The Atlantic Daily: Part of the Cure

The Atlantic Daily: Part of the CureWhat We’re Following Exercising Rights: As Donald Trump continued his attempts to appeal to black voters who overwhelmingly reject him, news broke today that his campaign is using “voter suppression operations” in the form of radio spots and Facebook videos to discourage black voters from turning out for Hillary Clinton. It’s actually not that unusual to use negative ads in this way, but targeting black voters in particular sends a bad message—particularly given the ugly history of repressive voting laws in key states like North Carolina. There, the battle for equal voting rights traces back from today to the Jim Crow era; you can read a comprehensive history here. Meanwhile, some of the state’s undocumented immigrants are trying to increase turnout among Latinos by helping others register to vote—even though they can’t do it themselves.

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