Because the November election approaches, Donald Trump is continuous to make stark claims about voter fraud, notably targeted on postal voting. Regardless of a scarcity of proof, many are decoding the president’s claims as a prelude to his difficult the outcome ought to he be defeated. Fears of fraud are additionally being utilized by many states to position extra hurdles in the best way of voters attempting to solid their ballots.
The Guardian’s Sam Levine tells Anushka Asthana in regards to the bureaucratic steps required to solid a authorized vote in some states and the way analysis reveals that they imply the discounting of votes from disproportionately youthful and minority voters. He additionally describes how tens of millions of former prisoners are being denied votes many years after launch attributable to bureaucratic errors or minuscule unpaid fines. He met Alfonso Tucker, a resident in Alabama, who was struck from the register over a $four superb and whose son of the identical title was additionally prevented from voting. In the meantime, there are rising fears of intimidation on the polls, not least following Trump’s efficiency on the presidential debate during which he did not denounce white supremacists, telling the rightwing Proud Boys group to “stand again and stand by”.