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The GOP's Quest For Minority Rule, Massive Turnout In TX & The COVID Surge In El Paso

  On this edition of Your Call’s Media Roundtable, we're discussing the Republican Party’s plot for permanent minority rule. Over the past few decades, they've successfully gerrymandered districts across the country, giving Republicans victories even though Democrats receive more votes. They've also passed voter suppression laws, including voter ID requirements, mass purges of voting rolls, and polling place closures. 


Later in the show, we'll get the latest on record voter turnout in Texas and find out why COVID cases and hospitalizations are rising in El Paso, which now has a 10pm to 5am curfew. 


David Daley, journalist, senior fellow for FairVote, and author of Unrigged: How Americans Are Battling Back to Save Democracy 

Alfredo Corchado, Mexico bureau chief for the Dallas Morning News and author of Homelands: Four Friends, Two Countries, and the Fate of the Great Mexican-American Migration

Web Resources:

The New Republic: Inside the Republican Plot for Permanent Minority Rule

The Dallas Morning News: El Paso hospitals are full as border city continues to shatter coronavirus records

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.