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Voter Suppression: It’s the American Way

From voter ID laws to inaccessible polling locations to burning ballots, voter suppression continues to be present in the United States’ electoral process. At the beginning of voting in the US, only white, land-owning men were allowed to vote. White women were not permitted to vote until 100 years ago in 1920. This is over 100 years after the first elections. Black suffrage was not permitted until 1965. In this video, Alzo Slade a correspondent for VICE, breaks down the ways in which voter suppression laws have changed and at the same time continue today in 2020.

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