Ohio's quarter-mile early-voting lines? That's what voter suppression looks like | David Litt

Source: The Guardian - View Original Article
Published: Oct 16, 2020
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99% "He also summarized the principle behind that decision perfectly.""
96% "Because Democrats dominated Georgia, the winner of the party primary was the de facto winner of the general election - which made the county ..."
93% "Sixty years after Baker, the urban-rural divide in our politics is starker than ever.""
50% "As Michael Waldman, president of the Brennan Center for Justice, notes in The Fight to Vote, 93 of 99 state legislative maps were redrawn ..."
-88% "No wonder that in Houston, long lines of cars are snaking outside Harris county's single drop-off site.""
-89% "In Cuyahoga county, the hours-long wait began before polls even opened.""
-98% "It's no longer possible to directly allocate votes by county (although that's likely to be tested if Amy Coney Barrett joins the existing conservative ..."
-99% "All of this was entirely predictable.""


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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

50% : As Michael Waldman, president of the Brennan Center for Justice, notes in The Fight to Vote, 93 of 99 state legislative maps were redrawn in just four years.
99% : He also summarized the principle behind that decision perfectly. "
96% : Created in 1917, the system gave each county a set number of votes in Democratic primaries: urban counties received six votes, towns received four, and rural counties received two.
96% : Because Democrats dominated Georgia, the winner of the party primary was the de facto winner of the general election - which made the county unit system a powerful tool for disenfranchising urban voters in general, and Black voters (who were more likely to live in cities) in particular.
93% : Chief Justice Earl Warren later called Baker v Carr the most important decision issued by his court.
93% : Sixty years after Baker, the urban-rural divide in our politics is starker than ever.
12% : No wonder that in Houston, long lines of cars are snaking outside Harris county's single drop-off site.
11% : In Cuyahoga county, the hours-long wait began before polls even opened.
2% : It's no longer possible to directly allocate votes by county (although that's likely to be tested if Amy Coney Barrett joins the existing conservative majority on the court).
1% : In-person early voting in started Ohio this week, and in the state's largest cities, it was a total mess.
1% : All of this was entirely predictable.

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