#1064 Desperate times, desperate measures (Voting Rights and the Electoral College)
December 13, 2016•78 min
Edition #1064 Today we look at the systematic suppression of voting rights during the election and the hail mary attempt to avert a Trump presidency through the electoral college Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill Ch. 2: Act 1: The Myth of Voter Fraud - On The Media - Air Date 10-21-16 Ch. 3: Song 1: Fear is a villain - Theo Bard Ch. 4: Act 2: @AriBerman on voter suppression being back in a big way - Bradcast from @TheBradBlog - Air Date 11-11-16 Ch. 5: Song 2: Beneath the Lies - Abscondo Ch. 6: Act 3: Republicans Gloat Over Supressing Black Vote - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 11-11-16 Ch. 7: Song 3: Abuse of Power - Lion of Light Ch. 8: Act 4: How Do We Fix Our Broken Voting System? (w/Guest: Mark Crispin Miller) - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 11-08-16 Ch. 9: Song 4: The Fix Is In - Ok Go Ch. 10: Act 5: The Big Lie - @FullFrontalSamB - Air Date 12-5-16 Ch. 11: Song 5: Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who Ch. 12: Act 6: First Republican "Hamilton Elector" Breaks Ranks Against Trump - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 12-07-16 Ch. 13: Song 6: The Game Is Rigged - The Great Malarkey Ch. 14: Act 7: Tell the Electoral College to #StopTrump & Vote with the People via @DemocracySpring and directelection.org - Best of the Left Activism Ch. 15: Song 7: This Fickle World - Theo Bard Ch. 16: Act 8: Introduction to the Hamilton Electors - Amicus from @Slate - Air Date 12-10-16 Voicemails Ch. 17: Resist Trump Letters - Alan from Connecticut Ch. 18: How to get around the fact gap - Andrew from Chicago Ch. 19: Who's got the conservative argument talking points? - Eli from Northern California Ch. 20: Conservative argument on the need for real policies - Ryan from Phoenix Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics Ch. 21: Final comments on small changes for the member’s feed and a call for conservative appeals for voting rights and against the electoral college Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone TAKE ACTION RSVP for the Democracy Spring December 19th rally at a state capitol building near you at savedemocracy.org ASAP ONLY! Download everything you need to print and mail letters to the 273 Electoral College members pledged to vote for Trump at directelection.org EDUCATE YOURSELF Here are the people who will cast a formal vote for president next month (Politico) The People Who Pick the President (Politico) Electoral College: Make Hillary Clinton President (Change.org) Meet the Hamilton Electors Hoping for an Electoral College Revolt (The Atlantic) The Electoral Collage was Meant to Stop Men like Trump from Becoming President (The Atlantic) Posted December 13, 2016, written by Best of the Left Communications Director, Amanda Hoffman Produced by Jay! Tomlinson Thanks for listening! Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores! Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!