The Economist: Voter Suppression

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10 October 2020

Allegations of minority voter-suppression are hardly new. They are often . . . hard to prove. Yet Greg Abbott’s action in Texas stands out. On October 1st the Republican governor restricted the number of drop boxes for completed ballots to just one per county. For the 4.7m residents of Harris County, 70% of whom are non-white and liable to vote Democratic, that is a travesty.

Echoing President Donald Trump, Mr. Abbott said this was necessary to prevent voter fraud.

2 Comments

  1. October 17, 2020 at 10:20 pm

    It is so worrying that the republicans could potentially take far more action to suppress minority votes, and personally I really hope that it doesn’t affect the final result of the election, though I know the trump campaign is intending to suppress more voting…

    • October 18, 2020 at 2:32 am

      I’m pissed that he was the best the GOP could offer. The GOP are not a real political party, they’re a pack of followers. He MUST be defeated, and defeated resoundingly. So far, it looks like we’re getting record turnouts, across states w/ early voting. We can do this.


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