I found a bunch of good news this week related to elections and voting, which was interesting. Not entirely sure why that happened, but I’ll take it!
The Texas Court of Appeals has asked a lower court to reconsider Crystal Mason’s conviction for illegal voting, opening the door for her conviction to be overturned. She had received a 5 prison sentence for casting a provisional ballot in the 2016 election while she was on supervised release for a federal conviction. Source
Democrats launched a $15 million voter organizing effort in Florida.
For the second year in a row, a judge has ruled that GOP Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Tina Peters (an election denier) is barred from overseeing an election — this time, the June primaries and November general election.
A Florida district court has ruled that Florida’s newly-drawn congressional districts drawn by Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) violate the state constitution. DeSantis was trying to eliminate more Black districts.
On Tuesday, Republican voters in Nebraska rejected Charlie Herbster, a candidate for governor accused of sexually assaulting multiple women and endorsed by Trump.
The House of Representatives voted and will now officially allow congressional staffers to unionize.
Finland and Sweden took concrete steps to join NATO.
Louisiana’s state House backed away from a controversial abortion bill that could have charged women who abort their pregnancies with murder.
The Jan. 6 select committee issued subpoenas today to five House lawmakers: GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy and Reps. Scott Perry (R-Pa.), Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) and Mo Brooks (R-Ala.).
The right-wing One America News Network (OANN) admitted in a Monday legal statement that there was no widespread voter fraud by Georgia election officials in the 2020 presidential election after having extensively pushed the groundless claim.
Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA) continues to raise huge amounts of money — he’ll report raising nearly $5.6 million between April 1 and May 4.
The Senate confirmed Alvaro Bedoya this week to the Federal Trade Commission which ended the 2-2 partisan deadlock that had hobbled the agency since October, and gives the chair a Democratic majority.
A federal judge nixed a plea deal for Capitol rioter and right wing provocateur “Baked Alaska.” He had live streamed himself storming the Capitol.
Have a good weekend!