The Barriers Facing Voters in the Georgia Governor Race - The Atlantic


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America is undergoing the kind of slow erosion of democracy that the Voting Rights Act was intended to fight.
The Georgia governor’s race is balanced on a knife’s edge. Local polls have the Democratic nominee Stacey Abrams and her GOP opponent, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, virtually tied. Abrams’s team in particular will scramble to make sure every provisional ballot is completed, that every person who faced challenges to registration is able to participate, that all absentee and vote-by-mail ballots are counted, and that every allegation of intimidation or unfair practices on Election Day is investigated. In a race in which a December runoff is a distinct possibility if neither candidate can secure 50 percent support, every single vote matters.
But no matter the outcome, it’s clear that voter rights and suppression will be one of the major stories of the 2018 election in Georgia. The state has become the battleground for something deeper than the ideas of the candidates themselves; it’s now emblematic of a larger struggle over voting rights that has changed party politics markedly over the past five years. The true nature of voter suppression as an accumulation of everyday annoyances, legal barriers, and confusion has come into full view. Today, voter suppression is a labyrinth, not a wall.
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11 days ago by rgl7194
The Atlantic: The Georgia Governor’s Race Has Brought Voter Suppression Into Full View.
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12 days ago by kohlmannj
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12 days ago by KateSherrill
RT : this piece on systemic voter suppression is a banger
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13 days ago by willwilkinson
The Georgia governor’s race is balanced on a knife’s edge. Local polls have the Democratic nominee Stacey Abrams and her GOP opponent, Georgia Secretary of…
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13 days ago by indirect
"Today, voter suppression is a labyrinth, not a wall." Gotta read this, from .
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13 days ago by girma