With just over two months to the US presidential election, there’s growing concerns about voter suppression. In recent weeks, US President Trump has floated the idea of postponing the November 3rd election, questioned the efficiency of the postal service, and cast doubt about the legitimacy of the election. With over six million cases of COVID-19 and the deaths of more than 183-thousand Americans, voters are weighing the importance of their vote over concerns for their safety.
Joining the panel:
- Theodore M. Shaw is a distinguished professor of law and the Director of the Center for Civil Rights at the University of North Carolina.
- Scot Schraufnagel is a professor and chair in the Department of Political Science at Northern Illinois University.
- Christopher Harris is the Executive Director of UnhyphenatedAmerica.org.
- Luis Fraga is a professor and Director of the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame.
From Jim Crow laws to the gutting of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, citizens of the United States, particularly communities of color, have been disenfranchised in blatant and subtle ways. https://t.co/3u8eXQySTh
— ABC News (@ABC) August 23, 2020
As the presidential campaign enters its latter stages, an effort to transform frustration over police killings of Black people and other issues into political power is underway after the March on Washington. https://t.co/lNmCCIuYlQ
— The Associated Press (@AP) August 29, 2020