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Midterm Elections Are Already Well Underway With Early Voting Open In Many States

Big Focus On Voter Suppression

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Georgia Democratic nominee for Governor, Stacey Abrams
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Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D) ND at a hearing earlier this month
  • In rural areas, shutting down polling places so the ones that remain open are very far and hard to get to is something that’s being tried. Often using the argument that those facilities do not meet code for accommodating disabled voters. This was a big issue in a largely African-American area of Georgia earlier this summer. But in that case was reversed after it became well-publicized national news.
  • College students are also a target, because they generally do reside in the state they go to school in for a long enough period of time during the year to qualify to vote. So now some Republican controlled states are working to reduce their impact on elections: in New Hampshire for instance, by requiring students to register their cars in-state if they want to vote there (although that law won’t be in effect until next year).

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