The Heat: U.S. Voting Rights

The Heat

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
  • Luis Fraga is a professor and Director of the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame.

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