Voter suppression and turning “red” states “blue” in 2020 | States of America

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Voter suppression and whether Democrats could turn some key states "blue" if suppression tactics weren't successful.

RELATED: As Arizona, Texas and Georgia become less white, voter suppression could keep these states from turning blue

USA TODAY's Nicquel Terry Ellis discusses voter suppression in Georgia, Texas and Arizona and whether those states could be Democratic wins if it weren't for the long lines and closed polling places. Also, Nicholas Wu talks with Phillip M. Bailey about the confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciuary Committee for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, and Nancy Pelosi defending her choice to not take a deal offered by Trump and Republicans for more coronavirus stimulus.

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34 Comments on "Voter suppression and turning “red” states “blue” in 2020 | States of America"

  1. The Real Ali Q | October 15, 2020 at 11:35 PM | Reply

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  2. BERNIE SANDERS IS STILL LEGENDARY | October 16, 2020 at 8:40 AM | Reply

    WE FEAR NOTHING WE CANNOT BE STOPPED WE ARE LEGION EXPECT US EVERYWHERE ANTIFA BLM FOREVER TRUTH ROARS IN THE STREETS MASK UP WARRIORS WE BATTLE WORLDWIDE 😷💙

  3. BERNIE SANDERS IS STILL LEGENDARY | October 16, 2020 at 9:03 AM | Reply

    WE FEAR NOTHING WE CANNOT BE STOPPED💙

  4. Cristina Perez | October 16, 2020 at 9:26 AM | Reply

    People voting for Biden out of pure emotions, and hate for Trump are gonna regret it (if the leftards manage to steal the election that is😏) when they see their economy and country going to hell, just like democrat run California, Portland, Seattle etc …

    My conscious is clean.

    • Crristina, I’ve argued for decades that people should not vote just out of emotion. But where do you think all that hatred for Trump comes from? It didn’t just appear in them for no reason. I’m an independent, but I can see what he’s about, and it seems a lot of Republicans either don’t see it or they ignore it. Why should Republicans or Democrats trust anything that man has to say, when he lies incessantly? Also “leftards” is a pretty ugly term, and you should be ashamed of yourself. I have nothing against Republicans or Democrats per se, and I don’t lump either one of them together in one big group as if they all think alike. They don’t. Leave the childish insults to Trump. Finally, if you want to talk about stealing the election, what did you think of Trump saying the only way he will lose is if it’s rigged? Have you _ever_ heard another president say that before? So I will turn it back on you: people voting for Trump out of pure emotion and hate for Biden are going to regret it (if Trump and his cronies managed to steal the election that is) when they see they are no longer living in a democracy, but under a dictatorship.

    • @MikeAnn193 it comes from the media and big tech.

  5. The only thing that should be suppressed is all the democrat tears coming soon

  6. A vote for Biden is a vote to defund the police…they will seriously regret it

  7. Biden Make China Great Again | October 16, 2020 at 9:40 AM | Reply

    Vote 4 Biden and Make 🇨🇳 CHINA great again.

  8. Bryan Koerselman | October 16, 2020 at 10:12 AM | Reply

    Biden is a joke. Really sad.

  9. I’m not here to converse for Mr Bradley but to testify for what I’ve witnessed and I’m sure he’s trustworthy and best option ever seen.

  10. Amazing these commenters are supporters of the most incompetent, narcissist do nothing president this country has ever had. No accounting for taste🤣🤣

    • Trevor Guthrie | October 16, 2020 at 12:09 PM | Reply

      Consider Hayek The Road to Surfdom. Never heard of him?
      Marx oh you know who Marx is 🙄

    • Trevor Guthrie | October 16, 2020 at 12:10 PM | Reply

      *The Bill of Rights is not all right*
      Liberal Western enlightenment values are enshrined in the Constitution. What up w/ u doc?

    • Trevor Guthrie | October 16, 2020 at 12:11 PM | Reply

      Indoctrinated by “university education” not me. I am carnie trash with a library card. Si vis pacem para/b/ ellum 🐍
      *The left can’t meme*

    • He ended the Korean War and negotiated peace between Serbia and Kosovo who now want to name a border lake “Lake Trump” after him

      We had a 50 year low in unemployment including a 70 year low for Women and all time lows for Blacks and Hispanics

      He’s not a failure, he’s done more in one term than all his past four predecessors combined

    • Judy, I’m confused. I watched the whole video and I didn’t get the impression they support Trump. I wholeheartedly agree with everything you said about the current president, but sometimes I think my fellow haters read measured, unhyperbolic talking about Trump as being supportive of him. I mean, what did they _say_ to give you that impression? I’m an independent, so maybe I can see more objectively, but I don’t think extremists are doing America any service by insisting that every comment about Trump be filled with hate and emotion. _That’s_ not any more reasonable than Trump is. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve left a number of those comments, and I freely admit my contempt. It’s just not always necessary.

  11. These FAKE ballot drop off boxes is a NEW LOW in voter suppression, and theft of ballots by deception , by the GOP. What is to prevent them from harvesting votes from ALL voters alike, submitting only TRUMP votes to the election office for counting and dumping the rest. Were these FAKE boxes placed on Public or Private property ?

    • It’s remarkable, isn’t it, that Trumpists parroting the president’s _imagined_ voter fraud are silent about _that_ incident which the California Republican party freely admitted?

  12. It’s like when Stacey Abrams lost her election. She claimed voter suppression. Even though registration and turn out were high. She was just whining she lost and claimed cheating. I think she needs to go back to her erotic novels.

    • Okay, let’s see if you have any integrity and consistency of standards. What do you think of Trump _already_ whining about all the cheating and voter fraud that’s supposedly happening _and will happen in the next few weeks,_ for which he provides zero evidence? He’s not only claiming fraud now, he foretells the future! Is such a statement justified for _your_ candidate? (Assuming you support Trump.) How do you feel about his assertion that the only way he’s going to lose is if it’s rigged? *Would you have put up with such an outrageously narcissistic statement from Stacey Abrams, Barack Obama, or Hillary Clinton?* Here’s your chance to show that you’re fair. Keep in mind, this is the same guy who claimed the 2016 election was rigged _until he won._ What other president of either party has ever been so petty and paranoid?

      By the way I don’t agree or disagree that there was voter suppression in Stacey Abrams case; I don’t know. But your basis for _refuting_ it — because “registration and turnout were high” — is no proof! Whether a million people or a hundred people turn out, suppression is going to affect the results as long as it’s _close enough for those suppressed votes to make a difference._

  13. USA Today is claiming voter fraud does not exist, I call BS. Project Veritas has a video where USA Today says sources are un-named. In the PV video there names are clearly said or written, you can clearly see illegal ballot harvesting as well as people being paid for their vote with an actual cash exchange where you can see their faces. Also in Minneapolis they say no fraud is occurring, in the last primary election, the district had 100% of the people voting, that should be a red flag for anyone. Don’t take my word for it go research as I have.

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