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Fri Jul 31, 2020, 10:18 AM

US election 2020: Obama calls for end to voter suppression

Source: bbc

11 hours ago
31 July 2020

Obama also proposed a series of reforms to voting in the US, including:
◾making sure Americans are automatically registered to vote
◾giving the vote to former prison inmates who had "earned their second chance"
◾creating new polling stations and expand early voting
◾making election day a national holiday so workers who can't get time off can vote

Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53603501

"If all this takes eliminating the filibuster, another Jim Crow relic, in order to secure the God-given rights of every American, then that's what we should do," he said.

"Today we witness with our own eyes, police officers kneeling on the necks of black Americans," he said. "We can witness our federal government sending agents to use tear gas and batons against peaceful demonstrators."

He said people in government were "doing their darnedest to discourage people from voting" by closing polling stations and imposing "restrictive ID laws" on minorities and students.

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