Plebiscite Unseen

“Though they make up a large portion of our population, these Americans receive little-to-no attention in national political conversations, and remain a mystery to many institutions. As organizations seek to reach and motivate the disengaged electorate, information from this project should help inform their work.” The Knight Foundation has posted a really interesting look at the 100 million; the approximate number of those eligible to vote, but who choose not to. (Maybe they just hate stickers?)

+ Long lines are not the key deterrent for most of those who choose not to vote. But that is most definitely the intention of those whose policies create those lines. Ohio’s quarter-mile early-voting lines? That’s what voter suppression looks like. And, History, mistrust spurring Black early voters in Georgia. (Here’s a good rule of thumb: Vote for those who want you to vote.)

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