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Defending Democracy
Defending Democracy
Democracy Docket

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

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Episodes

Michigan Republicans Are Not Okay with State Sen. Jeremy Moss

While Republicans have focused on voter suppression laws, Michigan Democrats are using their trifecta to pass legislation focused on expanding... more

23 Feb 2024 · 44 minutes
The Threat of a Second Trump Presidency with Rep. Jamie Raskin

Democracy champion Congressman Jamie Raskin joins the podcast to discuss the threat a second Trump presidency could pose to the... more

16 Feb 2024 · 34 minutes
Why You'll See Trump on the Ballot

The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard oral argument in the Colorado lawsuit seeking to disqualify former President Donald Trump from... more

09 Feb 2024 · 29 minutes
Republicans Want Your Ballot Rejected for Minor Mistakes

Every election, tens of thousands of ballots are rejected. Many of these rejections are due to minor mistakes made by... more

02 Feb 2024 · 27 minutes
The Supreme Court Will Determine Trump's Future

On Feb. 8, 2024, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral argument in a case that will likely determine if... more

26 Jan 2024 · 25 minutes
Could Trump Be Kicked off the Ballot?

Over 20 lawsuits are using the 14th Amendment to challenge former President Donald Trump’s eligibility to serve a second term... more

15 Dec 2023 · 32 minutes
The GOP is Full of Cowards and Liars with Texas Congresswoman Jasmine Crockett

Texas Congresswoman Jasmine Crockett joins Marc to discuss voter suppression in Texas, the cowardice of Republicans to stand up for... more

08 Dec 2023 · 35 minutes
The 8th Circuit’s Attack on the Voting Rights Act

Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act was having a good year — until the 8th Circuit ruled that there’s... more

01 Dec 2023 · 23 minutes
What Election Day 2023 Says About Election Day 2024

Democracy was on the ballot this past Election Day — and it won. Marc and Paige discuss major takeaways from... more

17 Nov 2023 · 28 minutes
Q+A with Marc Elias

Marc Elias answers the top questions from Defending Democracy listeners about democracy, voting rights, and litigation. Plus, Marc shares what... more

10 Nov 2023 · 25 minutes
Labor, Democracy and Building Power for All

Recently, labor unions have exercised power in ways not seen in decades. Former political director of the AFL-CIO Mike Podhorzer... more

03 Nov 2023 · 36 minutes
A Looming Threat to the 2024 Elections

Across the country, there are growing reports of small groups and individuals harassing voters, challenging people’s rights to vote and... more

27 Oct 2023 · 29 minutes
Will Key States Have Fair Maps in 2024?

The redistricting cycle is far from over. Litigation over congressional maps continues in 12 states, but in 5 key southern... more

20 Oct 2023 · 30 minutes
The Fight for Democracy Includes Abortion Rights with Skye Perryman

When the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in the Dobbs decision, it was allegedly returning the question of... more

13 Oct 2023 · 30 minutes
On the Ground in North Carolina with Anderson Clayton

Republicans in North Carolina are taking voter suppression and election subversion to a new level. Anderson Clayton, chair of the... more

06 Oct 2023 · 33 minutes
The Not-So-Supreme Supreme Court with Rakim Brooks

America is facing a judicial crisis. From lower courts to the U.S. Supreme Court, it’s clear that reform is needed... more

29 Sep 2023 · 31 minutes
The Wisconsin GOP Is Out of Control with State Rep. Greta Neubauer

The Wisconsin GOP has a new scheme: remove the state’s top elections official and impeach newly-elected state Supreme Court Justice... more

22 Sep 2023 · 26 minutes
How Thousands of Mississippians Could Get Their Right to Vote Back

In August, the 5th Circuit struck down a Jim Crow-era provision of the Mississippi Constitution that permanently disenfranchised Mississippians with certain... more

15 Sep 2023 · 27 minutes
Where Does the U.S. Supreme Court Go From Here?

The U.S. Supreme Court wrapped up its latest term last month, issuing decisions affecting elections, affirmative action, student loan relief... more

21 Jul 2023 · 35 minutes
2023 Election Bills: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

State legislative sessions are wrapping up across the country, and with that, the best and worst election bills are being... more

23 Jun 2023 · 31 minutes
What the Supreme Court’s Allen v. Milligan Decision Means for Democracy

On Thursday, June 8, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision in Allen v. Milligan that leaves Section 2... more

09 Jun 2023 · 30 minutes
Ohio Republicans’ War on Democracy

Ohio Republicans are taking a sledgehammer to democracy. In their latest act, the Ohio GOP has passed a proposal to... more

02 Jun 2023 · 18 minutes
We Need a Pro-Democracy Government: A Conversation With Congressman Mondaire Jones

Marc sits down with former U.S. Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-N.Y.) to discuss the Congressman’s experience in the U.S. House, the... more

19 May 2023 · 47 minutes
Is Voter Registration Outdated? Feat. Vote.org CEO Andrea Hailey

Voter registration in the U.S. is out of date and in desperate need of an update. Marc Elias sits down... more

12 May 2023 · 47 minutes
How the Supreme Court Could Rule in Moore v. Harper and Allen v. Milligan

The U.S. Supreme Court is poised to issue rulings in two major elections cases — Moore v. Harper and Allen... more

05 May 2023 · 29 minutes
Republicans Don’t Want Students to Vote

Youth voters are making a difference in elections across the country. Instead of celebrating this increased turnout or Instead of... more

28 Apr 2023 · 32 minutes
Red States Are Targeting Blue Cities

After years of extreme gerrymandering and suppressive voting laws to block opposition, Republican-led states are now enacting laws explicitly targeting... more

21 Apr 2023 · 30 minutes
What Pennsylvania Tells Us About Our Democracy Feat. Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon

From attempts to overturn election results to county officials refusing to certify vote totals and Republicans’ continued attacks on mail-in... more

24 Mar 2023 · 43 minutes
What’s at Stake in the Wisconsin Supreme Court Race Feat. Ben Wikler

Wisconsin has long been an important swing state for presidential elections, but it has grown into a major battleground in... more

17 Mar 2023 · 47 minutes
The Right Wing’s Latest Legal Theory

Civil and voting rights groups have long challenged voter suppression laws and unfair maps in court using federal voting rights... more

10 Mar 2023 · 29 minutes
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Voter registration in the U.S. is out of date and in desperate need of an update. Marc Elias sits down with Andrea... more