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The Voting Will End Nov. 3. The Legal Battle Probably Won’t.

Peter Baker, Nick Corasaniti, Michael S. Schmidt and Maggie Haberman New York Times
As the two parties clash over how to conduct an election in a pandemic, President Trump’s litigiousness and unfounded claims of fraud have increased the likelihood of epic postelection court fights.

A Poll Tax By Any Other Name

Dana Sweeney Facing South
face photo of Black man Robert Peoples remembers when African Americans won the right to vote in Alabama back in 1965. More than 50 years after the passage of the Voting Rights Act, Robert Peoples cannot vote in the state of Alabama.

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What the Bronx ‘Bible Belt’ Election Results Tell Us

Ginia Bellafante New York Times
Will older, socially conservative voters care so much about culture-war issues in the midst of a pandemic? This Bronx election suggests political patterns might evolve more broadly among older voters in places like Florida and the Sun Belt.

Florida Loses Appeals Court Ruling on Felon Voting Law

Gary Fineout Politico
A defeat to Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature . . . A 2016study by The Sentencing Project estimated more than 1.4 million people living in Florida were ineligible to vote due to past felony convictions.

The Right-Wing War on American Voters

Bob Moser Right Wing Watch
Anyone who imagined, after Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton, that the Republican right had maxxed out the possibilities for suppressing the votes of people unlikely to vote for its candidates was sorely mistaken.
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