(2016/10/28) The real way elections get rigged (Voter Suppression)
Edition #1053 Today we look at a range of voter suppression tactics including voter intimidation from history and present-day Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill Ch. 2: Act 1: Revisiting the hard fought battles for voting rights and the implications of new laws - @MakingContact - Air Date 10-19-16 Ch. 3: Song 1: Until the Water Goes Down - Dan Romer & Benh Zeitlin Ch. 4: Act 2: STUDY: Black People Wait Twice As Long as White People to Vote - @DavidPakmanShow - Air Date: 08-18-16 Ch. 5: Song 2: Adventure, Darling - Gillicuddy Ch. 6: Act 3: Surprise! DOJ Catches Another State Disenfranchises Voters! (w/Guest: Ian Millhiser @imillhiser) - @ThomHartmann - Air Date: 09-10-16 Ch. 7: Song 3: A Theme for Bizarre Behavior - Clifton's Ford Ch. 8: Act 4: A history of voter intimidation - Bradcast from @TheBradBlog - Air Date 10-3-16 Ch. 9: Song 4: That's What's Wrong - Good Old War Ch. 10: Act 5: GET OUT THE VOTE via @NextGenClimate & Report Voter Suppression via @ElectionProtection Ch. 11: Song 5: Time for Action - Secret Affair Ch. 12: Act 6: Victoria Bassetti of the Brennan Center on the myth of widespread voter fraud - @DecodeDC - Air Date 10-20-16 Voicemails Ch. 13: Vote yes for rent stabilization in the bay area - Mike in Mountain View, CA Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics Ch. 14: Final comments on a couple of the things making me really angry about our broken electoral system Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone TAKE ACTION Volunteer to help get out the vote with NextGen Climate Report voter suppression by calling Election Protection at 866-OUR-VOTE Ask questions about voter ID laws by calling VoteRider’s national voter ID hotline at 844-338-8743. EDUCATE YOURSELF This Election Is Being Rigged—but Not by Democrats (The Nation) North Carolina Republicans Tried to Disenfranchise a 100-Year-Old African-American Woman (The Nation) Possible Election Day problems worry civil rights advocates (PBS Newshour) ‘The most chaotic election for people of color in 50 years,’ activist predicts (Star Telegram) What we often forget when we talk about voting restrictions: the actual voters (Vox) Indiana officials are trying to block almost 45,000 black citizens from voting (ThinkProgress) Election 2016: Tracking Reports of Voting Problems Across the United States (NBC News) This Is What Actual Voter Suppression Looks Like, And It’s Appalling (Huffington Post) Trans Voters May Face Problems Voting in U.S. Election, Activists Say (NBC News) Posted October 28, 2016. Written by Best of the Left Communications Director, Amanda Hoffman. Produced by Jay! Tomlinson Thanks for listening! Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores! Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!