Midterms Put Republican Efforts to Suppress Left-Leaning Voters Back in the Spotlight

With the midterm vote tallies so close in Georgia, Ohio, Texas, and Florida, Republican efforts to suppress and purge left-leaning voters are once again in the spotlight. “Voter suppression isn’t only about blocking the vote,” Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams said. “It is also about creating an atmosphere of fear, making people worry that their votes won’t count.”

How Republican-Led Voter Suppression is Undermining Democracy in America

This in-depth Toward Freedom investigation points to the likelihood of massive voter suppression in the mid-term elections, particularly targeting Democrat-leaning demographics. Republicans have passed laws across the country to deny voters their constitutional right to vote. “These laws are part of an ongoing strategy to roll back decades of progress on voting rights,” says Bobby Hoffman of the ACLU’s Voting Rights Project.