American Democracy Minute

Series produced by Brian Beihl

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The American Democracy Minute is a 90-second daily radio report & podcast covering voting rights, money in politics, redistricting and other critical democracy issues in Washington and in states around the country. Keep up to date on YOUR democracy in 90 seconds! We're new to PRX but have produced over 200 episodes on other networks.

Although the episodes are only 90-seconds, after a fact-filled report, listeners are encouraged to visit http://www.AmericanDemocracyMinute.org for additional information, resources, and ways to get involved at a local or national level in that issue. ADM, national since April 2022, is the successor to the Open Democracy Minute, which appeared on NH stations from January 2019 - March 2022. Visit https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/americandemocracyminute to hear our 200+ past reports.

ADM is hosted and produced by Brian Beihl, former deputy director of Open Democracy and Open Democracy Action, a NH-based pro-voter nonprofit. Prior, Brian was station manager of WNHN in Concord, NH, a magazine editor, and attended the School of Journalism at Michigan State University.


281 Pieces

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WI Gov. Signs Fairer Maps, MO High Court Rejects Challenge to State Senate Map, and NV’s Redistricting Commission Ballot Question Struck Down

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  • Added: Feb 20, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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True the Vote’s Claim of Evidence of 2020 Ballot Stuffing in Georgia Were . . . Not True

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  • Added: Feb 21, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Not One, Not Two, But Three Lawsuits Contesting Arizona’s New Election Procedure Manual for Election Officials

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  • Added: Feb 22, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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A Majority of Americans Like Voting by Mail - Including Many Florida Republicans. Making it Harder May Keep Them From Voting, Too.

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  • Added: Feb 25, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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The RNC Weaves a Tangled Web, Pushing Early & Mail-In Voting to Its Base, While Litigating and Legislating to Limit It In Swing States

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  • Added: Feb 26, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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In Seven Super Tuesday Primary States There’s Still Time to Register to Vote, Thanks to Election Day Registration

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  • Added: Feb 27, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Delaware Court Strikes Down Permanent Absentee Voter List and Early Voting Laws as Unconstitutional, Affecting Tens of Thousands for 2024

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  • Added: Feb 28, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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After Caving to Conspiracy Theorists, States Which Left ERIC Now Using Weaker & More Expensive Alternatives; At Least One State May Rejoin ERIC.

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  • Added: Feb 29, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act Reintroduced to Restore VRA “Preclearance” Requirements for States with Ongoing Voter Suppression

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  • Added: Mar 03, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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U.S. Supreme Court Unanimously Reverses Colorado Court’s Removal of Donald Trump from the State’s Ballot

  • Added: Mar 04, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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After Cleaning Up Gerrymandered State Senate & Assembly Districts, the Wisconsin Supreme Court Passes on Congressional Districts

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  • Added: Mar 05, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Nonpartisan Report Recommends Ways Local Officials Can Expand Voter Participation and Recruit Election Workers Using Public/Private Partnerships

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  • Added: Mar 06, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Iowa House Requires Mail Ballots to Be Returned Before Election Day, Bans RCV, and Allows Convicted Felons to Qualify to Run in Federal Elections

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  • Added: Mar 07, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Oregon Legislature Passes Campaign Contribution Limits and Disclosure, Dodging an Even Stricter Ballot Initiative

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  • Added: Mar 10, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Alabama Legislature Poised to Add More Barriers to Absentee Voting, Claiming ‘Ballot Harvesting,’ Despite No Evidence

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  • Added: Mar 11, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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NV Judge Upholds Discriminatory Voter ID Ballot Measure, While Striking Down Another Ballot Measure Establishing an Independent Redistricting Commi...

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  • Added: Mar 12, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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NC Legislature’s Stripping of Governor’s Appointment Power to Election Boards Overturned; SCOTUS Decision Expected in SC Gerrymandering Case

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  • Added: Mar 13, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Never Mind . . . After Trump Shake-Up at RNC, “Bank Your Vote” Mail-In Voting Campaign Dropped, “Election Integrity” Unit Created Instead

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  • Added: Mar 14, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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‘Election Integrity’ Gone Bad: Updates on Michigan’s Electronic Ballot Tabulator GOP Tampering Cases

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  • Added: Mar 17, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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NH ‘Election Information Portal’ Funding Passes State Senate. Will the Granite State Finally Enter the 21st Century?

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  • Added: Mar 18, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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