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The BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
On today's 'BradCast': The final state Primary Elections of the 2020 election were held on Tuesday, with masks and social distancing at the polls, and some surprises in the reported computer-tallied results that are eyebrow raising, historic, and just plain fun – including the landslide win for a state senate seat by a progressive gay drag queen! In the 2020 battleground state of Georgia, election integrity advocate MARILYN MARKS, Executive Director of the non-partisan Coalition for Good Governance, discusses what happened in a crucial court hearing this week in her organization's lawsuit seeking a ruling to decertify Georgia's new, unverifiable, $100 million touchscreen voting system as unconstitutional. The virtual hearing itself was interrupted -- 'Zoom bombed' by a hacker, ironically, which Marks says underscores the necessity for the state to replace its vulnerable system with hand-marked paper ballots 'that are verifiable and auditable.' Marks explains several eye-popping revelations that unfolded during the three-day court hearing exposing the vulnerabilities of Georgia's system, including the state's stunningly less-than-expert witnesses. Also today: Hurricane Sally has barreled ashore in Alabama, bringing widespread damage and record flooding as it moves inland very slowly, with more hurricanes line up behind it in this historic 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. Amid record wildfires in the West and the spate of hurricanes relentlessly slamming the South, Donald Trump has chosen a notorious climate science denier for a top position at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the nation's premier agency for climate research, underscoring the existential importance of this year's elections...