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Assessing Modern-Day Voter Suppression

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Assessing Modern-Day Voter Suppression

Assessing Modern-Day Voter Suppression

Assessing Modern-Day Voter Suppression

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Black voters can turn the tide of an election. As News & Notes continues its month-long series on voting, we focus on the nature of black voting patterns and whether black voters are being steered away from the polls.

Farai Chideya speaks with Earl Ofari Hutchinson, a Los Angeles-based political analyst and author of The Ethnic Presidency: How Race Decides the Race to the White House.

We also get insight from Melanie Campbell, executive director of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, which aims to increase voter participation in the black community.