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The BradCast w/ Brad Friedman

Brad Friedman

The BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
58 minSEP 24
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On today's 'BradCast': Louisville, KY police not charged for murdering 26-year-old Breonna Taylor in her own home. The FBI and U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency jointly warn Americans that "foreign actors and cybercriminals" could attempt to take advantage of necessary delays in tallying mail-in ballots following Election Day on Nov. 3rd,  spreading false information "in an attempt to discredit the electoral process and undermine confidence in US democratic institutions" – like fake websites, manufacturing or spreading false information about vote counts, and other disinformation "that includes reports of voter suppression, cyberattacks targeting election infrastructure, voter or ballot fraud, and other problems intended to convince the public of the elections' illegitimacy." They urge the public to "seek out reliable and verified information from trusted sources, such as state and local election officials." But curiously they omit federal sources as "trusted".  Vice President Mike Pence explicitly announces that Republicans hope to ram through a new Supreme Court nominee to rule on any potential election disputes. Notably, Republicans didn't care about such things before the 2016 election, when they blocked Pres. Obama's nominee for nearly a year. In one lawsuit in Pennsylvania, the Republican Party and the Trump Campaign have joined with the state's Democratic Secretary of State to block safer voting measures and defend the use of 100 percent unverifiable touchscreens in Philadelphia, the most Dem-leaning part of the state. Investigative journalist ART LEVINE discusses his blockbuster new article, 'Donald Trump's Favorite Voting Machines,' explaining how costly new computerized ballot-marking device voting systems could give Trump the perfect excuse to contest the election in a number of key battleground states. Plus: California Gov. Gavin Newsom announces the state will ban the sale of new internal combustion cars by 2035....