SOURCE: NY Times
Stacey Abrams, who narrowly lost the 2018 race for Georgia governor, visited the Library Company of Philadelphia for a conversation on voter suppression with historians Carol Anderson, Heather Ann Thompson, Heather Cox Richardson, and Kevin Kruse.
SOURCE: The Guardian
by Imani Perry
The Georgia governor’s election was the latest example of how James Madison’s words continue to shape our views on race.
SOURCE: Emory University Press Release
What Carol Anderson tells people who say they don’t understand what is so hard about requiring voters to show an ID
“All of those little things that sound ‘fiscally responsible’ or ‘absolutely necessary to maintain the integrity of the ballot box’ are not designed to enhance the integrity of democracy, but in fact undermine that integrity.”
by Frank Palmeri and Ted Wendelin
They go back to the very origins of the country when the white South sought to dominate politics.
SOURCE: The Guardian
Voter fraud is more rare than being struck by lightning, yet the fear-mongering persists. Don’t blame Donald Trump – blame America’s democratic model.
by John Dickson
We wouldn’t get high marks for democracy, that’s for sure.
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