Blog Post Date: Oct 15th, 2020
Blog Post Updated: Oct 20th, 2020
Here is the general voter suppression blog.
This blog will try to list some of the more blatant voter suppression efforts attempted in Tennessee by the criminal, racist, unpatriotic Republican party.
TN suppresses 22% of the black vote (worst in the nation)
A big finding in the study: 9 states are barring at least 10% of their adult Black population from voting in 2020.— Taniel (@Taniel) October 14, 2020
They are AL, AZ, FL, IA, KY, MS, NE, SD, and TN.
Tennessee's is the highest: 22%. More than one in 5 Black adult are disenfranchised there. https://t.co/mxrYlIMuKU
The Sentencing Project released a new study estimating that 5.2 million people will be barred from voting in the 2020 election due to a felony conviction.— Kira Lerner (@kira_lerner) October 14, 2020
In 2016, that number was over 6 million. Progress, but still a long way to go. https://t.co/Zd56JRCdow
People wait in line to vote at the Brentwood Library on the first day of Tennessee's early voting Wednesday in Brentwood, Tenn.— NBC News (@NBCNews) October 14, 2020
📷 Mark Humphrey / AP pic.twitter.com/ftQj96nVLx
Early voting is now open in Tennessee! The lines are long but WE OUT HERE! #Election2020 #VOTE #VoteEarly— Granthony Fauci (@JGrantJenkins) October 14, 2020
**If you witness voter suppression of any kind, call 866-OUR-VOTE.** pic.twitter.com/U6SJqBQMhK
As early voting begins in some southern states this week, including Georgia, Texas, Kentucky and Tennessee, voters in El Paso, Texas, and Johnson City, Tennessee, are among those experiencing long lines at polling sites https://t.co/P8h5FSlkWq pic.twitter.com/noLB69N71M— CBS News (@CBSNews) October 14, 2020
GOP Poll workers preventing black people from voting
Tennessee voters were challenged at the polls for wearing Black Lives Matter and "I Can’t Breathe" shirts, election official says https://t.co/ycnae1QAH6— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) October 21, 2020
A Tennessee poll worker was fired Friday after election officials learned that he had turned away voters who were wearing masks and t-shirts that said "Black Lives Matter." https://t.co/ASvSLcBk24— Tennessean (@Tennessean) October 20, 2020
State law prohibits people from wearing items with the name of a political party or candidate currently on the ballot while in a polling place, but statements like “Black Lives Matter” or “I Can’t Breathe” are not violations of that law. 🗳 https://t.co/M9hdPVtzR1— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) October 20, 2020
GOP efforts to make it harder for minorities to vote
In other election litigation news: The 6th Circuit blocked Tennessee from enforcing a law that normally requires people who have registered to vote for the first time to vote in-person for their first election (upholding a district court injunction) https://t.co/6O3SlqA5cR pic.twitter.com/hhyQNmM1uu— Zoe Tillman (@ZoeTillman) October 20, 2020
BLM Protesters in TN to lose voting rights
Tennessee adopts new law that could strip some protesters of voting rights https://t.co/SFkRJW6enC— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) August 23, 2020
If people in my field saw this happening in Russia or Ukraine, they would be writing a many think pieces about how the rule of law is decaying. America and Russia have lots in common when it comes to taking or trying to strip people of their constitutional rights. https://t.co/ACRBRvEM80— Terrell Jermaine Starr (@Russian_Starr) August 23, 2020