The BradCast w/ Brad Friedman

On today's 'BradCast':  The Democracy Wars are underway, between those who fight for the right to vote vs. those fighting to prevent them from voting at all, which never seems to end. Among the stories covered today:  Texas Republicans sued to the US Supreme Court to block voters under 65 from safely voting by mail during the pandemic, meaning that at least some of the 68,000 Texans infected with COVID-19 were forced to vote in person; one couple relates a harrowing story of the monumental effort it took for them to vote under the state's absurdly restrictive absentee ballot laws. SCOTUS also blocked a compromise ruling that would have allowed 1.4 million former felons in Florida the right to vote in November under state constitutional Amendment 4 -- overwhelmingly approved by voters in 2018 -- and instead effectively allowed to stand a law passed by Florida's Republican-controlled state legislature that lower courts have ruled is an unconstitutional poll tax. Hundreds of thousands will not be able to vote in Florida's August primary, thanks to the stolen Republican majority at SCOTUS, and they may be prevented from voting at all in November, as well.  In Michigan, a three-judge state court panel ruled that absentee ballots that arrive after the close of polls don't have to be counted, despite being legal under a state constitutional amendment passed in 2018.  In Dallas, TX, absentee ballot voters inexplicably had their voted ballots returned back to them. Also: a preview of the Trump Administration's mad push to force schools to open, from a summer camp in Ohio forced to close down due to a widespread outbreak, despite masks and social distancing. Plus Desi Doyen has our latest 'Green News Report'...

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