Episode 143: 2020 Voting Preparation

For this week’s episode, Tyrell and Daphne explore the issue of voter suppression in the United States. They begin the episode by catching up (00:30), sharing big news (05:55), and discussing “Oh Lawd” news (11:37). The host then have a conversation about the history of U.S. voting laws and rights (29:12). They also discuss the evolution of voter suppression tactics, including recent efforts to reduce the political power of BIPOC following the Shelby County v. Holder Supreme Court decision (42:15). Specifically, Ty and Daphne highlight the various tactics that politicians have used to suppress voting, including voter ID laws (44:08), voter purging (49:06), gerrymandering (54:20), and felony disenfranchisement (58:40). They close the episode by discussing voter turnout (1:04:15) and sharing information about mail-in voting for the 2020 presidential election (1:07:28).


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