Best of the Left Podcast : (2016/04/26) Battle for the Ballot (Voting Rights)

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Edition #1009

Today we take a look at the disgustingly undemocratic efforts being waged to minimize the number of people who vote in our elections. 
 
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Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: This AMAZING Fact Proves Why American Democracy Is Totally Broken - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 01-06-15

Ch. 3: Song 1: Makes No Sense - The rainmakers


Ch. 4: Act 2: Is the Electoral Collage broken? - @DecodeDC - Air Date 11-5-15

Ch. 5: Song 2: N/A


Ch. 6: Act 3: Republicans Are Ready To Steal The 2016 Election – Time To Protect The Vote w/ @AriBerman - Majority Report (@MajorityFM) - Air Date: 02-13-16

Ch. 7: Song 3: Crucify - Tori Amos


Ch. 8: Act 4: Bernie Sanders Has Been Cheated Out Of Thousands Of Votes - @RedactedTonight w: @LeeCamp - Air Date 4-2-16

Ch. 9: Song 4: Proud to Be an American - Side Street Ramblers


Ch. 10: Act 5: Republicans tell the Truth About Voter Suppression! - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 04-07-16

Ch. 11: Song 5: Vote - Jefferson Coker


Ch. 12: Act 6: Millions of New Yorkers Disenfranchised from Primaries Thanks to State's Restrictive Voting Laws - @DemocracyNow - Air Date: 04-19-16

Ch. 13: Song 6: We can’t stop - Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox


Ch. 14: Act 7: Demand Modernized Elections and Restore the VRA via @BrennanCenter - Best of the Left Activism - 4:26:16, 11.50 AM

Ch. 15: Song 7: This Fickle World - Theo Bard


Ch. 16: Act 8: A former Republican final had enough of disenfranchising voters - Bradcast from @TheBradBlog - Air Date 4-7-16


Voicemails

Ch. 21: Concern over violence in bathrooms - Paula from Los Angeles

Ch. 22: Gender-segregated bathrooms are silly - Megan from Baltimore

Ch. 22: The problem of civil rights incrementalism - Erin from Philadelphia

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 23: Final comments rebutting a half-reasonable claim that we shouldn't worry about money in politics

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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