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The right to vote has been in large part secured, but the fight against efforts to make it inaccessible is ongoing, so James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana take a look at the issues Georgia primary and how the practice of voter suppression often plays out (02:00), discuss the typical battle lines in the fight to make voting more or less accessible, including LeBron James’ recent entry into the fray  (26:23), and how these battle lines influence, and are influenced by, the strategies of the Republican and Democratic parties (39:49).

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SHOW NOTES

Voting machines and coronavirus force long lines on Georgia voters

https://www.ajc.com/news/state--regional-govt--politics/voting-machines-and-coronavirus-force-long-lines-georgia-voters/VajM2D3aSHALhCz7KwDrpJ/

 

'A giant warning siren': Concerns about November's election grow after Georgia's disastrous primary

https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/10/politics/2020-election-georgia-primary-disaster/index.html

 

Voter turnout soared in Georgia despite massive primary day problems

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/voter-turnout-soared-georgia-despite-massive-primary-day-problems-n1230806

Take It From Me, Voter Fraud Is Part of the G.O.P. Playbook

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/24/opinion/voter-fraud-republicans.html

 

Freed by Court Ruling, Republicans Step Up Effort to Patrol Voting

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/18/us/Voting-republicans-trump.html

 

Republicans Are Trying to Kick Thousands of Voters Off the Rolls During a Pandemic

https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2020/04/voter-purges-wisconsin-republican-election/

 

John Blake: Voter suppression now has a white face in Wisconsin

https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/13/us/wisconsin-primary-voters-jim-crow-blake/index.html

 

The Republican Party is white and Southern. How did that happen?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/02/07/republican-party-is-white-southern-how-did-that-happen/

 

Tribalism Isn’t Our Democracy’s Main Problem. The Conservative Movement Is.

https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/10/polarization-tribalism-the-conservative-movement-gop-threat-to-democracy.html

 

LeBron James and other athletes start organization to help African Americans vote

https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/11/us/lebron-james-voting-rights-organization/index.html

 

Stacey Abrams Spearheads 'Fair Fight,' A Campaign Against Voter Suppression

https://www.npr.org/2020/02/21/806103885/stacey-abrams-spearheads-fair-fight-a-campaign-against-voter-suppression

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