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Episode 143: 2020 Voting Preparation

September 30, 2020

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).