initiative v. Moore

    • 26 min
    The Judiciary Needs Reform feat. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    The Judiciary Needs Reform feat. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    On the 13th anniversary of Citizens United and the 50th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we’re joined by special guest Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) to discuss issues facing the judiciary and the network of anti-democratic forces influencing our courts.

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    Moore v. Harper Case Page
    Merrill v. Milligan Case Page
    American Tradition Partnership, Inc. v. Bullock
    Read Sen. Whitehouse’s amicus brief in Moore v. Harper
    Read Sen. Whitehouse’s book The Scheme: How the Right Wing Used Dark Money to Capture the Supreme Court
    Read A Constellation of Anti-Voting Groups Threaten Democracy by Marc Elias

    • 41 min
    Lies, Legislatures and Litigation

    Lies, Legislatures and Litigation

    Marc and Paige discuss what they expect during upcoming legislative sessions and our new litigation report, with a side of Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) shenanigans.

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    Alert: New York Senate Passes Bill Removing Line-Warming Ban
    Alert: Proof of ID to Vote Amendment Passes Pennsylvania Senate
    Alert: Voter Sues Judge Who Dismissed Kari Lake’s Election Contest
    2022 Litigation Report: How Republicans Lost and Voters Won in Court

    • 26 min
    Ohio's New Voter Suppression Law

    Ohio's New Voter Suppression Law

    In a bonus episode of Defending Democracy, Marc and Paige discuss Ohio’s new voter suppression law, exactly what it does, why it’s so harmful to voters and the lawsuit already filed challenging it.

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    Alert: Ohio Governor Signs Strict Photo ID Bill Into Law

    Alert: Ohio Organizations Sue Over State’s New Voter Suppression Law

    Lawsuit Over H.B. 458 Case Page

    • 32 min
    New Year, New Maps

    New Year, New Maps

    On the second anniversary of the Jan. 6 insurrection, House Republicans still can’t elect a Speaker, a federal court issued a victory for voters in South Carolina and we’re gearing up for a new wave of redistricting litigation in 2023.

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    Alert: Biden Signs Electoral Count Reform Act Into Law

    Read: Naming the Insurrection by Marc Elias

    Read: It Is Time to Reform the Electoral Count Act by Marc Elias

    Read: How Gerrymandering Helped Republicans Win the House

    Alert: Federal Court Strikes Down South Carolina Congressional District

    Alert: Texas Lawmakers Prefile Over 70 Election and Voting Bills

    • 33 min
    Republicans in Arizona Are Not Okay

    Republicans in Arizona Are Not Okay

    In an impromptu episode, Marc and Paige discuss the status of the five Republican election contests in Arizona and Kari Lake's trial. Plus, get Marc’s thoughts on Congress passing the Electoral Count Reform Act in the omnibus spending bill.

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    Alert: Arizona Court Dismisses GOP Lawsuit Asking to “Annul” Election Results
    Alert: Arizona Judge Dismisses Finchem Election Contest
    Alert: Arizona Judge Dismisses Majority of Kari Lake’s Claims in Gubernatorial Election Contest
    Alert: Kari Lake’s Governor Election Contest Completes First Day of Trial
    Alert: U.S. Senate Passes Electoral Count Reform Act
    Read: “It Is Time to Reform the Electoral Count Act” by Marc Elias
    Kari Lake’s Governor Election Contest Completes First Day of Trial
    Kari Lake’s Governor Election Contest Completes Second Day of Trial
    Josh Barnett’s Election Contest Case Page
    Mark Finchem’s Election Contest Case Page
    Sonny Borrelli’s Election Contest Case Page
    Kari Lake’s Election Contest Case Page
    Abe Hamadeh's Election Contest Case Page

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
200 Ratings

200 Ratings

BHUtah ,

Defending Democracy

Marc Elias is a true American hero, and this podcast (as well as everything Marc distributes) is essential to an understanding of the peril we currently face. Thank you, Marc, for all you do!

jojoinmd ,

Serious issues

This is a podcast for anyone who is concerned about justice, fairness, transparency. The latest show, featuring Sen Whitehouse was very informative, offering good explanations of how big money bought our current extremist SC majority & other changes brought about by the Cit United ruling. The conversation moves as an appropriate pace without any cutesy attempts at humor or cleverness found in some others. I’ve been telling friend about, hoping more people wii get & stay informed on the most consequential issues affecting our democracy. Thanks to all of those behind this
valuable work.

Mt Holly Girl ,

An essential podcast

I think it’s an essential podcast for anyone who is concerned about the health of our democracy. Listening always alerts me to current threats to our democracy, but it helps me keep up with democracy advocacy too, which gives me hope.

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