This may be the most important miderm election in our lifetime. The polls say a record number of people are planning to vote, but will they? Historically, voter turnout is lower for midterm elections. And with the added factor that so many people feel either that our voting system is fatally flawed or vulnerable to hacking, it’s a formula for keeping people out of the voting booths. Jonathan Blater of the Brennan Center and Kate Doran of the League of Women Voters sort through some of the issues voters are facing around the country, and here in New York sate, where we have what Doran calls “soft suppression”: No early voting and no same-day registration, which makes it difficult for people, particularly lower-income New Yorkers, to have their voices heard.
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