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Election Day 2020: Voter Turnout Surpasses 100 Million Despite Efforts To Suppress The Vote

Nov 3, 2020

On this edition of Your Call, we get the latest on efforts to suppress the vote in the 2020 election. In Texas, the state’s Supreme Court denied Republicans’ petition to toss out almost 127,000 votes cast in drive-through polling places.

The Trump campaign and conservatives have filed more than 40 cases to make it harder to vote, but the people are fighting back by voting in record numbers. More than 100 million votes have already been cast, according to the US Elections Project.

Guests:

Ari Berman, senior reporter at Mother Jones covering voting rights & author of Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America

Gilda Daniels,Associate Professor of Law at the University of Baltimore and expert on voting rights

Web Resources: 

Election Protection Hotline: 1-866-OUR-VOTE 

Mother Jones, Ari Berman: Judges Refuses to Throw Out 127,000 Votes in Democratic Texas Stronghold 

Texas Tribune, Jolie McCullough: "It’s wholly un-American": Harris County drive-thru voters await court rulings as Texas Republicans push to invalidate 127,000 votes 

Slate, Mark Joseph Stern: Judges Are Already Testing How Far Amy Coney Barrett Will Go for Republicans 

NBC News, Lisa Riordan Seville: These lawyers remade the Supreme Court. Now they're fighting to limit voting.  

The New York Times, Editorial Board: Why Are Republicans So Afraid of Voters?