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Women Rising Radio: Election Protection and Democracy Part Two
Mar24

Women Rising Radio: Election Protection and Democracy Part Two

Making Contact · Women Rising Radio: Election Protection and Democracy Part Two   Election protection is increasingly seen as a critical issue in the United States, a nation that travels worldwide to “supervise” other nations’ elections. Since the gutting of the Voting Rights Act by the Supreme Court, there’ve been major problems with voter purging, voter ID laws, poll taxes or policies that make people pay to vote, closing of...

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The Electoral College’s Dirty History (Encore)
Nov11

The Electoral College’s Dirty History (Encore)

Making Contact · The Electoral College’s Dirty History (Encore)   Given the Trump Election and the difference between popular votes and Electoral votes, we explore the Electoral College. Who are the electors, anyway? And will the United States ever join the rest of the world, and adopt a popular vote for president?  Yale University Law & Political Science Professor Akhil Reed Amar says the Electoral College discourages...

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Election 2020 Special: More Than a Vote
Nov04

Election 2020 Special: More Than a Vote

Making Contact · Election 2020 Special: More Than a Vote Image Credit: Verónica Zaragovia Voting in one of the most momentous presidential elections in the nation’s history is over. The morning after polls closed nearly 136 million ballots had been counted. But as had been reported for weeks ahead of the election, there is no clear winner, and the tally of absentee ballots continues. In this election special, we go to Arizona,...

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Voter suppression in some communities is ‘by design’
Oct30

Voter suppression in some communities is ‘by design’

By Emily Rose Thorne, Mercer University Center for Collaborative Journalism Voter suppression in the Native American community is compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Native American populations, who could tip the scales in several key states, testified before Congress about the voter suppression they experience. Prohibitive distances from voting locations have posed significant challenges for voters living on reservations, who have...

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Fighting for the Ballot: Race and Voter Suppression in the 2020 Election
Oct28

Fighting for the Ballot: Race and Voter Suppression in the 2020 Election

Making Contact · Fighting for the Ballot: Race and Voter Suppression in the 2020   November’s upcoming election has already become one of the most contested elections in US history, with the president questioning the validity of mail-in ballots, “unofficial” ballot drop off boxes popping up in California, and the threat of armed militias patrolling the polls. But, voter suppression and its target’s aren’t new phenomena. People of...

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Election Protection and Democracy, with Women Rising Radio
Mar10

Election Protection and Democracy, with Women Rising Radio

Election Protection and Democracy, with Women Rising Radio Election protection is increasingly seen as a critical issue in the US. Since the gutting of the Voting Rights Act by the Supreme Court, there have been problems with voter purging, voter ID laws, what some call modern-day ‘poll taxes’, precinct closures, and difficulties with voting machines. Congress has noted serious attempts to hack into voting systems in the US...

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