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It’s Time for Another Election in Georgia

November 18, 2022 | 29:33

Marc discusses the U.S. Senate runoff in Georgia and the legal fight to expand early voting and complaints of “conspiracy” in Arizona’s elections are actually the effects of Republican voter suppression laws.

Election Deniers Lost Big

November 11, 2022 | 43:44

Marc and Paige analyze what happened during the elections and the victories for democracy, what’s next in redistricting and what to expect in the coming weeks.

The Election is Around the Corner

November 4, 2022 | 52:03

Marc and Paige talk about what to expect in Tuesday’s midterm elections and the lawsuits that could affect voters.

Democracy is on the Docket

OCTOBER 28, 2022 | 48:30

Marc and Paige discuss the litigation fighting against voter intimidation in Arizona, a New York election official refusing to count ballots, the counties pushing to hand count ballots and updates in Pennsylvania.

Intimidation at Drop Boxes

OCTOBER 21, 2022 | 50:31

The U.S. Supreme Court scheduled oral argument in Moore v. Harper and updates in various Pennsylvania lawsuits. Plus, Marc and Paige discuss the worrying reports of voter intimidation in Arizona and what to do if you feel intimidated when voting.

Mass Voter Challenges Surge

OCTOBER 14, 2022 | 51:20

Marc and Paige go over litigation updates from Pennsylvania, Texas, North Carolina and more, as well as Gov. Ron DeSantis’ (R) executive order regarding election rules in counties affected by Hurricane Ian and the rapid increase in organized mass voter challenges across the country.

Look Who’s Back: Pennsylvania’s Undated Mail-in Ballots

OCTOBER 11, 2022 | 39:42

In a breaking episode, Marc and Paige return to the saga of Pennsylvania and undated mail-in ballots to break down what the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to vacate in Ritter v. Migliori means and how it affects voter.

Everything Else in Court this Week

October 4, 2022 | 55:30

Marc and Paige cover all of the other voting rights news and court action you may have missed during Merrill v. Milligan, including a victory in Montana, a slew of new Republican lawsuits in Arizona, Michigan and New York and important hearings in North Carolina, Texas, Delaware and more.

Merrill v. Milligan Debrief

October 4, 2022 | 55:54

Abha Khanna, partner at Elias Law Group and advocate for the Caster plaintiffs in Merrill v. Milligan, and Marina Jenkins, Director of Litigation and Policy at the National Redistricting Foundation, join Marc to discuss the oral arguments about Alabama’s congressional before the U.S. Supreme Court. As one of the lawyers who spoke before the Court, Abha shares her insights into how the justices reacted to arguments from both sides and Marina analyzes how this case could affect redistricting around the country.

What to Expect from the U.S. Supreme Court’s New Term

SEPTEMBER 29, 2022 | 1:08:25

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, chairman of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, joins Marc to discuss the upcoming Supreme Court term, what’s at stake for voting rights and what he’s watching our for in oral argument in Merrill v. Milligan.

How Gerrymandering Impacts Voters and Voting

SEPTEMBER 23, 2022 | 1:08:04

Guests Stephanie Young, executive director of When We All Vote; Kelly Burton, president of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee and its affiliates; Maya Wiley, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and Alex Birnel, advocacy director of MOVE Texas discuss with Marc and Paige the impacts of gerrymandering on Black and Brown communities and why voters must stay in the fight for fair maps.

What Motivates Young Voters

SEPTEMBER 16, 2022 | 54:33

Cristina TzintzĂşn Ramirez, president and executive director of NextGen America, joins Marc and Paige to discuss the power young voters have in upcoming elections. Cristina explains what motivates this group of voters to get to the polls, why young voters may not necessarily identify as Democrats and the need for greater civics education.

It’s 2022 and Republicans Are Still Trying to Overturn the 2020 Elections

September 9, 2022 | 51:44 

Marc and Paige cover Republicans’ latest lawsuit to overturn the 2020 presidential election in Michigan (yes, really, there’s a new lawsuit about it) and the GOP’s continued attacks on drop boxes and ballot curing in Pennsylvania.

We Must Protect the Election Certification Process

September 2, 2022 | 45:45 

Marc and Paige review a victory for voters in Wisconsin, the latest photo ID ballot initiative to be struck down in Nevada and the vulnerabilities in the election certification process.

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Wins, Losses and Continuing the Fight

August 26, 2022 | 50:59 

Marc and Paige discuss the 5th Circuit’s decision in Mississippi regarding felony disenfranchisement, new voting lawsuits filed this week, a victory in Arkansas and the conclusion of the undated ballot issue in Pennsylvania.

What a Week It’s Been

August 19, 2022 | 50:47 

Marc and Paige cover breaking news out of Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Georgia, as well as Florida’s announcement that the state’s new elections crime unit arrested 20 individuals for illegally voting and new lawsuits in Arizona.

The Threat of Republican Vigilantes and Voter Intimidation

August 12, 2022 | 51:18 

Marc and Paige discuss the latest voting news from Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Montana. Plus Marc explains how conservative groups are publishing inaccurate voter rolls and encouraging “vigilantes” to observe and question voters — creating a perfect storm for voter intimidation.

We Have More Power When We All Vote

August 5, 2022 | 57:26 

Stephanie Young, executive director of When We All Vote, talks with Marc about the importance of voter education and civic history, the real impact of voter suppression laws and When We All Vote’s plans to engage more voters.

The Saga of Undated Mail-In Ballots in Pennsylvania

JuLY 29, 2022 | 50:32 

Marc and Paige recap the latest news about undated mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania and Congress’ hearing on the dangers of ISL plus updates on litigation in Montana, Wisconsin and Delaware.

So What About This New ECA Reform Bill?

JuLY 22, 2022 | 50:45 

Marc and Paige discuss news on Ohio redistricting, Texas voter assistance and litigation in Pennsylvania over undated mail-in ballots. Plus, Marc offers his thoughts on the proposed Electoral Count Act reform bill and explains why it may not be the best fix to the outdated certification process.

The Threat of ISL to Our Democracy

JuLY 14, 2022 | 53:39 

Eric Holder, former U.S. Attorney General and chair of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee and its affiliates, joins Marc to discuss the threat of the independent state legislature theory, how it could impact voting rights and redistricting and what reforms are needed to prevent catastrophe.

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A Troubling New SCOTUS Case

June 30, 2022 | 46:20 

The U.S. Supreme Court announced that it granted a petition to hear Moore v. Harper, opening up review on the radical independent state legislature (ISL) theory during the Court’s next term. Marc Elias explains why the ISL theory is dangerous to our democracy and lays out exactly what’s at stake.

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The Importance of State Legislatures to Our Democracy

JUNE 17, 2022 | 51:08 

Daniel Squadron, co-founder and executive director of The States Project, joins Marc to discuss the threat of the independent state legislature theory to our elections and why we must keep fighting for majorities in state legislatures.

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You Should Run for Something

June 3, 2022 | 46:40 

Amanda Litman, co-founder of Run for Something, and Marc discuss how elections need to be protected on the local level by pro-democracy officials and the new Clerk Work initiative.

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The Fight for Fair Maps Continues

May 13, 2022 | 49:50 

Kelly Burton, president of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee and its affiliates, and Marc discuss redistricting updates and cover how this redistricting cycle has gone and the importance of fighting for fair maps.

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